Moog rereleases 16 Channel Vocoder

After more than 40 years, Moog Music has resumed production of the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder. Originally introduced in 1978 (and heard most famously on the title track of Giorgio Moroder’s E=MC2), the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder has been used to transmute vocals, transform synthesizers, and electronically encode sound for decades.

Moog says “the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder’s analog voice circuits are hand-soldered at the Moog Factory in Asheville, North Carolina to preserve the original instrument’s classic sound.” Updated mechanical connectors and a modern power supply are said to improve reliability and long-term serviceability while ensuring that the original sound remains unchanged. 

The Moog 16 Channel Vocoder is now available for order with select Moog authorized dealers worldwide. For more information visit