The K1000 will support SSIL, but only for Windows '95, '98, or Windows ME
since its a 16 bit standard and isn't supported in operating systems that
are based on NT, such as NT, 2000, and XP. On those operating systems, the
K1000 will directly support a small set of hardware synthesizers, including
DECTalk Express, DoubleTalk, and TripleTalk. This is all described in
Appendix C of the reference manual.
I have been told, and found it to be true in my experience, that the latest versions of Kurzweil aren't actually capable of using SSIL synthesizers any more. I realize that the drivers don't exist for some of them for use in XP, but it sounded like they wouldn't work in older versions of Windows either, even though you are asked if you want to install one. I don't understand why they would say they don't work if they do, why they would make them not work if there are drivers, or why if they don't work, why the installation would ask you if you wanted to install SSIL support for a device. Can anyone give me some enlightenment?
How have you succeeded in using a double talk, and in what version of Windows with what software? Not that it really matters, since I don't have one.
Sarah Van Oosterwijck http://home.earthlink.net/~netentity/