5 songs that use Roland’s classic VP-330 Vocoder Plus

My third article for MusicRadar looks at the Roland VP-330, a 1979 synthesizer combining a vocoder, a lush string machine and a unique ‘human voice’ sound all in one keyboard. The VP-330, or Vocoder Plus, was used by Queen on Radio GaGa, Phil Collins on In The Air Tonight, Stevie Wonder on I Just Called to Say I Love You, Laurie Anderson on O Superman, and Vangelis on the Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire soundtracks.

More recently, it was used in the Dua Lipa song Levitating, where it provides the gliding choir sound.