The audio specialists at
TC Works are shipping Waldorf D-Coder, a synthesizer vocoding plug-in for PowerCore, the company’s open DSP hardware platform for any VST or MAS recording application.
D-Coder goes beyond classic Vocoder concepts by providing an integrated synthesizer as tone generator, according to TC Works. You don’t need an external carrier signal to make the vocoding effect audible. D-Coder is based on the synthesis and DSP technology used in Waldorf synthesizers, which are now accessible to PowerCore users from inside any VST or MAS compatible sequencer.
The D-Coder features a hi-resolution analysis and Vocoder section, allowing the generation of high quality vocoding effects. Its control surface includes a three-band equalizer with sweepable mid-frequencies and a chorus. D-Coder’s synthesizer section provides a two-oscillator model with the standard waveforms and ring modulation, a filter section with different filter types and resonance, LFO, glide and simple envelopes. Thanks to the synth, the vocoder doesn’t require a complicated setup with external sound generators, and the synth can also be played just like a synthesizer plug-in, according to TC Works.
With the included Carrier Plug-In, you can also vocode audio without using the synthesizer section. Waldorf D-Coder is available now for US$249. It’s distributed by TC Works.
Earlier this month
TC Works updated PowerCore to version 1.6.1. In multiple PowerCore card systems, all DSP cards can now run personalized plug-ins, such as Master X3 and DSound’s VL2 Multichannel Valve Interface. MOTU MAS users on Macs can benefit from full MIDI support for running plug-ins such as Waldorf’s D-Coder and the included PowerCore 01 synth.