There are different situations in which the Waldorf D-Coder can be used. We would like to explain how to setup a classic vocoder with MIDI controlling the pitch by using the internal synthesizer of the D-Coder as carrier in Logic:
If you would like to hear the Vocoder signal only, deselected the Output or reduce the volume of your audio track.
- Insert the D-Coder in an instrument slot of an instrument object.
- Open the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of the D-Coder and increase the level of the "Vocoder" in the Mixer section.
- Select "Poly" or "Mono" in the Amplifier section, depending on if you'd like the Vocoder to be monophonic or polyphonic.
- Make sure you have selected "Synth" as your Vocoder signal in the Routing section.
- Create a MIDI signal which you like to play the D-Coder Synthesizer Section with. The D-Coder synthesizer can be used as any VST Instrument in Logic. To hear the Synthesizer signal, increase the "Synth" level in the "Mixer" section.
- Now you need an audio signal to modulate the synthesizer signal. Load an audio signal into an audio track (e.g. Track 1).
- Route this audio signal to the D-Coder by switching the Side Chain in the Menu of the D-Coder Plug-In to Track 1.
For other possibilities with the Waldorf D-Coder, please refer to the D-Coder user manual.