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 Most webpages are now available in PDF format on above mentioned website
Notification 25 dec. 2016 w.e.r. davies

Update 26 december 2014: Wogglebug, RS40 S&H

Update 29-31 dec 2011 bitmaps moved to Dropbox

update 30 januari 2011: link to Samshuijzen & Davies (studio Kramer recordings 1978 - 1980

Reposted 6th november 2010 update video clips on DailyMotion and YouTube  and Mp3 tracks

posted in 1997-2003 * * * Richard Davies - NLnet Homepage * * * http://web.inter.nl.net/hcc/davies/vocpage.htm

General Info


Articles, Reviews, Specifications on VOCODERS manufactured by :

  • Moog, Ems, Sennheiser, Synton, Elektro Harmonix, Roland, Korg.

Articles, Reviews, Datasheets on Electronic Speech published by :

  • Byte, Micro, Popular Electronics, Creative Computing, the Manufacturers.
  • Keyboard, Electronics and Musik Maker, Maplin Mag., Funkschau, AHOY, Compute.
  • Electronics and Computing Monthy, Microcomputing, Radio-Electronics, Dr. Dobb.

July 2001 new items: sampling, interfacing and algorithmic composers

Oct. 2002 new items: sound & music by/with micro/computer systems

There is a new voice synth chip on the market SpeakJet

  • Update: Sound/Speech:   Simulation of Musical Instruments (1981)
  • previous updates:
    • 27 okt 2002: Simple Speech, Audio Processing, Paia, Editors, ALF Apple, DEC/Yamaha, Fairlight, Vic20, Soundboard II, Computer bits
    • jun 2002: JMS CGX Midi2CV interface and Sampling Spec Wars by P.Gotcher
    • feb 2002: ADPCM Intelligible Speech Synthesis by Steve Ciarcia (Byte June 1983), Roland MPU-101, Sample Swapping by Peter Gotcher,
      DR.T. SAC (stochastic software) and EMS RVG, Links : Doepfer RND-S/H, ARP S/H, WoggleBug Circuit (hardware), Vocoders: Link to Elektor
      and Doepfer vocoder systems
    • oct 2001: Speak & Spell, Roland CMU-800, MFB-201, Oberheim DPX-1, Midi Sample Dump, Music Mouse
    • jul 2001: new navigating system, new items like sampling, interfacing and algorithmic composers, link SAM
    • apr 2001: Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar: Microvox speechsynthesiser (hardware and software)
    • jan 2001: Sprachgen. UAA1003 (ChipWissen oct1980), principles sp.recogn. unit. (ECM oct1983), Wordmaker (EMM june 1981)
    • sep 2000: Url Tellus Tone, Computers and Liguistics, Minspeak
    • 1 july 2000 : Votrax interface for the SYM-1; Operator's manual for the TNT; VSM201 Sennheiser in German; Link to Robotprojects
    • 3 apr 2000 : article Give an Ear to Your Computer by Bill Georgiou, Byte june 1978
    • 16 jan 2000 : time has come to talk by Wirt Atmar, Pet/Cbm, 6800 computers, Vic20/Cbm 64 upd
    • 16 nov 99 : speech synths for Vic20, Zx81, Apple, Atari and ETI Vocoder info
    • 3 sep 99 : add a voice to your computer for $35, Steve Ciarcia, June 1978 Byte
    • 5 aug 99 : recent publications in magazines (pc magazine and keyboard mag.)
    • 5 may 99 : magic voice manual (CBM64), Talking Terminals (Byte sep 82), J.A. Moorer (IRCAM)
    • 2 mar 99 : text to speech articles (Type'n'Talk speech, Votrax Personal Speech System)
    • 9 jan 99 : "talking" IC's (digitalker, Texas Instruments TMS6100)
    • 3 nov 98 : speech recognition (Heuristics, Speechlab - the first hobbyist vocal interface)
    • 21 sep 98 : phoneme (computalker CT-1, micro-speech) and EMS: 22 channel Vocoder Manual
    • 1997 start Vocoder webpage