Login / Register  0 items | $0.00 New @ What is KVR? Submit News Advertise

Rhythmic Robot releases SpecTalk 8-bit Robot Voice Synthesiser for Kontakt

Rhythmic Robot has released SpecTalk, a robot voice generator with an 8-bit, 1980s sound.

SpecTalk is a sampled version of a genuine 1980s computerised speech synthesiser. It creates monotone robot voices, robot sound effects, 8-bit vocal phrases and glitchy stutter effects. It includes a complete phoneme set allowing the user to create any vocal word or phrase imaginable, plus four banks of pre-prepared words and phrases covering a variety of styles (from dance floor ad-libs to old science fiction quotes). The sound is entirely 8-bit and far more authentic than using a vocoder to emulate "robot voices".

It also includes a built-in drum kit made by the speech synthesiser "saying" drum sounds (so the bass drum is "buh", the snare is "tshh" and so on).

The source for SpecTalk was the Currah MicroSpeech hardware add-on for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum home computer. This was an 8-bit hardware speech synthesiser that converted any key press on the Spectrum to a spoken word, and also allowed for specific word and phrase creating via simple BASIC programming. All the component phoneme sounds, plus full words and phrases, have been sampled.

SpecTalk is ideal for sound design, glitch, experimental and dance music, where its phonetic components can be treated as musical or rhythmical elements in their own right (they respond particularly well to further processing); and of course for creating robotic-style ad-libs, shout-outs, voice-overs, vocal phrases and stutter effects with a uniquely old-school 1980s flavour.

Features:

  • Complete phoneme set allowing the creation of infinite original vocal phrases.
  • Built-in library of pre-recorded phrases and words.
  • 8-bit quality throughout (sampled at 24-bit).
  • True 1980s-vintage robot voices.
  • Phoneme components ideal for sound design and further manipulation.

SpecTalk is available now from Rhythmic Robot and costs £4.95.

Compatible with Kontakt version 4.2.3 and above (including Kontakt 5); not compatible with Kontakt Player.

Products Related To This Item
Discussion: Active

Discussion

Please log in to join the discussion

Related news...

Other Related News
10 May 2015 Rhythmic Robot releases "FadeWheel" - Dirty, Damaged Tonewheel Organ for Kontakt05 Mar 2015 Rhythmic Robot Audio release Uproar – Distortion Synthesizer for Kontakt22 Nov 2014 Rhythmic Robot releases Crank for Kontakt - Hybrid Electro-acoustic Synth06 Aug 2014 #KVRDC14 Entry: Rhythmic Robot NanoMod 7: 8-bit Synths for Kontakt07 May 2014 Rhythmic Robot releases Rytm16 - Vintage Analog Drum Machine with Disco Beats for Kontakt07 Feb 2014 Rhythmic Robot release Lambda for Kontakt - a sampled recreation of the Korg Lambda ES50 analogue polysynth22 Jan 2014 Rhythmic Robot release "NanoMod 5: Analog Bass" and "RX5 12-bit digital drum machine" for Kontakt16 Sep 2013 Rhythmic Robot releases "Godwin" String Synth for Kontakt23 Jun 2013 Rhythmic Robot releases "NanoMod 1: Rich Pads" for Kontakt30 May 2013 Rhythmic Robot releases "Shortwave" radio wave synthesiser for Kontakt02 May 2013 Rhythmic Robot release "New Rhythm Box" analogue drum machine for Kontakt01 Mar 2013 Rhythmic Robot release "Snaps'n'Claps PRO" - Fingersnap and Handclap Generator for Kontakt28 Jan 2013 Rhythmic Robot releases "Elektrik Kalimba" - African Themed Electric Piano for Kontakt23 Nov 2012 Rhythmic Robot release GRIT KIT: 8, 12 and 13-bit source-variable drum synthesiser for Kontakt14 Nov 2012 Rhythmic Robot releases "SuperDrums" for Kontakt - 8-bit Digital Drum Machine based on Korg DDM-11025 Oct 2012 Rhythmic Robot release "WurliBeat" Analogue Drum Machine for Kontakt17 Sep 2012 Rhythmic Robot releases "Jennings" 1946-era valve synthesiser for Kontakt
02 Oct 2014 #KVRDeal Expired VSTBuzz: 60% off Lambda by Rhythmic Robot26 Feb 2014 #KVRDeal Expired VSTBuzz: 40% off Jennings for Kontakt 5 by Rhythmic Robot12 Nov 2012 KVRDC12: Bedroom Producers Blog & Rhythmic Robot Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sessions DELUXE (Kontakt 4 + SFZ + Zampler)11 Feb 2016 FluffyAudio releases Stefania Maratti: Solo Flute for Kontakt 510 Feb 2016 #KVRDeal (until Wednesday, February 17, 2016) VSTBuzz: 62% off “Enigma I + II” Bundle by Xtant Audio10 Feb 2016 Puremagnetik releases Jax - Roland JX-8P Patches for Ableton Live, Kontakt and Logic10 Feb 2016 Origins of Audio updates Pulse for Kontakt to v1.110 Feb 2016 #KVRDeal (until Sunday, February 14, 2016) Origins of Audio: 30% off discount storewide till February 1509 Feb 2016 The NAMM 2016 Report09 Feb 2016 Time+Space releases Dronar: Hybrid Module for Kontakt by Gothic Instruments08 Feb 2016 Auddict releases OctoHorn French Horns for Kontakt08 Feb 2016 #KVRDeal (until Monday, February 29, 2016) Auddict Offer: 50% Off OctoHorn for Kontakt05 Feb 2016 Marco Scherer releases Drum Depot: Vermona DRM05 Feb 2016 Sound Dust releases Flutter EP Wavetable Add-on Update with Intro Offer04 Feb 2016 #KVRDeal (until Monday, February 15, 2016) Sound Designer Libraries On Sale at Sounds And Effects03 Feb 2016 Output releases Beautiful Pads - New REV Expansion03 Feb 2016 #KVRDeal (until Wednesday, February 17, 2016) Biome Digital February Sale - Up To 50% Off Sound Libraries and Sound Packs02 Feb 2016 Xtant Audio releases CZ-Alpha - Synthesizer Sample Library for Kontakt31 Jan 2016 #KVRDeal (until Sunday, February 14, 2016) Sonic Cat Special Offer: 50% Off Until 14th Feb31 Jan 2016 #KVRDeal (until Sunday, February 14, 2016) ForceSampling Introductory Sale: 25% Off "Bass Drones" For Kontakt31 Jan 2016 ForceSampling releases "Bass Drones" for Kontakt 529 Jan 2016 #KVRDeal Expired Soundiron Offer: Antidrum 1 - 40% Off28 Jan 2016 Soundethers releases "The Light" for Kontakt 5 with a 40% discount on all products

Show more...