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Re: Talking piano: Sparky debate on the auditory list

You can't fool  me with all your clever talk. There's a little man inside that piano, I tell you.

James W. Beauchamp wrote:
I have to say that Sparky's talking piano voice is a lot more 
intelligible than the other examples given. Sparky's piano
evidentally used some kind of (analog) vocoder method. It's just
an example of subtractive synthesis winning out over additive
synthesis, especially when the atoms are not sine waves.

Jim Beauchamp
Univ. of Illinois

Bob Carlyon wrote:
From: Bob Carlyon <bob.carlyon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 16:11:37 +0100
Organization: Medical Research Council
To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [AUDITORY] Talking piano: Sparky debate on the auditory list
Comments: To: Markus Noisternig <Markus.Noisternig@xxxxxxxx>

Is it just me who was reminded of Sparky's Magic Piano?

Check out
and start the video after about 3 mins 15 seconds....


PS. Before anyone asks, no I was /not/ around in the 1940s when this
came out first....


I was but I missed it somehow.

 These cuts are followed by:

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYGmerbDs-w  (part 2)
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OmTgHf0Z8o  (part 3)

Dr. Bob Carlyon
MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit
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