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Zynaptiq announce Orange Vocoder IV & Zap III Bundle

Major update adds new algorithms & redesigned synthesizer

Zynaptiq Orange Vocoder IV Zap III Bundle plug-in effects processing collection

Zynaptiq have released Orange Vocoder IV, the latest version of their popular vocoder plug-in, along with a new Zap III Bundle, a collection which includes ten of the company’s critically acclaimed plug-ins.

Orange Vocoder IV

Orange Vocoder IV comes equipped with 24 vocoder algorithms, multi-algorithm pitch-tuning effects and a powerful virtual analogue synthesizer, promising a no-compromise approach to sound quality and boasting a flexible routing system along with a fun and intuitive workflow.

Each of the vocoder algorithms offer their own distinct sonic character, and are kitted out with features such as formant shifting, EQ and expansion processing, and can be paired with five different automatic tuning effects. The built-in synthesizer has been completely redesigned for the latest version, offering Unison and Mono Legato operation modes in addition to new FM synthesis capabilities and a comprehensive selection of modulation capabilities.

The plug-in’s GUI has also been updated, with a new streamlined multi-view interface allowing for quick access to different modules.

Zap III Bundle

Zynaptiq have also launched the latest version of their flagship bundle, which includes ten of their plug-ins. Aimed at users working in a wide range of audio-related roles — from sound designers and producers through to mix and post production engineers — the collection offers a comprehensive set of tools for creating, transforming, repairing and mastering audio.

The latest version of Orange Vocoder is included, as well as Intensity [reviewed in the September 2018 issue], an innovative plug-in designed to increase the clarity and perceived loudness of a signal.


Orange Vocoder IV is supported on PCs running Windows 10 or 11, and Macs running macOS 10.15 and above. VST2.4, VST3, AU and AAX plug-in versions are available, and users will require an iLok account for authorisation, but will not need a physical dongle if their machine has internet access.

Pricing & Availability

Orange Vocoder IV is available now, and will be priced at $149€159 until 31 May 2023, after which it will cost $249€279. Users of any previous version are able to upgrade for $99€119.

The plug-in is also available as part of the new Zap III Bundle, which is being offered for an introductory price of $999€1099 until 31 May 2023, reduced from its full price of $1359€1499. Users who own Zap II are eligible for an upgrade price of $249€279, and those who own both Zap II and Intensity licences can upgrade for $99€119.

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