BLACK HOLE SPEECH CHIP NEEDED

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BLACK HOLE SPEECH CHIP NEEDED

Postby chumpchange » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:27 am

Hello all, I'm about to ask most likely the most frequent question regarding the BLACK HOLE SPEECH CHIP. With all the sound mods that are being made today why doesn't anyone make the Black Hole speech chip?? Rumor has it that you are more likely to find Big Foot before you find this speech chip. I have searched everywhere and have asked everyone and I am always met with a answer of "good Luck". How difficult is it to remake a speech chip today? I see a opportunity to make money here hand over fist to the person that creates one. Who has the license anyway? HELP HELP HELP.

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Re: BLACK HOLE SPEECH CHIP NEEDED

Postby semicolin » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:58 am

As for the question of how difficult? Very difficult.

Other unobtainium audio chips such as the reverb chip on the squalk and talk are (relatively) easy to emulate, because they're performing a straightforward transformation on an audio signal. On the other hand, the SC-01 is an analog audio chip which performs several functions:
-store a word list
-store phoneme waveforms
-recall and replay phonemes
-transform phonemes to transition between them
-acknowledge successful playback to CPU with exact timings

Basically, there are a couple of options, one available to the hobbyist, and one not. The chip could be remanufactured (not feasible, without the support of the manufacturer) or it could be emulated... which would be a major undertaking and expensive requiring a small embedded computer inside the recipient pinball machines.

Its not a great situation, especially if you need one.
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Re: BLACK HOLE SPEECH CHIP NEEDED

Postby chumpchange » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:01 am

Thank you semicolin for the information regarding the chip. Well looks like my machine will be without one.
Again thank you.

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Re: BLACK HOLE SPEECH CHIP NEEDED

Postby semicolin » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:03 am

No! It won't be without one because you're going to find one and it will be awesome!

I BELIEVE IN YOU- YOU GOT THIS!
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Re: BLACK HOLE SPEECH CHIP NEEDED

Postby semicolin » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:06 am

Found some for you. Under a hundred bucks, Buy one while you still can: http://www.gameroomrepair.com/ICparts/ICparts.htm#SC01A
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Re: BLACK HOLE SPEECH CHIP NEEDED

Postby chumpchange » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:23 am

Holly Hanna Montanna!
I am on this!
Thanks a million Semicolin !



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