The Votrax SC-01-A Speech Synthesizer Says “Shut Your Face!”

Developed during 1979 and marketed beginning in 1980, the Votrax SC-01A speech synthesizer chip was the first phoneme-based language chip available for consumer-grade applications.

It is capable of unlimited English speech using a stream of phoneme codes as input. All transitions between phonemes are handled automatically.

You can here a preview of the Votrax in action below.

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