Moog Vocoder 16 Channel Vocoder – Analog Signal Processor

Resuming production, the Moog Vocoder is a highly sought-after 16 Channel Vocoder. Continuously analyzing the timbral characteristics of one sound (Program), and impressing the timbral characteristics upon a second signal (Carrier). Originally introduced in 1978, the Vocoder 16 was famously heard on Giorgio Moroder’s E=MC 2. Used to transmute vocals, transform synthesizers, and electronically encode sound for over 40 years.

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Moog VOCODER 16

Resuming production, the Moog Vocoder is a highly sought-after 16 Channel Vocoder. Continuously analyzing the timbral characteristics of one sound (Program), and impressing the timbral characteristics upon a second signal (Carrier). Originally introduced in 1978, the Vocoder 16 was famously heard on Giorgio Moroder’s E=MC 2. Used to transmute vocals, transform synthesizers, and electronically encode sound for over 40 years.

Today, Moog continues to ensure that the distinct electronic voice of the Vocoder 16 carries on. Derived from the original vintage schematic, the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder’s analog voice circuits are hand soldered at Moog’s factory; preserving the classic 1978 sound. Sporting updated mechanical connectors and a modern power supply, the Moog Vocoder improves reliability and long-term serviceability. All while ensuring that the analog soul of this instrument and it’s unique character and idiosyncrasies remain unchanged.

Moog Vocoder – 16 Bands

Offering 16 patchable bands ranging from 50 to 5,080 Hz for the optimal encoding of the fundamental characteristics of the human voice. Additionally, a selectable DIRECT mode passes an additional high-frequency channel (above 5,080 Hz) to the vocoder output. Giving you an even greater degree of vocal intelligibility.

Although you’d traditionally associate vocoders with vocal effects; the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder’s ultra-fast response time means its also useful for percussive sounds.

Sample & Hold

Furthermore, when you articulate a sound and press the Sample/Hold switch; the tonal characteristics will hold until you return the switch to its original position. A function that’s particularly useful in creating sustained vocal phrases all without pausing for breath. You can also control this function via the remote footswitch.

External Patch

What’s more, the Moog Vocoder comes complete with included patch cords. Allowing you to interconnect this powerful 16 Channel Vocoder with any of your other analog gear. As well as create unusual “cross-patches” that allow you to select any frequency range of the Program. Then, impose those characteristics upon any frequency range of the Carrier.

Hiss, Buzz, and Balance

Additionally, the inclusion of Hiss (sibilance), Buzz (plosive), and Balance controls allow you to fine-tune the finer details of your voice.

Moog Vocoder Footswitch

On top of that, giving you even more control is the ability to use a footswitch. So you can use the Sample/Hold, External Patch, and effect Status parameters remotely during live performances!

Above all, the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder is perfect for dialing in beautiful accompaniments; expressive melodic voicings; and lush analog articulations. So its an extremely powerful tool for exploring analog sound design!

 

 

  • 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
  • Desktop and rack-mountable unit, hand-wired in Asheville, NC

Processor Type: Vocoder
Analog/Digital: Analog
Number of Channels: 16
Form: Desktop and Rackmountable
Effects: Vocoder with 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
Power Usage: 16W at 12VDC
Height: 17cm
Depth: 45cm
Width: 50cm
Weight: ~8kg

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.