Need help with what seems to be a microphone connected to a keybaord/synth.

#1
I've seen quite a few people use something like this. Here's a video of Daron Malakian (guitarist) using one, at 2:25-3:55. The really cool part starts at about 3:04. Is it simply a microphone connected to a keyoard/synth? Or something more complicated? I'd love to do something like that for a gig. And the reason I don't try myself is because I've got my keyboard here but all the microphones are at my drummer's house. Yeah, so my original question again: Is it simply a microphone connected to a keyoard/synth? Or something more complicated?

Thanks for any help,
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#2
yes. it's basically a microphone connected to the synth. it's called a vocoder.
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#3
Can I use any microphone and any synth? Or does it only work with specific ones?

Edit: Could I also use it with a guitar? If so, how would I go about this?
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#4
Quote by kosmic
Can I use any microphone and any synth? Or does it only work with specific ones?

Edit: Could I also use it with a guitar? If so, how would I go about this?


the synth needs to have built in capabilities, any mic will work. I can work with a guitar, but since the pitch is primarily dependent on the synth it wouldn't sound right.
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#5
Ah, I see. Thanks a bunch for the help guys.
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#6
its called a vocoder
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#7
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its called a vocoder


Yes, we've established that.
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