The Voice Box Electro Harmonizer by Electro Harmonix, manufacturers and creators of the Big Muff to name their most renowned product, is probably one of the easiest and cheapest solutions to harmonize and vocode your vocals. I was very Impressed when I saw the video bellow:
For two hundred bucks this thing looks well worth the price, and to be able to harmonize in real-time by plugging in instruments is amazing. Upping the price a bit you fall in the Digitech line of vocal harmonizers like the Vocal Live 2 that only allows 2 part harmonies instead of 4 for the Voice Box.
Anyways, this little life saver for all singers who just feel obliged to add backing vocals on all of their tracks (and I am one of them – gives people the impression I’m not that off) is superbly demonstrated by no other than Youtube musician extraordinaire, Jack Conte (and Nataly Dawn that I had not heard of but that has a very beautiful voice).
By the way it’s great to see all these hyper active web 2.0 artists actually promote products like that. I’m pretty sure Electro Harmonix approached Jack and asked him to demo the box… hmmm, probably gonna ask him and get back to you on that one (beat most Vocal Live 2 demos to smithereenes for that matter. Here’s one I found pretty amusing (I’m totally gonna learn that chord progression though)).
Have a mruffin’ day people.