Year of issue: 2013
Platform: WiN32 – VST, VST3 WiN64 – VST, VST3
Release group: CHAOS
VST 3.0 32 bit and 64 bit (host software must support side chains)
VST 2.4 32 bit and 64 bit
Pentium III with 1 GHz or better
AMD Athlon XP with 1.3 GHz or better
Windows 2000 / XP SP 2 (only 32 bit)
Windows Vista / 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
64 MB free RAM
100 MB free hard disk space
VST 3.0 compatible 32 bit or 64 bit host software supporting side chains in plug-ins, such as Cubase 5 or newer, Nuendo 5 or newer
– or – VST 2.0 compatible 32 bit or 64 bit host software, such as Cubase SX / SL or newer, Nuendo 1.5 or newer
Image Line FL Studio is unfortunately not supported officially, audio output might stutter when working with side chains
PC equipped according to the specifications of the VST host software
As an extremely versatile processing plug-in, Lector provides you with a flexible set of sound tools for solving a wide range of sound design tasks: robotic voices, “whispering” strings, “talking” percussion loops, rhythmic pads, resonating ringing of bells, sounds of dripping water – the capabilities of the Lector plug-in almost limitless. Just a couple of quick adjustments can transform any incoming signal into completely new sounds and effects, from distorting the human voice to adding subtle harmonies to lead vocals, to mutating soundtracks from movies into unexpected new forms of sonic reality.
The primary filter stage analyzes and divides the incoming audio signal into as many as 100 frequency bands, the amplitudes of each of which simulate the loudness levels of the corresponding number of band-pass filters in the synthesizing block of the effect. An integrated 16-voice synthesizer or external sound source modulates the main signal. Thanks to this, you can create classic vocoder effects and sounds, such as modulating vocals or speech using melodic plays or chord progressions.
Lector combines simplicity and ease of use with truly high quality audio signal processing. The ergonomic design of the user interface provides for some special and unusual parameters, which allows you to control the process of creating and rethinking sound material to the smallest detail. Waldorf’s legendary multi-mode filter with 12 dB or 24 dB slope is prominent. The Lector also has a built-in “whitening filter” – apparently, we are talking about mixing small doses of white noise, – F.), located in the circuit of the device before the vocoder module. It can be very useful when you are using the Lector to vocalize choirs or vocal samples. The three-band equalizer is used to correct the frequency response of the generated signal.
The integrated 16-voice synthesizer consists of two oscillators with traditional analog waveforms such as sine, triangle, sawtooth, square, sample & hold, noise, and also has the ability to load samples or multisamples, and FM and ring modulation modules will help enrich the sound of the vocoder across the entire spectrum. There is also a traditional set of post effects modules used to complement the vocoder sound – warm, analog tube overdrive, transistor distortion, clipper, six-voice chorus / flanger, synchronized stereo delay, and realistic reverb.