[stella] Votrax SC-01

Subject: [stella] Votrax SC-01
From: "Glenn Saunders" <cybpunks@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 17:57:41 -0800
What do people think of the feasibility of interfacing a Votrax speech synth chip to the 2600/7800?

The chip is pretty cool when interfaced in a way that you can use all its virtual knobs (speed, pitch, volume). The Atari 1400 series interfaced to the chips poorly, so you couldn't change the inflection very much. Since it's hardware, it doesn't drain as much resources away from the 2600 the way digitized speech does.

How hard do you think it would be to interface it in such a way that it wouldn't require minimal internal modifications?

It would be cool to hack Berzerk into a new cartridge that included authentic voice synthesis. Or Star Wars: The Arcade Game, or Gorf and Wizard of Wor.

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