DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments Speak & Music
|Date of introduction:||1986||Display technology:|
|New price:||Display size:||n.a.|
|Size:||9.2" x 11.2" x 1.3"|
|Weight:||17 ounces||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||4*AA cells||Date of manufacture:||wk 24 year 1987|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:|| TMP50C40 (CM54129),
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
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This funny synthesizer based product from Texas Instruments generates a lot of different sounds and stores them into internal memory.
Compared with earlier products of the Speak & line this one uses a quite simple technology.
This educational toy was rated by Texas Instruments for childrens aged between 7 and 11 years.
A similar product was introduced in the same year with the Little Maestro and two years later with the German speaking Music Star. The Speak & Music sold in United Kingdom differs from the design, view it here.
The La Musique Magique introduced a French speaking version, Fonillo Suonaparla an Italian voice.
Other products in the Speak & line cover spelling and reading words. Compare this Speak & Music with Speak & Math, Speak & Spell and Speak & Read.
Developed for children, the Speak & Music found – like the Speak & Spell – its way into the Detroit area electronic music. Artist Dethany (tOYBREAKER :::) heavily modified this kids’ keyboard and created this wonderful “Bloo Meanie”.
Learn more about “Circuit Bending”.
Play button and listen Bloo Meanie.
Find more sound samples in the DOWNLOAD section.
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Blue Meanie Tunes
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