Once again, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to share some of our profound wisdom. This time around, we’re talking vocoders – proper outboard vocoders with that perfect blend of analogue warmth and gentle grit. So no puny softsynths or plugins on this list, then. Furthermore, we have not included the ‘Talkbox’, since – in all it’s wonderful glory, the ‘Talkbox’ is not a vocoder. On that note; hats off for the late, great Roger Troutman – king of the ‘Talkbox’. And finally, please don’t ever confuse vocoders with Autotune. Please, just don’t.
Top 5 Vocoder piece is on the Guardian now.