Voder and other old-ass voice synthesizers

Discussion in 'Multiple / Other Voice Synths' started by luiysia, May 4, 2016.

  1. luiysia

    luiysia Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    I found this podcast episode discussing the Voder
    In 1939, an astonishing new machine debuted at the New York World’s Fair. It was called the “Voder,” short for “Voice Operating Demonstrator.” It looked sort of like a futuristic church organ.

    An operator — known as a “Voderette” — sat at the Voder’s curved wooden console with a giant speaker towering behind her. She faced an expectant audience, placed her hands on a keyboard in front of her, and then played something the world had never really heard before.

    A synthesized voice.


    I thought this was pretty interesting
    discuss
     
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  3. Kiyoteru

    Kiyoteru Local Sensei Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    #VoderForChipspeech2k16
     
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  4. ExistenceReaper

    ExistenceReaper Procrastinator Defender of Defoko

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    I'm curious now. I really wanna know what it sounded like.
     
  5. sailor _ravioli

    sailor _ravioli Ritsu's Renegades Defender of Defoko

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    There's a video up on yt but I can't link it rn
     
  6. keopi

    keopi Ritsu's Renegades Defender of Defoko

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    preach
     
  7. luiysia

    luiysia Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    If you listen to the podcast, there are clips at 1:22
     
  8. Agatechlo

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    Way ahead of it's time.
     
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  9. luiysia

    luiysia Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    or maybe we're just way behind ;_;
     
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  10. Tomato Hentai

    Tomato Hentai dont call me a veggie Defender of Defoko

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    This is Bell Labs we're talking about. They've always been somewhat ahead of everyone.

    Also I can't believe you guys didn't know about the Voder earlier
     
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  11. Cine

    Cine Certified paint water drinker. Defender of Defoko

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    I've always thought Voder was so cool, but I haven't seen that other video before so I didn't know he sung. I hope he get's brought back as maybe a chipspeech bank.

    There was another computer built in the 60s that could sing too, the IBM 7094, who's voice you might recognize.

     

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