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Hey there! We have set up a separate MEMBERS ONLY forum area to discuss everything related to the Coronavirus / COVID-19. This way it''m quite the noob when it comes to talkboxes and external stuff, so I wanted to know how [B]exactly[B] I would set up a talkbox. Do I need a hardware synth that isnt a midi keyboard to use a talkbox?
You need a microphone. You can send the audii from one of your vst synths from one of the outputs on your soundcard to the talkbox. There is a tube that you stick in your mouth that transforms it into a resonance chamber. You than pick up that sound and modulations you do with your mouth with the microphone. So if you have all of these items you are all good to go. Technique is something that takes tine to learn. And my explanation is very simplified. There''ratingNumCount''ratingNumCount''ratingNumCount''ll be daft punking it in no time : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwf2uvWlL_c
Plenty of vocoder can do similar. Nothign to add just get a quality mic to mix the source.
There are different kinds of all box. Some use the output of a guitar amp to drive the speaker. I don''t get one of these. There is one that has a built in amp and speaker but uses a special tube with a built in mic, it''s quite big and heavy as stomp boxes go, and surprisingly loud. IIRC I just plugged a synth directly into it, stuck the tube in my mouth and played. I had to mess around bit to get the right sound, some just sound completely unintelligible, but this might not be a problem. With the right sounds it can sound like your synth is talking, play a chord and it''t make any sounds directly yourself (you can try but it it doesn''ratingNumCount''ratingNumCount''t have a guitar amp so didn''s relatively cheap but I was worried what would happen it you lost that tube.
The one I got is a Reckon banshee, it has a built in amp and speaker and uses a standard plastic tube. It''s a choir talking.
Remember you just mouth the words, you don''t sound very good).
^ The Rocktron Banshee 2 looks like that would be the simpler option and can handle a keyboard signal too. The amp for the internal speaker is built into it.
I have a banshee 2 but my old setup is in storage. I now have a laptop and was planning on using banshee 2 with the new NI Komplete Audio 2. Is this possible with this setup? I''m not sure. Hope someone can help
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