Re: vocoders (not the best... but worth it's price)

From nc0839
Sent Thu, Jan 1st 1998, 05:38

Another useful vocoder is found in the Boss SE70. The SE70 has a 20 pole
vocoder that to my ears sounds pretty good. I hooked up a friends unit in
the studio one day, driving it with a CAD mic and a poly61M as the sound
source. The quality was realy suprising considering the unit was purchased
for $350 used and has a host of other useful effects to boot.

The SE50 has a vocoder in it (8 pole), but it suffers from the same low
fidelity problems as the PAIA. Although these unit's are fun to play with
they aren't as nice as the Bode or Synton unit's but they are very cost
effective. (As I have a PAIA vocoder myself)


> From: JPM <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: vocoders
> Date: Wednesday, December 31, 1997 10:03 PM
> >I was always wondering what vocoder(s) Kraftwerk used to get their
> >voices?
> I recently spoke to wolfgang flur about the kraftwerk vocoder collection
> says they have one of just about everything.They generally use the
> Sennheiser,and the EMS 5000. they are very good friends with Ludwig
Rheberg of
> EMS Germany who does a few mods for them here and there.Recently they
> (actually Florian) has been working with Deiter Doepfer in development of
> Doepfer Vocoder.They have been analysing and testing his various vocoders
> putting the better designs in the doepfer design.Most of the voices you
> on krafterk albums are generated by speach synths as well as vocders .
> actually has applied for a few patents on speech synth designs.
> >I have herd that the Synton SPX 216 vocoder is a great one if you can
>find it.
> this was actually their cheapest model. I think the even OEM'ed it to
> >Or you might try doing what Wendy Carlos did.
> the wendy carlos vocoder was a ctually a group of high db ( this is very
> important)fixed frequency notch filters with cv control. well there's
more to
> it than that but thats the short version.
> as far as the best for the price ,i'd probably say the MAM VF-11 (aka
> is the best ,and cheapest @ $500 US. It sounds VERY German like the
> sennheiser. The record list on my page has a listing of wich vocoders
> used on wich records. this is a good way to hear them.
> for more info on vocoders check out my vocod'o'rama page below
> -- 
> Jason.......
> JPM@_the_pygmy_taxi_corp
> vocod_o_rama