TI's "Speak and Spell"

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TI's "Speak and Spell"

Unread post by parametric » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:37 am

You either like these or hate them . . . however, it's interesting that they DID get used musically . . . .

Steve Howell (Alas no longer with us) of HollowSun sampled the entire content for the Alesis Fusion and

gave it away as FreePack#12

Six "Programs" (Fusion-Speak for "Voices") contain the words, numbers and a few extra phrases - allotted one-to-a-note . . .

I always intended to try and produce something with this,

Perhaps when I'm free of my other projects? . . . Electro/Techno is not really my area, but would be fun to try . . .

Here's someone else's take on it . . Drums by TR606/707, Main Synth part is mostly the S&S's power-up "noises".

Here's the Manual:
Speak-N-Spell_Manual.pdf
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Re: TI's "Speak and Spell"

Unread post by puremusic » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:15 am

Reminds me of some of the electronic toys I had as a boy.

I recall I had one that looked like a mini jukebox where you had to match first and last parts of popular tunes on a random grid. That was a fun one.
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Re: TI's "Speak and Spell"

Unread post by Saul » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:22 am

puremusic wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:15 am
Reminds me of some of the electronic toys I had as a boy.

I recall I had one that looked like a mini jukebox where you had to match first and last parts of popular tunes on a random grid. That was a fun one.
Sounds like a much more interesting approach to me :)

There was also a niche market in "circuit bending" these gadgets so that they could produce far more sounds than they were designed for :)
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Re: TI's "Speak and Spell"

Unread post by Miks » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:04 pm

Ooohh - I have one of these floating around here somewhere...

Afaik Limp Bizkit seemed to use one on their cover of The Who's "Behind Blue Eyes":

Discover L I M P say it - Discover L I M P say it ... and so on.
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