PIPE is a voice, breath, mouth-controlled dynamic FX processor and synthesiser, capable of transforming your voice into a powerful effect, beat, lead or soundscape synthesiser. Offering unprecedented levels of vocal processing, “truly expanding the traditional boundaries of singing” says creators SOMA Laboratory.
PIPE has 12 different algorithms: Orpheus, Filterra, Synth, Reverb, Madelay, Pulse, Bassdrum (Three Versions), Octava, Generator, Harcho! Watch the videos below to learn more.
Vlad Kreimer explains a little more about the inspiration behind the PIPE voice synthesiser. “I’m a composer of electronic music and I always wanted to use my voice, but I’m not a great singer. The biggest problem for me was trying to sing with lyrics. I can write either a text with good sense but it will not be poetic, or I can write a good melody for singing but then it’s hard to attach meaningful text to it. So instead, I began using my voice as a lead instrument or as a coloured sound cloud. Soon I realised that what I actually wanted was to sing like a synthesizer. But there were needed new sound possibilities for it.
The search started for a way to make this dream a reality, and this led me to design the vocal contact mic used in the PIPE. It was the decisive step in the development because this mic made possible the type of sonic explorations with my voice that I was looking for. Then I decided to add a dynamic FX processor, programmed specifically for processing signals from the mic.”
For more details on purchasing options jump over to the SOMA Laboratory website by following the link below where the PIPE is available to purchase priced at €450.