[DECtalk], Re: Wonder why Dectalk sings?

  • From: shaun everiss <shaun.e@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 21:47:30 +1200

They can sing.
At least I think access 32 can.
At 09:04 p.m. 17/07/2004, you wrote:

>Hmm. Yeah, when I said any synthesizer can sing, I didn't think of 
>recorded voices, I was thinking of computer-generated voices.
>I wonder why hardware DECtalks can sing but software DECtalks cannot? It 
>really annoys me: I've just wasted £60 on a software DECtalk that cannot 
>even sing!
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: Jayson Smith
>To: dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2004 2:36 AM
>Subject: [DECtalk], Re: Wonder why Dectalk sings?
>
>
>That's probably right, somebody probably just put the singing in there as a
>fun toy to play with, figuring nobody would ever do much with it, and maybe
>it would even get removed when some new, more important feature needed to be
>added (let's hope that never happens!).
>Now, on to the comments that any synth can sing.  Actually, if I understand
>everything correctly, the synthesizers that use actual bits of recorded
>human speech can't sing, or if they can it's very contrived.  I'm talking
>about synths like AT&T Natural Voices.  I don't think you can change the
>pitch on that one.  Also, it is true that any synth which has a fine enough
>pitch control can, by definition, sing.  However, the Dectalk singing is
>actually designed to be used for singing, it has vibrato and all that.
>Whereas, the Blazie notetakers were never designed to sing, and look what
>Jeff Rutkowski pulled off.  However, since it wasn't designed to sing, it
>isn't as good as it would have been if singing had been in the design.  You
>get delays between each syllable, while the synth processes the pitch change
>commands.
>Jayson.
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "shaun everiss" <shaun.e@xxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 8:07 PM
>Subject: [DECtalk], Re: Wonder why Dectalk sings?
>
>
> > iNTERESTING JASON
> > i DON'T KNOW, BUT IT PROBABLY WAS A FANCY ADDON TOY.
> > aND i THOUGHT IT WAS.
> > tILL THAT IS YOU GET THE ARCHIVE
> > iTS LIKE STARTREK.
> > iTS JUST TV
> > bUT IT TOOK OFF.
> > sIMULAR TO TE DECTALK SINGING.
> > fIRST THE SYNTH SANG, THEN IT SANG TO MUSIC.
> > tHEN SMART GUYS START USING IT TO CREATE LOADS OF STUFF.
> > aND NOW ITS BIG!
> > dECTALK MAY HAVE STARTED AS SPEECH, BUT IT IS AN INSTRUMENT NOW.
> > At 10:26 p.m. 16/07/2004, you wrote:
> >
> > >I've always wondered something which maybe nobody knows.  Probably
>somebody
> > >does, but they probably aren't on this list.  Why is Dectalk able to sing
>in
> > >the first place?  I wonder who put that ability there, what purpose it
>was
> > >intended to serve or if it just seemed like a fun thing to do at the time
>or
> > >whatever.  Maybe when they were designing the Dectalk system they had
>some
> > >extra space left on the rom chip and didn't want it to go to waste.  Who
> > >knows.
> > >Just a thought.
> > >Jayson.
> > >
> > >
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