In this free video tutorial, producer Paul Drew shows how to add interest to drums using the UAD Softube Vocoder.
Over the past four decades, vocoders have been used to stunning effect, transforming human voices into various forms of robot speak on hits by Herbie Hancock, Imogen Heap, Kraftwerk, Daft Punk, Afrika Bambaataa, and countless modern hit-making producers.
Developed by Softube, exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces, the Softube Vocoder plug-in takes its sonic cues from the best analog vocoders of the past, while adding new features to take the iconic effect into the future.
Powered by an onboard, analog-inspired synthesis engine, the Softube Vocoder plug-in bests other emulations of the classic vocoder effect with its warm, gritty, three-dimensional sound.
And with a purpose built feature set, including 6-voice polyphony, four waveform types, pitch modulation, pulse-width modulation, a unique ‘freeze’ function, and more, you can easily fine tune or totally reshape your sources with a bonafide analog synth.