A friend and I got talking about the speach sythesiser ICs used in music such as Kraftwerk this turned out to be the SSI/Votrax SC02

Now the '02 was extremely hard to get hold of but th e SC01 was indeed available from Ebay, now that's an extremely dangerous thing and

needless to say it's made it's way from the US to my sticky paws!

 

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The whole story of this chip is quite interesting  but I was more interested in getting  this running on some

modern micro, fortunately I found an old article by Steve Ciarcia in Byte.

 

Data sheets are also available here so I'm in a good position to do some Retro hacking  expect some more stuff soon.

 

Any way why don't you do the Retro Challenge and give an old chip some Love today!!