Korg DVP-1 Digital Voice Processor

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The Korg DVP-1 Digital Voice processor was released in the early 1980's. It consisted of a Vocoder with its own internal waveforms, a five part Harmonizer, a Pitch-shifter and an Internal Synth. The Vocoder is very intelligible. While the Harmonizer does not sound super realistic, it has its own unique effect. It has five polyphonic voices, four with chorus on, unison mode and 64 memory patches to store your settings. It has been used by Vangelis, Matrix and GASR.

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3 Visitor comments
April 8, 2014 @ 9:34 am
Anyone know how to make the most out of this machine? I picked one up about a year ago, just recently had it serviced by Switched On Austin, and now it's up and running...but I can't seem to create any truly great sounding vocoder voices! HELP?!?!?!
August 21, 2013 @ 4:57 am
Hi, I own this vocoder but once switched on it still show the "Hello" message, has anybody the same problem, can anybody help me to source the service manual.
Huge thanks in advance.
February 4, 2011 @ 9:17 am
The sweetest digital vocoder. Not very flexible in programming (doesn't even have a carrieer audio in) but hugely flexible in performance: it seems never go wrong. You can huff and puff in it, boom, sing afar from the mic, play the wrong octave... no way: it will always produce something MUSICAL. Never screeching, never dull. Some may say it's a one-trick pony, others would say this is how musical instruments (as opposed to "boxes") work. It has HIS sound, that sounds respondes to how you play it, that sounds is good most of the time.
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 5 voices (4 when chorus is on)
  • Modes - Vocoder, Internal wave, Harmonize, Pitch shift
  • Memory - 64 programs
  • Effects - 5 part Harmonizer, Pitch shifter, Chorus
  • Keyboard - None
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Control - MIDI IN/OUT/THRU
  • Date Produced - 1986
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    Reviewed November 2007.

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