Introducing FRAM, the Sonic Pi Speech Synthesizer!

So I’ve already posted this in a thread in the “Development” tag because I thought the program might have been having some sort of buffer underruns, but now I think it’s more my own sloppy code than anything. Anyway, a week or so ago I decided I’d try making a formant filter (I know Sonic Pi has one built in, but it wasn’t able to glide between vowels). The project ended up growing more complex and that, and long story short now I have a prototype cascade formant synthesizer written in Sonic Pi called FRAM (not for any particular reason). It sounds…about like you’d expect it to, and I’m still struggling with trying to get it to sing on time, so I figured that I’d post the code here if anyone wanted to check it out and see if there’s anything I could do better. Thanks!

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Right, it sounds like from a distant past … 50 years ago

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I mean hey, the Votrax chips worked for Kraftwerk. I LIVE for this kind of thing. :slight_smile:

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This is a fantastic bit of work, I’m definitely going to incorporate this somehow! :smiley:

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oh dope! i’d LOVE to see what you do with it