I've seen Wall-E twice - it's a great movie. Does anyone know which techniques Ben Burtt uses to create the vocal effects? At least some of it is vocoding ("foreign contaminant"), but looking around on the forum it seems that similar effects can be produced with LPC, or fof synthesis.
Is there any way in MaxMSP to create these effects for live processing? I've checked the built-in vocoders, the gabor objects from ircam, and the csound~ fof patch (which has a compile error, although the help patch works just fine).
None of these are making the sounds I'm looking for - especially when you sing or speak a smooth glissando and it comes out as a kind of robotic, quantum arpeggio (not necessarily a harmonic series) - as when Wall-E and Eve introduce themselves. It sounds so old-fashioned it's probably a standard technique - I'm just not sure how to produce it, or maybe I haven't plugged the right numbers into the vocoder.
I'm running Max 5.0.3 on a 2008 macbook pro.
Thanks for any ideas!