After getting this, I just realised I've got 20 Boss pedals. May as well make the 20th one unique eh?
The VO1 Vocoder has a lot cased in the typical Boss housing. It's main caveat though is that you need to connect a mic to fully utilise it's features, and unfortunately I don't have a mic on reach. Still, I had a bit of fun on the choir setting getting the guitar sound like an electronic sax meets a vintage keyboard.
This will probably stay as a studio exclusive tool whenever I need go all Daft Punk or talk box without a hose or as such.