Suzanne Ciani – Pinball machine Xenon

In 1979, Suzanne Ciani was commissioned to provide sounds to the pinball machine game Xenon, which featured her own voice fed through a vocoder.

This marked the first female voice heard in a pinball game and Ciani had never played pinball before the project arose. In 2013, she was inducted into The Pinball Expo Hall of Fame for her work on the game. Ciani then sampled her voice onto a sound chip with the aim of selling it for use in other applications, including elevator announcements. The US federal government approached her to design sounds for flight simulators.