Plogue has released version 1.5 of its chipspeech vintage-style speech synthesizer for Windows and Mac.
Chipspeech recreates the sound of famous 80’s voice synthesis chips. This update features two new characters from the 16-bit computer era: CiderTalk’84 (MacinTalk 1.x), as heard in the famous Mac introduction in 1984, and Rotten.ST. from Atari ST’s STSPEECH.TOS, a staple of early techno.
A new talking mode was also added, allowing the voices talk in a robotic fashion.
These two new “dastardly” guys are all set to express themselves using the new talker mode, which now lets chipspeech voices read text in spoken-word in addition to singing.
In particular, using talking mode with CiderTalk’84 and Rotten.ST lets you faithfully capture their original intonations, down to every unique and often quirky detail. Not only that, but their full text-to-speech engine has been brought back, including their unique way of reading English and their charming phonetic aberrations.
Chipspeech (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/Standalone) is available for purchase for $95 USD. The update is free to all current owners.