[Blindapple] Mockingboard

joseph.norton at gmail.com joseph.norton at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 21:32:33 EDT 2020



I don't have a physical board.


I think the MAME team have made some improvements with their emulation, and
the AppleWin emulator is supposed to already emulate a mockingboard.


How would one check to see if any of this had text-to-speech capability?




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Hi there,


I have a Mockingboard that I purchased many years ago from Reactivemicro. It
has 6 Channels

The standard board alone is not text to speech capable. You need to add at
least one SSI-263P or SC-01 chip. But these chips difficult to find.


I heard that AE Phasor might be an option (12 Channels). I don't have it,
but it seems it also require the chip SSI-263 to add voice. It is also
available at Reactivemicro


Probably the best turnkey alternative is the DoubleTalk still available at
RC Systems. No need to add the SSI chips. Text to speech capability can be
used as simple print commands.


Mockinboard Reference


Phasor Reference


Doubletalk Reference



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Hi listers:


In my a0pple days, all I had was the 2e, the Echo and one 5-1/4 disk drive.


I know some used a slotbuster or doubletalk, but, I'm hearing about a
peripheral called the mockingboard.


Did that have speech capability and was it ever used by blind folks for



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