Soundgin – sound chip in a PIC

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Soundgin – sound chip in a PIC

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This looks neat – The Soundgin is a serially controlled Sound Synthesizer in a PIC. It can produce complex sound effects, synthesizer style music and English speech. Thanks Kevin – Link.

8 thoughts on “Soundgin – sound chip in a PIC

  1. samurai1200 says:

    Speech?! Wasn’t Parallax just working on something like this? And wasn’t it going to cost a grip? Looks like it’s just a nicely-pre-programmed Microchip PIC18F1320. This sounds pretty great… especially for $25.

    Although it makes me think… if its just a pre-programmed PIC18F1320, if we had the firmware source, we could make our own Soundgin for much less than $25… I’m seeing $2.69 at Newark.

  2. Stokes says:

    Of course you could make it cheaper — if you only count the cost of materials. Do not discount the value of the content. A couple hundred pieces of blank paper will cost you less than a buck, but a novel will still cost you $10. The Soundgin’s creator needs to eat, too, not just the Microchip board of directors.

  3. samurai1200 says:

    Well of course… but isn’t that sort of the point of this site? Making things that function just as well as retail products, only cheaper?

  4. krgroce says:

    Amen Stokes I know the man behind this company and he is not out to turn a major profit. He also is the guy who makes the OOPIC line of products :)

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