Vocoder V - How to setup a USB Microphone as audio input?

Here is how to set your USB microphone as the audio input using Vocoder V.

How you do it depends on whether you use the Vocoder V as a standalone instrument, or if you use it in a DAW.

It also depends on your setup; the setup is slightly different on Windows and Mac OS.

As a first step, please configure you operating system.

On Windows, you will first have to download ASIO4ALL, to use it as your ASIO Driver.

Once ASIO4ALL is selected in your Audio Midi Settings, open the the control panel and enable the desired input and output.

This way, you will be able to use your USB microphone with the Vocoder V.

On Mac, you'll have to first go in OSX audio midi setup and create an aggregate device with desired audio output and input.


If you don't know how to create an aggregate device, please refer to Apple's support page.

Once done, you can use it in the Vocoder in standalone mode.

Note: Make sure that you've given the right accesses and authorizations to the Vocoder in your System Preferences.

Click on the upper left menu, on Audio Midi Settings.

The window shown below will appear:


From there, you will be able to choose your audio input.

You need to create two different tracks:

  • A MIDI track with your Vocoder V as a VST3 plugin (won't be handled with other formats).

  • An audio track, with your microphone

And then to send the output of the audio track to the Midi track where your Vocoder is.

To set your USB microphone as the audio input using Vocoder V you can also use the dedicated "Side-chain" input which may be accessible on top of the interface depending on the DAW used.

E.G through "Ableton LIVE":


If you still have doubts about the whole process, the Vocoder instrument also embeds dedicated tutorials for these aspects in the "Help" section: