Saturday, February 09, 2008
Video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu-KR1b9jII
"The SP0256-AL2 "Narrator" chip has appeared in many arcade games in the 80's for speech synthesis purposes.
This video shows a hardware ("real") SP0256 IC sequencer from Ableton Live via internal MIDI routing and a serial connection over USB.
In the video, the left track is the SP0256-AL2 and the right track is a drum track that is playing back on a virtual sampler.
I didn't really try to make words or phrases. Instead, i have tried to use the chip in a more musical way.
I really like the sound quality and some of the address sounds heard from the chip. Nice and grainy. "