A brief history of the Talk Box
Although many hits have been marked by the Talk Box sound — take, for instance, California Love by 2Pac, Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi or Pigs by Pink Floyd — it still remains a little known effect. Often confused with the vocoder, the wah wah and even auto-tune, this mighty vocal machine is much older than you might think. At a time when there's an '80s revival going on with songs from the likes of Zapp & Roger (Troutman) and Stevie Wonder having a lot of success, it's a good moment to stop and discuss this somewhat shunned effect.

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