Explore The Free TAL Vocoder And Get Cool Sounding Robot Vocal Effects

Everyone loves vocoding, but how great would it be if you could do it for free? Well you can, with this quick and easy guide to vocoding in your DAW!  

Vocoding is the cool robot vocal effect you may have heard on retro records, but it’s also a really flexible way to process vocals in a number of other different ways as well. In this 3-minute video from the full course “Audio Plugins 102: 10 FREE FX Plugins That You Can't Live Without”, G.W Childs gives you a guided tour of the excellent (and free) TAL Vocoder plugin!

Learn how to insert the vocoder on an audio track containing recorded vocals and then route a MIDI track to it, using a pattern to trigger the pitch changes. G.W explains that you need both a carrier and a modulator signal to make vocoding work, and demonstrates how you can use the TAL Vocoder’s friendly control set to quickly dial in different combinations of settings to get specific vocal effects. Explore vocoding with this great video, and this free plugin!

Watch all the videos in the 10 FREE FX Plugins (That You Can't Live Without) course in the AskAudio Academy.

10 FREE FX Plugins (That You Can't Live Without)

Everybody loves FREE, especially when it’s good… and these plugins selected by G.W. Childs are really good! From distortion, to reverb, to vocoding… there’s something here for everybody!

He covers:

  • Hysteresis
  • Pancake
  • Tal-Vocoder
  • Valhalla
  • A1TriggerGate
  • FuzzPlus2
  • Blue Cat Phaser
  • Slick EQ
  • Softube Saturation Knob
  • Tal-Reverb-2

So learn about these hand-picked, cool, sometimes stunningly beautiful, FREE audio FX in this in-action, 22-tutorial course by G.W.Childs.

Watch all the videos in the 10 FREE FX Plugins (That You Can't Live Without) course in the AskAudio Academy.


Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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