Which hardware synthesizer to buy?

Tony Baechler tony at baechler.net
Thu May 28 06:44:09 EDT 2009

I'm sorry to be dense here, but what's the problem with the Trippletalk? 
I'm using both a Doubletalk LT and Trippletalk also on different 
machines and both work great. I recently upgraded to the latest Speakup 
from git on the machine running the Trippletalk and it kept on talking 
just fine. I've actually had more problems with the machine running the 
Doubletalk because the Speakup is older and still tries to probe for the 
synthesizer. Maybe I'm lucky and the breakage happened after the git 
version that I'm running, but it's within the last couple months. I can 
get the exact date if it matters. I'm running 64-bit Debian Lenny with a 
few packages from testing if that makes any difference. I'm going to try 
grml 2008.11 today and see what happens, but I'm not anticipating a 
problem. The only other thing I can add is that my Trippletalk is 
somewhat old, so perhaps it has older ROM firmware. I think Speakup says 
it's version 2.8. The Doubletalk LT is 5.20.

Janina Sajka wrote:
> I have both Doubletalk and Tripletalk synths here. Both used to work as
> serial synths with Speakup, but that is no longer the case. I don't
> recall when my Tripletalk stopped working, but it no longer does. I can
> echo strings to it just fine, but it doesn't respond to Speakup. Swap in
> the Doubletalk and everything works as expected.
> So, definitely get the Doubletalk.

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