wtffff - build a talkbox for under $6

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  1. The Mad Notes

    The Mad Notes That shit is the... ?

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    I think I'm going to try this out.. seems cool as hell to make ur own talkbox

    [youtube]9EIQxwotn3k[/youtube]
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  2. F Major

    F Major Anti Gear Lust

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    Dope video, props....remember guys, you still gotta have chops on the keys once you build the talkbox :)
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  3. The Mad Notes

    The Mad Notes That shit is the... ?

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    Haha yeah thats true... gotta walk before u run.

    I'm going to [try to] build this tomorrow. I'm gonna caulk around the edges instead of duct tape to get it extra air tight. I will be back to post how it went.
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  4. The Mad Notes

    The Mad Notes That shit is the... ?

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    LMAO

    Heres the same guy killin it with his talkbox

    [youtube]APgzky3RujA[/youtube]

    he is pretty nice with it
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  5. HYPNOTIK

    HYPNOTIK Fully Loaded

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    lol the end sounding like stevie wonder
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  6. The Mad Notes

    The Mad Notes That shit is the... ?

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    So i tried to build mine today... had everything exactly the same as the video except I used a cheap plastic thing instead of a PVC cap, and I used heavy duty epoxy adhesive to make it air tight

    The epoxy worked great, no air is getting in or out unless its thru the tube.. but I need to get a PVC cap or something thicker because I have sound escaping thru my cheap plastic piece.. its thin & see-thru so I know sound is escaping thru it.

    Back to the drawing board!
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  7. Sleezy

    Sleezy milfhinter.com

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    wow this is dope but i dont know anything about this but im seeing to change pitch you have to play the keys?



    so basically you really dont need to have vocal skills jus someone nice on the keys?
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  8. th3r3isn0futur3

    th3r3isn0futur3 Active Member

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    yeah thas whut a talkbox is mayn... takes the voice and pitches it wit whuteva keys you play, similar to vocoder
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  9. th3r3isn0futur3

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    shit looks so ill, finna go cop that shit right now haha

    dukes real serious wit that studio though, damn, aint seen that much in house equipment before haha
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  10. The Mad Notes

    The Mad Notes That shit is the... ?

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    I'd say keys play 90% of the talkbox skills..

    When u play, u just move your mouth like ur talkin, but YOU dont actually make any noise..

    But it takes practice moving your mouth to form the words u wanna say correctly. Practice will make ur talkbox speech sound more clear and understandable..

    On top of that, ur words have to sync up with the notes ur playing.. thats where u can get funky and play with the pitch bend & modulation!

    I'm going to Lowes and buying that PVC cap and I'm gonna get this shit to work.
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  11. F Major

    F Major Anti Gear Lust

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    the more powerful of a horn driver you get the easier it will be to enunciate words. If any of you cop a talkbox, dont cop the Rocktron Banshee....the horn drive in that joint is weak and becomes very noisy if you turn it up to its maximum drive
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  12. The Mad Notes

    The Mad Notes That shit is the... ?

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    Thats the one I was lookin at FM. Thanks for steering me away from it haha

    Do u know any good ones with a built in amp like the Banshee has?
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  13. F Major

    F Major Anti Gear Lust

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    The talkboxes with the amps included tend to have weaker amps...5 Watts... thats not an awful lot compared to the passive ones that can handle 60-100Watts. You can get a decent tone out of the Banshee, but the power is not great enough to really get the enunciation down. The talkbox in the video is probably a better move because you already have the amp through the powered speakers...
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  14. Definit

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    that is about the most ghetto-rigged thing i've seen for music since the Stalking-Pop Filter...that shits gonna implode a new phase on this internet now...great.

    now we gonna hear every beat on the net with that shit...
    now we gonna hear every Netcee with wack ass quality to begin with, try using that shit...

    i for one...will not be doing it...


    lmao...i cant lie...im making one when i have the time...haha...its a must have...especially since im over here on the westcoast....
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  15. Rexasaurus

    Rexasaurus New Member

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    what's good with this misconception that talkbox must be used for played out ass "g-funk"????

    talkbox can be used for just about anything........


    [youtube]I3d1V0JPlyw[/youtube]
    [youtube]ClCUPOKbvr8[/youtube]
    [youtube]pXCB8w7L1IU[/youtube]

    teddy used to kill that shit, back in the day.......
    [youtube]s7ZUNif4ads[/youtube]
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  16. The Mad Notes

    The Mad Notes That shit is the... ?

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    Quik question... whats good to use with it if u cant get ur hands on a DX100?
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  17. F Major

    F Major Anti Gear Lust

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    Pretty Much any Moog style bass patch will work. I used the MS 2000 and the ATC-1's bass patches to handle it and it gives you a similar tone. People say "Detuned Saw Waves" are the go for the talk box. Slightly detuned
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  18. HYPNOTIK

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    Almost Done building mine
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    [youtube]ROtFteYkvoU[/youtube]

    GUITAR talk box..
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  20. Rexasaurus

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    That Lil Jon shit?
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