[DECtalk], Re: Wonder why Dectalk sings?

  • From: Dectalk@xxxxxxx
  • To: dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 16:33:44 EDT

If you are asking me, I kind of do it manually.  Dectalk is in my 
communication device which is a touch screen, so I can do it rather quickly.  I 
programmed over 1000 songs.
You can sample my music my calling 330-262-8255 and enter 20 for a list of 
songs.


SNOOPI BOTTEN 




In a message dated 7/17/2004 1:42:43 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
ratguy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
Hi,
I have a question.  Do you program the Dectalk files manually or do you have
a way to convert from midi to Dectalk notation?  I've always thought it
would be cool to be able to convert a midi file into Dectalk notation.  Of
course, you'd have to go in and insert the proper lyrics later, but at least
the notes and timings would be there.
Jayson.

----- Original Message -----
From: <Dectalk@xxxxxxx>
To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <Bickconctr@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 10:47 PM
Subject: [DECtalk], Re: Wonder why Dectalk sings?


> WRONG!  Dennis Klat wanted to do something special for his Daughter's
> birthday.  So he stayed up all night figuring a way to get Dectalk to
sing.  "Happy
> Birthday" was the very first song.
> They wouldn't dare take the singing out.  I have well over 1000 song files
> for Dectalk, 2 music CD's, and I do Concerts using Dectalk.  Plus I work
with
> Gallaudet and Phonix and everyone knows I would be fit to be tied if
Dectalk
> stopped singing.
>
> Say, can wav files be shared on this list?  I have Dectalk doing Karaoke
that
> I think you guys would enjoy.
>
>
> SNOOPI BOTTEN
>
>
>
> In a message dated 7/16/2004 9:36:30 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> ratguy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
> 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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