16 Channel Vocoder
The Moog Factory in Asheville, NC has resumed production of the highly sought-after Moog 16 Channel Vocoder, an instrument which continuously analyzes the timbral characteristics of one sound (Program) and impresses these timbral characteristics upon a second signal (Carrier). Originally introduced in 1978, and famously heard on Giorgio Moroder’s E=MC2, this model has been used to transmute vocals, transform synthesizers, and electronically encode sound for over 40 years.
Moog Music has gone to great lengths to ensure that this distinct electronic voice carries on. Derived from the original vintage schematic, the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder’s analog voice circuits are hand-soldered at the employee-owned Moog Factory in Asheville, NC to preserve that classic 1978 sound. Updated mechanical connectors and a modern power supply improve reliability and long-term serviceability while ensuring that the analog soul of this instrument—and its unique character and idiosyncrasies—remains unchanged.
Use the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder to dial in beautiful choral accompaniments, expressive melodic voicings, and lush analog articulations. A powerful tool for analog sound design, this instrument is crafted to provide a lifetime of sonic experimentation and creative inspiration.
Processor type: Vocoder
Analog / Digital : Analog
Number of channels: 16
Format : Desktop and rackmount
Effects: Vocoder with Sample/Hold, External Patch, Hiss & Buzz
Analog inputs: x1 Audio Carrier, x1 Program Audio, x16 Filter Band CV, x3 Footswitch (Sample/Hold, Patch Select, Bypass)
Analog Outputs: x1 Main Audio Output, 16x Filter Band CV
External power supply, 120/240 VAC input, 12VDC output @ 3A / 16W at 12VDC
Height: 18 cm
Depth: 39 cm
Width : 44 cm
Weight : ~ 8 kg