Robotic Talking effect with GR

Milos
Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro

I've heard that Formant Filter has that typical vowel effect, which let me wonder...

Is there an accurate Fx chain of a Robotic voice effect?

I know that changing the Formant Filter knobs make the 'robot' doing wah-wah sound with his 'mouth'.

Can anyone screenshot the rest of the ideal Fx chain for that Robotic speaking effect?

I know that there should be a few other effects in that chain I need!

Any answer or screenshot will be appreciated!

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  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 2,913 mod
    edited November 2023 Answer ✓

    Hello,

    I could try tomorrow to do an fx chain, I would also use an oktaver and a vibrato with a rectangle waveform, so it turns off the sound and on again quickly. The harmonics synthesizer could be useful too.

  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 2,913 mod
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    you can try this out and of course edit it, maybe you share it then back i´m interested in stuff like that

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro
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    Can you please screenshot the fx chain?

    I tried to open it through Guitar Rig, but it could not...

    I will manually copy paste the screenshot fx chain, no problem!

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro
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    Its ok, it works.

    Btw this effect looks great for helicopter sound effect.

    But it isnt for robotic voice.

    I wanted for Noise Machine to be the source of the sound,and Formant fikter to shape the sound.

    I want to mimic the robotic human speaking.

    Its ok if you dont have the fx chain for that.

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  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 2,913 mod
    edited November 2023 Answer ✓

    Hello,

    I could try tomorrow to do an fx chain, I would also use an oktaver and a vibrato with a rectangle waveform, so it turns off the sound and on again quickly. The harmonics synthesizer could be useful too.

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro

    Thank you very much!

    I am waiting for the screenshot of the fx chain!

    Again, thank you!

  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 2,913 mod
    Answer ✓

    you can try this out and of course edit it, maybe you share it then back i´m interested in stuff like that

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro

    Thanks!

    I will try it and see if it works.

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro
    Answer ✓

    Can you please screenshot the fx chain?

    I tried to open it through Guitar Rig, but it could not...

    I will manually copy paste the screenshot fx chain, no problem!

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro
    Answer ✓

    Its ok, it works.

    Btw this effect looks great for helicopter sound effect.

    But it isnt for robotic voice.

    I wanted for Noise Machine to be the source of the sound,and Formant fikter to shape the sound.

    I want to mimic the robotic human speaking.

    Its ok if you dont have the fx chain for that.

  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 2,913 mod

    Have you tried to only use the harmonics synthesizer, or just play around a bit with some parameters. Then it should be more what you need. Also a cool FX is "the mouth" by native instruments, as the name suggests, it's made for altering the voice.

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro

    Yeah.

    Great concept.

    But it would be even more epic to make the Noise Machine the sound source, then put the formant filter for the vowels.

    To replicate the mechanism for actual human speaking!

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro

    And then to just use automation for certain knobs at a certain time and boom!

    The speaking robot!

  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 2,913 mod
  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro

    Yes!

    That!

    Do you know the proper GR fx chain for the vocoder effect?

    It is ok if you don't.

    You did your best!

  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 2,913 mod
    edited November 2023

    I will have a look tomorrow, but until then try out this, this is the best tool for what you want to do.

    and of course "the mouth" from native instruments and tim Exile - it's absolutely versatile and a playable fx

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro

    Thanks, Uwe.

    I will try it out.

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro

    I tried Tal plugins.

    Some of them are good (Tal Bassline, Chorus, Flanger)

    But Tal Vocoder is not really good.

    When I put it into the audio track, it doesn't produce any sound.

    Do you know what is the issue here?

  • Uwe303
    Uwe303 Moderator Posts: 2,913 mod

    As far as i know you insert the vocoder on an instrument track and you have to play some notes, additionally you send the voice via side chain into the tal vocoder. They also have a great manual if i remember correctly, that describes everything really good.

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