iVoxel Vocoder Now Available For OS X


VirSyn has released iVoxel, a vocoder app previously only available for iOS, for Macintosh.

iVoxel is a combination of a voice optimized synthesizer and a vocoder. The vocoder part is based on the Matrix vocoder from VirSyn, used by Kraftwerk. The channel filters used by iVoxel are based on the Sennheiser Vocoder VSM201 resulting in a rich and fat analogue sound characteristic.

Note that this is a standalone virtual instrument, not a plugin. 


  • Realtime analysis/resynthesis of your voice.
  • 20 Channel vocoder.
  • Voice spectrum recorder (voxels).
  • Over 200 prerecorded voxels included.
  • Play your vocoded voice live on keyboard. Drag for slides and vibrato. .
  • CoreMIDI support allows use of external MIDI keyboard.
  • Monophonic sequencer for notes & lyrics.
  • Voice optimized polyphonic synthesizer.
  • Time warping of voxels.
  • Gender changer.
  • Breath noise.
  • 12dB Lowpass filter.
  • Pitch vibrato with delay.
  • Chorus/Delay effects.
  • Export of audio recordings.

iVoxel is available in the Mac App Store for $23.99.

9 thoughts on “iVoxel Vocoder Now Available For OS X

  1. No! It's GREAT that they don't support Audio Units. I'm so tired of every cool sound hack or sound processing tool being a damn Audio Unit which means it needs a host application like Logic or Reason or Digital Performer or whatever. I don't want to purchase a huge, expensive, monstrosity of a resource-hog app just so I can use 1% of it… specifically the part that lets me use the OrangeVocoder Audio Unit as a live, real-time vocoder. I don't need sequencing or digital mixing or beat slicing or transposition or composition or whatever else these things do. Why should I pay for all that stuff when I'm not gonna use it? I need only real-time vocoding and iVoxel is perfect for that. It's about dang time they made a stand-alone vocoder for the Mac. Thank God iVoxel is not an Audio Unit! Finally, there is a real-time vocoder for Mac OS X that isn't an Audio Unit!

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