16 Channel Vocoder
Legendarisk analog vocoder med 16-kanaler (50Hz - 5080Hz), Sample/Hold, External Patch, Hiss & Buzz m.m. Tillverkad för hand i Asheville, USA.
The Moog Vocoder Returns
After more than 40 years, Moog Music has resumed production of the highly sought-after Moog 16 Channel Vocoder.
The history of the vocoder is as unique as the sound it produces.
In the 1930s, Bell Labs introduced the technology as a telecommunications device that could deconstruct the most fundamental elements of human speech and then reconstruct a new electronically synthesized voice. During WWII, the US military used this advancement to electronically encode classified audio messages that could be reconstituted on the receiving end.
Over the following decades, music technologies would explore the artistic applications of the vocoder, whose robotic vocal articulations would soon find their way into mainstream music, television, films, and games. The influential sound machine has been used by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Dr. Dre, Kraftwerk, Daft Punk and many more.
The Moog 16 Channel Vocoder, originally introduced in 1978 (and heard most famously on the title track of Giorgio Moroder’s E=MC2), has been used to transmute vocals, transform synthesizers, and electronically encode sound for decades.
With the instrument’s reintroduction, Moog Music has gone to great lengths to ensure that this distinct electronic voice carries on. Derived from the original vintage schematic, the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder’s analog voice circuits are hand-soldered at the Moog Factory in Asheville, North Carolina to preserve the original instrument’s classic sound. Updated mechanical connectors and a modern power supply improve reliability and long-term serviceability while ensuring that the analog soul of this instrument—and its unique character and idiosyncrasies—remains unchanged.
- Processor Type: Vocoder
- Analog/Digital: Analog
- Number of Channels: 16 (50Hz - 5080Hz)
- Form: Desktop and Rackmountable
- Effects: Sample/Hold, External Patch, Hiss & Buzz
- Analog Inputs: x1 Carrier Audio, x1 Program Audio, x16 Filter Band CV, x3 Footswitchable (Sample/Hold, Patch Select, Bypass)
- Analog Outputs: x1 Main Output Audio, 16x Filter Band CV
- Power Source: External power supply, 120/240 VAC input, 12VDC @ 3A output