Controlling a speech IC via Arduino

Arduino Music Technology

This project uses a chip that was common in video games of the 1980’s. I really like the sounds it produces. Unfortunately there isn’t any how-to, or schematics, for this project.

This video shows a hardware (“real”) SP0256 IC sequencer from Ableton Live via internal MIDI routing and a serial connection over USB.

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2 thoughts on “Controlling a speech IC via Arduino

  1. anachrocomputer says:

    The SP0256-AL2 is a phoneme-based speech synthesiser chip. I connected one to my Compukit UK101 in about 1985. They seem to be still available:

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