VOCODER LIST by syntheiszerforum @ moogulatorium
Voice Coder = Vocoder – analyses frequency ranges from the original and transforms it to another frequency section
Note: Kraftwerk used a machine called Votrax (Siemens), its a phonetic Generator, so it is NO Vocoder.. but of course they also used vocoders (a lot)..
Homer Dudleys VODER is one of the first made (late 1930ies/ very early 1940s)
(the vocoder was invented for the war (again) to encode and decode spoken messages..)
more about vocoders and what they do.. below..
Korg VC10 1978/79 – 8 band, not routeable, (D) nicht routbar
Korg vc10 vocoder .. eg used by Cabaret Voltaire..
EMS Vocoder 3000 – route-able, 16 band – hi-end!..
and the big one: EMS vocoder 5000.
Doepfer Vocoder from the A100 System, routeable, (13+2) bands
MAM VF11 (new one)
Analog Lab Vocoder
(new, from france, 32 band vocoder but not routable, hi quality – (D) neu, aber gut aus F, 32 band, nicht routbar)
Analog Lab from france, 32 bands with LFO
not too many controls but very good sound quality!
and SVC350 on top of this rack:
click to enlarge..
# Roland SPV-355 (no pic)
Dynacord SRV66 Vocoder
a picture from my site, click here…jpg
Sennheiser Vocoder VSM201
made in 1978
this is a luxury 20bands vocoder
of course only the „creme de la creme“ used THIS, because it is really not cheap.. kraftwerk!manual can be found here.
as you can see: you can assign all bands freely and tune it!!
the „voice coder = vocoder“ is not only for „robotic“ voices like kraftwerk did. It’s also interesting for rhythmic sound sources.
you won’t worry about speech clearness anymore..
the vocoder was first a military device to encode speech signals.. but now „human kind“ uses vocoders for music! also a good thing!
..more to come..
lots of audio demos here:
another vocoder page
list of all polyphonic real analog synthesizers?
re-compiled by synthesizerforum