Blogosaur has released VST Speek for Windows – a free vocal synthesis VST plugin for recreating the ‘old skool robotic text to speech we all love’.
To use it, you just choose a preset, type some text and let it ‘speak’.
VST Speek is is based on the Software Automatic Mouth (SAM) vocal synthesis software created by Softvoice Inc for the Commodore 64. The original C64 software has been reverse engineered and ported to C by Sebastian Macke, and then adapted for this VST plugin.
Here’s an example of VST Speek in action:
- trigger the speech with MIDI keyboard (velocity sensitive)
- use MIDI pitchbend
- change original pitch or mouth/throat parameters while it’s speaking
- This is not a vocal synth like Vocaloïd], it’s designed for ‘crunchy robotic lofi techno voices’.
Download at the Blogosaur site.