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J.A.Stewart
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Earliest Talk Box/Vocoder?
Wednesday, September 28 2016 @ 11:04 PM CDT



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J.A.Stewart
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Registered: 11/13/04
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Location: Somewhere In Time, USA
 
Re:Earliest Talk Box/Vocoder?
Thursday, September 29 2016 @ 09:40 AM CDT


According to Wikipedia, “In 1939, Rey used a carbon throat microphone to modulate his electric guitar sound. The mike, developed for military pilots, was worn by Rey’s wife Luise, who stood behind a curtain and sang along with the guitar lines. The novel combination was called “Singing Guitar”, but was not developed further. The innovation was the first known talk box experiment.”

He was a prodigy and a pioneer of amplified musical instruments, building his first guitar amp in 1923 at age 15. Unfortunately, he didn't patent his device, although he did later patent several other devices.

He was hired in 1935 by the Gibson Guitar Corp. to help design the pickup for their first electric guitar.

Read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvino_Rey

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