Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 42 / NOVEMBER 1983 / PAGE 313


Singing Speech Synthesizer

The Alien Group has made its Voicebox Speech Synthesizer available for the VIC and Commodore 64.

The Voicebox plugs directly into the user port, includes its own speaker, volume and pitch controls, and has an unlimited vocabulary potential.

Programs supplied with the Voicebox include: a machine language text-to-speech program that can be merged with BASIC programs; a text-to-speech program that incorporates the "Alien" face, whose mouth moves in sync with what is being said; a program demonstrating the Voicebox's ability to sing; and a spelling quiz program using the talking face as the quizmaster.

The Voicebox is available for the VIC and 64 for $95. For an additional $25, Commodore 64 users can add a comprehensive music and singing system. The capabilities of the 64's SID chip are incorporated into this program, which also allows the user to enter melodies through the keyboard.

The Voicebox Speech Synthesizer plugs directly into the VIC-20 or Commodore 64 user port.

The Alien Group
27 West 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010