hyperdiva - macintosh sings with harmonic+phonemic precision!

hyperdiva drives the apple macintalk3 text-to-speech synthesizer in a precise harmonic+phonetic mode.  the hyperdiva stack runs with hypercard or hypercard player 2.41 in mac-os 7.55 thru 9.22 (but not in mac-os x classic, due to bugs in both PHON and TUNE modes of the mac-os x speech synthesizer).

for example, below is the first published version of "meta metta" (2004), a quicktime movie showing my original ipa phonetic input text, which hyperdiva translates into the following code to drive the macintalk3 speech synthesizer... (notice the fractional midi notes and absolute zero modulation needed for perfect harmonics)

-- meta metta 49 om

[[inpt PHON;pmod 0]][[pbas 43]]>>>>>>OW>>>>>>>>OW>>>>>>>>>>OW>>>>>>UW>>>>>>>>UW>>>>>>>>>>m

-- meta metta 49 bass

[[inpt PHON;pmod 0]][[pbas 46.863]]mEHtAEmEHttAE[[pbas 45.039]]tAAntrAA[[pbas 46.863]]mAAntrAA[[pbas 43]]dUWbIYUWbIY[[pbas 40.688]]sOWfIY[[pbas 43]]sUWf>>IY[[pbas 45.039]]h>>AEl>>EHllUWyAA[[pbas 43]]AAlAA[[pbas 45.039]]hUWyAA[[pbas 46.863]]<<<<kIYrIY[[pbas 45.039]]yAA[[pbas 43]]wEY[[pbas 40.688]]AAlAA[[pbas 43]]OWh>>>>>>>>>>m

-- meta metta 49 tenor

[[inpt PHON;pmod 0]][[pbas 50.02]]mEHtAEmEHttAE[[pbas 48.513]]tAAn[[pbas 50.02]]tr<AA[[pbas 48.513]]AA[[pbas 46.863]]mAAn[[pbas 45.039]]trAA[[pbas 46.863]]dUWbIYUWbIY[[pbas 45.039]]sOW[[pbas 46.863]]f<IY[[pbas 45.039]]AE[[pbas 43]]sUW[[pbas 40.688]]f>>IY[[pbas 45.039]]h>>AEl>>EHl[[pbas 43]]lUW[[pbas 40.688]]yAA[[pbas 38.02]]AAlAA[[pbas 40.688]]hUW[[pbas 43]]yAA[[pbas 46.863]]<<<<kIYr[[pbas 45.039]]IY[[pbas 43]]yAA[[pbas 40.688]]wEY[[pbas 38.02]]AAl[[pbas 40.688]]AA[[pbas 43]]OWh>>>>>>>>>>m

metametta1.mov  (45sec quicktime movie 554k)

for an experience of perfect harmony,
play these looping tracks at various intervals,
and let all sing together...

also hear - an epic production of meta metta at comfy.metasofa.org :)