For trade – SprachBox Voice Box

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For trade - SprachBox Voice Box - DXG 5721

SprachBox is the German translated version of Voice Box II by the AlienGroup, a programmable speech synthesizer for Atari 400/ 800 computers.
The voicebox is the same as in the US but without the game / demo floppy.
Inside it uses a SC-01-A speech synthesizer chip (see picture) to speak and sing.
On a 800XL, it needs an external +9V – 100mA (at least) power adapter (ie works with any 2600 power adapter).

Status : Tested and working. The power adapter is not in the picture but is provided. The top of the cardboard box is missing.
Last seen on ebay (2019): +300 €.
…I’m looking for an XF551 😉

Developer : Uncredited on the German release. Jerry White for the tools disk (Basic programms and graphics) and “Stud Poker”,  John G.Wilson for “Concentration/Green Goblins/Acey Deucey”, Ron Kramer for “Spelling”.
Date : 1983 according to booklet.
Distributed by : ATARI Elektronik Vertriebs GmbH – Bebelallee 10 – 2000 Hamburg 60
DumpDownload – Source : Atarinside for the .Pro format – Boot without « Option » key. (Includes  the US version of the tool disk and the game disk (thanks to Nir Dary)).
Notes:
SPK.BAS, VBSING.BAS contains : “1 REM 5/83 G-VERSION 1.1 BY J.S.”
The German version has one more file “TOBIAS.DIC”.
On the German version the “*.BLS” files were renamed as “*.LST”.
English manual : https://archive.org/details/AlienGroupVoiceBoxIIManual
Ads:
Compute ! :  https://www.atarimagazines.com/compute/issue36/117_2_NEWS_PRODUCTS_Voice_Box_II_For_Atari.php
http://digitize.textfiles.com/items/1983-alien-group-voicebox/.m/1983-alien-group-voicebox.jpg
See also :
This great post from Bill Lange : http://atari8bitads.blogspot.com/2016/11/atari-says-its-first-word.html
The Mike Matthews interview by Atari Podcast : https://ataripodcast.libsyn.com/antic-interview-332-mike-matthews-alien-group-voice-box

Other translations : Voice BOX II (US)

Now let’s see what it can do : When you think about voice synthesizer, you obviously think to “Joshua” in Wargames (1983). According to Imsai.net the voice in the movie was the voice of John Wood (Falken). Just for fun, I wanted to see if the VoiceBox was able to talk almost the same way and…well, it’s not perfect but rather interesting 🙂
Any volunteer to do the same with Knight Rider ? 😀

 

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US games demo

 

       
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