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LECTOR by Waldorf


For only $34.99 (instead of $175), get LECTOR (Affiliate Link) – a tremendously versatile VST plugin by Waldorf!

LECTOR (Affiliate Link) by Waldorf is a powerful vocoder that contains a polyphonic synthesizer based on the legendary Waldorf sound engine. I have always enjoyed the sound of Vocoders and found them one of the best ways to add excitement and catchy sounds to tracks but have often found it hard to find one that works well in the box. Considering this, I was delighted to find that Lector was incredibly user friendly and had a wide range of applications that could quickly help you get a robotic voice or make a percussion part sound like it is from an alien world.

Lector puts in your hands a sonic toolset for a wide range of diverse applications. Just about anything goes, from distorting the human voice to adding subtle harmonies to lead vocals and getting creative with movie soundtracks.

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Robot voices, whispering strings, talking drum loops, rhythmic pads, the resonant ringing of bells, dripping water – the possibilities are all but infinite. With a quick tweak here and there, the Lector turns any incoming signal into novel sounds and effects.

LECTOR Features

  • 3 to 100 band Vocoder
  • Adjustable range of Analysis Filter Bank
  • Adjustable offsets and LFO modulation of Synthesis Filter Bank
  • 3-band Equalizer with variable mid band
  • Individual Compressors for Speech and Carrier signal
  • Voiced / Unvoiced Detector
  • Overdrive (types Tube, Diode, Clip)
  • Stereo Chorus / Flanger, 2 to 6 stages
  • Stereo Delay, syncronizable
  • Reverb
  • Sidechain input (VST 3 and Audio Unit)
  • Carrier plug-in (VST 2)

Lector analysis filter bank splits the incoming audio signal into as many as 100 frequency bands, the intensity of which modulates the volume levels of an equal number of band-pass filters in the synthesis filter bank. The integrated 16-voice synthesizer or an external source provides the input signal for the synthesis filter bank. This lets you do fun things like apply a melody line or chord sequence to articulate vocals or speech.

16-voice Synthesizer (per voice):

  • Polyphonic, Monophonic or Free-Running
  • 2 Oscillators, waveforms sine, triangle, sawtooth, pulse with pulse width modulation, sample&hold, noise, single and multi-sample playback
  • FM
  • Ring Modulation
  • Portamento / Glissando
  • 1 Filter, types Lowpass, Bandpass, Highpass, Notch (12dB and 24dB), Whitening
  • 1 LFO, synchronizable, waveforms sine, triangle, sawtooth, square, sample&hold, noise
  • 2 AR envelopes

The integrated 16-voice synthesizer sports two oscillators with quintessential analog waveforms such as sine, triangle, sawtooth, and square with variable pulse width, sample & hold, and noise, as well as freely loadable single and multi-samples. FM and ring modulation enrich the vocoder’s signal with further overtone spectra. The Lector also offers a selection of typical effects used to refine vocoder signals – tube overdrive, transistor distortion, and hard clipping, six-voice chorus/flanger, synchronizable stereo delay, and realistic reverb.

How To

Lector is used as an insert on an audio channel in your DAW. You can take any audio material, (preferably something with an interesting rhythm or voice) and have an instance of Lector on it. Once a LECTOR (Affiliate Link) instance is on your channel you can decide to either uses an internal carrier signal or control the pitch of the signal using midi information. I recommend playing around with a midi keyboard to get a feel for the sounds and possibilities.

Pricing and Availability

Originally $175, LECTOR (Affiliate Link) is available for just $34.99 (80% Off) from today until September 21st, 2020

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