Vocoding with Lucille Ball – Machine Made Voices! (1939)

Published on Apr 13, 2014 British Pathé

A bit more talk box than vocoder, but you get the idea.

“Titles read: “MACHINE MADE VOICES!”

Hollywood, California, United States of America.

In a Hollywood CBS recording studio we see American film star actress Lucille Ball telling us she has just travelled cross-country by train. She holds two small amplifiers against her throat and mouths some

Circuit Bent Kids Toy Meets Elektron Analog Heat

Published on Jan 7, 2019 Nostalgic Ruckus

“Plugging this kid’s toy into the Elektron Analog Heat. Lot’s of sound design capabilities. It’s a circuit bent Talking Teacher from 1985 by Patrick Gill aka Waterhed. Basic delay and reverb are added from the Analog Four MKI.”

Alpha Products VS-100 Voice Synthesizer For TRS-80

via this auction

“comes with the instructions and paperwork as shown”

Some pics including some of the inside, the ribbon cable and paperwork via this new listing.

The only one other was featured here back in 2011. That was also the only other Alpha Products post. Curious if they made anything else.

Dieter Doepfer Special at SchneidersLaden

Published on Dec 24, 2018 SchneidersLaden

“On December 6th we had reserved the whole Thursday evening for a very special gentleman – Dieter Doepfer! And it was worth it! Dieter took care of the guests and listeners all evening, even baked them cookies! In addition there was a unique Modular Beginner workshop by him, a presentation of his latest products (disco!) and an exquisite live

Mutable Instruments Plaits 19/30 : vowel and speech synthesis part II

Published on Dec 2, 2018 DavidH

“this is like a Speak & Spell :)”

Plogue chipcrusher v2.0 : Retro-Digital Multi-FX

Published on Nov 13, 2018 Plogue Art et Technologie, Inc.

“Now available (free for registered users)
SPC Delay effect from forthcoming ‘chipsynth SFC’
UI Redesign from http://www.kikencorp.com
NKS FX Support!

Downloads and more info:

“Nostalgic for vintage sound encodings, 80s



PFH #8

Pennies from Heaven, a collaboration between Control and Bánh Mì Verlag, is a new series focused on contemporary experimental culture with an emphasis on the liminal and the underrepresented.

Asha Sheshadri is a California-bred artist primarily concerned with memory construction and questions of translation. With a strong investment

MIDI Narrator – A DIY, MIDI-Controlled Vintage Speech Synthesizer

MIDI Narrator is a MIDI-controlled vintage speech synthesizer, available as a DIY project. … Read More MIDI Narrator – A DIY, MIDI-Controlled Vintage Speech Synthesizer

Rare Waves MIDI Narrator – Vintage Speech Synth DIY Kit

Published on Oct 4, 2018 EA78751

“MIDI Narrator is a fun MIDI-controlled vintage speech synthesizer. This DIY electronics kit from Rare Waves is for creative musicians, audio producers, and sound designers. It features the SP0256-AL2 speech synthesizer chip. These chips were used in 1980’s home computers and arcade games. This kit lets you play all of its sounds from a MIDI controller or