new mexico Posted January 17, 2016 Report Share Posted January 17, 2016 August 19, 2014 Object of Interest: The Vocoder By Nate Lavey and Jay Kang The vocoder—part military technology, part musical instrument—has had quite a history. In our new Object of Interest video, we explore the vocoder in settings ranging from - the Second World War to Kraftwerk parties - featuring interviews with Laurie Anderson, Cozmo D, Dave Tompkins, and Frank Gentges. On Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/128279928 Original webpage: http://video.newyorker.com/watch/object-of-interest-the-vocoder The military tangent: Uploaded on Sep 16, 2011 During WWII, AT&T engineers design and build a top secret voice encryption system that secures transatlantic telephone conversations between the highest-level Allied commanders, including Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. The system, dubbed SIGSALY, is an evolution of the work done on the one-time pad cipher during WWI. The system, which is kept secret for decades, is the first voice encryption system. WWII images and video courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration and Archive.org. The musical tangent: Uploaded on Sep 14, 2010 "O Superman (For Massenet)" is a 1981 song by experimental performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson. Part of the larger work United States, "O Superman," a half-sung, half-spoken, almost minimalist piece unexpectedly rose to #2 on the UK Singles Charts in 1981. Prior to the success of this song, Anderson was little known outside the art world." FWIW: You Tube playlist index's: 1.) VOCODER SONGS 2.) Sennheiser Vocoder 3.) Moog Vocoder https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocoder Google Search: Sennheiser Vocoder Moog Vocoder Other interesting reads?: The Start of the Digital Revolution: SIGSALY Secure: Digital Voice Communications in World War II. By J. V. Boone and R. R. Peterson. (NSA web page) https://www.nsa.gov/about/cryptologic_heritage/center_crypt_history/publications/sigsaly_start_digital.shtml Intercepted conversations - Bell Labs A-3 Speech scrambler and German codebreakers http://chris-intel-corner.blogspot.com/2012/02/intercepted-conversations-bell-labs-3.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIGSALY And, on a slightly different tangent: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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