‘Blade Runner’ Vocoder, The Roland VP-330, Coming Soon As Software Plugin

This video is a sneak preview of VSP-330 Voice Synth Plus – a virtual recreation of Vangelis’ ‘Blade Runner’ vocoder, the Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus.

Here’s what the developer has to say about it:

A beta version sound test of my Voice Synth Plus VST plugin. It’s not going to replace the original Roland VP-330 strings and choirs, but it’s the next best thing and then some.

VST Plugin Features:

  • Choir selectable Male 8′, Male 4′ and Female 4′ across all keys.
  • Strings selectable 8′ AND 16′ Bass (the 16′ string was not on original)
  • Built-in ensemble mod can be switched on/off for choir and strings.
  • Envelope attack for each Choir and String. Env release is shared like on the original.
  • Choir and String level controls.
  • Up to 16-voice polyphony depending on your computer.
  • Of course MIDI and patch save.

This is a beta version so the GUI is minimal. Better graphics will come w/ future versions.

The audio was recorded in Cubase on three tracks w/ no other processing added – ALL VSP-330! I added some pics of a real VP-330 to the video for fun.

Pricing and availability are TBA.

via FlakeStick

7 thoughts on “‘Blade Runner’ Vocoder, The Roland VP-330, Coming Soon As Software Plugin

Leave a Reply