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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:50 am    Post subject: Robo vocs
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Hello there,
i m a micro modular user and i know that this topic dont belong here but maybe u have something more to say about where these vocs are coming from.listen the sample that i upload for u.
For sure its not the odyssey 2...maybe its amiga or atari,Sam(u type it talks) but please if u know more,just let me know...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Sounds like a Commodore 64 to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

hello Albert,
thank u for the first reply,i m already searching for more infos about commodore.i will need some advises about that unit,if this is it the right one...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This sounds just like SAM running on an Atari 400/800.

I don't know if SAM was ported to other platforms as well, probably !

I think I still have my old Atari 400 and a copy of SAM somewhere.

This takes me back.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

models&modules, the Commodore 64 was a personal microcomputer from the 80's, not a synthesizer.

Maybe peterw is right, I'm not sure where the sound comes but definitely sounds like an old microcomputer voice synthesizer to me.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

It sounds clearer with the reverb added on the last sentence. If it were not so late in the evening I would be tempted to dig out the old Atari and fire SAM up.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

It sounds just like an old 'Speak and Spell' toy that used to be around 25-30 years ago... a well used piece of kit in the 90's. It would probably be near impossible to get one now though. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

hello there,
And the winner is......?check this site to findout the solution of what i was looking for.Maybe there are more platforms that reaching that sound.For sure is an old hardware unit..I want to thank u all for repling to my post.

http://www.retrobits.net/atari/sam.shtml#ch0.3
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

SAM existed on the C64 as well.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

hello there,
well finally could somebody tell me what i need to buy to get the SAM vocs?give me the list of the items that i need to buy from ebay or whereever to setup SAM sofware..
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The mac, even old Motorola 040 units, can run speech synthesis.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I think it might be a Amiga. That exact voice is all over classic Gabber records and those were often Amiga.

Anyway, that SAM thing (I'm not positive it's the same based on those recordings) linked to above talks about DOS or Atari's. For DOS any box that can run windows will do but for "authenticity" it might be better to get a old soundcard, I think that era had the Sound Blaster PRO? For a Atari the 1040ST is a decent choice that could be bought online. That's a all-round excelent computer to have around since it has midi timing tighter then anything (it beats even many modern hardware sequencers for tightness)

Next up would be a Basic interperter but those are easy to find online.

You might also want to post in the lo-fi section here or even on micromusic.net there's a whole scene around computers from that era to make music and those people will know the exact details.

It's most defiately NOT a speak&spell because that one only has a limited set of words (not these) and it sounds different. Those can still be found, BTW, I got lucky in a US thrift store and paid 5 bucks Smile

A while ago, somebody made a new chip based on this phenome idea aimed at modern hobyists that build robots. Those are readily available (at places where you can buy chips!) but need to have board designed around them which might be a bit much....

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Definitely C64. Amiga sounded alot less noisy and bitcrushed than that. I did a few vocal grabs using a voice program found on a C64 emulation CD with 10,000 disks on it. Can't for the life of me remember what it was called, but this is a sample of the "demo" mode, which I think sounds alot like the audio snippet in the OP.

edit: In fact, I'm pretty sure it was SAM, ported to the C64


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yes, I had a lot of fun with SAM (the only version that I've known about until now) on the C64 way back.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

hELLO there,
thank u very much at first for the interest and the usefull informations..
I think that Afro88 is getting closer to what i m looking for...
Afro88,the sample that u upload sounds the same even if its a little bit higher in the pitch.I think that probably there are some knobs to edit the sound.which program is that?its coming together with Commodore 64 as a standart software?if i buy the commodore64 ONLY,i will have that vocal?is the right unit so,but there are a few more related products that i need to check.For sure the emulation's idea is the one that could solve the 'problem'..I will keep searching on...
Thanks to all!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well this is from a C64 emulator, so I think that would do. Google for C64 emulator windows or something, and then for SAM c64 and you should be on your way Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thats definitely a C64 and/or C64 emulator!

It's all over those early Aphex tracks.

My all-time favourite speech synthesiser Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Try those two:
http://www.dreamfabric.com/c64/
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http://members.tripod.com/the-cbm-files/speak/
i hope i helped a little bit.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

regarding speak and spells , here u can find modified ones for circuit bending purposes etc.

http://store.robotspeakstore.com/chacjoncusmo.html

modern text to speech converters also can sound similar to this
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

hello g2dream and jason,
thank u very much for the replies...i m still searching the emulators to understand how finally i will make it to get this voice..
i think that g2dream is a little bit closer to what i m looking for but the java emulator dont have any instructions about sam software,only the games are available there...
keep searching,keep helping..
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Get the disk from here: http://members.tripod.com/the-cbm-files/speak/

Get the emulator from here: http://www.computerbrains.com/ccs64/

Put them together and away you go.

By the way, both were #1 results in google searches for "c64 sam" and "c64 emulator"....
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