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

YearName
1977EMS 3000
1978Korg VC10
 Sennheiser VSM201
 Electro-Harmonix EH-0300 Vocoder
1979Roland SVC350
 Roland VP330
 Bode 7702
 Moog Vocoder
 Synton Syntovox 221
1981Synton Syntovox 222
 Dynacord SRV66
 Echolette SEV66
1986Korg DVP-1
1987Roland VP70
1988Krok 2401
1990Electronica EM26
1992Korg Wavestation A/D
1996Boss VT-1 Voice Transformer
1997FAT PCP330 Procoder
  MAM VF-11 Vocoder
1998Quasimidi SIRIUS
1999Electrix Warp Factory Vocoder
2000Korg MS2000/2000B
 Korg MS2000R/BR
 Prosoniq Orange
2001-ishDoepfer A129 system
2002Logic EVOC20
2003Korg microKORG
 NI Vokator
2005Analog Lab X32
2006Korg Radias
2010Electro-Harmonix V256 Vocoder
UndatedSky Soundlab Voice Spectra
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Basic list from a Sound on Sound feature via a web forum post. Updated & expanded February 2020 and April 2023

Forum snippets
Vintage synth Explorer “Best Vocoder”

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTlxfc83BeY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnR19INlXV8