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Lector is a vocoder with superior intelligibility and performance. The 100 band stereo vocoder core is flanked by a synthesizer section on the left and a rich effects section on the right. The intensities of up to 100 frequency bands in the analysis section control the same number of stereo bandpass filters in the synthesis filter bank using envelope followers with adjustable attack and decay. The integrated synthesizer or an external source serves as carrier signal and is fed into the synthesis filter bank. Besides the effects section, there are numerous features that make this vocoder unique.

Robot voices, whispering strings, talking drum loops, rhythmic pads, the resonant ringing of bells, dripping water – the possibilities are all but infinite. With a quick tweak here and there, the Lector turns any incoming signal into novel sounds and effects. Tremendously versatile, the Lector puts in your hands a sonic toolset for a wide range of diverse applications. Just about anything goes, from distorting the human voice to adding subtle harmonies to lead vocals and getting creative with movie soundtracks.

The analysis filter bank splits the incoming audio signal into as many as 100 frequency bands, the intensity of which modulates the volume levels of an equal number of band-pass filters in the synthesis filter bank. The integrated 16-voice synthesizer or an external source provides the input signal for the synthesis filter bank. This lets you do fun things like apply a melody line or chord sequence to articulate vocals or speech.

When we set out to develop the Lector, we looked long and hard at what it takes to make a powerful vocoder tick. This why you will find on the ergonomic user interface some special features and unusual parameters that let you tweak even the most minute details. The fabled Waldorf multimode filter with slope of 12dB or 24dB features prominently. You also get a whitening filter that bleaches the signal before it is colored by the vocoder. This comes in very handy when you’re processing choir and voice samples. A three-band equalizer serves to boost and cut whatever frequencies of the generated signal you wish to target.

The integrated 16-voice synthesizer sports two oscillators with quintessential analog waveforms such as sine, triangle, sawtooth, and square with variable pulse width, sample & hold and noise, as well as freely loadable single and multi-samples. FM and ring modulation enrich the vocoder’s signal with further overtone spectra. The Lector also offers a selection of typical effects used to refine vocoder signals – tube overdrive, transistor distortion and hard clipping, six-voice chorus / flanger, synchronizable stereo delay, and realistic reverb.

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Specifications

Specifications

Features:

  • 3 to 100 band Vocoder
  • Adjustable range of Analysis Filter Bank
  • Adjustable offsets and LFO modulation of Synthesis Filter Bank
  • 3-band Equalizer with variable mid band
  • Individual Compressors for Speech and Carrier signal
  • Voiced / Unvoiced Detector
  • Overdrive (types Tube, Diode, Clip)
  • Stereo Chorus / Flanger, 2 to 6 stages
  • Stereo Delay, syncronizable
  • Reverb
  • Sidechain input (VST 3 and Audio Unit)
  • Carrier plug-in (VST 2)

6-voice Synthesizer (per voice):

  • Polyphonic, Monophonic or Free-Running2 Oscillators, waveforms sine, triangle, sawtooth, pulse with pulse width modulation, sample&hold, noise, single and multi sample playback
  •  FM
  • Ring Modulation
  • Portamento / Glissando
  • 1 Filter, types Lowpass, Bandpass, Highpass, Notch (12dB and 24dB), Whitening
  • 1 LFO, synchronizable, waveforms sine, triangle, sawtooth, square, sample&hold, noise
  • 2 AR envelopes

System Requirements

Windows

  • Microsoft Windows – 7, 8.1 & 10
  • Intel or AMD based PC
  • 64 MB free RAM
  • 200 MB free hard disk space
  • 32 & 64 bit – VST 2 or VST 3 Host, such as :
    •  Steinberg Cubase 7, 8, 9, 10
    •  Steinberg Nuendo 7, 8, 9, 10
    •  Bitwig Studio 2, 3
    •  Ableton Live 9, 10
    •  Presonus Studio One 3, 4
    •  Native Instruments Maschine 2 or Komplete Kontrol

Mac

  • Apple OSX – 10.9.5, 10.10.5, 10.11.6 and 10.12.x or higher, also
    Catalina 10.15
  • Intel-based Mac
  • 64 MB free RAM
  • 200 MB disk space
  • 32 & 64 bit – VST2, VST3 and AU Host, such as :
    •  Steinberg Cubase 7, 8, 9, 10
    • Nuendo 7, 8, 9, 10
    • Bitwig Studio 2,3
    • Ableton Live 9, 10
    • Presonus Studio One 3, 4
    • Apple Logic X
    • Native Instruments Maschine 2 or Komplete Kontrol
  • Features:
    • 3 to 100 band Vocoder
    • Adjustable range of Analysis Filter Bank
    • Adjustable offsets and LFO modulation of Synthesis Filter Bank
    • 3-band Equalizer with variable mid band
    • Individual Compressors for Speech and Carrier signal
    • Voiced / Unvoiced Detector
    • Overdrive (types Tube, Diode, Clip)
    • Stereo Chorus / Flanger, 2 to 6 stages
    • Stereo Delay, syncronizable
    • Reverb
    • Sidechain input (VST 3 and Audio Unit)
    • Carrier plug-in (VST 2)

    6-voice Synthesizer (per voice):

    • Polyphonic, Monophonic or Free-Running2 Oscillators, waveforms sine, triangle, sawtooth, pulse with pulse width modulation, sample&hold, noise, single and multi sample playback
    •  FM
    • Ring Modulation
    • Portamento / Glissando
    • 1 Filter, types Lowpass, Bandpass, Highpass, Notch (12dB and 24dB), Whitening
    • 1 LFO, synchronizable, waveforms sine, triangle, sawtooth, square, sample&hold, noise
    • 2 AR envelopes

Systemanforderungen:

Windows

  • Microsoft Windows –  7, 8 & 10
  • Intel or AMD basierter PC mit min. 1 Ghz
  • Graphikkarte – GPU mit min. OpenGL 2.1
  • Min. 2 GB RAM-Speicher
  • 750 MB freien Festplattenspeicher
  • 32 & 64 bit – VST 2, VST 3 or AAX Host, wie :

– Steinberg Cubase 6 oder neuer
– Avid ProTools 11 oder neuer
– Bitwig Studio
– Ableton Live 9 oder neuer
– Presonus Studio One 2 oder neuer

  • Internetverbindung für Lizenzaktivierung


Mac

  • Apple OSX – 10.9.5, 10.10.5, 10.11.6 and 10.12.x oder höher
  • macOS Catalina 10.15, Big Sur 11.0
  • Intel-based Mac  – Apple Silicon Macs
  • Graphikkarte – GPU mit min. OpenGL 2.1
  • 2 GB freien RAM-Speicher
  • 750 MB freien Festplattenspeicher
  • 32 & 64 bit – VST2, VST3, AU and AAX Host, wie :         – – Steinberg Cubase 6 oder neuer, Avid ProTools 11 oder neuer, Bitwig Studio, Ableton Live 9 oder neuer, Presonus Studio One 2 oder neuer

Tutorial

Tutorial

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Sound Demos

Sound Demos

go to Waldorf Music SoundCloud

Pictures

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FAQ + Download Area

FAQ + Download Area

We answer your most frequently asked questions about Lector

We answer your most frequently asked questions about Lector
Where can I download my software2022-12-02T12:17:03+01:00

Log in to your “my waldorf” account and select “License keys”. Here you will find an overview of your activated licences and the required download links.

Where do I find my software licenses2022-12-02T12:30:17+01:00

Log in to your “my waldorf” account and select “License keys”. Here you will find an overview of your activated licences and the required download links.

Where can I find the manual2022-12-02T14:11:54+01:00

At the end of the FAQ list you’ll find a download link.

How can I redeem my coupon code2022-12-04T19:02:38+01:00

This also applies to software coupon codes (incl. License SL) purchased from a third-party supplier.

Go to the shop, select your product and add it to the shopping cart. Open the shopping cart and enter your coupon code in the respective field. Click on “Apply Coupon”. After the purchase has been completed, you will find your licences and further information under “Licence keys”

I have purchased a Waldorf plugin before December 2016. Now I want to install the software again, but the eLicenser registration process does not work and the software cannot be installed.2022-12-02T12:37:12+01:00

We made a system change in December 2016. Since then, we no longer work with the eLicenser, but use an in-house licensing system. It is no longer possible to carry out new installations with an eLicenser.

If you need a new licence, please contact our support:

support@waldorfmusic.com

Which licensing system is being used and how often can I install the software?2022-12-02T12:48:40+01:00

We use our own in-house licensing system which is fully software based. A dongle is not neccessary. Our software can not be installed using an eLicenser anymore.

With the purchase of one license, the software can be installed and used on up to 3 computers simultaneously.

The activation of my plugin doesn’t work.2022-12-02T12:56:17+01:00

Enter the activation info manually, not with copy and paste.

Please load the plugin in another DAW. On Mac, you can use Garageband. On Windows, you may use the free VSTHOST/SAVIHost. Activate it there and then load it again from the DAW that you normally use.

I have downloaded and installed the software, but I can’t open or execute it anywhere.2022-12-02T13:01:52+01:00

Our plugins are made to be used as an instrument in a DAW, like Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic, Bitwig etc. You can call up the plugins within those programs. Runnin them as a standalone application is not possible. The Waldorf Edition contains 3 plugins (Attack, PPG2 and D-Pole). Attack and PPG must be loaded as instruments and D-Pole as audio FX.

I can’t install your software on my Mac! The file I’ve downloaded isn’t executable, my system tells me: Can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.2022-12-02T13:21:13+01:00

Right-click (Ctrl+click) the package you’ve downloaded, and select Open or go on Open with and choose the standard installation program. Now click on Open in the next pop-up and the installation will start.

Further information can be found here.

Lector does not show any of the presets.2022-12-02T15:01:39+01:00

Click on the Home link in the upper right corner. Download the presets from the download section and copy them into the installation directory of Lector. In some cases, you will have to import the presets in the preset administration of your DAW or within Lector’s own preset browser.

I want to sell my software license to someone else, is that possible and how do I do that?2022-12-02T12:27:18+01:00

A license transfer is possible.

Make sure that your license is on our current system. This is the case when your license shows up in myWaldorf at My Software.
Sell your license to another person. After the sale, send a message using the support form. Your message must contain:

  • which software you want to transfer
  • a copy of the invoice or a proof of purchase of your software purchase
  • the e-mail address that has been used to register the license on you and
  • the e-mail address and name from the person who now owns the license

We will check if everything is OK and then transfer the license to the new owner.

Where can I download my software2022-12-02T12:17:03+01:00

Log in to your “my waldorf” account and select “License keys”. Here you will find an overview of your activated licences and the required download links.

Where do I find my software licenses2022-12-02T12:30:17+01:00

Log in to your “my waldorf” account and select “License keys”. Here you will find an overview of your activated licences and the required download links.

Where can I find the manual2022-12-02T14:11:54+01:00

At the end of the FAQ list you’ll find a download link.

How can I redeem my coupon code2022-12-04T19:02:38+01:00

This also applies to software coupon codes (incl. License SL) purchased from a third-party supplier.

Go to the shop, select your product and add it to the shopping cart. Open the shopping cart and enter your coupon code in the respective field. Click on “Apply Coupon”. After the purchase has been completed, you will find your licences and further information under “Licence keys”

I have purchased a Waldorf plugin before December 2016. Now I want to install the software again, but the eLicenser registration process does not work and the software cannot be installed.2022-12-02T12:37:12+01:00

We made a system change in December 2016. Since then, we no longer work with the eLicenser, but use an in-house licensing system. It is no longer possible to carry out new installations with an eLicenser.

If you need a new licence, please contact our support:

support@waldorfmusic.com

Which licensing system is being used and how often can I install the software?2022-12-02T12:48:40+01:00

We use our own in-house licensing system which is fully software based. A dongle is not neccessary. Our software can not be installed using an eLicenser anymore.

With the purchase of one license, the software can be installed and used on up to 3 computers simultaneously.

The activation of my plugin doesn’t work.2022-12-02T12:56:17+01:00

Enter the activation info manually, not with copy and paste.

Please load the plugin in another DAW. On Mac, you can use Garageband. On Windows, you may use the free VSTHOST/SAVIHost. Activate it there and then load it again from the DAW that you normally use.

I have downloaded and installed the software, but I can’t open or execute it anywhere.2022-12-02T13:01:52+01:00

Our plugins are made to be used as an instrument in a DAW, like Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic, Bitwig etc. You can call up the plugins within those programs. Runnin them as a standalone application is not possible. The Waldorf Edition contains 3 plugins (Attack, PPG2 and D-Pole). Attack and PPG must be loaded as instruments and D-Pole as audio FX.

I can’t install your software on my Mac! The file I’ve downloaded isn’t executable, my system tells me: Can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.2022-12-02T13:21:13+01:00

Right-click (Ctrl+click) the package you’ve downloaded, and select Open or go on Open with and choose the standard installation program. Now click on Open in the next pop-up and the installation will start.

Further information can be found here.

Lector does not show any of the presets.2022-12-02T15:01:39+01:00

Click on the Home link in the upper right corner. Download the presets from the download section and copy them into the installation directory of Lector. In some cases, you will have to import the presets in the preset administration of your DAW or within Lector’s own preset browser.

I want to sell my software license to someone else, is that possible and how do I do that?2022-12-02T12:27:18+01:00

A license transfer is possible.

Make sure that your license is on our current system. This is the case when your license shows up in myWaldorf at My Software.
Sell your license to another person. After the sale, send a message using the support form. Your message must contain:

  • which software you want to transfer
  • a copy of the invoice or a proof of purchase of your software purchase
  • the e-mail address that has been used to register the license on you and
  • the e-mail address and name from the person who now owns the license

We will check if everything is OK and then transfer the license to the new owner.

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Manuals

Manual

Other Downloads

how to install (pdf)
VST3 presets
au presets

Any Questions?

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