Vocoders:EHX Voice Box or V256

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  1. flampton

    flampton Member

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    For some reason I just started wanting to sound like a robot. So I checked out the vocal processors available. Seems EHX has two that seem real decent. Yet I'd like to get opinions if anyone has thoughts on either. Right now I'm leaning towards the voice box because it has additional harmonies.

    Anyone opinions on these?
     
  2. flampton

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    Reup maybe someone uses one?
     
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    A friend of mine who is an EH dealer had the Voice Box and sold it but it was pretty cool. It was used for various cover songs. He mostly used the Vocoder section. I think he was gonna get a V256 but just hasnt placed the order yet.

    Thats as much "first hand" second hand info I have for ya.
     
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    I went with the V256 because I wanted the autotune feature and it seemed to be the choice for that. It has a lot of possabilities but I have not had a chance to really experiment with it as most of my gear stays at our rehearsal space and I only get to use it when we're live or don't have a lot of time.

    If you want to sound like a robot, it will do it in spades! My next mission is to dial it in for "two turntables and a microphone" robot voice in Beck's Where It's At. The quick time I spent with it under instrument control was strange in that I expected the effect to come through the PA but it came through my amp. Maybe that is just how it works or maybe I didn't set it up correctly but it won't work well for me in that capacity. I'm not overly impressed with the documentation but it's probably better to experiment and figure it out as you go.

    The one other thing I can add is that the preamp on the 256 is HOT even at the low setting. If you get it, set the gain on your mixer accordingly before you turn it on. Robotic tinged feedback is potentially very painful.
     
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    If you just want vocoder and some autotune function get the V256. If you want a simple vocoder and a bunch of harmony functions, get the Voice Box.
     
  7. John_McEnroe

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    The harmonies on the voicebox barely work. Definitely get the v256.
     
  8. flampton

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    Well definitely one neg for the voicebox. Anyone else have experience with the v256. Cuz that is the way I'm definitely leaning now.

    Domo arigato,
    Mr Roboto
     
  9. flampton

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    Oh and anyone who knows anything about TC Helicon stuff as well...feel free to add to the convo
     
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    boss ve-20? have you seen this vocal processor yet?
     
  11. flampton

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    Okay a 800 dollar TC helicon is calling me...I hate GAS
     

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