[bksvol-discuss] Re: my own questions about K1000

  • From: "Peter Scialli" <Peter.s@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 16:15:31 -0500

I am using Kurzweil 9.02 with the Tripletalk PCI and it works fine. There is an SSIL driver provided by the manufacturer of the device. I think the issue with the Doubletalk would be that it is a synthesizer requiring an ISA port which computers haven't come with in a while. I think either the Tripletalk USB or DECtalk USB or even the serial version of the Doubletalk should all work ok though under XP.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "The Pardees" <fpardee@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: my own questions about K1000

Hi Sarah, I am using the Dectalk pc with Kurzweil 9.2 under Windows 98 second edition and it works fine. I prefer it to any software voice I have heard, and when I finally have to go to Windows XP, I hope I can use the external Dectalk in the USB port.

At 11:53 AM 2/23/05, you wrote:

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

Sarah Van Oosterwijck

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