Joerg Piringer > speaking object

during my 11 days at STEIM i did a working prototype of the second incarnation of my “speakingObject” (no better title still). it’s basically a vocal synthesizer controlled by two buttons and a three axis accelerometer. it works without a computer. the two wires are just power and sound out. the finished object will work on batteries and include an amp plus speaker so there will be no wires at all.

here’s a short video demonstrating the status quo:

it’s basically software for a “parallax propeller” microcontroller that polls the accelerometer and maps the data into parameters for the vocal tract synthesis.

thanks a lot to everybody at STEIM for the possibility of being there and being able to work and discuss my ideas. i think it’s the only place where i could get that kind of response and knowledge.

jörg piringer

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