At 9/21/12 02:04 PM, Conal wrote:
Hey, I am just starting out on FL. I am looking to make some liquid DNB. I like the Vocodex, but how can I make it operate automatically; like a piano-roll sort of map?
Here's a demonstration of where I'm going with this:
I am using FL Studio 10.0.0 Producer Edition
You're going to have to set up the whole carrier-modulator dealio. I have very little experience with vocoders, so bear with me here. Right now what you're doing is putting Vocodex on the modulator and using the built in carrier. What you want to be doing is using an external carrier that lets you use the piano roll. There are a couple ways to do this, but here's what I do:
First off, load up Vocodex in its own mixer insert. Then put the sound you want to have the effect (this is called the modulator) in a different mixer insert. Then you're going to have to pick an instrument that you want to use as the carrier (pro tip-all the built in Vocodex carriers are Sytrus presets as well). Don't ask me what exactly the carrier does or how it works, I don't know. Put the carrier in a third mixer insert.
Once that's all done, route both the modulator and carrier to the insert with Vocodex in it. If you don't know how to route/sidechain, watch this: FLStudio Guru - Sidechaining (you're going to want to choose "Route to this track only").
Now we can go into Vocodex. In the top right-middle are the sliders for "MOD" and "CAR" I can bet you've already guessed what these mean. Above the labels are a pair of boxes with numbers. Right-click the one above"MOD" and choose the insert that has your modulator in it. Do the same with the box above "CAR" and the insert with your carrier.
That's it! Now you can use the regular piano roll for your carrier instrument instead of the keyboard in Vocodex. If this didn't make sense, try watching this video: FL Studio Tutorial Basics - Vocoder Explained. It uses the basic Fruity Vocoder rather than Vocodex, but it's the same in principle.
Hope this helped!