Vocoder Obsession

Vocoder Obsession isn’t recognised by the medical profession as an illness but, if you have it, you’ll know the symptom: an irrational desire to buy hardware to make robot noises

Luckily for you, Dr Vocoder is here, ready to prescribe & dispense treatment…

Vocoder Chronology

Year Name
1977 EMS 3000
1978 Korg VC10
Sennheiser VSM201
Electro-Harmonix EH-0300 Vocoder
1979 Roland SVC350
Roland VP330
Bode 7702
Moog Vocoder
Synton Syntovox 221
1981 Synton Syntovox 222
Dynacord SRV66
Echolette SEV66
1986 Korg DVP-1
1987 Roland VP70
1988 Krok 2401
1990 Electronica EM26
1992 Korg Wavestation A/D
1996 Boss VT-1 Voice Transformer
1997 FAT PCP330 Procoder
MAM VF-11 Vocoder
1998 Quasimidi SIRIUS
1999 Electrix Warp Factory Vocoder
2000 Korg MS2000/2000B
Korg MS2000R/BR
Prosoniq Orange
2001-ish Doepfer A129 system
2002 Logic EVOC20
2003 Korg microKORG
NI Vokator
2005 Analog Lab X32
2006 Korg Radias
2010 Electro-Harmonix V256 Vocoder
Undated Sky Soundlab Voice Spectra
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Basic list from a Sound on Sound feature via a web forum post. Updated & expanded February 2020

Forum snippets
Vintage synth Explorer “Best Vocoder”

Sound samples
Not all these are vocoder effects but you get the idea…