Rocktron Banshee TalkBox
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Rocktron Banshee TalkBox

Banshee TalkBox, Talkbox from Rocktron.

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Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 10 reviews )
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rockerdad03/21/2011

rockerdad's review"Livin' on a....Banshee!"

Rocktron Banshee TalkBox
The Rocktron Banshee is a talkbox that utilizes it's own built-in 5 watt amplifier.

- Metal casing
- external speaker jack
- 5 watt amplifer built in
- amplifier output
- 1/4" guitar input
- on/off stomp switch
- gain, tone, output knobs
- plastic tubing that sound passes through
- opening to house one end of the tubing
- rocktron supplied power supply

UTILIZATION

The banshee is a talk box that provides the user with a "talking" sound made famous by such guitar players as Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, and Peter Frampton among others. Setup is as easy as can be. If using this with your existing amp, you just plug your guitar into the guitar in jack of the banshee and then out to your guitar amplifier's input. That's it. Once you step on the on/off switch, the banshee will bypass your amp and use it's own built in amplifier to produce sound.

You will need to run the tube up a mic stand and attach the tube to the end of a microphone that is amplified. Hit a note or chord on your guitar while placing the tube into the side of your mouth. The sound of the guitar will travel up the tube and into your mouth. moving your mouth around will alter the sound as it's picked up by the microphone. Really cool! This is the type of guitar gear that will keep you engaged and interested for awhile as you mess around with it.

SOUND QUALITY

The reason I have this unit is because I play in a Bon Jovi tribute band so this is required. I've used the Heil talkbox before buying a banshee. The Heil was good but it kept blowing it's own fuse, causing me to replace it 3 times. It also can damage your amp if not used correctly. These were enough reasons for me to try the banshee.

To be honest, there wasn't much sound difference between the two to my ears. I never tried them back to back but the banshee provides a very authentic sounding, throaty talkbox effect. If you take the tube out of the tube connector on the unit you can even use it as a simple 5 watt distorted amp!

OVERALL OPINION

If I needed to, I would buy another one of these again in a hearbeat. It's made my gigging life so much easier, it mounts to my pedalboard and it goes to every show with me. The people in the audience really don't care if you're using a banshee, a heil or even the Framptone model. All they care about is having fun a the band sounding good. The Rocktron Banshee delivers on all of the above and more. Blast into Bon Jovi's Livin' On A Prayer or It's My Life and watch the reaction you will get from the audience. It's pure rock'n'roll and works every time!
citron6910/02/2012

citron69's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Something other than a vocoder"

Rocktron Banshee TalkBox
Everything is said elsewhere.

UTILIZATION

Beware if you are like me, "keyboardist used in homes and VSTs studio" ... This is not an effect like the others.

This is an amp, a transducer horn and a pipe that is square in the mouth. Resonances of the mouth are used to modulate the sound ... and you need a microphone to pick them up.

Attention too, if you have a girlfriend and you want to keep ... do not abuse the talkbox in his presence ... I feel that the experiments drunk fairly quickly involuntary listeners.

SOUND QUALITY

When the level rises, there is the breath, the sound is distorted and saturated .. and this is NORMAL.

So, because of the distortion, forget harmonies (or it will make several mono plugs to keep a clear sound).

To vocalize harmonies, rather I will use a vocoder or a pitch shifter / hormoniseur / autotune.

On the synth, I choose a simple waveform in monaural with a single tilt (or oscilloscope synchronized) no effect (no reverb or delay phaser) on the other hand, I play on the vibrato portamento and pitch (it emphasizes the resonances mouth): D ... I use it for two days with my micro modular Clavia ... these two belong together!

If you use a sound with reverb / delay or doubling oscillators sound becomes rotten ... it can be funny 5 minutes but ... why buy a much distortion.

OVERALL OPINION

Simple to implement, an ultra sound characteristic that can not really approach it with a vocoder
MrIceStorm05/19/2011

MrIceStorm's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Banshee TalkBox
What are the effects, types of effects available?
- Gain / Tone / OutupByPass ..
Here are the 4 knobs present on the Talkbox.

Has a pre-amp which allows it to operate alone.


What is the connection?
- Audio (jack)

UTILIZATION

The general configuration is simple?
- Yes

Simple to learn, must still be exercised to have a respectable pronunciation.

SOUND QUALITY

Which instruments do you use?
- Microkorg synth or electric guitar.

OVERALL OPINION

Good buy for beginners, is used very well to confirm, everything lies in:

- The choice of the patch (on mk, alesis, dx100 or otherwise) ... which is much difference.
- In terms of pronunciation
- At the game (ie using his fingers it goes without saying).
- In the mix (harmonics, low / mid / hi freq. Etc. ..)
fafard02/18/2009

fafard's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Banshee TalkBox
Even simple:
Jack adapter. In one, an out (to amp), and one out (ext speaker).
3 pots: gain, tone, output. A nice strong peak for the activated or removed and a nice hole for the pipe plugger who come with vinyl. A good hose and just the right size.
That's all that it takes for sound!

UTILIZATION

... You arm your guitar, plug in your amp tone, and you plug in the wall you place the pots worse!

SOUND QUALITY

It's great as his, I think there is no better now! This is a great sounding solid talkbox! It's easy to pronounce words with clear.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 6 months and I always play with. I love its simplicity and quality. I achter on ebay because in Quebec it sells just the Dunlop Heil ... so I sent for $ 250 and I do not regret dutout: D
thoooooor10/26/2006

thoooooor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Banshee TalkBox
At first glance you would think a talk box all there is more banal:
a pedal coupled with a hose
analog
metal case (solide!)
a guitar input Guitar input output
speaker output (handy qd same!)
3 pots (one win, one tone, one output)
switch
black pipe vinil

UTILIZATION

Frankly this machine is for guys who are tired of taking the lead with records and settings lol
The settings?
instinctive !!!!!!
the manual serves you just made to position the pipe on the mic as s different solution ...

SOUND QUALITY

So simple outside but once connected, the slap !!!!!!!
are is large and modulation are very vocalized ...!
I use it with an Ibanez EDB500 and I think I'm daft punk! Mdr
But I also use bcp with my funk band metal.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 months and franchementt I can not do without. It should be part of my effect chain ct his fate ... lol What I like most c such power and ease to the modulation. I made about my bass!
The only downside (because it takes a) it may be its weight in my pedalboard because I feel even qd c but not serious res (it is metal, we are not wimps!)
Otherwise bin price high but it's worth, because some will say "it is an expensive toy ..." but this is not a toy! it is a bomb that place if you know put some originality in these compounds.
Jam stylz03/20/2005

Jam stylz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Banshee TalkBox
Impeccable! Portability: all in one! we do not s'emcombre amp with a sub.

UTILIZATION

Simpler than a you die!
impeccable!

SOUND QUALITY

So cool! oxygne of a food for me, my APRS talkbox home away wobbly.
I use a portable keyboard and a laptop containing FM7. sound? ... Mamamia! .. j'arrte not blame the full face of its size, its presence and its EHJV, for doss knobs right in the middle for the output and input for the 6th e! not need to throw me his teeth 100w, and between 5w, has enough for me! especially since everything will be amplified by a mic while playing good koi "I do not need a mic, you hear me well enough to scne!" lol.
bass and AIGS are well rendered trs.

OVERALL OPINION

For 10 months, and quite a gu bowl, because the era that I'd pay 85 euros in Germany musikstore! h h must not rler!
03/15/2005

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Banshee TalkBox
Ok

UTILIZATION

Ok

SOUND QUALITY

Ok

OVERALL OPINION

A large well with a power well enough I got (on half volume)
The pipe is not too big and not too soft so just right for not too quickly crushes the pipe.
Trs a good record in the low, medium and treble.
In gnral, I reduced the bass! So ...
I use it with keyboards.
I am 100% satisfied and plans to buy several.
For me it is far from being a gadget! Because it takes the Entran out something a talkbox!
This is the no frills amp talkbox thing fun.
Ah even when small criticism -> the pipe is not properly hooked the talkbox (but hey there's no harm)
Enjoy.
feel inside03/06/2005

feel inside's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Banshee TalkBox
Talk-box (costs Zapp, Daft Punk, etc. ........)

UTILIZATION

Super simple! (You just pick the thing, and here we go APRS !!!).... I use it with a juno 106.

SOUND QUALITY

ENORMISSIME !!!!!! FUNKY A WISH !!!!!!!

OVERALL OPINION

SIMPLY AWESOME !!!!! For fans of funk and good big sound is well-typed the product you need. The mouthfeel is superb. WARNING: the banshee is no longer manufactured by Rocktron. She is currently trs trs rare and hard to find. I bought the store in a German dernire for 180 euro a few prs and I'm crazy .... Avoid buying it used (Hygine. ...). So if you find new and at a reasonable price (I saw a store in France has 400 bones sell !!!!!) roro, jumped eyes closed !!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dj psik01/14/2005

dj psik's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Banshee TalkBox
1 input jack
2 output jack
volume: gain, tone, output.

UTILIZATION

It takes some time out of habit and words clear demand for the training

SOUND QUALITY

No sound quality is not great but it's going good anyway. (Ac synthesizer)

OVERALL OPINION

C is the bomb ball I come from the holding tank aprem and I am satisfied with serious. j I'd even make a talk box (home made) but it was worth not banshee preamp which suits well the thing at matos.ont said that truth is the heil DUNLOP 100 watts but the preamps of the banshee 5Watt is sufficient. short I really regret not buying my pricey 200 euros but I'm glad to have the find.
03/18/2004

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Rocktron Banshee TalkBox
Gain a button
1 Tone button
A button Outpout

3kg weight

5 watt output power, believe me it's enough

9v ac adapter 9v provided

Between a jack
An output jack to connect directly to a firm
An output jack to connect on amp, preamp

A preamp is built into the Banshee which allows the guitar to plug directly in between the Banshee.

UTILIZATION

C is a very simple set up, the manual is clear on his guitar in wall form in, and we go out live on the amp or preamp. For my part j uses PODXT as preamp and direct console, either a preamp or amp it makes no diference, puisqe the Banshee is preamplified and connetc between the guitar and your amp or preamp.

SOUND QUALITY

I am the guitarist and the utitilisation Benshee will only be used with guitar, c D elsewhere is done to the base ca. The sound is just wonderful, amazing, a cry, easy to use but requires a little adaptation all the same. The sound is funky, there's no local pictures yesterday everyone was crying with joy so this gadget is useful to us in our training funk, let s groove became EWF's madness! C is monstrous this thing, I think I have never been so pleasantly surprised by an effect since I jou (long). C is the tool that I missed not know how I did it for j live without nan lol I'm serious. Less powerful than a branch of a Heil body double 100 watt, but the sound quality is as good and at least it s not hard teeth. Purists prefer the Heil for its power dependence of a body double, I understand ... but personally there is no contest for me c is the Banshee and nothing else.

OVERALL OPINION

The Talk Box is a gadget, far from being useful to all c is Kler, but for my part I'm really happy with my purchase, c is a pricey gadget 182 because few current, to my knowledge there are only three models of the Banshee talkbox, the Heil and Danelectro. I remake that choice c is not eSite Kler and clear.