1940 Vocoder


The Vocoder was created in 1940 by a man named Homer Dudley. In 1936 Homer investigated the possibility of synthesizing human speech electronically. The Vocoder is a speech synthesizer that had two keyboards, buttons to recreate consents, a pedal for oscillator frequency control and a wrist bar to switch vowel sounds on and off. The Vocoder is a method of taking a reproduction of human speech and allowing it to be transmitted over distances. The vocoder lets you reproduce vowels sounds and breakdown speech into components that you can recombined or manipulated.