A Legend is Reborn !
Vocoder 5000 is inspired by the EMS Flagship Vocoder (EMS 5000 -1976- Probably the most complex and powerful analog Vocoder ever built). XILS-lab used the knowledge acquired during the emulation of both the VCS3 synthesizer and the VP300 VocoderPlus to develop the XILS Vocoder 5000 Model.
A Vocoder is a synthesizer which accepts an external sound source, a musical instrument or prerecorded signal, and processes it, with or without a keyboard, into a huge variety of sounds.
Human voice, the most variable sound of all, is fed into the Vocoder, so that you can alter its pitch, Tone, Vibrato, all its characteristics. Then this allows you to synthetise a Choir from a single voice, or even to create melodies from ordinary speech.
You may also process Drums, percussive elements, guitars or any kind of synthesizer, to breathe some analog life into them, or completely reshape them. You can even derive some pure synth patterns from drumloops. Everything and anything is possible.