Friday, 9 September 2011

The Voder

So just read through one of the links on the class blog, about this early (1939) voice synthesizer called The Voder, which reminds me of Darth Vader but that's a different story.

So anyway it's a really interesting approach to simulate English speech, especially after living in Japan for a few years now and realising what a phonetically-complicated language English is compared to its Japanese counterpart. I mean, look no further than Yamaha's Vocaloid line, which I suppose is much better known in pop culture via fictitious digital "divas" such as Hatsune Miku and co. Like seriously, these guys hold concerts. Word.
You go Japan.

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