DigiTech Talker

DigiTech Talker

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  • Manufacturer: DigiTech
  • Model: Talker
  • Category: Talkboxes
  • Added in our database on: 10/04/2002

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DigiTech Talker user reviews

Average Score:3.0( 3/5 based on 2 reviews )
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agonoire's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Underrated"

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I bought this pedal for these different effects of vocoding.

Rumors suggest that this is THE pedal used by Daft Punk on HBFS. Quite possible that they often hijacked effects for the guitar synth or voice.
Insight into the home studio of Kris Menace.
In addition, a vintage interview with the singer Cher confirms she used this pedal on his famous hit "Believe."

Side connection, but no midi 2 audio inputs:
- One for the microphone (XLR)
- One for the carrier (or guitar synth) (Jack 6.35)
The output is also in Jack 6.35.
Classic therefore such effects.

The construction is robust.


Having used many vocoders (SVC350, DVP1, MAM VF11 ...), I'm interested in this one for its originality after seeing demos on the net.

6 effects are available, but only 2 seem newsworthy:

- NuVo: hybrid between autotune and vocoder so very intelligible. This fact alone justifies the purchase of the pedal. It has the advantage of not being aggressive as some VST effect similar here using a deesser is dispensable.

- Talkbox: astonishment found a little sound color of a TB, but again it looks more like a hybrid between talkbox and vocoder. More "dirty" than NuVo Indeed, it could still give the illusion of having a Golden Throat is in as long as you do loose one or two words (and not a verse ...)

For the rest you have an auto-wah (fair ...), an "alien" effect (typified sfx, why not ...), an effect called Tazmania (bizaroîde) and finally a self-talk (never used).

No editing or adjusting if not volumes input / output.


Used only with synths.
The sound quality is very good (it is well above the VSTs course)

Although designed for guitarists, I recommend above all keyboardists and other hackers.


It's been about six months that I use regularly.
The value for money seems correct as it is indeed a bit of a "UFO", it looks like a vocoder yes, but it is not really, its originality is his interest.

I like convenience and efficiency side from the first connection, no need to turn buttons for 10 minutes for something clean.

The only thing I do not like that's trapezoidal shape.
V old man on the hill03/14/2012

V old man on the hill's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Do not take it out!"

DigiTech Talker
The vocoding is the voice control by the instrument.

The talker is a pedal for guitar or digital vocoding keyboard with two inputs: one balanced XLR dynamic microphone jack and an unbalanced instrument. 2 outputs: 1 XLR Balanced dedicated to the sound system and an unbalanced jack airship to a guitar amp, a microphone potentiometer serve to balance the desired level to one or other of these outputs.
The power sector requires the same transformer as for the Whammy.


The purpose of this was to supplant the talk box and offer guitarists the joys of vocoding. The grip is super simple and the first program (nu vo) with three knobs at noon immediately gives interest and satisfaction. A singular impression as it is because of this first impression I've never been separated from this.


Aesthetically attractive pedal comes with three Chickenhead knobs controlling the input level of voice, instrument input level and output level of the effect global.Au below two momentary switches, one to serve program selector (A) the other by-pass (B) the talker.
(A) programs:
Nu Vo: vocoding effect to the color digital heavy (very typical Daft Punk)
Wha Nu: whawha controllable effect in the voice (for people who have no feet)
Tazmania: effect of digital vomit.
Talk box: Emulation failed, no sensations of the effect of the same name
Alien: Indescribable
Auto Talk: Then, no!
You understood it too much unusable modes, while deficiencies are multiplied on its primary function the vocoding.


(B) The bypass is the major mistake of this pedal because not only it is not a true bypass (Canadian custom Digitech manufactures its gadgets in Canada), but in addition this pedal a static charge builds up residual (the low voltage lights, the phantoms), on the big sound system causing a huge "clack" on the back and face.
Pool of the stuff I look for killers of all sound engineers, I decided to use this for studio or that it is perfectly in place.

Of course you can put a true bypass and it also seems to change the diode that shit, but it would be as good at Digitech engineers are hired that tests their product in vivo.

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