Korg VC-10 Vocoder

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Isn't it cute? It's a little polyphonic 20-band vocoder offered by Korg. Feed it your voice (or any other interesting sound source) and synthesize it! That is, control the sound of the synth with your voice. You can even put other sounds through its filters which will then be processed by the vocoder. This basically means you can use it as a talk-box with a guitar, for example or you can use it to add a twist to your drum loops. Other than that this machine is pretty limited. There's a nifty little analog VCU input meter. It has been used by Keith Emerson, Apollo 440, Klaus Schulze, Tomita, Labradford, Rick Wakeman, Roger Waters, Joe Zawinul, Tangerine Dream, Goldfrapp, Air, Pink Floyd and Yes.

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Paul
November 7, 2013 @ 10:57 pm
I recently purchased a used korg vc-10 vocoder which seems to be broken! I am Not sure of the extent, but it only registers a signal when the ensemble switch is turned on! I have been running the appropriate style of microphone through the mic input, and I also have been using the fixed gooseneck microphone! The VU meter registers audio signal from simulator and mic output balance, but audio signal is only present through the headphone jack or line output when the ensemble switch (chorus) is turned on.. I am pretty sure this should not be the case.. Any advise would be great !
Gary
October 15, 2013 @ 5:18 am
I have recently acquired a vc-10. However, it says 220v on back and there is no adapter, just the 3 in pleug. Any thoughts on where I can find one of these so I can test this baby out?
Alfy
September 2, 2013 @ 8:41 am
All depends on what sound you like. Me, I love the sound of my VC10. I've had Roland, ems and other korg vocoders - this one I like. Thats the test!!!
MarcMarc
March 16, 2013 @ 4:15 pm
Tony wrote:
"Marc Marc you are such a loser..."mister know it all"
It's very easy to fix that "problem "

Dear all and Tony,

Tony, enlighten me on how you think you can compensate for a too slow SLEW in the
envelope followers for the higher bands concerning the 'scam'-version of the VC-10.

Regards,

Marc Marc
Tony
December 15, 2012 @ 8:25 am
Marc Marc you are such a loser..."mister know it all"
It's very easy to fix that "problem"
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Yes, all keys sound
  • Oscillators - 1 carrier signal + 1 input speech signal
  • LFO - Vibrato (w/ rate)
  • VCA - Mix level from dry voice to processed
  • Effects - Ensemble effect
  • Keyboard - 32 keys
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Control - External pitch control CV input
  • Date Produced - 1978 - 1982

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