Love Hultén VOC-25 Is a Synth Choir Designed To Mouth off Musically

Swedish audiovisual artist Love Hultén has a knack for creating wondrous, imaginary retro inventions. His latest creation – the VOC-25 is no exception, a conceptual vocal synthesizer based on the Axoloti Core and 25 sets of plastic teeth, with each set representing a unique note on the keyboard.

Inspired by Simone Giertz’s conceptual work, the VOC-25 offers the temporary appearance of a desktop computer … after a bad acid trip. A monitor, main console and keyboard with chattering teeth work in unison with results that are just as terrifying and hilarious as you might expect:

The acoustic onslaught is created with RAW vocal audio samples fed into the main console via USB. Each “voice” is stored in a personal voice bank and can be further processed using two built-in effects, reverb and delay. The wood setup works with built-in speakers, but is also equipped with mono outputs on the rear to improve performance and reduce the mechanical noise that could occur if there were 25 chattering teeth.

The reception of every dental practice should have one of these “computers”.

The one-off project won’t see the light of day as a consumer product, but for those interested in making their own VOC-25, Love Hultén announces that they have an axoloti board and a 25-key keyboard for MIDI -In / Output with used has custom-made products with 25 individual magnets for the choral effect, each connected to a set of hinge teeth. Detailed instructions – without a beautifully modern housing design – can be found at the manufacturer / robotics
Simone Giertz’s YouTube channel.

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