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General Category => Applications => Topic started by: ComSoft6128 on 00:25, 25 November 19

Title: 1987 - Ultra Sound - ASCII to speech converter & digitised speech videos
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 00:25, 25 November 19
Video 1

A French sound utility by ESAT software adapted for the English speaking market and sold by Siren Software.

This particular program, though not shown in the main menu, was included on the Ultra Sound disc released by Siren Software.

It seemed apt that the first file it should display/speak in 32 years is the text instructions for the main Ultra Sound program.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iawR6HrymU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iawR6HrymU)

Links:

https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest//applications_music-esat_software-ultra_sound.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest//applications_music-esat_software-ultra_sound.htm)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=notices&num=5067 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=notices&num=5067)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Siren_Software#Software (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Siren_Software#Software)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=E.S.A.T.%20Software (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=E.S.A.T.%20Software)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: 1987 - "FILEREAD" - ASCII to speech converter (Ultra Sound)
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:34, 25 November 19
Video 2

Ultra Sound digitised speech demo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvowXDqXZfc&t=9s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvowXDqXZfc&t=9s)
Title: Re: 1987 - Ultra Sound - ASCII to speech converter & digitised speech videos
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 20:04, 01 December 19
Video 3
Ultra Sound loading screen and music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmBDOVBwyNQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmBDOVBwyNQ)

Links:

https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest//applications_music-esat_software-ultra_sound.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest//applications_music-esat_software-ultra_sound.htm)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=notices&num=5067 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=notices&num=5067)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Siren_Software#Software (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Siren_Software#Software)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=E.S.A.T.%20Software (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=E.S.A.T.%20Software)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: 1987 - Ultra Sound - ASCII to speech converter & digitised speech videos
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 06:27, 04 December 19
Video 4.

Magicsound (Soft Talk) - User-friendly keyboard input text to speech converter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-pen01KLLk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-pen01KLLk)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: 1987 - Ultra Sound - ASCII to speech converter & digitised speech videos
Post by: LambdaMikel on 07:13, 04 December 19
Very cool - finally I got to know where Roger Waters got the voice of Billy from in Radio Kaos !


https://youtu.be/VIBCPAWUEKM
Title: Re: 1987 - Ultra Sound - ASCII to speech converter & digitised speech videos
Post by: LambdaMikel on 09:07, 04 December 19
@ComSoft6128 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2226)  can you type in "Hello I am Billy I hear radio waves" please  8)
Title: Re: 1987 - Ultra Sound - ASCII to speech converter & digitised speech videos
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 09:10, 04 December 19
Will do when I am back in Glasgow at the weekend.................................
Title: Re: 1987 - Ultra Sound - ASCII to speech converter & digitised speech videos
Post by: remax on 20:51, 05 December 19
That's the voice of Roland Radio Jingles, no ?
Title: Re: 1987 - Ultra Sound - ASCII to speech converter & digitised speech videos
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 20:58, 05 December 19
If not, should be ;D
Title: Re: 1987 - Ultra Sound - ASCII to speech converter & digitised speech videos
Post by: LambdaMikel on 22:45, 05 December 19
The Amstrad SSA-1 (SP0256-AL2) should be more representative / retro-authentic of CPC Speech Synthesizers IMHO... for the C64, you would use Magic Voice, and not Currah Speech for example...

Title: Re: 1987 - Ultra Sound - ASCII to speech converter & digitised speech videos
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 14:43, 07 December 19
As requested.


Sythesis :doh:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRw1dUViIkY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRw1dUViIkY)
Title: Re: 1987 - Ultra Sound - ASCII to speech converter & digitised speech videos
Post by: LambdaMikel on 04:14, 08 December 19
 Excellent! You made a lot of Roger Waters fans very happy with that :-))) After "Hello I am Billy" there needs to be a longer pause though ;-) But that is REALLY REALLY close to Radio K.A.O.S Radio Waves!!

Anybody of you UK guys - can you get Roger Waters on the channel and make him comment on that, please??  :laugh:
Title: Re: 1987 - Ultra Sound - ASCII to speech converter & digitised speech videos
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 10:54, 08 December 19
A couple of fan sites state the voice was produced using a BBC master computer and "Speech!" (also available for the CPC) by Superior Software.

Links (worth reading!):

https://acorn.huininga.nl/pub/unsorted/manuals/Superior%20Software%27s%20%27%27Speech!%27%27.htm (https://acorn.huininga.nl/pub/unsorted/manuals/Superior%20Software%27s%20%27%27Speech!%27%27.htm)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior_Software (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior_Software)

https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-superior_software-speech_AA.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_music-superior_software-speech_AA.htm)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Master (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Master)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Instruments_SN76489 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Instruments_SN76489)
Title: Re: 1987 - Ultra Sound - ASCII to speech converter & digitised speech videos
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 16:05, 15 December 19
Video 5

Fifth and final video - the Ultra Sound sound effects generator.

Ahh!   Listen to the nostalgia - I'm sure some of these sounds are identical to those from various games.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k2qMxdwO7g&t=5s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k2qMxdwO7g&t=5s)

Links:

https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest//applications_music-esat_software-ultra_sound.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest//applications_music-esat_software-ultra_sound.htm)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=notices&num=5067 (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=notices&num=5067)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Siren_Software#Software (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Siren_Software#Software)

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=E.S.A.T.%20Software (https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=E.S.A.T.%20Software)

Not emulated - original hardware and software.
Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.