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. Tremendously versatile, the 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.
The 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.
When we set out to develop the Lector, we looked long and hard at
what it takes to make a powerful vocoder tick. This why you will
find on the ergonomic user interface some special features and
unusual parameters that let you tweak even the most minute details.
The fabled Waldorf multimode filter with slope of 12dB or 24dB
features prominently. You also get a whitening filter that bleaches
the signal before it is colored by the vocoder. This comes in very
handy when youre processing choir and voice samples. A three-band
equalizer serves to boost and cut whatever frequencies of the
generated signal you wish to target.
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 vocoders 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.
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