A perfect match: Apples and Orange…
This is THE classic OrangeVocoder effect used on popular tracks played on every radio station in the country. Its unmistakeable sound that you won’t find anywhere else has made it Prosoniq’s top selling product for over ten years! First released in 1998 as a VST plug in the OrangeVocoder has quickly gained a reputation as being the single most flexible and transparent sounding vocoder ever to be available as a plug-in. Its unique sound can be heard in countless movie productions and in many popular songs and is easily recognized. The sound of Prosoniq’s OrangeVocoder was originally modelled after a famous hardware device and has been approved by one of the most popular German vocoder manufacturers at the time. Even 10 years later it is still one of Prosoniq’s top selling products and is getting rave reviews all over the world.
The 10th Anniversary AudioUnit Edition takes the vocoder one step further by making it AudioUnit compatible and adding a wealth of features that the original product didn’t have. The new version is AudioUnit compatible on both the PPC and Intel Macs, quadruples its internal voices, incorporates full MIDI control and supports all project sample rates. But it doesn’t end there: in addition to the features of the previous versions OrangeVocoder 10AE also offers 8 unique sound modes each with a distinct basic vocoder sound, voiced/unvoiced detection linked with a noise synthesizer, a filterbank freeze option and a HF passthru mode.
New in this AudioUnit edition of the vocoder:
This is a comparison with the original version 2.x VST/RTAS vocoder
- 7 additional sound modes, including the “original” version 2 mode
- Filterbank reverb + “real” reverb
- New and improved equalizer
- 32 voice synthesizer (version 2 had 8 voices)
- Filterbank freeze button
- HF passthrough mode for increased intelligibility
- Voiced/unvoiced detect + noise generator
- “Fat” circuitry for wider stereo image
- Universal binary, 32/64bit compatible AudioUnit plug-in
- Randomize mode to generate great sounds by randomizing certain parameters
- Additonal presets
Our AU plug-ins require a minimum system version MacOS X 10.5 (Leopard) or newer, a version for 10.4 (Tiger) is provided as well. They are fully 64bit compatible and fully compatible with MacOS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). You will need an Intel or PPC Mac with a CPU speed of 1.5 GHz or faster.
We have tested our products with the following AudioUnit host applications and versions. Others may work, including older versions of the hosts we support, but we recommend you try our demo versions to make sure that they work for you.
Apple Logic 8.02+
Apple Logic 9.13+
MotU Digital Performer 6.02+*
Ableton Live 7.02+*
Ableton Live 8.21+
RogueAmoeba AudioHijack Pro 2.9+*
Apple AU Lab 2.0.1+
Apple GarageBand 4.1.2+
Peak Pro 6.1.1+*
Peak Pro 7*
SoundStudio 3, v3.5.7+
Presonus Studio One 1.6.1+
Plogue Bidule 0.9690
Note also that there is an AudioUnit MiniHost application included with our plug-in, you can find it under /Applications/Prosoniq Plug-In Support
This host does not support or prefer AudioUnit plug ins that use the modern Cocoa standard for their user interface. While this is not a problem, the user experience of the plug ins on this host might be less than optimal. Please use the 10.4 Carbon compatible version that we supply as part of the download archive (in a separate folder and not as part of the installer) with these hosts.