Here's how to select one of the RADIAS' vocoder programs and try out some of the vocoder function.
On the front panel, functions labeled in white characters on a dark background are vocoder param-
Playing a vocoder program
Before you connect a mic, set the AUDIO IN [2/VOICE] knob to the 0 position.
Connect the mic that came with your RADIAS to the CONDENSER MIC jack.
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Set the rear panel [SOURCE SELECT] switch to CONDENSER MIC.
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Turn on the power of the RADIAS.
Select a program from the vocoder category.
The TIMBRE SELECT [VOCODER] button will be lit for
programs that use the vocoder. In addition, there will
be a "V" symbol at the right of the program name
shown in the display.
Some of the factory programs do not use an external
input as the modulator source for the vocoder. In this
example we're trying to use the vocoder with the con-
nected mic, so select a program that uses the external
input. How can you tell? Choose a vocoder program
that does not produce sound when you play the keyboard (without talking into the microphone).
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Press the [VOCODER] button so that the front panel knobs and buttons will control the
Speak or sing into the mic, and use the AUDIO IN 2 knob to adjust the input level.
Adjust the level so that the LED above the AUDIO IN 2 knob does not light red.
You can turn up the AMP [DIRECT LEVEL] knob to hear the direct sound from the microphone.
This lets you make adjustments while listening to the incoming signal.
While you speak or sing into the mic, play the keyboard.
The sound processed by the vocoder effect will be output.
If you have difﬁculty hearing the result, try adjusting the MIXER [SRC1] knob.
If you are playing the RADIAS on its own without connecting its dedicated keyboard, you can set
the 16KEYS [SELECT] button to KEYBOARD, and use the 16KEYS – to play the sound.