Vocoder with Live 9 and Push

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Setting up the Vocoder to work ‘out of the box’ with Ableton’s Push controller was a challenge that I set myself.

For anyone who has used the Vocoder in Live 9 before, you should know that you by default, need two channels, one Midi and one Audio, and they need to have channel routings set up in a particular fashion to make them work.

This doesn’t work so well when you want to load a ready to go Vocoder directly from Push. So, I worked out a way to use Live’s External FX device within an Instrument rack to allow audio to be sent into a Midi channel.

You can download the live set for free here, and watch the youtube video below for more information on how to ensure it works correctly for your needs.

If you like this Instrument rack, please consider donating a dollar!

12 comments

  1. AfroDjMac · October 25, 2014

    Dude, that is brilliant! Thanks 🙂

    • Matt · October 25, 2014

      Why thank you! nice to be featured together on the FreeStuffFriday!

  2. Caramel Sundae · October 28, 2014

    This is soon fun! I look forward to more stuff like this! Thanks for the effort put in and the free download!

  3. Hauke Frederik Pengel · November 27, 2014

    Wow, this is a really nice pack of devices, I really like it. One question, is it possible to use an audiofile (like an acapella) instead of the microfon as the input? I somehow can’t figure it out at the moment.

    • Matt · November 27, 2014

      Hi, thanks. These particular vocoder instruments are set up to use an external source only. I wonder if there is some max for live device that would act like the external audio fx device, but instead route audio from anywhere within Live? Something like that would do it! Alternatively, you could just break apart the vocoder and route it in a more traditional manner… Hope that helps!?

      • Hauke Frederik Pengel · November 27, 2014

        I will see, I think I can figure it out 🙂 Nevertheless, your Pack is really great for instant use, I like it.

  4. Blake Jones · January 5, 2016

    So far this has been amazing as a live tool, but I’m struggling with getting anything recorded. How might I get both an audio and vocoder track recorded parallel and configured so they’ll play back like I play it live?

    • Matt · January 5, 2016

      Hi Blake, set up another audio channel and route the audio out of the vocoder instrument channel into it.

  5. Blake Jones · January 5, 2016

    Wow quick response thanks, so you’re saying you would use the audio out function on the “put mic here” module? Could you be uber specific about the configuration I need to make it work, I believe I’ve tried what you described but maybe i’m wrong.

    • Matt · January 5, 2016

      Hey Blake, no not the audio out function. The track/channel input of a newly created audio track…. change it from “ext in” to receive audio input from the channel with the vocoder instrument on it ‘post fader’.

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