LGR Oddware: $1,200 DECtalk PC Speech Synthesizer

17 maj 2019
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Released in 1984 the DECtalk DTC-01 was *THE* classic 80s speech synthesizer, used for everything from weather stations to movies. Today on Oddware we have the DECtalk PC from 1991, an ISA card for converting text to speech on MS-DOS PCs!
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  • Chipspeech

    jess•njess•n10 godzin temu
  • Gordon freeman's hev suit gets in an argument with a dectalk

    Atomik CosmonautAtomik Cosmonaut5 dni temu
  • Shouldve made it sing daisy bell

    Maximillian LylatMaximillian Lylat13 dni temu
  • ~Human, listen carefully. Do you need my help? Because I need your help.

    PJ HuetePJ Huete16 dni temu
  • Watching this whilst eating a pot noodle

    KingCrimsonKingCrimson22 dni temu
  • mh, I listened to some weather forecasts on radio (SSB I believe) on a friends boat once and we couldn't decide if its speech synthesis or just a very unenthusiastic man.

    bepowerificationbepowerificationMiesiąc temu
  • 2:40 Dude!!! I no longer regret staying up all night because I found your video and learned this... that’s so cool

    Local ForecastLocal ForecastMiesiąc temu
  • 13:52 “El Gee Are”

    Ryan KingRyan KingMiesiąc temu
  • LGR puts box of discs next to monitor then puts a speaker on top of them. So much EM *shudders*

    poisonkneespoisonknees2 miesięcy temu
  • its basically Hatsune Miku

    Rishi The GrayRishi The Gray2 miesięcy temu
  • lol animal crossing does the same reading each letter you type as you type it but cuter

    Rishi The GrayRishi The Gray2 miesięcy temu
  • Was that living tombstone

    Jade FitzgeraldJade Fitzgerald2 miesięcy temu
  • Thank you for making it say “farts”. I was really hoping for that.

    Replicant2600Replicant26002 miesięcy temu
  • Dot dot dot dot....

    Janne JohanssonJanne Johansson2 miesięcy temu
    • Oh man how fun can be see video where Dec talk trolls scammers with his hmm.. nasty voice ;)

      Janne JohanssonJanne Johansson2 miesięcy temu
  • Hey, I'm trying to find a copy of the old AWE32 disc with the TextAssist singing voices demo on it. Do you happen to have it, or know where I could get one?

    Nickelplate1Nickelplate13 miesięcy temu
  • When I heard of DECTalk singing, the only thing I could think of was "Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do..."

    Micah NightwolfMicah Nightwolf4 miesięcy temu
  • discover L I M P say it

    Ferrari 250LMFerrari 250LM4 miesięcy temu
  • DECtalk Betty has no soul.

    Ferrari 250LMFerrari 250LM4 miesięcy temu
  • Nect thing to do is, sythesesing your voice,because i really wonder how that will turn out😀

    johneygdjohneygd4 miesięcy temu
  • I loved messing with Amiga's Say program. I still do, but I used to to.

    randomstringrandomstring4 miesięcy temu
  • Nice to be reminded of the need and usefulness of this piece of hardware. A lot of people were very grateful for this.

    Recommended for youRecommended for you4 miesięcy temu
  • Fitter Happier

    5371W5371W4 miesięcy temu
  • DECtalk Betty, bam ba lam.

    K.o.RK.o.R4 miesięcy temu
  • Is that stephen hawkins?

    Aonoymous AndyAonoymous Andy4 miesięcy temu
  • I've always wondered if you're videos were scripted or free-styled. And now I have proof... that you're clearly, magnificently, winging it.

    jetski wongjetski wong4 miesięcy temu
  • I am a swede and sometimes drunk, but this is far off

    rolf johansenrolf johansen4 miesięcy temu
  • This thing sounds like the weather warning character Sam from the early 2000s and 90s. Edit: ok no after hearing his name in this video it was Paul.

    Hayley’s CometHayley’s Comet4 miesięcy temu
  • My grade school used these to call parents with school news, and my library used one too for late fees

    Chairman MeowChairman Meow4 miesięcy temu
  • I have a soft spot for DEC. In the 90's I was doing 3D animation using lightwave. One day a company came to me and asked for an animation, I said yes as usual and they told me theyd send me a DEC Alpha to speed up rendering time. Not only that, I was allowed to keep it after doing the animation. My friends were obviously jealous. Loved that machine.

    Offero 04Offero 044 miesięcy temu
  • You should have made it say: Push me And then just touch me Till I can get my Satisfaction

    [[[ *Dragonier* ]]][[[ *Dragonier* ]]]4 miesięcy temu
  • DECtalk is still used as speech synthesizer in Google Translate. Check out Afrikaans language

    Elektronika dla początkującychElektronika dla początkujących4 miesięcy temu
  • LOL, Rita sounds like she smokes a carton a day.

    Peter S.Peter S.5 miesięcy temu
  • Intergalactic by the beastie boys?

    scott harrisscott harris5 miesięcy temu
  • I wonder if there is any good reason why they didn't set the singing commands to A=440Hz, the international standard tuning system. Seems a weird decision which must have frustrated many budding electronica artists back in the day!

    Old NelsonOld Nelson5 miesięcy temu
  • Some how I see the start of HAL from 2001 here . Can you do a part 2 and have it play Daisy,Daisy from 2001 . And Thanks Much.

    Richard WordenRichard Worden5 miesięcy temu
  • Revisit?

    RobeightRobeight5 miesięcy temu
  • dot dot dot

    SeshpenguinSeshpenguin5 miesięcy temu
  • It's called fonix tts now!

    ArienneArienne5 miesięcy temu
  • 4:35 Seen that thing before in a group home for disabled children in the mid-late 2000's, it was called a "Springboard" and the non-verbal children would use it to communicate, before iPads became available enough for group homes to adopt those. I remember one of the children at the group home had a compulsion to say he wanted whatever he decided he was going to eat off his plate before eating, so it'd go like this: [has special juice with vitamins and stuff because he was a very picky eater] [taps button] I [taps another button] WANT [taps another button] DRINK [drinks juice] I imitated the voice a few times and once jokingly hit "Apple" over and over again. APPLE. APPLE. APPLE. APPLE. The non-verbal user of the Springboard was amused by me screwing with the device and started repeatedly hitting APPLE to show his amusement.

    ComradeSchComradeSch5 miesięcy temu
  • Dyslexic brain be like: (Command error in phoneme)

    Mr SpectacalsMr Spectacals5 miesięcy temu
  • I bet so many people thought the dec talk pc was Stephen Hawking's voice that they used it when having him be in their show without actually having him unlike Futurama and Star trek where he actually cameos

    Billy GillespieBilly Gillespie5 miesięcy temu
  • Anybody else thinked that the voice of that synthesizer sounded just like Stephen howking? XD

    Gasheta UwUGasheta UwU5 miesięcy temu
  • vocaloid 0.1 alpha

    Vocaloid ShitpostsVocaloid Shitposts5 miesięcy temu
  • Imagine if it was Dectalk Betty White. How awesome would that be?

    Matthew FieldMatthew Field5 miesięcy temu
  • That’s cool that he voice was the guys voice

    Alex SpaldingAlex Spalding5 miesięcy temu
  • Related to his comment on the woodgrain 486. I don't know how, but I made ribbon cables look organized. I only installed IDE and floppy drives, but it was like origami. This was 2 weeks ago. I was building a brand new system with an Athlon 64, floppy drive, Windows 10/Ubuntu 18.04 LTS dualboot, and a couple VMs. It was my dream PC but it was a mess inside.

    Aidan ChappelleAidan Chappelle5 miesięcy temu
  • DECtalk Betty bambalambalamb

    Rio_GRio_G5 miesięcy temu
  • I've laughed loud at My Little Pony

    Júnior SilvaJúnior Silva5 miesięcy temu
  • Would be amazing if you could get your hands on a Votrax chip like the SC-02.

    Kees de GrootKees de Groot5 miesięcy temu
  • aeiou

    CrimsonCrimson5 miesięcy temu
  • aeiou

    nicholasluigi GBnicholasluigi GB5 miesięcy temu
  • Hearing the DECtalk read out the things for Jaws made me think how interesting it’d be if some of the text only adventure games such as Zork had a narrator reading everything out (a real person, not text to speech).

    CyanEyed07CyanEyed075 miesięcy temu
  • Bonzai buddy’s ancestor!

    True BlueTrue Blue5 miesięcy temu
  • RIP Steven Hawking

    Syed GoalSyed Goal5 miesięcy temu
  • I've been watching your videos for a number of years. Talking of voices, I've just realised I love the sound of your voice. You should read bedtime stories

    mrtiff99mrtiff995 miesięcy temu
  • Everyone's a mature adult... Until they go mess with a text to speech synthesizer. lol

    Sunny WuSunny Wu5 miesięcy temu
  • aeiou

    SarwexSarwex5 miesięcy temu

    OlMi1OlMi15 miesięcy temu
  • aeiou

    fvh.cookiefvh.cookie5 miesięcy temu
  • John madden

    ÆÆ6 miesięcy temu
  • I was hoping you would do some dectalk singing

    Mephusto WestMephusto West6 miesięcy temu
  • Bam-ba-lam lmfao too much! xD

    Nis 3rNis 3r6 miesięcy temu
  • "and makes the voices sound (turns on evil mode) even sillier than usual. " 18:47

    EliMCGamerGuyEliMCGamerGuy6 miesięcy temu
  • !.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!

    Stuff Inc.Stuff Inc.6 miesięcy temu
  • This reminds me of the Acorn Speech System we used back in school on the venerable BBC Micro. We were supposed to use it to help with German pronunciation, but in reality it was mostly used to say naughty words when the teacher wasn't around.

    Chris HorryChris Horry6 miesięcy temu
  • Way do they always pick on us swedish? :D always drunk with a funny accent is no reason to...

    Anders BlomquistAnders Blomquist6 miesięcy temu
  • the original Miku

    Matthew BrennerMatthew Brenner6 miesięcy temu
  • I skipped to a random part in the video and I hear a robot saying "balls and farts and things". Fantastic.

    Chupa ThingyChupa Thingy6 miesięcy temu
  • This thing reminds me a lot of Tomodachi Life for the 3DS, especially the singing.

    AustinAustin6 miesięcy temu
  • aeiou aeiou aeiou here comes a chinese earthquake ebrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbrbr soisoisoisoi john madden! john madden! john madden! football uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu mamma mia poppa pia, baby got the diiiiaaaaarrrrhheaaaaaaaaaa!

    polylith symposiumpolylith symposium6 miesięcy temu

    calvinthedestroyercalvinthedestroyer6 miesięcy temu
  • Immediately when I heard the voice in the video, I thought back to Moonbase Alpha. It's great to see so many fellow astronauts here in the comments. Praise be to John Madden.

    DrachenDrachen6 miesięcy temu
  • 5:16 - this is especially ironic when you consider that the guy who designed the text-to-speech tech wanted to improve people's accessibility - but it's being used by killer robots lol

    2Scribble2Scribble6 miesięcy temu
  • I had a silly program that did this with the Soundblaster card you listed :D - complete with the Danish accent... ... ... er, drunken indian swede - whatever :P (I grew up in the midwest so I THOUGHT it was just Danish lol) and the THINGS my sisters and brother got this to say lol Yes Boom That's how we spent our long winters in the snow - making the computer curse :P

    2Scribble2Scribble6 miesięcy temu
  • The voice of Steven Hawkings? Seems a bit odd that it'd cost so much in 1984 when the Amiga would have something built in, an entire computer for half the price.

    bobingaboutbobingabout6 miesięcy temu
  • Its pretty wild that this tech was available back then. I remember when I found out about Microsoft Sam and thought that was cool

    Martin ManeMartin Mane7 miesięcy temu
  • Fitter, happier More productive Comfortable Not drinking too much Regular exercise at the gym, three days a week Getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries At ease Eating well, no more microwave dinners and saturated fats A patient, better driver A safer car, baby smiling in back seat Sleeping well, no bad dreams No paranoia

    Jeff DavisJeff Davis7 miesięcy temu
  • Stephen.. is it you ?

    RyuXRyuX7 miesięcy temu
  • When I was little I also had something called, the magic wand reading machine by Texas instruments, and I also had the speak and spell and the speak and math to.

    Agent DarknessAgent Darkness7 miesięcy temu
  • Hay this is great, it takes me back I remember that. When I was a kid about seven or eight years old I went to a school called Pembroke meadows elementary, now it’s just called Pembroke Elementary. I saw the first talking computer by Apple there, WTKR channel 3 news came to our school and reported on it. We got to see news anchor Paula Miller, our class was on the 6 o’clock news, I was in a special Ed class I’m totally blind so those talking computers were a big help to us.

    Agent DarknessAgent Darkness7 miesięcy temu
  • Yo LGR, how do ribbon cables work?

    thesouthdakotianthesouthdakotian7 miesięcy temu
  • Harry sounds like Buffalo Bill. It puts the lotion on its skin.

    Storm WootenStorm Wooten7 miesięcy temu
  • OMG a 20 min video .. I need to un sub 2x hahahha

    HeinzyHeinzy7 miesięcy temu
  • Balls and farts and things.

    jeremy toutainjeremy toutain7 miesięcy temu

    Zero GravyZero Gravy7 miesięcy temu
  • Could you imagine an entire office of about 20 cubicles with everyone having the DECtalk connected to their PC's?

    bernerberner7 miesięcy temu
  • Can you provide a pointer to the software you used? Thanks!

    Jack RubinJack Rubin7 miesięcy temu
  • IBM Professional Graphics Adapter also contains "Second IBM PC" in a card.

    いろいろいろいろ7 miesięcy temu
  • That sounds exactly like the Texas Instruments chip that was in the old Speak and Spell toys-and now I kinda want that thing.

    KernelpickleKernelpickle7 miesięcy temu
  • Its so dope that you know what jaws is👍

    merky waters productions 'merky waters productions '7 miesięcy temu
  • they used the DECtalk DTC-01 in the 1983 Sci-fi/Thriller 'War Games'

    Ben MagikzBen Magikz7 miesięcy temu
  • aeiou

    foxhoundfoxhound7 miesięcy temu
  • I would play VOC files on my 386 through my pc speaker It blew me away because we had no sound card.

    gornwaygornway7 miesięcy temu
  • I had a friend that worked for Morrow, and they were testing a new similar product, she was a Executive secretary, she was playing with it one day at here desk, she typed in "BYTE ME", well bad timing, the CEO was walking past her and she tried to clear her screen by hitting the Enter key many times, and well you can Imagen, the look on the CEO face as the PC started saying "BYTE ME" over and over again.

    D.R. M.D.R. M.7 miesięcy temu
  • So this is essentially software-based speech synthesis, running on a coprocessor that's basically an x86 PC on a card. Why not just run the synthesis on the actual CPU without the $1,200 card?

    3rdalbum3rdalbum7 miesięcy temu
  • Take a toke every time Clint says “back in the day” or “...and what not”.

    gsxerwhitegsxerwhite7 miesięcy temu
  • Dude.. don't put vintage speakers on a floppy disk holder... that's how you loose old software and files.......

    Kage ShiKage Shi7 miesięcy temu
  • california? california! california? california!

    Infra VioletInfra Violet8 miesięcy temu
  • Well i know what I am doing today

    greatmastercorygreatmastercory8 miesięcy temu
  • ...and in related news, LGR has just set the landspeed record for typing speed.

    Jaco van NiekerkJaco van Niekerk8 miesięcy temu