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Old 08-23-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
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Question Festival and Vocoder Voices?


I am working on a robot project and the robot uses a custom light version of Linux (it has the Freescale Dragonball CPU in the bot so it doesn't have much "room"). We are using flite to do text-to-speech.

I would like to know if there is a way to create a vocoder voice for this? Is there already a vocoder voice that works with flite or festival? Or is there some kind of voice creator that can be used to create voices for flite/festival?

The later being preferred, as I can find many uses for making my own linux voices.
 
Old 08-24-2010, 11:06 AM   #2
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Festival Voice Creation

Hi Fuzzy,

It's been a goal of mine for some time to get my AI off the ground... Having a new little one I didn't solder and bolt together with my own hands and who doesn't have an off switch has gotten in the way...

Here's the info on creating Festival voices:
http://www-csli.stanford.edu/semlab-...m/festvox.html

To be honest, most of it is EXTREMELY Academic as it was produced for work at the University level to better understand speech synthesis...

Nonetheless, if you persevere and spend a lot of time looking up terms, you'll probably win out.

Regarding using Vocoder, I could find little to no information surrounding actually using it in conjunction with Festival or Flite.

Best of luck!
 
Old 09-03-2010, 09:13 AM   #3
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Did this help?

Are there other resources on this that you've found?

I'm restarting my own projects and wanted to know where things were at.

FYI, CMU and others have released a new version of festival that works on modern compilers and is actually a performance improvement.

visit http://www.festvox.org for info.
 
Old 09-04-2010, 02:54 AM   #4
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Hey, thanks for the reply. Sorry I didn't reply back sooner. Been sick and busy too with the robot, and other things. I have bookmarked your links and will look into this.

If I can create my own voices, I could probably create a vocoder sounding voice.
 
Old 09-05-2010, 10:44 AM   #5
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Yeah, what I was thinking, since I don't just want my systems to sound like me, is that I'd follow the advice and record each of the lines in the config file as separate wav files and simply mod them in audacity or whatever with the same transform script each and then have a uniform and unique voice...

Hope it helped and I intend to pull that stuff off later this month, so either you'll post your results or I'll post mine!
 
  


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