MATRIXSYNTH: Korg VC-10 Vocoder

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Korg VC-10 Vocoder

via this auction

"Very beautiful vocoder with an extremely unique sound. You've really never heard anything quite like this -- unless, of course, you've listened to Pink Floyd's Animals [apparently so], or any other number of acclaimed records on which it was utilized as a secret sauce of pure vibes.

This guy plays great but has certainly seen somewhat better days. Everything works just fine, except one key (lowest) -- which I imagine could be easily repaired, though I just never bothered. The pots are a bit scratchy but other than that it's just the same eerie vibe-machine monster that a VC-10 ought to be."

via Wikipedia: "(used in Animals) 'Floyd first used a Vocoder in Animals (recording during 1976) for Roger’s lead vocals in 'Pigs' and for the bastardised psalm on 'Sheep', as well as for the treated barking sounds and other effects in “Dogs”. Rick’s keyboards were also fed through the Vocoder, notably during the middle section of “Dogs”. Although it is not documented which particular model was used in Britannia Row studios for the recording of Animals, it is reported that they used the 'now-classic Korg VC-10 model'"

Anyone know for sure?

It does appear to shoot lasers out of its keys. Be careful!

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