Togu Audio Line Released Free TAL-Vocoder V.2 For PC & Mac

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Togu Audio Line released recently version 2 of its excellent free TAL-Vocoder plugin for PC & Mac. It’s a vintage vocoder emulation with 11 bands that emulates the famous sound character of vocoders from the early 80’s. The new version comes now with side chain support for the input mode and improvements for the parameter handling


TAL-Vocoder is a vintage vocoder emulation with 11 bands that emulates the sound of vocoders from the early 80’s. It includes analog modeled components in combination with digital algorithms such as the SFFT (Short-Time Fast Fourier Transform).

This vocoder does not make a direct convolution of the carrier and modulation signal as other digital vocoders maybe do. It includes an envelope follower for every of the eleven bands. This vocoder is optimized for voice processing and includes some algorithms for consonants to make the voice more intelligible.
The carrier signal is a VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) with a Pulse, Saw, Noise and SubOsc. But it’s also possible to use the left stereo input as carrier. This way every sound source can be used as carrier signal. This plug-in supports every sample rate.

  • 11 band vocoder engine.
  • Internal carrier synth (pulse, saw, sub osc, noise, mono, poly, portamento, sync mode, tune).
  • Possiblity to route an external carrier signal.
  • Harmonic control (adds more harmonics to any carrier signal)
  • “Ess” enhancer for a clean understandable voice, also with a carrier that hasnt much high frequencies.
  • Clip LED, glows if the input signal will be clipped.
  • Panic button stopps hanging notes within the synth.
  • Documentation shows different routing possiblities.
  • Low CPU usage.
  • Side-Chain input.
  • Works only on Stereo Channels at the moment!
New In Version 2
  • Side chain support for input mode when enabled SC -> side chain is carrier, plugin channel is modulator (v 2.0.0)
  • Parameter handling updated (v 2.0.0)

More information here: Togu Audio Line 


  1. 32 Bit apps like this wont work anymore in most DAWs, and wont work at all in future versions of macOS (past 10.13)

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