An animal sounds toy featuring at trio of musical
animals: a cat, a duck and a ... well, it looks like a cow, but
it barks like a dog! And on the circuitboard is written 'dog' next
to the switch, so I suppose it has to be a dogcow. And thats the
reason for the name of the instrument.
The VOICE CHANGE button cyclically switches between four different
modes: one where the noteshaped buttons plays notes with a piano
sound, one where they play with animal sounds selected with the
animal buttons, a third where each note button starts a melody and
the voice can be changed with the animal buttons, and a fourth where
each starts a melody that plays with changing animal voices and
the animal buttons stops the song. The DEMO button seemingly does
the same as the VOICE CHANGE button.
Pitch/speed: a potentiometer that alters the pitch/speed
of the sounds and melodies. The range of change depends on the position
of the slow/fast switch.
slow/normal: a toggle switch that changes the pitch/speed
range between two ranges. Normal goes from slow and deep
pitched, but still recogniceable sounds and melodies, to a high
and fast chirping. Slow goes from very slow and growling
deeps to a little slower/deeper than the slowest/deepest of the
Body contacts: bends pitch/speed higher/faster when
both brass buttons are bridged with one or more fingers. Depht of
effect varies with finger pressure as well as the moistness of the
skin. A fair amount of distortion of the sound occurs as well, especially
when playing through the line out. Distortion without pitch/speed
change can be achieved by touching only the left body contact.
Output select: a three-position toggle switch that
switches between speaker, no output and line out jack.