I first read about this on the Twitter feed of GuitarToyBox.com, so make sure you go check out that very cool site.
Here’s the new Electro-Harmonix Voice Box, a combined harmonizer and vocoder. Want!!!
Take it away, press release:
The Voice Box packs a multi-functional vocal synth processor into a tough and compact chassis. Sing, and you’ll have a troupe of backup singers following you in perfect harmony. Or use the built-in vocoder to unleash classic synth-robot sounds. Diana Ross had the Supremes, Brian Wilson had the Beach Boys, Kraftwerk had The Robots. You have the Voice Box.
The harmony processor creates 2- to 4-part harmonies directly from your vocals, in the same key as your accompanying instrument. Studio-quality reverb lets you independently add depth to your dry and harmony vocals.
The focused 256-band articulate vocoder, designed by the same EMS genius who made vocoding famous, features adjustable harmonic enhancement and controllable formant shift.
Plug in your mic and your instrument, and let your new voice — or voices — be heard!
Harmonically matches any electric instrument you plug into it
Professional quality pitch shifting algorithm produces realistic harmonies
The Low & High Harmony independently produces two harmony notes: 3rd and 5th
9 accessible programmable presets
Natural GlissandoGender Bender knob allows for male/female formant modification
Built-In Mic Pre with Phantom Power & Gain Switch
Balanced XLR Line Output: Interface directly with any mixing board or A/D converter
US96DC-200BI power supply included
Read more at the Electro-Harmonix website.
While you’re there, check out this very interesting article about their Golden Throat talkbox.