Happy Birthday Speech Synthesis

Around 40 years ago, Forrest S. Mozer created the first Integrated Circuit speech synthesiser, modelled on his voice, and licensed it to a company creating instruments for blind people. But you’ll more likely recognise it as the voices in Berzerk and later sampled in the Stakker track ‘Humanoid’. Ploque are plugging a new plugin ‘chipspeech’ based on this and other classic speech synthesis which you can hear in the video, but more interesting is the free compilation to go with it – including the Humanoid remix heard in the video. If you like 8-bit music, you’ll like this as it includes the likes of GOTO80 and Torley and many others. (via Ian Fondue)

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