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What's today's equivalent of instrument Korg R3 Synth/Vocoder ?

Postby AMusicPlayerPlus » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:37 am

Hey All!
I very like Korg R3 Synth/Vocoder!
It is not produced anymore by Korg.
Please advise, what's today's equivalent of this instrument?
Thank you!
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Re: What's today's equivalent of instrument Korg R3 Synth/Vocoder ?

Postby Wonks » Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:06 am

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Re: What's today's equivalent of instrument Korg R3 Synth/Vocoder ?

Postby The Elf » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:07 pm

To that list I will add the Behringer VC340 and Roland System-8.

The 'best' (IMHO) vocoder I've ever used, specifically as a vocoder (the VC340 is all about the strings and choirs for me), is the Roland JP-8080, which is not a current model, but fairly cheap to pick up second-hand.

Personally I'd strike the VP-03 off the list, because of the octave phase problem, but that might not be a big deal to anyone else.
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Postby Eddy Deegan » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:19 pm

If it's specifically the vocoding you're interested in then Arturia's Vocoder V plugin might be worth a look. It's not a cheap plugin, but it's got some amazing capabilities. I prefer it to any of the vocoders in my hardware synths.
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Re: What's today's equivalent of instrument Korg R3 Synth/Vocoder ?

Postby Wonks » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:37 pm

But the R3 is a recent keyboard, so there should be good used models out there.
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Re: What's today's equivalent of instrument Korg R3 Synth/Vocoder ?

Postby mountain lion » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:27 pm

What about Waves ovox ?
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Re: What's today's equivalent of instrument Korg R3 Synth/Vocoder ?

Postby Dan LB » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:57 pm

Arturia Microfreak?

There's a dedicated vocoder version or the original can have its firmware updated to access the vocoder engine.

https://www.arturia.com/products/hardwa ... r/overview
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