I orderd one awhile back at my local music store and is supposed to be in sometime this weekened. . . And for my question, does a talkbox require a microphone? Because some videos I look up on youtube of talkboxes, the person using a talkbox will be using a microphone with it, and some videos the person using a talkbox wont have a microphone. . . Also if a microphone is optional then what it it used for?
The Banshee requires a microphone if you need to play along with a band. If you are just practicing, you can play without a microphone.

The banshee is a cool effect.