How does a talkbox work?

October 8th, 2007, 04:17 PM
Just wondering if anyone could explain what exactly a talkbox does. Something I've always womdered but have never gotten a good answer for.

October 8th, 2007, 05:36 PM
I think it's a little something like this:

Sound runs up the tube to your mouth. Your mouth then becomes kind of like a speaker, with the shapes you make (like when you talk) affecting the sound coming out. You typically need to have a seperate amp or PA or something, 'cause the sound has to then go out your mouth and into a mic.

October 8th, 2007, 07:03 PM
You run your guitar and amp into the talk box (Dunlop) box contains a driver speaker enclosed in the box only direction air and sound have to go is up the tube! Then you use your tong and cheek to mouth the words into a mic.
Cool little item like a crybaby pedal but man the frequencies will kill your inner ear and shake your teeth to the point of ruin if you use it to much!

October 8th, 2007, 11:30 PM

This guy talks a lot before the actual demo but the demo is great.

-You have a small metal box with a speaker in it.
-Your guitar is cranking through the speaker.
-The metal box has 10' of plastic tubing coimng out of it.
-You usually tape the end of the tube to your mic so that you can sing into the mic with the tube inside the side of your mouth.
-Your guitar sound is now blaring out of your mouth.
-You move your mouth in crazy ways into the mic or sing along with the guitar - it sounds like guitar and human voice combined.