6.7) What voice/speech synthesis hardware is there for the Atari?

Type 'n Talk (TNT) by Votrax  (see CreativeComputing9/81p148-151)
- RS-232-C device with available cable for Atari 850
- Output: Includes mini-phone jack for 8-ohm speaker (not included)
- Votrax SC-01-A Speech Synthesizer chip
- Programmer controls unit using regular Atari 850 R: device handler

Echo GP by Street Electronics Corp. (SEC), 1982
- RS-232-C device with available cable for Atari 850
- Output: Built-in speaker, or optional external speaker
- Texas Instruments TMS 5200 or TMS 5220 Voice Synthesis Processor (VSP) chip
- Programmer controls unit using regular Atari 850 R: device handler

ITalkII by RealTime Electronics, 1982
- Marketed by Greenbrier Marketing International
- Connects to Atari 400/800 joystick ports 3+4
- Output: Routed via SIO to normal Atari Sound Output; also provides
   auxiliary output jack (phono jack) for optional external speaker
- SIO port for daisy chain
    - SIO Audio Input signal is combined with the device's sound output
- Votrax SC-01-A Speech Synthesizer chip
- Draws its power from the Atari joystick ports
- Software: Machine Language Driver, Word Editor, Sentence Builder,
   Dictionary, Word Blaster

Voice Box by The Alien Group, 1982
- Built-in SIO cable - must end SIO daisy chain
- Output: Routed via SIO to normal Atari Sound Output
- Votrax SC-01-A Speech Synthesizer chip
- Draws its power from the Atari
- Cassette or Disk includes Random Sentence Generator and Talking Face

Voice-Box II by The Alien Group, 1983
- Built-in SIO cable - must end SIO daisy chain
- Output: Routed via SIO to normal Atari Sound Output
- Votrax SC-01-A Speech Synthesizer chip
- Draws its power from the Atari
- Disks include 5 games:
   Concentration, Stud Poker, Spelling, Acey Deucey, Green Goblins

Cheap-Talk: Build Your Own Speech Synthesizer project
- By Lee Brilliant, M.D., ANALOG #29, April 1985, pages 59-67
- Connects to joystick ports 1+2, or ports 3+4 (400/800)
- Output: external speaker, or connects to SIO for output via normal Atari
           Sound Output
- General Instrument SP0256-AL2 speech synthesizer chip
- Draws its power from the Atari

Atari Speaks project, by Kevin Griffin, Page 6 #19 Jan/Feb86
- Connects to joystick ports 1+2, or ports 3+4 (400/800)
- Output: Built-in speaker
- General Instrument SP0256-AL2 speech synthesizer chip
- Draws its power from the Atari

Talking Typewriter project, by Bill Marquardt, ANTIC Jan87
- Connects to joystick ports 1+2
- Output: external speaker, or connects to SIO for output via normal Atari
           Sound Output
- General Instrument SP0256-AL2 speech synthesizer chip
- Draws its power from the Atari
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