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Electro-Harmonix Stereo Talking Machine with Vocal Formant Filter

Electro-Harmonix Stereo Talking Machine with Vocal Formant Filter
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Electro-Harmonix Stereo Talking Machine Overview

The Stereo Talking Machine with Vocal Formant Filter from Electro-Harmonix is a customizable envelope-controlled digital vowel filter. The Stereo Talking Machine (STM) utilizes multiple moving filters allows your guitar to create growling, gurgling, and snarling sounds. Nine selectable Voices deliver vowel sounds such as AH-OO and OW-EE, as well as Bassballs and wah-type dynamic filters. The Voices can be shaped with individual Attack and Decay controls while Sensitivity adjusts the envelope response. The resulting effects mimic characteristics of human speech and create sounds that are both organic and harmonically rich. The Stereo Talking Machine possesses true stereo outputs as well as an Effects Loop. An Expression Pedal input provides real time control over filter sweeps, while nine preset locations let you store and recall your selected programs. Each voice option in the STM sweeps between two distinct filter settings, mimicking the way a human mouth moves to form particular vowel sounds. The direction of the filter sweep can be reversed using the Sensitivity knob. The WAH and BB voice options simulate a classic wah-wah pedal filter and the EHX Bassballs filter respectively.

Nine selectable voices: Seven human vowel filter combinations, a classic wah-wah filter, and the legendary dual band filter of the EHX Bassballs
Ability to reverse the sweep of each voice, doubling your sound options
Attack/Decay knobs to separately control the rise and fall speeds of the filter sweep
Sensitivity control to adapt the effect's response to your playing style
Stereo Outputs for true stereo imaging and panning
Expression Pedal option to manually control filter sweep
Programmable distortion to make your guitar really growl
Programmable internal LFO for automatic filter modulation
Effects Loop side-chain
9 fully programmable presets
UPC: 683274011165

Electro-Harmonix Stereo Talking Machine Specs

LED Indicators2 x Sweep Level: Orange
1 x Bypass Footswitch: Red
1 x Preset Footswitch: LED ladder
Knobs1 x Knob: Blend/Volume
1 x Knob: Voice Type/Fuzz Tone
1 x Knob: Attack/Fuzz Gain
1 x Knob: Decay/LFO Rate
1 x Knob: Sensitivity (with voice polarity)/LFO Depth/Shape
SwitchesPresets Encoder/Auxiliary Toggle Encoder
Bypass footswitch
Preset footswitch/Auxiliary Edit footswitch
Left mono output
Right mono output
EXP pedal
2.1 mm barrel connector, 9 VDC power
Sample Rate46,875 Hz
A/D and D/A Conversion24-bit
Audio Bit Rate32-bit
ImpedanceInput Jack:
Input: 2.2 MΩ
Return: 2.2 MΩ

Output Jack:
Mono/Left: 220 Ω
Right: 1.1 kΩ
Send: 1.1 kΩ
Power Requirements9 - 9.6 VDC @ 200 mA with a center negative plug
Current Draw185 mA
Dimensions5.5 x 4.5 x 1.5" (13.97 x 11.43 x 3.81 cm)
Weight1.31 lb (0.6 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8 x 6.6 x 3.3"

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