electro-harmonix V256 Vocoder Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
With the V256 Vocoder you do not have to provide the carrier signal from an instrument such as guitar or keyboard because it has a built-in synthesizer. So you can simply connect a mic and start vocoding. There is a pitch knob to change the pitch of the internal synth plus a tone control to change the timbre. There are also two different types of synths. In the Robo modes it's traditional analog synth sound, in the drone modes it is more of an organ sound. You can also play the internal synth with a
Add real-time effects to your voice or use for creative processing in the studio! Consider the VT256 Vocoder and VoiceBox pedals from Electro-Harmonix. I purchased the Vocoder pedal myself and not only am I having tons of fun, but it's becoming an important creative tool in my rig.
from Midwest USA
August 5, 2011Music Background:
Wow!I got this pedal on a whim, just to mess around with it and see what I could use it for. I'm SO GLAD I picked it up. This thing is incredibly fun to play with, but it's also extremely useful in the studio. I actually use it in my monitor mix, set to a mild reflex tune with the wet/dry set to about 50%. The result is that I can hear both my the note I'm singing, and the right note, and as a result, I can pull myself in tune much better. The vocals I've produced using this method are night-and-day better than what I was producing before. Oh, and did I mention it's also incredibly fun to mess around with? Totally worth the cash. Buy one and find out for yourself!
from acton, ma
January 8, 2011Music Background:
Obsessive hobbyist =
the only onestellar.
from San Francisco, CA
August 5, 2010Music Background:
What I had been waiting forThough EHX promoted this primarily as an auto-tune pedal, this is a stellar vocoder, hands-down. The tones it gets are rich and sonorous. The sweepable bandwidth along with the formant knob (gender bender) and pitch knob make it extremely versatile. In terms of a portable vocoder that can easily pop into your effects chain (and has separate outs for the carrier and modulator signal!) this can't be beat.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the signal coming out of the mic output is not a mic-level signal and will easily overwhelm any mic input you send it to. Otherwise it is perfect.