[DECtalk], Re: Singing synthesizers

  • From: "Martin Linda David Graham & Suzanne PEARCE" <lpp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 17:39:11 +0800

        Hi. I think they got keynote gold to sing by actually interfacing to the
synthesizer itself. I know the pitch commands for it, but unfortunately, it
doesn't work on the braille companion, at least. Then again, they could have
used the keynote multimedia player and sound editing, but that's not
available anymore.

Ortheus can also sing, but to get that, you need to get hal. If you get the
eloquence download from www.freedomscientific.com, you get an eloquence demo
similar to the dectalk one, which could be interfaced so it sings, if you
concatenated sounds together. You'd need to do that because eloquence pauses
for a while during commands to change pitch.

Hope this helps.
Regards,
Graham Pearce

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-----Original Message-----
From: dectalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:dectalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Stephen Clower
Sent: Sunday, 30 March 2003 11:34 PM
To: dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DECtalk], Re: Singing synthesizers



Not really. The old TrueVoice engine could sing, as could Text Assist, but
they both utilized the DECTalk format for phonemics, and both are hard to
find these days and sound like crap when they sing! I'm not quite sure how
they got the keynote gold, FlexTalk, and the double talk to sing though.
At 04:34 PM 3/30/2003 +0200, you wrote:

>Hello listers,
>I'm just curious, are there any other accessible singing synthesizers =
>out there except Dectalk? I suppose there are, since I've heared a few =
>once on the Dectalk file archive.
>Best regards,
>Christian
>
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