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ST Speech

ST Speech tech specs

ST Speech
ST Speech

  • Released: 1986[1]
  • Authors: Andy Beveridge, Martin Day[1]
  • Type: Speech synthesiser
  • Platform: Atari 520ST

ST Speech (short for the Atari 520ST Speech Synthesiser, filename STSPEECH.TOS) was a speech synthesiser application for the Atari 520ST.

As the Atari ST was an affordable home computer with built-in MIDI ports, it was used by many European musicians of the era. It's little wonder, then, that this application's distinctive voice ended up in various songs.

Notable users


  1. "ST Speech" Vince, Jun 2011
  2. "Insert Coin. Pac-Man. Eat them up, yum yum! Power-Pill. Whoops!" "Pac-Man (Original Full Version)" Power-Pill, Pac-Man, 1992
  3. "...electronic techno music, controlled manually by Aphex Twin's programs." "UT1 — Dot" Polygon Window, Surfing on Sine Waves, 1992
  4. "Lionrock sound system" "Packet of Peace (No More Fucking Trumpets)" Lionrock, Packet of Peace, 1993
  5. "Quadrophonia" Quadrophonia, Quadrophonia, 1990
  6. "Ex-Terminator" Snap, The Madman's Return, 1992
  7. "Das Boot (Techno Version)" U96, Das Boot, 1991
  8. "I Wanna Be a Kennedy (US-Mix)" U96, I Wanna Be a Kennedy, 1992
  9. "Boot II" U96, Club Bizarre, 1995
  10. "Yes. No." "Mmm Skyscraper I Love You" Underworld, Dubnobasswithmyheadman, 1993
  11. "Can you hold me in your dreams? Can you feel me like I feel you? Goodbye, Mother Earth." "M.E." Underworld, Dubnobasswithmyheadman, 1993

Atari ST: 4-Op Deluxe | Creator | Cubase | M | Pro-24 | Realtime | ST MIDI sequencer timeline | ST Speech | Sweet Sixteen | Tiger Cub

Software speech synthesisers: ST Speech