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    RAM vocoder: Sennheiser VSM 201

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    Guys/Gals over at Gearslutz figured this out a while ago.

    The vocoder used on RAM was the Sennheiser VSM 201:







    One person claimed it was the main vocoder they use, and that it is the most expensive vocoder ever made. Kraftwerk used it.


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    Re: RAM vocoder: Sennheiser VSM 201

    *opens wallet*
    *looks in it*
    i'll just stick with my mininova

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    Re: RAM vocoder: Sennheiser VSM 201

    You can get similar results with the vocoder they used in HAA:

    https://soundcloud.com/burnerman54/lytd-vox/s-Xg3m5

    I'm sure you can get even closer to it when you tweak the carrier long enough. The sound of the Sennheiser is a bit softer though. It also does modulation based on if the input signal is speech or singing, which the other one doesn't.

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    Re: RAM vocoder: Sennheiser VSM 201

    I really like this, the sound is very similar to my ears. Exactly what vocoder did you use? I'm in the market for one and obviously being a daft fan I want to be able to emulate them at times

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    Re: RAM vocoder: Sennheiser VSM 201

    It's a "digiTech talker" vocoder pedal which was used in Discovery and Human After All.

    I think you can find it for relatively cheap on ebay. It is far from the price of the VSM 201.

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    Re: RAM vocoder: Sennheiser VSM 201

    Quote Originally Posted by crozier247 View Post
    I really like this, the sound is very similar to my ears. Exactly what vocoder did you use? I'm in the market for one and obviously being a daft fan I want to be able to emulate them at times
    I have an Electro Harmonix V256 and I also can get similar results. A lot comes from the synth you are using as carrier, my Trident is very good for this. I wouldn't look out for an expensive vocoder, get something with a reasonable price.

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    Re: RAM vocoder: Sennheiser VSM 201

    Quote Originally Posted by GijsH View Post
    I have an Electro Harmonix V256 and I also can get similar results. A lot comes from the synth you are using as carrier, my Trident is very good for this. I wouldn't look out for an expensive vocoder, get something with a reasonable price.
    I've looked into that one, but I'm saving up for a new keyboard with a vocoder in it. Even then, I've gotten by with the mda talkbox plugin.



    Also, you have a Korg Trident? Lucky.

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    Re: RAM vocoder: Sennheiser VSM 201

    Hory Shet I found an auction for $20,000 somewhere........ I want one now.

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    Re: RAM vocoder: Sennheiser VSM 201

    Quote Originally Posted by STR@NG3R TH@N F1CT10N View Post
    I've looked into that one, but I'm saving up for a new keyboard with a vocoder in it. Even then, I've gotten by with the mda talkbox plugin.



    Also, you have a Korg Trident? Lucky.
    Yea a very nice synth, though somewhat limited. To be fairly honest the vocoder on the microkorg isn't that bad too, I do use a different mic. You could also go for the MS2000, JP8080 should also have a nice vocoder (though I never heard it) or a bit expensive maybe, the VC10 or VP330. What synth are you looking for now?
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    Re: RAM vocoder: Sennheiser VSM 201

    Quote Originally Posted by GijsH View Post
    Yea a very nice synth, though somewhat limited. To be fairly honest the vocoder on the microkorg isn't that bad too, I do use a different mic. You could also go for the MS2000, JP8080 should also have a nice vocoder (though I never heard it) or a bit expensive maybe, the VC10 or VP330. What synth are you looking for now?
    It's not actually a synth; its the Roland Juno-Gi, which has a vocoder in it. I'm not getting it solely because of the vocoder, though.

    The best one I've heard hardware-wise is the Sennheiser, though. Software would have to go to the Vocodex. I don't like vocoders in which you can't tell what is being said.

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