How to Setup the NI Razor Vocoder in FL Studio 10
No matter what DAW you happen to work in, this lesson in setting up a NI Razor Vocoder should provide you with the steps and settings to be aware of if you encounter any issues when trying to use it in your projects. Since it’s official release by Native Instruments, Razor has become an incredibly popular additive synth amongst Reaktor users. If you are a Razor fan and would like to share some tutorials, tips & tricks or some basic advice, get in touch with us by sending a message our way. We are always eager to hear from our community members and have their involvement in the growth and direction of this new website.
Before you get started you need to make sure that your DAW will accept an audio input, as some versions of certain DAWs do not. The next big thing to make sure of is that when you load up Reaktor as an insert to use the Vocoder feature, you need to use the Reaktor 5 FX plugin rather than the normal Reaktor 5 plugin. There is a difference, and only the Reaktor 5 FX plugin will work for this.
Now that we have the boring technical stuff out of the way we can get down to business of actually using the NI Razor Vocoder. So you have an instance of Reaktor 5 FX loaded as an insert on a channel. Inside of Reaktor you will now want to launch Razor. Once it has loaded, you need to select the Vocoder setting from the factory preset menu. From this point, you can select a snapshot that best suits your current project.
Now here comes the really important routing and general MIDI settings information that makes the NI Razor Vocoder. First you need to select a MIDI input port. Next, you have to create a new MIDI channel in your project and assign the same MIDI port to this as you did in Reaktor. So basically, you need to have audio coming in to a channel that you have Reaktor 5 FX loaded on and running Razor. The MIDI channel you set up will control the actual vocoder effect and change the audio that is routed through Razor, whether it is a voice through a microphone or whatever you decide to use.
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