Talk Box

Talk Box history   The Talk Box dates back to at least 1939 when big band musician Alvino Rey used an early version. You can actually see Rey perform a slightly bizarre-sounding version of “St. Louis Blues” with “Stringy,” the talking...

Vocoder

Vocoder history   The vocoder (voice coder) derives from work in the telecommunications field to compress the human voice for more efficient transmitting over the telephone line. Bell Labs, among other companies, was working on vocoder technology back in 1950`s....
Quick Arranging Tips: Intro

Quick Arranging Tips: Intro

TRANSFORM YOUR LOOP INTO AN INTRO SECTION   So you have a nice 16 or 32 bar loop. Moreover, you’ve got a nice mix of instruments blended together. You’ve even got some automation written in and a little processing done. In essence, what sits in front of you is an...