[DECtalk], Re: firmware version

  • From: nick G <nick6489@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 08:01:17 -0400

To us 4.2 purests it is.
Thanks
Nick
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jayson Smith" <ratguy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2004 7:56 AM
Subject: [DECtalk], Re: firmware version


> It is?  Isn't that what the newer Freedomboxes use?  I don't see it as
that
> bad if so.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "nick G" <nick6489@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2004 7:24 AM
> Subject: [DECtalk], Re: firmware version
>
>
> > I've Heard Version 5, It's dreadfull.  It's got the EQ curves, but the
> > inflection is bad.  Bad.  Bad.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jayson Smith" <ratguy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 11:52 PM
> > Subject: [DECtalk], Re: firmware version
> >
> >
> > > As far as I know, all the software for the cards are loaded when your
> > > computer boots up.  So the version of the Dectalk software your card
is
> > > running is that version installed on your computer.  This should be
> spoken
> > > when the synth is loaded in autoexec.bat or wherever.  E.G. "Dectalk
PC
> > > version 4.2b is running" or something.
> > > Also, unless you have a specific need for it, I would not recommend
> > > upgrading to the 4.6 versions from Force.  They don't sound as good as
> the
> > > older Digital versions.  I think version 5 from Phonix is supposed to
> > sound
> > > much more like the Digital versions.  On the other hand, if you have
an
> > > express with 4.6 firmware, it can safely be downgraded to an older
> Digital
> > > version.
> > > Jayson.
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Bear in SFO" <BearSFO@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 11:46 PM
> > > Subject: [DECtalk], Re: firmware version
> > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Thanks Jason - I assume the card doesn't have firmware on the card
> > itself?
> > > >
> > > > At 11:38 PM 7/16/2004 -0400, you wrote:
> > > > >I assume you're talking about the Dectalk Express.
> > > > >There are a few ways to find out what firmware you're running.
> First,
> > > send
> > > > >the following command to the unit
> > > > >[:version speak]
> > > > >It will then speak the version number and date of the firmware.
> > > > >Alternatively, if you have a computer that has speech other than
the
> > unit
> > > > >being tested and a free serial port, and you have a terminal
program
> > > running
> > > > >on that computer, point it to a serial port and plug the Dectalk
into
> > > that
> > > > >port.  Then turn it on.  The Dectalk Express sends a message over
the
> > > serial
> > > > >port at startup and part of this message is the firmware version
and
> > > date.
> > > > >Hope this helps.
> > > > >Jayson.
> > > > >
> > > > >----- Original Message -----
> > > > >From: "Bear in SFO" <BearSFO@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > > >To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > > >Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 11:32 PM
> > > > >Subject: [DECtalk], firmware version
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Does anyone know how I can tell what firmware version I have in
my
> > > > >Dectalk?
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
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