Logic’s EVOC 20 PolySynth is one of the coolest Software Instruments in Logic's EV series of vintage synths. Let David Earl (a.k.a. SFLogicNinja) show you how he uses it and why you need to master this awesome, sonically rich plugin...
Do you want your vocals to sound like a chorus of modulated Moog oscillators? How about getting your drums to play rhythmic chords? Are you totally into robotic-sounding alien pads? If you answered "yes" (or even “maybe”) to any of the above, then you need to get Vocoding!
The EVOC 20 PolySynth, can be intimidating when you first plug it in! However, once you dig beneath its perplexing, techno faceplate you’ll find an underground sonic universe waiting to be mined!
So what are Vocoders?
Let David Earl –our star MPV super-trainer– enlighten you! He starts this journey with a field trip into the history of Vocoding. You’ll learn why vocoders were invented, how they were initially deployed and the fantastic physics behind how they make inanimate objects sound like they’re singing!
But get this: Did you know that the EVOC is a full-blown standalone synth,? Well, it is and in the next section the amazing Mr. Earl explains its different synthesis engines and how to program them. You’ll learn all about the EVOC’s extensive library of built-in wave tables, its overtone rich FM synthesis engine, and the sweepable lowpass filter and filtered noise generator.
Now it’s time to Vocode! David explains the EVOC’s deep “center section” with all its programable formant bands, U/V detection (no sunglasses needed) and ultra cool modulators. This is where all the Vocoding magic happens and soon you, too, be mastering all the EVOC’s controls.
So join David Earl and learn how the EVOC 20 PolySynth can be instrumental in making synth tracks sing, creating robotic voices and just doing some really weird and crazy-cool sonic effects!
Table of Contents:
01. The Origins of the Vocoder
02. Tuning and Polyphony
03. Exploring Dual Mode
04. Exploring FM Mode
05. Tweaking the Envelope and LFO
06. LFO & the Output
07. Firing up the Vocoder
08. Shaping the Side Chain Input
09. Getting Creative with Filters
10. Exploring the Formant Section
11. Detailing with Unvoiced Sounds
12. Getting Creative with the EVOC20
13. Getting More Through the Side Chain
14. Making a Gated Synth
15. Creating a Robot Backing Harmony