Roger Troutman (Zapp) On The Talk Box

This video captures a 1987 Video Soul interview with Roger Troutman of the Zapp Band.

The discussion focuses on Troutman’s use of synthesizers with a ‘talk box’ or ‘voice box’.

The talk box is an effects pedal that basically plays whatever sound you feed into it through a plastic tube that you put into your mouth. This directs the sound of your instrument into your mouth, so that you can ‘speak’ using the sound of any instrument.

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MKAdapter Lets You Use Any Mic With Your MicroKorg Vocoder


The MKAdapter is a new adapter that lets you attach any standard microphone gooseneck directly on your Korg MicroKorg, without needing to set up a separate mic stand.

Combining the MKAdapter with a gooseneck lets you use a high-quality mic to control the MicroKorg’s vocoder.  Continue reading

Roland Aira Photos, Videos And Technology Overview


Roland has released another set of Aira teasers today, for the first time clearly showing that they’ve got four new devices on the way.

Here’s the new teaser video, which showcases the Roland Aira line’s sound & blinkenlights action: Continue reading