Full Interview: Dave Tompkins on The Vocoder

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This morning, I interviewed Dave Tompkins. Dave is a music writer and the author of the new book, How to Wreck a Nice Beach, an encyclopedic look at the history of the vocoder, from its roots as a voice-scrambling security technology in World War Two, to its use today in making robotic effects in pop music.

A shorter version of this interview will air on an upcoming episode of Spark, but you can hear the full, uncut interview if you download the MP3.

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