Voice and speech-synthesis
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What is speech synthesis ?
Speech synthesis is the artificial production of human speech. A computer system used for this purpose is called a speech synthesizer, and can be implemented in software or hardware. A text-to-speech (TTS) system converts normal language text into speech; other systems render symbolic linguistic representations like phonetic transcriptions into speech.
Robotic voice effects
Speech synthesis (draft) - Chipflip
History of speech synthesis (with audio demos) - Dennis Klatt
Speech Synthesis Audio Samples and History
There are two classes of virtualization :
Physical modelling synthesis (synthesis from mathematical calculations)
Snap! - Ex-terminator (excerpt) - Speech synthesis made on Atari ST computer, in 1990s
Vocal by the Vocaloid Kaito software - Speech synthesis as human style
Strobo - 'Mobiles Riot' - From the free Brigade Neurale's Speechers album
Sampling (synthesis based on real samples)
All vocals by the Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs software - Speech synthesis in classical music
Softwares : free speech synthesizers / virtual singers
TalkAny (or Talk It!) - on Windows (Standalone)
Vocal by TalkAny - Woolyss - 'Big Robot Demo'
Vocal by TalkAny - Woolyss - 'Little Robot Demo'
Vocal by TalkAny - Woolyss - 'Martian Demo'
Vocal by TalkAny - Woolyss - 'Singing Girl Demo'
STSpeech - on Atari ST, and on Windows via Steem emulator. Check this tutorial or download All in 1 pack.
Vocal by STSpeech - Woolyss - 'Demo'
AnalogX SayIt - on Windows (Standalone)
Vocal by AnalogX SayIt - Woolyss - 'Demo'
akJ Speechtools - on Windows (Standalone)
Vocal by akJ Speechtools - Woolyss - 'Demo'
CFS-Technologies Speakonia - on Windows (Standalone)
Vocal by CFS-Technologies Speakonia - Woolyss - 'Demo'
eSpeak - on Linux (Standalone)
Vocal by eSpeak - 'Raven'
AudioNerdz Delay Lama - on Windows and Mac (VST)
Vocal by AudioNerdz Delay Lama - 'Monk Eteram'
FaMiC - on Windows (MML PPMCK)
Vocal by FaMiC- 'Kojotuki'
Speech synthesizer in LSDJ (Check this tutorial) - on Nintendo Gameboy
TalkAny : a free standalone program, on Windows
Audio demo of TalkAny with 'Big Robot' option
Softwares : commercial speech synthesizers / virtual singers
Vocaloid Family - on Windows and Mac (Standalone, VST plugin)
Vocal by Vocaloid 2 Hatsune Miku, the famous virtual singer in the world - 'Ballade'
Vocals by Vocaloid 2 Kagamine Rin/Len - 'Levan Polkka'
Vocals by Vocaloid Leon and Lola - Joe Hogan - 'Check It Out'
Vocal by Vocaloid Kaito - 'Kimi No Uwasa'
Vocal by Vocaloid Lola - Dom Keeffe - 'Bach Wowels'
Only backing vocals by Vocaloid Lola - Andy Power - 'Little Bird'
Vocals by Vocaloid - Cornelius - 'Brazil'
VocalWriter - on Mac (Standalone)
Vocal by VocalWriter - 'Penny Lane'
Virsyn Cantor 2 - on Windows and Mac (Standalone, VST, AU, RTAS plugin)
Vocal by Virsyn Cantor 2 - 'Rosenfole'
Syntheway Magnus Choir - on Windows and Mac (VST plugin)
Vocals by Syntheway Magnus Choir - 'Ave Maria Gratia Plena'
Myriad Virtual Singer - on Windows (Standalone)
Vocal by Myriad Virtual Singer - 'Queen Of The Night'
Vocaloid editor, on Windows
Online Text-to-speech (TTS)
Web-based TTS Tools - The University of Texas at Austin
Effects on a real human voice
You can use your voice and modify it by a vocoder or other effects (hardware / software)
D Fast - 'Do You Wanna Dance With Me ?' - Human vocal using vocoder (Daft Punk style)
PakuPaku - 'Speecherz Dub' - From the free Brigade Neurale's Speechers album
Pitch Corrector / Autotune Effect
Kerovee - on Windows (Free VST plugin)
Vocal modified with Kerovee
GSnap - on Windows (Free VST plugin)
Vocal modified with GSnap
AutoTalent - on Linux (Free plugin)
Vocal modified with AutoTalent (Check this video tutorial)
MicDroid - for Android (free application)
Vocal modified with MicDroid (Check this video tutorial)
Auto-Tune - on Windows and Mac (Commercial VST, AU, RTAS plugin)
Vocal modified with Auto-Tune (Check this tutorial)
For other commercial products, check Mu Voice, Vielklang, Waves Tune, Melodyne, Visual Vox.
Kerovee : a free Pitch Corrector/Autotune Effect VST plugin, on Windows
Audio demo of Kerovee
Check plugins (VST, AU, RTAS) or hardware pages.
D16 Group Decimort
Audio demo by Virtual creations
Vocoder / Talk Box
TAL-Vocoder - on Windows and Mac (Free VST, AU, RTAS plugin)
Vocal modified with TAL-Vocoder
OrangeVocoder - on Windows and Mac (Commercial VST, AU, RTAS plugin)
Vocal modified with OrangeVocoder - 'Voc05'
Vocal modified with OrangeVocoder - 'Voc08'
Vocal modified with OrangeVocoder - 'Voc18'
For other commercial plugins, check here.
Thank you to all members of the chiptune/chipmusic forums who helped me.
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