From: Daniel Kahlin (tlr_at_stacken.kth.se)
Date: 2003-09-28 11:43:13
Hi, This page: http://www.robotprojects.com/voice/voice.htm Lists the Currah Speech 64 as using a SP0256-AL2, which is a speechsynth by General Instruments, later Microchip. You give it the number of an allophone, and it will speak it. Note that the SP0256-AL2 is a regular SP0256 with a standard set of allophones integrated in a mask-rom. You may still give it an external rom though. SP0256-AL2 datasheet: http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~concuss/concussor/words.pdf General datasheets: http://dsplib.com/chips/sp025x.html Disection of the instruction set: http://spatula-city.org/~im14u2c/intv/tech/sp0256_instr_set.html /Daniel On Sat, 27 Sep 2003, Larry Anderson wrote: > One of my favorite voice sythesisers, definitely european in the > inflection it gives for letters. It uses phonetic parts to make it's > vocabulary and doesn't have a preset word list like the Magic Voice - > with it's built-in SAY command its easy to make it SAY just about > anything. > > If it is anything like the Currah Speech Master for the 64 typing > > INIT > > will turn it on, and then using the command > > SAY [speed] "text" > > would speak the text, adding the speed setting - a 0 or 1 - would use > either the low or high speed/pitch voice. To get keyboard echo (where > it speaks each key typed) is > > KON [speed] > > and to turn it off is > > KOFF > > I have the 64 manual around here somewhere, it goes into some ML > programming and cheking a pointer to see when the talking is finished > (so not to overlap speech commands.) Will look for it... > > Larry > Marko Mäkelä wrote: > > > > Hi all! > > > > Today I fixed a VIC-20 (broken 7406 on the serial bus) and got an Amiga mouse, > > a Commodore mouse and a Vic-20 speech synthesis cartridge in return. > > > > The cartridge contains an audio circuit, some logic glue and two ROM-looking > > chips. The program ROM is 2 kilobytes, and it hooks itself presumably to > > the GETIN vector, saying the names of letters and some keys (home, return, > > cursor, equals, multiply, pound, etc.) as they are typed. > > > > Does anyone know anything about this cartridge? The cover says "Adman > > Electronics, Made in England, Speech Synthesiser". The cartridge also > > hooks to the audio/video connector via a pass-through cable. > > > > The speech quality is slightly better than S.A.M. 64. Speaking of speech, > > the most recent pwp production (Robotic Liberation) features pretty > > understandable speech (or singing) on the unexpanded PAL VIC-20. > > > > Marko > > > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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