In this recent Noir Et Blanc Vie video, host Stephen Fitzgerald tries out the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder, the company’s reissue of a classic design from 1978.

Fitzgerald says that the Moog Vocoder is the best sounding vocoder that he’s ever used and demonstrates its sound with a variety of demos. But he also talks about the Moog Vocoder’s $5K price and how a premium piece of gear like this doesn’t make sense for him and a lot of musicians.

In the second half of the video, he also shares his take on some free and relatively inexpensive alternatives.

Check it out and share your thoughts on what you think the best vocoder is for the money in the comments!

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