I still have my original Roland VP-330 (Vocoder Plus) analog vocoder and in excellent condition. (recently had it overhauled. like new again. sweet!) It may be a limited "dinosaur", |
but I wouldn't even dream of getting rid of it, ever. Beautiful vintage analogue instrument that still works / sounds great and "warm". Plus, I still love keyboards a lot. I have barely ever used it for vocals and have mainly run other instruments thru it. (drum machines, sequenced synths, whatever).
Also, the wonderfully cheezy "human voice" and "strings" sections are fab and can often mix / blend well with what is being fed thru the vocoder, and the "human voice" and "strings" sections have their own mix level controls, along with the separate input level / output mix levels controls for the vocoder function. And it also has an Ensemble ("chorus") effect and a (LFO) Vibrato with depth, delay, and rate control. 49 keys. WOOD body! ("organic"!) It doesn't get too much more "analogue" than that! :-)
Still no Ableton......yet. But, that now appears to be on my not so distant horizon. Eventually. ($ is the main hang up / delay. Sound "familiar"?)
It'll be a welcome addition to 'La Familia Aethyr World". "The best of all possible worlds". -Voltaire :-)
PS- And yes, "How To Wreck A Nice Beach" is a WONDERFUL book! I pretty much read it cover to cover. Definitely REVcommended! :-)
I've also heard that there might(?) be an "expanded" paperback version coming out in November? (or....?) But, no confirmation of that. Yet.
On Sep 15, 2011, at 2:35 AM, Ed Durbrow wrote:
All this talk of vocoding made me check my front room and waddaya know, a Roland SVC-350. I gotta get rid of all this dinosaur gear that is just taking up space.