[access-uk] Re: Acapela Voices.

  • From: "Roy Bannister" <roy.bannister@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 17:58:15 +0100

Hi Steve, I am using the Onboard Soundcard, I do realise the concatonative 
voices are memory hungry, I possibly was trying to use them too quickly, much 
slower than the synthesised voices in Eloquence. If I used key echo the Acapela 
voices were certainly sluggish. As I wrote when I have got Skread in operation, 
if I am reading a text item, when Skread gives the notification sound the 
Skread voice wouldn't announce without pausing the Acapela voice, this is not 
the case with Eloquence. I thank you for the opportunity of evaluating these 
voices. Good Luck, be seeing you   Roy..
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Steve Nutt 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 1:57 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Acapela Voices.

  Hi Roy,


  Are you using the onboard sound card, or an extra sound card?  I use an SB 
Live card, which is quite old, and the speech works pretty good on that.  I 
just wondered, since on your spec, it shouldn't be jerky at all.


  All the best





  From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Roy Bannister
  Sent: Monday 20 October 2008 09:41
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [access-uk] Acapela Voices.


  Thanks to Steve sending a demo disk of Acapela voices I have had a chance to 
try odd ones. I normally use Reed from Window-Eyes Eloquence, or Paul on Satogo 
Dectalk. I found Peter and Ryan were acceptable for reading text passages at a 
reasonable speed, found them slightly jerky with final syllables sometimes 
clipped. However when typing using either of them I find them rather sluggish, 
also the upper case letters are not announced in a higher pitch, I definitely 
don't care for this. I have Skread installed on my machine with Skype, using my 
normal voices, the Skread voice will announce details whilst the other voice 
may be reading something else, this doesn't happen with the Acapela voices, 
they are not trying to use the same voice. My machine is a dual core 2.8Gb 
processor with 1Gb of ram, this makes me suspect that the Acapela voices are 
memory hungry. I will be interested in other users verdicts. 

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