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The Talk Box is one of the most iconic modulation effects units of all time. Used by some of the world’s biggest live band and DJ acts, the Talk Box has helped to shape and develop the music scene thanks to its range of unique sounds and versatility.
However, knowing how to get the most out of your Talk Box can be a bit of a mystery, so ACM spoke to ACM Keyboard Lecturer and Talk Box veteran Brian Henry about how to set up, mic up and get great tone from this compact yet powerful effects unit.
The History of the Talk Box
From its early incarnations through to its modern day siblings, the Talk Box has been about one thing only; creating unique sounds. Controlled by a musicians lip syncing or the shape of the mouth, the Talk Box manipulates the shape of a sound’s frequency applying speech sounds to a musical instrument. The result is only limited by your requirements and imagination
Watch the rest of ACM’s Talk Box Tutorial series:
- Part Two – How to Mic Up The Talk Box
- Part Three – How to get Good Tone from The Talk Box
- Part Four – Talk Box Legends
Read more about the Talk Box’s history and the Talk Box legends.