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How to set up and understand the vocoder

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Yamaha SX900 / SX-900
SX Series

Here is how to get the vocoder up and running

For Genos and SX Series

The vocoder is a wonderful bit of technology. It is essentially a manual auto tune you can run through your mic output signal. When you play a chord or singular note and also   talk/ sing down the mic, you voice is automatically auto tuned to the route note. This works well as a way to iron out rough edges durning performances.


Here is a step by step guide on how to get it up and running…


Step 1 – Plug in your mic to the correct input.

Step 2 – Press the “Mic settings/ Vocal harmony” button until you are on the vocal harmony section. You may need to push it a second time to be on the correct menu.

Step 3 – Press the grey box at the top of the touch screen to be sent to the ‘VH Settings’

Step 4 – Select the ‘Vocoder’ Box towards the left of the screen.

Step 5 – Locate the “Vocoder’ effect you wish to use. Once found, highlight it white.

Step 6 – Play a note and talk/ sing down the mic and you will notice the vocoder taking effect.

Step 7 – If the mic level is still too low, then locate the gain dial towards the back of the keyboard and turn it up to amplify the mic.

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