[LAD] Release of new WORLD-based voice synthesizer

Tobias Platen tobias at platen-software.de
Tue Jan 28 21:53:15 UTC 2014


WORLD is a free software speech synthesizer on the basis of a Vocoder.
It has been widely used as a backend for UTAU[1] but it should be also 
possible to use it as a backend for eSpeak and other accessibility 
and/or music applications such as the "Singing Computer"[2]. My modified 
version of WORLD uses the well known vorbis codec for compression. The 
world4espeak synthesizer is interface compatible to MBROLA, and can be 
used to synthesize both singing and speech in real time on a modern 
computer. It is hosted at gitorious.org [3]. Currently there are no 
voices yet, a manual how to create voices will be published soon.

Tobias Platen

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utau
[2] http://devel.freebsoft.org/singing-computer
[3] https://gitorious.org/sekai

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