Analog inspired real-time vocoder for retro and modern sounds.
Over the past four decades, vocoders have been used to stunning effect, transforming human voices into various forms of robot speak on hits by Herbie Hancock, Kraftwerk, Daft Punk, Afrika Bambaataa, and countless modern hit-making producers.
Developed by Softube, exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces, the Softube Vocoder plug-in takes its sonic cues from the best analog vocoders of the past, while adding new features to take the iconic effect into the future.
Now You Can:
Track in real time through the iconic, hit-making robotic vocal effect made famous by Daft Punk, Afrika Bambaataa, Imogen Heap, and more
Create movement and texture on vocals, percussion, drum loops, and more via the Freeze feature
Record with a warm, analog-sounding 20-band vocoder for three-dimensional effects and textures
Craft everything from gritty, old-school vocoding, to more modern, polished sounds
Take a Listen
Softube Vocoder Basics
In this video, Softube product specialist George Reece shows you how to harness the Softube Vocoder on vocals, drum loops, and more.
Analog Synth Goodness
Powered by an onboard, analog-inspired synthesis engine, the Softube Vocoder plug-in bests other emulations of the classic vocoder effect with its warm, gritty, three-dimensional sound. And with a purpose built feature set, including 6-voice polyphony, four waveform types, pitch modulation, pulse-width modulation, and more, you can easily fine tune or totally reshape your sources with a bonafide analog synth.
The Softube Vocoder plug-in gives you unprecedented control of the spectral response of your vocoded performance. Each band of the Vocoder analyzer can be independently adjusted, or grab the Spectral Tilt control to rapidly shift from high to low frequencies. The Parallel Blend control mixes the dry/wet signals allowing you to fine tune, or automate, the amount of synthetic texture added to your source.
A feature only found on the Softube Vocoder, the Freeze control lets you capture a snippet of a vocal, for example, and create chopped, DAW-synced rhythms within a track. And with real time control via MIDI, Freeze unlocks new creative possibilities for musicians and producers looking to create genre-bending sounds.
September 20, 2019
Very nice, easy to use.Read More
September 16, 2019
I love it.
Nice plugin for creative vocal touches.Read More
August 26, 2019
Must for Vocals!
I use this as and parallel effect in almost every session. Love it!Read More
July 15, 2019
So So Great
I just bought this to try on various tracks and now I’m trying it out on everything and seeing what different outcomes I can get. Yet another great tool.Read More
June 6, 2019
Works absolutely great!
Another top quality tool for your UAD platform. This is a very good sounding vocoder, very easy to use, also very vintage. Pure joy to use it on my upcoming album, definitely a great buy!Read More
May 10, 2019
This is, at least for me, the best vocoder available today. Easy to use, and the sound is just as I remember vocoders from the pastRead More
Generates iconic robotic vocal textures with classic analog vocoder tone
6-voice polyphonic carrier synth with multiple waveforms and selectable octave
Freeze function can be DAW-synced to clock division, or controlled via MIDI
Variable bands (4, 8, 12, 16, 20) offering vintage to modern vocoding effects
Adjustable per-band Resynthesis Control
Adjustable envelope followers with Attack and Decay controls
Spectral tilt for rapid adjustment of high/low response
Notes and chords can be entered in real time with the built-in keyboard or via MIDI
Biggest UAD disappointment
I don't know what this plugin is supposed to be.UAD specialises in emulations of classic gear and this isn't anywhere near any classic vocoders I've ever heard.
It's an opaque interface which doesn't assist under the hood tweaking and it is as far from easy to use as I can imagine.
Sadly it fails in it's sound production too-so weedy and uninspiring.
I really hope UA and Softtube kick each other's butts, revisit this nightmare and give us a version 2 for free that emulates classic gear, is easy to edit and sounds inspiring.
My only bit of UAD gear that is at the bottom of my list when I need something like this.
Very nice, easy to use.
I love it.
Nice plugin for creative vocal touches.
Must for Vocals!
I use this as and parallel effect in almost every session. Love it!
So So Great
I just bought this to try on various tracks and now I’m trying it out on everything and seeing what different outcomes I can get. Yet another great tool.
I like it but....
Sounds great over all but.... when it comes to vocals it just isn’t clear enough. Word pronunciation just isn’t really all that clear in comparison to say the Waves Morphoder or the Orange Vocoder. That’s my only gripe about it. It’s unfortunately a big deal for me when I have entire vocal tracks that are completely 100% wet vocoder. Having people constantly tell they can’t understand what I’m saying is a problem. I don’t have that problem with the Waves. I really wanted this to be the end of my search for a vocoder that I just rely on 100% of the time, but it’s not. If they could work on that and possibly update it, it would be perfect.
Works absolutely great!
Another top quality tool for your UAD platform. This is a very good sounding vocoder, very easy to use, also very vintage. Pure joy to use it on my upcoming album, definitely a great buy!
This is, at least for me, the best vocoder available today. Easy to use, and the sound is just as I remember vocoders from the past
this thing is fantastic
just demo'd it for a laugh really to see what it was like, now I'm in love with it! really good quality. Sounds great if you don't have a singer capable of singing harmonies. Also if you just want a classic vocoder vibe. It's a bit of a niche one I guess, but very good at what it does.
Inspire your self.
Inspire your self with this plugin . The Softube Vocoder adding new dimension . I love it.
Good tool to use
Very good for backing vocals and adding a new dimension. Cool to mess around with, works well when tweaked just right.
Great Tool for Vocals
This is a great Tool for modern Vocals. I use the Softube Vocoder for Rap-Vocals as an effect. It´s also great for Backing Vocals.
I love Softube Vocoder!
Lost in sound
Be careful you can get lost playing with this thing
This is a very simple vocoder with a vibes sound. It's quick and easy to just open up and get something going that will sound good and inspire you. It's probably the most analogue sounding software vocoder I've used.
Who needs more eq, reverb, delay, tape?
Here's a tool that'll inspire you to make new MUSIC. very fun
Also, sounds better than the other few software vocoders I've tried and more fun to use, too.
Awesome sounding vocoder
This is a very simple vocoder with a vibey sound. It's quick and easy to just open up and get something going that will sound good and inspire you. It's probably the most analogue sounding software vocoder I've used.
But the simplicity has the drawbacks of making it a bit limited. It doesn't have any built in effects so you will have to rely on other plugins for that. But most importantly it cannot take in an external carrier signal. So there is no way to use this with for example a bass, guitar or other instrument of choice. That would make it so much more useful, especially for live use. With this in mind I think the price is a bit steep.
But what it does it does really well. There's tons of creative fun to be had with this, especially if you pair it with other effects (do try it with the Lex 480L).
This is a Vocoder... a Vocoder... a Vocoder!!!
Sprachverständlichkeit ist extrem hoch, die klanglichen Möglichkeiten ebenso. Zusammen mit Xils 5000 Vocoder das Beste was es auf dem Markt gibt! Kauft das Ding - es macht Spaß!
Must have it
This is a real thing!