MATRIXSYNTH: THE KORG VC-10 VOCODER FROM 1978



Thursday, September 22, 2022

THE KORG VC-10 VOCODER FROM 1978


video upload by Alex Ball

"A look at the Korg VC-10 from 1978, their first ever vocoder. It was part of the MS range and was used by Buggles, Tomita, Keith Emerson, Apollo 440, Klaus Schulze and many others.

0:00 Intro
1:43 Basic Vocoding
3:51 Shenanigans 1: Vocello
5:07 Shenanigans 2: Drum Chord
6:56 Shenanigans 3: Ext Pitch
8:04 Shenanigans 4: MS-01 Footsie
8:52 Outro

Nerdy details as promised:
The VC-10 is a 20 band vocoder with an onboard microphone (modulator) and internal tone generators (carriers)

Controls:
Pitch wheel, tuning and an octave switch
Keyboard to noise balance
External signal (carrier) in with level
Internal and external Mic level (modulator)
Balance of vocoder signal and audio through
External pitch control of the internal tone generators
An LFO (vibrato) with speed and depth
Accent bend (a kind of envelope mod on attack to emulate the human voice changing pitch)
Ensemble Effect (same as the PS-3100)

I also used the MS-01 foot pedal and MS-02 interface from the same range as well as the Roland System 100m and Boss RPS-10 and CE-300 FX."

1 comment:

  1. This is a later VC-10 with the "responce"spelling mistake having been corrected (see the front panel block diagram at 1m26s in). The mic connector is a BTS 3 pin as opposed to the usual XLR.

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