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TAL-Vocoder is a vintage vocoder emulation with 11 bands that emulates the sound of vocoders from the early 80’s. It includes analog modeled components in combination with digital algorithms such as the SFFT (Short-Time Fast Fourier Transform).
This vocoder does not make a direct convolution of the carrier and modulation signal as other digital vocoders maybe do. It includes an envelope follower for every of the eleven bands. This vocoder is optimized for voice processing and includes some algorithms for consonants to make the voice more intelligible.
The carrier signal is a VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) with a Pulse, Saw, Noise and SubOsc. But it’s also possible to use the left stereo input as carrier. This way every sound source can be used as carrier signal. This plug-in supports every sample rate.


  • 11 band vocoder engine.
  • Internal carrier synth (pulse, saw, sub osc, noise, mono, poly, portamento, sync mode, tune).
  • Possiblity to route an external carrier signal.
  • Harmonic control (adds more harmonics to any carrier signal)
  • "Ess" enhancer for a clean understandable voice, also with a carrier that hasnt much high frequencies.
  • Clip LED, glows if the input signal will be clipped.
  • Panic button stopps hanging notes within the synth.
  • Documentation shows different routing possiblities.
  • Low CPU usage.
  • Side-Chain input.
  • Works only on Stereo Channels at the moment!

Version History

  • Side chain support for input mode when enabled SC -> side chain is carrier, plugin channel is modulator (v 2.0.0)
  • Parameter handling updated (v 2.0.0)
  • Backward compatibility to OSX 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 restored (v 1.3.3)
  • Pitch wheel support added (v 1.3.1)
  • Side Chain input beta (v 1.3.0)
  • Possible AAX crash fixed (v 1.2.1)
  • Framework update. Fixes UI performance issues on some OSX hosts with VST (v1.2.0)
  • AAX Pro-Tools support. OSX 10.5 not supported anymore. (Version 1.03)
  • Bypass issue when loading plugin fixed. (Version 1.02)

Version 1.0

Windows 32bit version:

OSX 32bit VST Universal Binary:

OSX 32bit Audio Unit Universal Binary:

Download v2.0.0



Windows: Windows XP or higher (32 / 64 bit)
OSX: OSX 10.7 or higher (32 / 64 bit).
AAX: Pro Tools 10.3.6 or higher