Introducing a better Robot voice sound!
Having performed the first recreation of ‘Discovery’ by Daft Punk live, it became clear from the feedback we received, that the Vocal sounds had to be REALLY good! An audience of Die Hard ‘Punkers’ just won’t settle for anything less. So today I re-tackled the famous ’ Harder, Better , Faster, Stronger’ sound to start with.
So to those who have no idea how it’s done, it’s actually pretty straight forward… when you have the right boxes. The main ingredient is the Vocoder. This a magic box that sits between your voice, and your synthesiser, and magically superimposes the sound of your voice, onto the synth! Hence the roboty sound.
We originally used our super-cool Novation Mininova synths to do this, and they did a fab job, however, they don’t cost £1000 like a really top notch vocoder would. So today I tried the vocoder in Propellerheads Reason. Its really rather good, still a few tweaks left… as ever.