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Vocoders Explained

  History The vocoder was developed in 1928 by Bell Labs, and first demonstrated in 1939 at the New York World’s Fair. Its intended use was to reduce the bandwidth of voice information, allowing it to be transferred across further distances. However, the voice reproduction of these early systems were not great and they were never used for this purpose. However, they were used to send encoded messages during the second world war.   [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLKEnvsEFz8[/embedyt]   How it Works A vocoder works by analysing the sound of a modulator signal, which is usually a human voice. The modulator signal…

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How To Get The Most From Your Roland RD-800

Your Roland RD-800 Stage Piano is at home. And you love it. But now, you’re ready to do more. We’ve received a lot of questions about taking your RD-800 to the next level, such as: “How do I layer tones?” “How can I create the perfect acoustic piano sound on my RD-800?” “How can I…

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Create Your Own Piano Tone

As a life long piano player, I’m pretty picky about my piano feel and sound. So when we received our first RD-800 Stage Piano back in the middle of November, I was curious how it would stack up to its predecessor, the RD-700NX. When I first took the RD-800 out of the box, the first thing I noticed was…

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Updates for the Roland FP Series Pianos Now Available!

As of December 9th, 2013, there is a user installable firmware update available for the class leading Roland FP Series pianos. Version 1.10 adds 3 major user requested functions to both the FP-50 and FP-80 Pianos. The new functions include: A great organ sound requires control over the Rotary Speaker effect. Now you can control…