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Re: AUDITORY Digest - 26 Nov 2001 to 27 Nov 2001 (#2001-209)



provides a demo of Text to speech, that is considered state of the art.
You can try it and see if it meets your needs. If you follow the links
you can find a product behind this.

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> Date:    Tue, 27 Nov 2001 10:38:11 -0500
> From:    Peter Marvit <marvit@RESEARCH.NEU.EDU>
> Subject: High Quality TXT-to-WAV for single words?
> Dear List,
> Perhaps a tad off-topic, but...
> Can anyone point me to an inexpensive (or free!) utility under Windows
> that will synthesize a high quality voice from single word text, with the
> ability to save the result in a WAV file (or other format) so that
> subsequent post-processing (with MATLAB and/or Cooledit) can be done?
> For an experiment, I would like to use a series of single words that have
> some additional processing. I'm currently using speech recorded for the
> purpose, but would dearly like to have a bit more uniformity and control
> over the stimulus. The Microsoft text-to-speech utility is rather dreadful
> (i.e., choppy phonemes, noisy vowels, scratchy tonality) and it seems all
> the shareware on Winfiles.com (now cnet) use this engine. I'd like
> something better.
> Many thanks in advance. You can answer on the list, or send me responses
> that I will later summarize.
> Cheers,
> Peter
> :                 Peter Marvit, PhD     <marvit@neu.edu>                    :
> : Northeastern University, Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology :
> :               133 Forsyth Building, Boston, MA 02115-5000                 :
> :                 phone: 617/373-5198   fax: 617/373-5199                   :