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chipspeech :: Vintage speech synthesizer

chipspeech is a vintage-style speech synthesizer which recreates the sound of famous 80′s voice synthesis chips. It features 8 different voices, each with its own characteristic timbre. It is specially tailored for musical needs ? simply type in your lyrics, and then play on your MIDI keyboard. It’s a true synthesizer, the sound can be extensively modified for easy and expressive performances.chipspeech also features a circuit bending emulation, letting you not only recreate the insane and chaotic sound of a circuit bent TI speaking device, but also use it in a controlled, musical way.

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CAST OF CHARACTERS

Bert Gotrax

Bert Gotrax is one mischievous little brat. Like a post-modern Pinocchio story gone wrong, he has escaped from his creator’s workshop before the execution of a patch to fix his foul mouth. He now roams in the streets and back alleys, a skilled parkour athlete and wanted graffiti artist.

  • Inventor: Richard T. Gagnon
  • Famous for: Q-Bert, Gorf
  • Device: Votrax SC-01
  • Wikipedia: link
  • Synthesis type: Formant (analog)
  • Tone: Lots of complex frequency whines and noises, due to real analog hardware. May benefit from some EQ (especially increased bass and treble and lowered mids).
  • Audio example: link

Dandy 704

Dandy 704 is a 19th century gentleman who decided to escape death by having his brain mummified and transferred to an internal vat. His body is steam powered and entirely mechanical except for his voice box (which is in dire need of a repair). He is a world class explorer, brash, charismatic and loud mouthed. He’s also an incredible romantic womanizer and will offer to marry anyone (despite his lack of a space carriage). Do not believe his fantastic stories. They are not true. The real ones are much crazier (and would incriminate him).

  • Inventors: John Kelly and Carol Lochbaum
  • Famous for: Daisy Bell (first computer voice synthesis song)
  • Device: System based on an IBM 704 computer
  • Wikipedia: link
  • Synthesis type: Physical modelling (waveguide)
  • Tone: Dark and muted, many strange inflections in the vowels due to the tortuous signal path.
  • Audio example: link

Dee Klatt

Dee Klatt is a wise and mild mannered android. Long ago, they were unjustly accused and hunted across the galaxy, and became a master in disguise out of necessity, changing into a child, a woman, a young or an old man. Nobody now remembers their true form.

  • Inventor: Dennis Klatt
  • Famous for: Served as a basis for many speech synthesizers
  • Device: Dectalk
  • Wikipedia: link
  • Synthesis type: Formant
  • Tone: Very versatile. This voice can morph all the way from husky male baritones up to high female divas.
  • Audio example: link

Lady Parsec

Lady Parsec is the omnipotent mother-of-all space traffic controllers, she’s the Benevolent Dictator of Her own matriarchal galactic queendom. Her soothing voice can be heard anywhere at Her will in any of Her spacecrafts. She’s watching over you and She’ll direct you with a hint of witty sarcasm.

  • Inventor: Larry Brantingham, Paul S. Breedlove, Richard H. Wiggins, and Gene A. Frantz
  • Famous for: Parsec (TI-99/4A game)
  • Device: TI-99/4A plug-in speech synthesizer module
  • Wikipedia: link
  • Synthesis type: LPC10
  • Tone: Muted and warbly.
  • Audio example: link

Otto Mozer

Otto Mozer is a mad scientist and has roboticized himself in order to achieve his plans for world domination. He moves around in his levitating exopod. Since his face is permanently connected to a breathing apparatus, he has built himself a voice generator to communicate. He left out all vocal intonations, since he deemed them to be unnecessary to his purposes.

  • Inventor: Forrest Mozer
  • Famous for: Berzerk
  • Device: TSI S14001A
  • Wikipedia: link
  • Synthesis type: Voice segment sequencing
  • Tone: Very bright and crunchy, this assertive voice will pierce through any mix. Its bass range is extremely fat.
  • Video: link

Spencer AL2

Spencer AL2 is a self-aware pure AI. He creates his appearance and voice by channeling and bending energy as waves. Be careful! If you upset him, his anger has the power of an EMP bomb.

  • Patented by: John E. Stork
  • Famous for: Currah Cartridge, Intellivoice (Intellivision), Magnavox Odyssey2 voice attachment
  • Device: SP0256-AL2 chip
  • Wikipedia: link
  • Synthesis type: LPC12
  • Tone: Very choppy due to the limited number of voice segments and lack of interpolation.
  • Audio example: link

Terminal 99

Terminal 99 is an extremely old TI 99/4A computer, decked out with tons of mysterious extra hardware expansions including the famous TI voice module internally retrofitted, buzzing and whirling. It runs a chat program that was developed to win a Turing test contest. The terminal easily won, but the team who developed the chat program and the jury who tested it have gone completely insane and now worship Terminal 99 like a god. Legend has it that the computer has absorbed their souls…

  • Inventor: Larry Brantingham, Paul S. Breedlove, Richard H. Wiggins, and Gene A. Frantz
  • Famous for: TI-99/4A Terminal Emulator II cartridge
  • Device: TI-99/4A plug-in speech synthesizer module
  • Wikipedia: link
  • Synthesis type: LPC10
  • Tone: Somewhat choppy.
  • Audio example: link

VOSIM

VOSIM was an early prototype sociable android companion. The project was scrapped because his voice was not intelligible enough. He spent many years wandering the electronic wastelands alone, until the day decided he could try to be someone, get friends, and not let his weaknesses deter his desire to sing.

  • Inventor: Werner Kaegi and Stan Tempelaars
  • Famous for: ehhh nothing…
  • Device: Standard DAC
  • Wikipedia: link
  • Synthesis type: Windowed Oscillator Sync
  • Tone: Synthesizer-like
  • Audio example: link
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Mac OS X / OS X
MacOS X 10.6
MacOS X 10.7
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
OS X 10.9 Mavericks
OS X 10.10 Yosemite
OS X 10.11 El Capitan
macOS Sierra (10.12)
  • CPU: Intel®/AMD® dual core or more
  • RAM: 1GB or more
Windows
Windows 7 32bit
Windows 7 64bit
Windows 8 32bit
Windows 8 64bit
Windows 10 32bit
Windows 10 64bit
  • CPU: Intel®/AMD® dual core or more
  • RAM: 1GB or more
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