Chipspeech Plugin Updated With More Vintage Speech Synthesis Voices

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) [1963] 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.

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