CYLONIX Vocoder 2
by James Clark
(James Clark Website)

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Operating System: Windows 95
File Size: 303 K
License: Demonstration (All Demo software)
License Conditions:

Some of the functions (such as WAV file support) are not operational in the demo. The full version including WAV support is US $50.

System Requirements:

Pentium Computer (P120 or up) Windows 95 SoundBlaster (preferably with Full Duplex drivers installed (other types of sound cards may work, as well)) Microphone (recommended!).You should have the most recent sound card drivers. These can

Last Updated: 1999-02-01
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Software Description

Emulation of an 18 Channel filter-bank vocoder. Requires a Pentium CPU, Windows95, and a full-duplex sound card with up to date full duplex drivers. Designed for use with SoundBlaster cards, but may work with other brands.

Some features:
Filters are 8th order (48dB/octave) digital Butterworth BPFs.
3 different filter bandwidths available
Voiced/Unvoiced detection
Sample/Hold of spectrum
Spectrum Shifting
Spectrum Inversion
Spectrum randomization
Yodel mode (LFO)
User adjustable Graphical analyzer/synthesizer spectrum map
Graphical display of spectrum levels
Each channel can be panned and level can be set individually
Internal Pulse and noise excitation as well as external inputs
Pitch tracker
Can record output to a WAV file
Can read in WAV files to use as carrier or modulators
Sibilance feedthrough (like PAIA, Bode vocoders)
EQ mode.

As seen in the January 1998 issue of Future Music Magazine, and the September 1998 issue of Keyboard Magazine!

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Fatal Error

when i run a movies file in my computer it display
an error message like
A fatal exception 40 has occurred at 0137:7D1082C6.
the current application wiil be terminated.
please solve my problem. i will be very thankful to u.

some blue screen crash with cylonix vocoder

depending on what i do whith the vocoder, like open another software or using the record or save WAV fonction, the vocoder sudently crash with a blue screen that close the application.

there's some bugs in the soft or what?

I using a P133 32Mb Ram with Soundblaster 16 PCI

can I sing with vocoding not just talking?

Can I sing with vocoder? not just talking!

hey ur site is mind blowing

hey i saw ur site its mind blowing i had searched from google

Re: hey ur site is mind blowing

: hey i saw ur site its mind blowing i had searched from google

Delays

The Cyclonix vocoder seems to delay everything, even when all the delay and echo settings are at minimum. We're generally working with live microphone audio. Also, is there any way to avoid the massive latency that you get when controlling the input frequency via MIDI events?

Give thanks and praises.

Cyclonix Vocoder?

Does the Cyclonix Vocoder work with Win98 and programs such as Acid 2.0 and FruityLoops?

Re: Cyclonix Vocoder?

: Does the Cyclonix Vocoder work with Win98 and programs such as Acid 2.0 and FruityLoops?

Yes it even works on my Windows XP SoundBlaster Audigy card.

Cylonix - Robot voice

Hello everybody,

I need a few carrier noises for a robot voice. Does anyone have some or can
anyone tell me how to generate one.

Thx !
Roaster

Re: Cylonix - Robot voice

: Hello everybody,

: I need a few carrier noises for a robot voice. Does anyone have some or can
: anyone tell me how to generate one.

: Thx !
: Roaster

Re: Cylonix - Robot voice

: Hello everybody,

: I need a few carrier noises for a robot voice. Does anyone have some or can
: anyone tell me how to generate one.

: Thx !
: Roaster

Re: Cylonix - Robot voice

: Hello everybody,

: I need a few carrier noises for a robot voice. Does anyone have some or can
: anyone tell me how to generate one.

: Thx !
: Roaster

too complex - anything more simple?

Hi, I was searching the net for a simple program that could disguise voices on wav files. I found this Cylonix and tried the demo, but I couldn't make heads or tails out of its interface. I was hoping for "Step 1, load the original wav. Step 2, fiddle with controls to distort the wav, Step 3, save the results." The dozen-plus buttons on this thing leave me nowhere. Does anyone know of a product like I am hoping for? Soundblaster comes with a couple dozen "Environments", some of which disguise voices pretty well (like "UNDERWATER") but they are too crazy sounding. Does someone make additional Environments?

Re: too complex - anything more simple?

The simplest vocoder I've found on hitsquad so far is the analogx one. You may want to give that a try.

: Hi, I was searching the net for a simple program that could disguise voices on wav files. I found this Cylonix and tried the demo, but I couldn't make heads or tails out of its interface. I was hoping for "Step 1, load the original wav. Step 2, fiddle with controls to distort the wav, Step 3, save the results." The dozen-plus buttons on this thing leave me nowhere. Does anyone know of a product like I am hoping for? Soundblaster comes with a couple dozen "Environments", some of which disguise voices pretty well (like "UNDERWATER") but they are too crazy sounding. Does someone make additional Environments?

DirectX version?

Hi there - cool product, but I'd love to use it in the audio products I use (Acid, Cakewalk, etc.) as a DirectX plug-in. Any chance of that? I think there's a developer kit at www.directxfiles.com I'm not a developer, but that's where my friend told me to go for plug-ins.

Thanks!

Brian

Re: DirectX version?

: Hi there - cool product, but I'd love to use it in the audio products I use (Acid, Cakewalk, etc.) as a DirectX plug-in. Any chance of that? I think there's a developer kit at www.directxfiles.com I'm not a developer, but that's where my friend told me to go for plug-ins.

: Thanks!

: Brian

Brian,
.....while doing alot of research myself, Ive found alot of stuff on the net.....I originally wanted to try the cyclonix as a VST plugin, but during my search, Ive found alot of stuff.......but even though I have found all this stuff, I still havent given up the the cyclonix because of its versatility!!
....If you are familiar with Hotline, check out my little sisters web site on Betty's Slave server and we have damn near all audio and plugins available.....FREE!! If you cant get on, send a message to me and Ill try to help you get on....maybe you can use something from our arsenel!!
Later!!

Re: DirectX version?

: : Hi there - cool product, but I'd love to use it in the audio products I use (Acid, Cakewalk, etc.) as a DirectX plug-in. Any chance of that? I think there's a developer kit at www.directxfiles.com I'm not a developer, but that's where my friend told me to go for plug-ins.

: : Thanks!

: : Brian

: Brian,
: .....while doing alot of research myself, Ive found alot of stuff on the net.....I originally wanted to try the cyclonix as a VST plugin, but during my search, Ive found alot of stuff.......but even though I have found all this stuff, I still havent given up the the cyclonix because of its versatility!!
: ....If you are familiar with Hotline, check out my little sisters web site on Betty's Slave server and we have damn near all audio and plugins available.....FREE!! If you cant get on, send a message to me and Ill try to help you get on....maybe you can use something from our arsenel!!
: Later!!

Everyone else, also be aware that all the software on the site is for trial purposes only!!
We firmly believe in "try before you buy" and all the software we have are unlocked and registered!!
PLEASE!! Buy the software from the stores to support the software authors....without them, our dreams are only that....dreams!! Thanks!!

Re: DirectX version?

: Hi there - cool product, but I'd love to use it in the audio products I use (Acid, Cakewalk, etc.) as a DirectX plug-in. Any chance of that? I think there's a developer kit at www.directxfiles.com I'm not a developer, but that's where my friend told me to go for plug-ins.

: Thanks!

: Brian

vocoder

I can't get it to download could someone send it to me through email

Vst Plug-in!!

Mr Clark,
Since we know that the delay is a latency problem from within the Windows operating system, I wanted to ask if you or any of your supporters know of any modifications that can or have been done to the cyclonix vocoder to be used as a Cubase VST Plug-in?
I really like your product especially its ease of use. But now Im trying to make a more practical use of the program! I know of a Mac based program that Steinberg markets, but nothing for PC!
Thanx
Will

Re: Vst Plug-in!!

I have thought of making a VST version, and
even have made a start at coding. But don't
expect anything soon. I am working on other
projects.
I believe that Prosoniq has a VST version
that runs on the PC.

Jim Clark

: Mr Clark,
: Since we know that the delay is a latency problem from within the Windows operating system, I wanted to ask if you or any of your supporters know of any modifications that can or have been done to the cyclonix vocoder to be used as a Cubase VST Plug-in?

Works really well!!

I really like the vocoder demo. I do alot of live work with my midi studio! Id like to license it, but that minor delay before signal processing really puts a damper on LIVE work! Is any further research being done in regards to the delay or any affordable solutions would be greatly welcomed! Again...vocoder works REALLY well!!

Re: Works really well!!

The delay is mainly due to the way that the
Windows Operating System deals with sound
capture. The current Windows Multimedia
or DirectX sound capture drivers have a relatively
long latency. Hopefully in Win2000 this will
be reduced, but don't hold your breath.

Jim Clark
cylonix@videotron.ca

: Is any further research being done in regards to the delay or any affordable solutions would be greatly welcomed! Again...vocoder works REALLY well!!
:

Re: Works really well!!

: The delay is mainly due to the way that the
: Windows Operating System deals with sound
: capture. The current Windows Multimedia
: or DirectX sound capture drivers have a relatively
: long latency. Hopefully in Win2000 this will
: be reduced, but don't hold your breath.

: Jim Clark
: cylonix@videotron.ca

:
: : Is any further research being done in regards to the delay or any affordable solutions would be greatly welcomed! Again...vocoder works REALLY well!!
: :
Mr Clark,
I want to thank you for you re prompt response! Since it seems that along with the delay of processing the Direct x, I have many other gripes with the Windows operating system(98,95 and NT)! After buying them all and they all seem to have quirks with some of my music programs as well as processing, with a few of my buddies, Im considering say maybe Linux!! Do you have any suggestions as far as an operating system that COULD reduce the latency? Or maybe some other type of driver?
Thanks
Will

Re: Works really well!!

hi, i've been looking for a realtime vocoder and in general for complex dsp'ing...
i'm a programmer and i'd like to experiment things and' i've faced your same problem: latency.

i've ended up to the orange vocoder, wich uses VST drivers to do sound I/O: VST drivers come with cubasis software from steinberg.

i'm still doing researches on these drivers; i actually don't even know how to interface to them, but maybe they can be a solution.

i'll post again in either cases: success :) or failure :(

see you!
DMY

Cylonix Vocoder

Hey everyone,

I had the opportunity to try this little piece of software recently. I must say that I actually don't know what to say. It's a nice acquaintance, but IMHO it's more of a toy than a useful tool. I only had a quick glance so I might be on thin ice here. But I felt that it has too much limitations compared with a HW vocoder. The only things I could achieve was the ordinary "techno" & "das boot" sounds. I wasn't even close to achieve more colourful sounds like "california" by 2PAc & Dr. Dre or the sound that Cher has on her new tunes. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I had no cool carrier WAV's to play with. Am I stupid or what? Can anyone with a little more experience from Cylonix Vocoder tell me if it's more powerful than I found it to be? Otherwise I'll have to get myself a HW vocoder. Please mail me or post a msg here. Btw, I tried the full version, not the demo version, at a music store.

Peace,

/jonas

Re: Cylonix Vocoder

: Hey everyone,

: I had the opportunity to try this little piece of software recently. I must say that I actually don't know what to say. It's a nice acquaintance, but IMHO it's more of a toy than a useful tool. I only had a quick glance so I might be on thin ice here. But I felt that it has too much limitations compared with a HW vocoder. The only things I could achieve was the ordinary "techno" & "das boot" sounds. I wasn't even close to achieve more colourful sounds like "california" by 2PAc & Dr. Dre or the sound that Cher has on her new tunes. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I had no cool carrier WAV's to play with. Am I stupid or what? Can anyone with a little more experience from Cylonix Vocoder tell me if it's more powerful than I found it to be? Otherwise I'll have to get myself a HW vocoder. Please mail me or post a msg here. Btw, I tried the full version, not the demo version, at a music store.

: Peace,

: /jonas

Jonas,

I could be wrong, but my understanding of the "California" song was that it was a collaborration effort with Roger Troutman (of the group Zap)! Everyone knows that Roger is famous for using the "talk box" (Electro Haromonix) in his r&b, jazz flavored music (dont forget Peter Frampton)! Very cheap, but reasonably easy to find at just about any music store or pawn shop!
......my point is, different instrument, and very different process of sound. You cant emulate a talk box with a vocoder. The idea is to be creative and original with the tools you have.
As far as Cher, ....hmmmmmm $x0000 studio vs 50 dollar software........and you want something that sounds close?

SWMM BANNER

Hey, I just wanted to say touché on your response to Jonas.

SWMM BANNER

Hey, I just wanted to say touché on your response to Jonas.

this thing is lovely...

i love this thing, easy into the machine and works like a dream. i am very happy now, thank you.

GOSTARIA DE ADQUIR UM VOCODR

vocoder

where can i find good vocoder voice samples ?
i need robot voices.

Re: vocoder

: where can i find good vocoder voice samples ?
: i need robot voices.

Re: vocoder

: where can i find good vocoder voice samples ?
: i need robot voices.

Re: vocoder

Try SayIt from AnalogX!

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estou tentando gravar para o meu computador

Trouble!

I am unable to save as a sample. The output .wav is only 46 bytes in size. What is wrong?????

Re: Trouble!

: I am unable to save as a sample. The output .wav is only 46 bytes in size. What is wrong?????

The problem is that you are using a
hacked version. The doofus who did the
crack wasn't very good and so the resulting
program doesn't save the file properly.

Here's a hint, though - pay the money for
a registered version. It saves just fine!

cylonix@videotron.ca

No DSOUND.DLL? Fatal Exception?

hello.

i have a P133 with 16 MG of RAM (i know, a relic) and
an event gina sound card (now we are talking!)

upon using version 2.0, i get a dialog box giving me
an error that says "DSOUND.DLL not found". is that
something that i need to install? from where?

the i get the dialog box asking me
to choose my input and output card. i make the
appropriate selections and then click OK. i get
fatal exception error 06 on that oh-so welcomed blue
DOS screen!

any suggestions? help!

Re: No DSOUND.DLL? Fatal Exception?

: hello.

: i have a P133 with 16 MG of RAM (i know, a relic) and
: an event gina sound card (now we are talking!)

: upon using version 2.0, i get a dialog box giving me
: an error that says "DSOUND.DLL not found". is that
: something that i need to install? from where?

: the i get the dialog box asking me
: to choose my input and output card. i make the
: appropriate selections and then click OK. i get
: fatal exception error 06 on that oh-so welcomed blue
: DOS screen!

: any suggestions? help!

Re: No DSOUND.DLL? Fatal Exception? page faults...Aol unable to

I, too have had numerous issues regarding oage errors concerning Dsound.dll. Not entirely sure what cureed it it, but I DL'ed all Windows updates, all DirectX 9.0B runtime updates, etc. Everything ran fine there after!?!?!?!? Go figure? To wit, Dsound.dll is part of the directX9.0 DL. After DLing, I ran diagX and everything was fine. Anyway, thank you AOL and MS for being completely useless in this regard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: No DSOUND.DLL? Fatal Exception?

: hello.

: i have a P133 with 16 MG of RAM (i know, a relic) and
: an event gina sound card (now we are talking!)

: upon using version 2.0, i get a dialog box giving me
: an error that says "DSOUND.DLL not found". is that
: something that i need to install? from where?

: the i get the dialog box asking me
: to choose my input and output card. i make the
: appropriate selections and then click OK. i get
: fatal exception error 06 on that oh-so welcomed blue
: DOS screen!

: any suggestions? help!

Re: No DSOUND.DLL? Fatal Exception?

: : hello.

: : i have a P133 with 16 MG of RAM (i know, a relic) and
: : an event gina sound card (now we are talking!)

: : upon using version 2.0, i get a dialog box giving me
: : an error that says "DSOUND.DLL not found". is that
: : something that i need to install? from where?

: : the i get the dialog box asking me
: : to choose my input and output card. i make the
: : appropriate selections and then click OK. i get
: : fatal exception error 06 on that oh-so welcomed blue
: : DOS screen!

: : any suggestions? help!

Re: No DSOUND.DLL? Fatal Exception?

: hello.

: i have a P133 with 16 MG of RAM (i know, a relic) and
: an event gina sound card (now we are talking!)

: upon using version 2.0, i get a dialog box giving me
: an error that says "DSOUND.DLL not found". is that
: something that i need to install? from where?

: the i get the dialog box asking me
: to choose my input and output card. i make the
: appropriate selections and then click OK. i get
: fatal exception error 06 on that oh-so welcomed blue
: DOS screen!

: any suggestions? help!

Re: No DSOUND.DLL? Fatal Exception?

: hello.

: i have a P133 with 16 MG of RAM (i know, a relic) and
: an event gina sound card (now we are talking!)

: upon using version 2.0, i get a dialog box giving me
: an error that says "DSOUND.DLL not found". is that
: something that i need to install? from where?

: the i get the dialog box asking me
: to choose my input and output card. i make the
: appropriate selections and then click OK. i get
: fatal exception error 06 on that oh-so welcomed blue
: DOS screen!

: any suggestions? help!

Re: No DSOUND.DLL? Fatal Exception?

: : hello.

: : i have a P133 with 16 MG of RAM (i know, a relic) and
: : an event gina sound card (now we are talking!)

: : upon using version 2.0, i get a dialog box giving me
: : an error that says "DSOUND.DLL not found". is that
: : something that i need to install? from where?

: : the i get the dialog box asking me
: : to choose my input and output card. i make the
: : appropriate selections and then click OK. i get
: : fatal exception error 06 on that oh-so welcomed blue
: : DOS screen!

: : any suggestions? help!

Re: No DSOUND.DLL? Fatal Exception?

: hello.

: i have a P133 with 16 MG of RAM (i know, a relic) and
: an event gina sound card (now we are talking!)

: upon using version 2.0, i get a dialog box giving me
: an error that says "DSOUND.DLL not found". is that
: something that i need to install? from where?

: the i get the dialog box asking me
: to choose my input and output card. i make the
: appropriate selections and then click OK. i get
: fatal exception error 06 on that oh-so welcomed blue
: DOS screen!

: any suggestions? help!

Re: No DSOUND.DLL? Fatal Exception?

i get " a page fault in dsound.dll what can i do

Re: No DSOUND.DLL? Fatal Exception?

: i get " a page fault in dsound.dll what can i do

You have a corrupted DSound.dll file. If you try to run DxDiag, you may get an error asking if you want to bypass DirectSound test.

To resolve this, try downloading the latest update to DirectX. It will overwrite the bad file with a new good one.

Re: No DSOUND.DLL? Fatal Exception?

: : i get " a page fault in dsound.dll what can i do

: You have a corrupted DSound.dll file. If you try to run DxDiag, you may get an error asking if you want to bypass DirectSound test.

: To resolve this, try downloading the latest update to DirectX. It will overwrite the bad file with a new good one.

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