Best analog Vocoder

  • I'm looking for an analog vocoder...no software, I want the warmer sound...any suggestions would be appreciated!...??


    ps: I'm a newby at this.

  • i guess you can't go wrong with this classic:


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    ...used in many oldschool electro classics like Freestyle "Its automatic" etc.
    going out at ebay for 500~700 USD i think.



    there are many others of course. how much do you want to spend? :)




    one thats 'a little' more expensive:


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    :D :cylon:

  • My range is pretty much that...$500-$700, and I really don't want to spend anymore. By those samples you've given me, I think I like the classic Roland SVC-350 better than that other one. 8)

  • Quote from scherben;17511

    I know of someone selling a Korg Electribe with a vocoder on it for c. £350

    I would have to look into what a Korg Electribe is first...like I said, I'm pretty new at this, but with all the momentum to learn. :D

  • i dont think any of the electribes (korg groove-boxes) have a vocoder on them...i think scherben may be thinking of the microkorg. the vocoder on thats isnt so good (and its not analog either, its VA). the SVC-350 is the best analog vocoder for non-silly money imo. you'll need a synth to plug into it to act as a carrier (pretty much anything'll do the job)

  • Quote from ChristianRock;17517

    i dont think any of the electribes (korg groove-boxes) have a vocoder on them...i think scherben may be thinking of the microkorg. the vocoder on thats isnt so good (and its not analog either, its VA). the SVC-350 is the best analog vocoder for non-silly money imo. you'll need a synth to plug into it to act as a carrier (pretty much anything'll do the job)


    I don't doubt you're correct, I was speaking from memory, which was a stupid thing to do :)


    I apologise for my ignorance

  • Quote from electrofunk;18250

    Personally I'd like to know which vocoder was used on the new Blasteroids EP, it's one of the best electro voices i've heard so far :cylon:


    I have a sneaky feeling the vocoder used is the Matrix vocoder.
    Its the one Kraftwerk have been using on recent tours.
    It's a fantastic vocoder!!



    :cylon:

  • this weekend i came across a dynacord srv 66 vocoder for 100€ and this little thing sounds really good. its from 81 or 82 and should be the same as a syntovox 2.. vocoder. real analog sound with a big bass fundament in your vocodervoice. dont know if there exist a video or something.

  • Quote from etekker;18542

    this weekend i came across a dynacord srv 66 vocoder for 100€ and this little thing sounds really good. its from 81 or 82 and should be the same as a syntovox 2.. vocoder. real analog sound with a big bass fundament in your vocodervoice. dont know if there exist a video or something.


    no way!!...100€?? you´re a lucky man :)


    i´m looking for the srv 66 for some time now, they aren´t easy to get. not that complex like a svc-350, but it sounds so great.
    if you wanna sell it let me know! ;)


    cheers

  • Quote from actionjetzon;18594

    no way!!...100€?? you´re a lucky man :)


    i´m looking for the srv 66 for some time now, they aren´t easy to get. not that complex like a svc-350, but it sounds so great.
    if you wanna sell it let me know! ;)


    cheers


    it was in a second hand store and the seller wanted 200€, but at the end we came to 100€...
    sorry action, no chance for getting it from me. i felt in love with the voco after testing it for 10 minutes...its sound so different like the svc 350..... :*

  • Quote from etekker;18608

    it was in a second hand store and the seller wanted 200€, but at the end we came to 100€...
    sorry action, no chance for getting it from me. i felt in love with the voco after testing it for 10 minutes...its sound so different like the svc 350..... :*


    that´s cool man, even 200€ would have been a really good price.
    i totally understand, wouldn´t pass it too
    cheers

  • Quote from etekker;18542

    this weekend i came across a dynacord srv 66 vocoder for 100€ and this little thing sounds really good. its from 81 or 82 and should be the same as a syntovox 2.. vocoder. real analog sound with a big bass fundament in your vocodervoice. dont know if there exist a video or something.

    Your definitely very lucky to have found it for that price!


    Look how much this guy is selling it for...


    http://www.macmusic.org/ads/vi…rd-SRV-66-Vocoder-vintage

  • Any of you have experience with the MAM VF-11? I've heard good things about it but you never know. I could get one for around 150-200 Eur. I'm looking for the deep yet clear, raspy sound, and can't really afford 500 bucks upwards.

  • The MAM VF-11 is a great starter vocoder. I have used mine mostly as a filter bank, but with some tweaking and patience you can achieve some nice sounding vocoder effects. Just keep in mind, this tihng has no MIDI nor stereo output, although i hear you can take two of these and process stereo audio.


    For the money, i think its a good choice. Also, there may be some demo's of the VF-11 on YouTube.


    Peace.

  • Thanks for the tip dje, it's on ebay running out tonight. The factory demo is the funniest gear demo I had in a while:


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    The beat, the "lyrics", the accent :ugly: :headspin:



    Looks like if it sounds decent when you take care of the input signals.

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