Plogue has released a free update to Chipspeech, its retro vocal synth plugin for Mac & Windows.
The update adds two new vocal synthesizer options:
- CiderTalk’84 (MacinTalk 1.x), as heard in the famous mac introduction in 1984.
- Rotten.ST from Atari ST’s STSPEECH.TOS, a staple of early techno (eg: U96’s Das Boot)
The release also adds a Talker mode across the roster. Each voice can now be used as “normal text to speech”, or talkers.
Chipspeech is a vocal synthesizer, featuring the sounds of vintage speech synths:
- Bert Gotrax From analysis of sound recordings of a Votrax SC-01. Recordings copyrighted Plogue Art et Technologie, Inc.
- Dandy 704 From analysis of sound recordings courtesy of Alcatel-Lucent / Bell Labs (C)  Alcatel-Lucent. All Rights Reserved.
- Dee Klatt From Dennis H. Klatt’s synthesizer originally published in Journal Acoustic Society of America, Mar. 1980.
- Lady Parsec From analysis of sound recordings copyrighted Plogue Art et Technologie, Inc.
- Otto Mozer From analysis of data files copyrighted Dr. Forrest S. Mozer. Used with kind permission.
- Spencer AL2 From emulation of ROM data and algorithms copyrighted Microchip, Inc.
- Terminal 99 From emulation of ROM data and algorithms copyrighted Texas Instruments Incorporated. Distributed under license from Texas Instruments (TI).
- CiderTalk’84 Derived from: SoftVoice Text-to-Speech Engine Copyright 1984-2015, SoftVoice, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
- Rotten.ST Original voice by Martin Day and Andy Beveridge. Additional code by Stefan Stenzel.
Pricing and Availability
Chipspeech is available for US $95 from teh Plogue site.