V256

Vocoder


Robotize, Harmonize… Rule the vocoder world! The V 256 welds your voice to your axe inspiring the twist of creativity that can make all of the difference. Bend your gender, drone your tone and invite aliens into your work of art. You want flexibility? The V 256 lets you adjust the vocoder from 8 to 256 bands taking you back to the 80’s and propelling you into the future at the same time. Bring your vocals up to snuff with advanced processing “Reflex Tune”... today’s most popular pitch correction effect.


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From the Blog
Posted 6/10/2014


The V256 Vocoder can transform your vocals and is so simple to use you don’t need an engineer. Simone Murtas sent EHX this demo all the way from Sardinia.


Posted 4/29/2014



MrCaliforniaD gives a robotic twist to the Rolling Stones classic “Paint It Black” with the help of the EHX V256. For more info on the V256, visit www.ehx.com/products/v256.


Posted 8/20/2013


Flight of the Conchords are in rehearsals for their fall tour.
http://flightoftheconchords.co.nz/on-tour/

Matt Shane, monitor engineer, sent us this photo with our V256, using the vocoder for their Robot Song.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mvrva8NoMLM&feature=related



Dave Chapelle and Flight of the Conchords are co- headlining Funny or Die's ODDBALL comedy & curiosity Festival
http://www.funnyordie.com/oddball

Posted 6/25/2013


James Bowers runs through his new EHX V256 Vocoder. The V256 lets you adjust the vocoder from 8 to 256 bands and features Reflex Tune for vocal pitch correction, a Gender Bender, Robotic voices and more.


Posted 10/9/2012



Ross Sewage uses the V256’s vocoder to give voice to Killbot.

Posted 5/16/2012



Congratulations to the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

Chris Warren (tech + keyboardist) with the band texted Suzi Matthews while on tour to let her know that Anthony Kiedis is using a V256 Vocoder on “By the Way.” And Josh Klinghoffer’s rig includes a Cathedral Stereo Reverb, Freeze Sound Retainer, Holy Grail Reverb and a Deluxe Memory Man Analog Delay/Chorus/Vibrato.

Posted 2/9/2012



NickDrake101 captures a Kraftwerk vibe on his original piece “Distributing Airwaves” with the help of the EHX V256 Vocoder.

Posted 7/6/2011



Bill Ruppert is a Jedi Master at the art of creating soundscapes that are truly not of this world. Travel along with Bill, into the astral plane, as he explores the outer limits of “Paranormal Guitar Effects.” In this latest edition of Effectology, Bill once again uses “only” his guitar and Electro-Harmonix effects pedals to conjure aliens, poltergeists and more!

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

Previous episodes:

Stay tuned, more Effectology episodes coming soon!

Posted 12/8/2010

Well before the advent of products like the new V256 Vocoder, Voice Box and Iron Lung, Electro-Harmonix was breaking fresh ground to bring innovative and affordable vocal processors to musicians.

This ad, for the original Electro-Harmonix VOCODER, is over 30 years old and dates all the way back to December of 1978!

Click here for the full ad

Previous Flashback Posts:

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Posted 11/30/2010

Posted 7/17/2010

The first electronic musician oriented demo of the V256 Vocoder with Reflex Tune. Using a keyboard as the trigger, the definition and real-time control possibilities allow for the ultimate in creative vocal manipulation.

Posted 5/26/2010

Talent and beauty often go hand in hand. The lovely musician demonstrating the Electro-Harmonix V256 Vocoder with Reflex Tune presents defining vocoding harmonies that display the essence of vocal manipulation that is both musical and inspiring.

Posted 2/25/2010

Sonic master Bill Ruppert reproduces the legendary Pink Floyd synth textures from “Welcome To The Machine .” Using only his guitar and the perfect blend of EH pedals, Bill re-creates the amazing sound-scapes that made this recording special. Each EH pedal provides its own magic to reveal the complexity and textures of the EMS VC3 synthesizer with stunning accuracy.

Please note: Bill will be in the EHX Forums to discuss his sounds, settings, and process. We hope you join us there.

Previous episodes:

Stay tuned, more Effectology episodes coming soon!

Posted 2/3/2010
See an improv done by the guys at Easy Music Center in Hawaii using an EHX V256 Vocoder.


Posted 1/11/2010
From the masters at Premier Guitar's online magazine come two reviews for the Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb and the V256 Vocoder with Reflex Tune done by Jordan Wagner.

Read the Cathedral Review here

Read the V256 Review here



Posted 11/11/2009

See our latest ad of Cathedral and V256 in the well known “Guitar and Bass” Magazine.

Click here to see the full ad

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Quick Specs
Blend control
9 programmable memory locations
Vocoder band adjustment from 8-256 bands
Gender bender for male or female emphasis adjust
Reflex Tune for articulate Vocal pitch correction
3 Robotic voices and single, major and minor drones all with pitch control
XLR microphone connecter with phantom power
Transposition for pitch shifting
Instrument control for monophonic pitch replacement
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