Re: vocal transformation in early film

Subject: Re: vocal transformation in early film
From: David Mooney/Maxine Heller (
Date: Sun Nov 20 2005 - 16:39:48 EST

Sparky was definitely vocoding. I had the 78s until recently. Sparky
has conversations with instruments of the orchestra in fine vocoding
style. Perhaps an influence for Iron Butterfly's talking guitar on
the Metamorphosis album?

At 05:24 PM 11/18/2005, you wrote:

>Richard Wentk wrote:
>>Don't forget the inevitable:
>This is hilarious! I have never heard of Sparky and his piano and
>train, nor the sonovox. But is the sonovox really electronically
>synthesized sound? The two clips from the Sparky link you sent
>sounds a little like vocoding, and the blurb from the link seems to think so:

David Mooney:
Maxine Heller:
Opaque Melodies:

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