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Instr Talkbox

For those unfamiliar – a talk box device allows the user to modulate an instrument’s waveform by changing the shape of their own mouth (see the oft-cited “Do You Feel Like We Do” by Frampton)

Though many examples can be found on the ‘nets, this instructable shows a nice straightforward method for building your own talk box. It’s a fun project that asks relatively little in way of materials and delivers much in fun and musical possibility. Try experimenting with different speakers and creative enclosures to develop a signature design – Build a Talk box


For a more professional take on talk box building, check out some detailed info on The Talkbox FAQ – Make Your Own

Whizzersonovox Crop
The Sonovox – a retro Peter Frampton “Talk Box”

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!