German music software developer Native Instruments today released
Vokator, a new vocoder built around a high-resolution FFT spectral engine.
Vokator is more than just a vocoder, as well. It’s also a synthesizer, granular sampler and virtual sound laboratory with the ability to use 1024 frequency bands. FEatures include the ability to combine vocoding channels or play them independently, pitch and time sample control, step sequencers, envelop followers, LFOs and more.
Native Instruments said that Vokator is now available through music software retailers for a recommended retail price of US$299 or €289.
System requirements for Vokator call for Mac OS 9.2 or later or Mac OS X 10.2.2 or later, G3/500MHz or faster, and 128MB RAM. The Mac version works with VST 2.0 and ASIO interfaces, and supports Core Audio and Sound Manager. Native Instruments noted that support for Audio Units and RTAS is coming soon, as well.