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Moog 16 Channel Vocoder

2020 Year Remake  

moog vocoder

"Remake of the classic iconic  16 bands vocoder from the 1978 Vocoder (Bode)"


HISTORY  The Moog Factory in Ashevill has resumed production of the iconic Moog 16 Channel Vocoder (bode) an instrument which continuously analyzes the timbral characteristics of one sound (Program) and impresses these timbral characteristics upon a second signal (Carrier). Originally introduced in 1978, and famously heard on Giorgio Moroder’s E=MC2, this model has been used to transmute vocals, transform synthesizers, and electronically encode sound for over 40 years. Derived from the original vintage schematic to preserve that classic 1978 sound as close as possible with modern mechanical connectors and a reliable power supply.
-> Previous year, Moog released a DIY vocoder never went in production the Moog Spectravox

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SYNTHESIS The Moog 16 Channel Vocoder offers 16 patchable bands ranging from 50 to 5,080 Hz for optimal encoding of the fundamental spectral characteristics of the human voice. In addition, a selectable DIRECT mode passes an additional high frequency channel (above 5,080 Hz) to the vocoder output for better degree of vocal intelligibility. 

Sample & Hold pressing this function, the tonal characteristics of that sound will be held until the switch is returned to the out position. This function is particularly useful in creating sustained vocal phrases without pausing for breath and can be controlled via remote footswitch. 

Hiss, Buzz, and Balance Selectable Hiss (sibilance), Buzz (plosive), and Balance controls allow you to fine tune the fundamental details of aelectronic voice. features six shapes (sinewave, triangle, sawtooth, pulse, random, smooth random), frequency can be slaved to midi clock with variable time dividers. Also special retrig mode of free flown. Destinations can be set freely also to matrix modulation

PATCHBAY  it is possible to patch the vocoder with other analog gear, or create unusual “cross patches,” allowing you to select any frequency range of the Program and impose those characteristics upon any frequency range of the Carrier. 
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Moog Vocoder  Specifications

  • Brand: moog Music
  • Year: 2020
  • Country: United States of America
  • Processor Type: Analog  technology

  • Number of Channels: 16
  • Form: Desktop or Rack-Mountable (4 units)
  • Splits the carrier signal into 16 frequency bands (50Hz–5,080Hz)
  • Effects: Sample/Hold, External Patch, Hiss & Buzz
  • Analog Inputs: 1 Carrier Audio, 1 Program Audio, 16 Filter Band CV, 3 Footswitchable (Sample/Hold, Patch Select, Bypass)
  • Analog Outputs: 1 Main Output Audio, 16 x Filter Band CV
  • Power source: external power supply, 120/240 VAC input, 12VDC @ 3A output
  • Manufacturer Part Number: MOD-EFF-VOC-01
  • Dimensions 23" x 19" x 14" /  17.8 x 38.9 x 43.9 cm
  • Weight: 23 pounds / 7.9 kg
  • Power Source: External Power Supply, 120/240 VAC
    Output: 12 VDC at 3 A
    Power Usage: 16 W at 12 VDC

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