Wavosaur has released VST Speek, a free vocal synthesis VST plugin for recreating the old skool robotic text to speech similar to the rave/ techno songs from the 90′s.
VST Speek text to speech is 100% freeware, the plugin is based on the Software Automatic Mouth (SAM) vocal synthesis software created by Softvoice Inc for the Commodore 64.
The original C64 software has been reverse engineered and ported to C by Sebastian Macke.
I have adapted then to VST plugin :
- you can trigger the speech with MIDI keyboard (velocity sensitive)
- you can use MIDI pitchbend
- you can change original pitch or mouth/throat parameters while it’s speaking
This is not a vocal synth like “Vocaloïd”, it’s intended to do crunchy robotic lofi techno voices!
It’s not intended for good quality speech synthesis too, better speech synthesis softwares exist now.
VST Speek is currently available for Windows (VST 32-bit). You can comment and vote on the plugin’s page for further features like 64-bit version, Mac version and more parameters.
More info: VST Speek free vocal synthesis VST plugin