Wendy Carlos answers questions about Vocoders

From Wendy Carlos’ delightfully 90s website

Then I got a chance to try one at the NY World’s Fair of 1964-65, at the Bell Labs pavilion. I was hooked! When I figured how to make it not just speak, but sing, it earned an assured place in a forthcoming new album. You know, it seemed an exciting idea to share! The first reactions were unanimous: everyone hated it!

Reminds me of my first time hearing Daft Punk’s Discovery, it took a while!