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I have a couple Talk Box Questions.

Post by basic303 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:06 am

So I'm starting up a group with a couple of my friends, and we're mostly gonna play old school electro. Stuff like ZAPP, Newcleus, Egyptian Lover, etc.. So I thought this would be a good excuse to finally buy a DX100 and a talk box, to get that classic Roger Troutman Sound.

Now, two questions.

Would it make more sense to make my own talk box, or buy one, and if I were to buy one which model should I get?

and

If I were to hook the talk box into my Roland JX-3P would I be able to somewhat duplicate that classic Roland Vocoder sound?
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Re: I have a couple Talk Box Questions.

Post by Z » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:18 am

I've always been intriqued about building my own talk box after seeing the "Ghetto Talk Box" video on YouTube. I showed my late wife the video and she was even interested in building one with me. Coulda, shoulda, woulda...

I aquired a Rocktron Banshee II with a lot of gear I purchased on CraigsList. It was fund to play with, but I was only able to get wah wah type of sounds from it. I found it very difficult to get recognizable speach from it. I'm sure it takes a lot of practice. Since I prefer vocoders, I traded it to a fellow VSE'r.

IMPORTANT:

Talk Boxes and Vocoders are not the same and do not sound the same. They are both interesting, though.

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Re: I have a couple Talk Box Questions.

Post by Esus » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:56 am

As far as the classic Peter Frampton sound, this is what you want:

http://www.jimdunlop.com/index.php?page ... pip&id=287

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Re: I have a couple Talk Box Questions.

Post by Fogflip » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:07 am

omg great video was cracking up the entire time but very informative. On topic i use a banshe talk-box it gets the job done not great but not bad.
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Re: I have a couple Talk Box Questions.

Post by basic303 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:52 am

Is there a good, reasonably priced vocoder on the market?
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Re: I have a couple Talk Box Questions.

Post by EmptySet » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:50 am

Esus wrote:As far as the classic Peter Frampton sound, this is what you want:
http://www.jimdunlop.com/index.php?page ... pip&id=287
Indeed! And Heil even lives in my neighborhood. Go Bob!

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Re: I have a couple Talk Box Questions.

Post by Esus » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:22 pm

EmptySet wrote:
Esus wrote:As far as the classic Peter Frampton sound, this is what you want:
http://www.jimdunlop.com/index.php?page ... pip&id=287
Indeed! And Heil even lives in my neighborhood. Go Bob!
I met him back in the mid -'70s. A pretty unassuming guy, considering how many innovations he brought to sound reinforcement.

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