Synthetic Sound Labs Recreates 1939 VODER Talking Machine

The VODER “talking machine,” originally created by Bell Laboratories for the 1939 New York World’s Fair and San Francisco Exhibitions, has been recreated using modern components made by Synthetic Sound Labs (SSL), under contract by Nokia Bell Labs. The new VODER is going to be played later this month as part of the Human Digital… Read More Synthetic Sound Labs Recreates 1939 VODER Talking Machine

SSL Scat-Talker Puts Old-School Speech Synthesis Into An MU Module

The Synthetic Sound Labs Scat-Talker is a dotcom-style MU module that puts old-school style speech synthesis under voltage control. They note: The Scat-Talker can be made to ‘speak’ by sequencing its phonemes in specific orders, but be warned that the process is quite time consuming. If that is your goal we have some helpful publications… Read More SSL Scat-Talker Puts Old-School Speech Synthesis Into An MU Module

Synthetic Sound Labs Debuts VCA/ADSR Envelope Generator Combo Module

Synthetic Sound Labs has released the newest member of its line of Synthesizers.com (DOTCOM) compatible analog synthesizer modules, the 1235 Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA) / ADSR Envelope Generator (ADSR) Combo. The compact module carries out functions that would traditionally require the space for at least two separate 1 MU modules in a single-width space. In a typical… Read More Synthetic Sound Labs Debuts VCA/ADSR Envelope Generator Combo Module

Synthetic Sound Labs Intros Enhanced Steiner Filter Module

Synthetic Sound Labs has released its Model 1021 Steiner Filter module, a 1 MU width revision and enhancement of their popular-but-discontinued 2 MU wide 1020 Steiner. “The Steiner filter is a unique filter for sound shaping that synthesists have long admired for both its warmth and quirkiness,” notes SSL’s Doug Slocum. “Invented by Nyle Steiner… Read More Synthetic Sound Labs Intros Enhanced Steiner Filter Module

Synthetic Sound Labs Debuts ‘Segwencer’ Segue-Sequencer Module Eurorack

Synthetic Sound Labs has released a EuroRack version of its Segwencer module. Developer Doug Slocum says this 10HP width, skiff-ready module offers “a new form of musical expression that has been previously unavailable to the analog synthesist.” What’s in a name? The Segwencer module name derives from the audio term segue (fading from one sound… Read More Synthetic Sound Labs Debuts ‘Segwencer’ Segue-Sequencer Module Eurorack