MR TYPO Is A Speech Synthesizer That Produces Outlandish Sounds
In this video from music tech innovator Love Hultén, we watch a demonstration of what he’s named MR TYPO – a wall-mounted speech synthesizer that, after receiving a text file via a Raspberry Pi, outputs random combinations of word phrases in accordance with that text file.
Mr Typo is a wall mounted speech synthesizer handmade from wood. Feed the device any text-file, and it will rearrange the content in real-time and output odd and irregular sentence structures, using Markov chains and a vocal synthesis created by Bjorn Eriksson. While this is processed through a Raspberry Pi – a second internal computer, the Axoloti Core, gives the device some additional vocal modulation such as pitch shifter, reverb, chorus, etc. Mr Typo is battery powered and comes in two editions, with or without meat.
If you were as intrigued by MR TYPO as we were, you can visit Love Hultén’s website to browse through the various other music tech projects that he has created.