Voice and speech-synthesis





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.

Wikipedia Speech synthesis
Wikipedia Robotic voice effects PDF Document
Reading Speech synthesis (draft) - Chipflip
Reading History of speech synthesis (with audio demos) - Dennis Klatt
Reading Speech Synthesis Audio Samples and History

There are two classes of virtualization :

Wikipedia Physical modelling synthesis (synthesis from mathematical calculations)
[mp3] Snap! - Ex-terminator (excerpt) - Speech synthesis made on Atari ST computer, in 1990s
[mp3] Vocal by the Vocaloid Kaito software - Speech synthesis as human style
[mp3] Strobo - 'Mobiles Riot' - From the free Brigade Neurale's Speechers album

Wikipedia Sampling (synthesis based on real samples)
[mp3] All vocals by the Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs software - Speech synthesis in classical music


You need to install Flash plugin !
Song using Vocaloid 2's Hatsune Miku for vocal, by Nyandaful 55




Softwares : free speech synthesizers / virtual singers


Website Wikipedia TalkAny.zip TalkAny (or Talk It!) - on Windows (Standalone)
[mp3] Vocal by TalkAny - Woolyss - 'Big Robot Demo'
[mp3] Vocal by TalkAny - Woolyss - 'Little Robot Demo'
[mp3] Vocal by TalkAny - Woolyss - 'Martian Demo'
[mp3] Vocal by TalkAny - Woolyss - 'Singing Girl Demo'

Website STSpeech - on Atari ST, and on Windows via Steem emulator. Check this tutorial or download All in 1 pack.
[mp3] Vocal by STSpeech - Woolyss - 'Demo'

Website AnalogX SayIt - on Windows (Standalone)
[mp3] Vocal by AnalogX SayIt - Woolyss - 'Demo'

Website akJ Speechtools - on Windows (Standalone)
[mp3] Vocal by akJ Speechtools - Woolyss - 'Demo'

Website CFS-Technologies Speakonia - on Windows (Standalone)
[mp3] Vocal by CFS-Technologies Speakonia - Woolyss - 'Demo'

Website eSpeak - on Linux (Standalone)
[mp3] Vocal by eSpeak - 'Raven'

Website AudioNerdz Delay Lama - on Windows and Mac (VST)
[mp3] Vocal by AudioNerdz Delay Lama - 'Monk Eteram'

Website FaMiC - on Windows (MML PPMCK) JP
[mp3] Vocal by FaMiC- 'Kojotuki'

Website Speech synthesizer in LSDJ (Check this tutorial) - on Nintendo Gameboy



TalkAny : a free standalone program, on Windows

TalkAny : a free standalone program, on Windows
[mp3] Audio demo of TalkAny with 'Big Robot' option




Softwares : commercial speech synthesizers / virtual singers

Website Wikipedia Vocaloid Family - on Windows and Mac (Standalone, VST plugin)
[mp3] Vocal by Vocaloid 2 Hatsune Miku, the famous virtual singer in the world - 'Ballade'
[mp3] Vocals by Vocaloid 2 Kagamine Rin/Len - 'Levan Polkka'
[mp3] Vocals by Vocaloid Leon and Lola - Joe Hogan - 'Check It Out'
[mp3] Vocal by Vocaloid Kaito - 'Kimi No Uwasa'
[mp3] Vocal by Vocaloid Lola - Dom Keeffe - 'Bach Wowels'
[mp3] Only backing vocals by Vocaloid Lola - Andy Power - 'Little Bird'
[mp3] Vocals by Vocaloid - Cornelius - 'Brazil'

Website VocalWriter - on Mac (Standalone)
[mp3] Vocal by VocalWriter - 'Penny Lane'

Website Virsyn Cantor 2 - on Windows and Mac (Standalone, VST, AU, RTAS plugin)
[mp3] Vocal by Virsyn Cantor 2 - 'Rosenfole'

Website Syntheway Magnus Choir - on Windows and Mac (VST plugin)
[mp3] Vocals by Syntheway Magnus Choir - 'Ave Maria Gratia Plena'

Website Myriad Virtual Singer - on Windows (Standalone)
[mp3] Vocal by Myriad Virtual Singer - 'Queen Of The Night'



Vocaloid editor, on Windows

Vocaloid editor, on Windows




Online Text-to-speech (TTS)


Reading Web-based TTS Tools - The University of Texas at Austin
http://www2.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php
http://www.ivona.com/online/editor.php
http://speech.japplis.com/plus.html
http://www.acapela-box.com/
http://cepstral.com/demos/
http://www.wdspm.com/


You need to install Flash plugin !



Effects on a real human voice

You can use your voice and modify it by a vocoder or other effects (hardware / software)
[mp3] D Fast - 'Do You Wanna Dance With Me ?' - Human vocal using vocoder (Daft Punk style)
[mp3] PakuPaku - 'Speecherz Dub' - From the free Brigade Neurale's Speechers album


Pitch Corrector / Autotune Effect

Website Kerovee - on Windows (Free VST plugin)
[mp3] Vocal modified with Kerovee

Website GSnap - on Windows (Free VST plugin)
[mp3] Vocal modified with GSnap

Website AutoTalent - on Linux (Free plugin)
[mp3] Vocal modified with AutoTalent (Check this video tutorial)

Website MicDroid - for Android (free application)
[mp3] Vocal modified with MicDroid (Check this video tutorial)

Website Auto-Tune - on Windows and Mac (Commercial VST, AU, RTAS plugin)
[mp3] 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


Kerovee : a free Pitch Corrector/Autotune Effect VST plugin, on Windows
[mp3] Audio demo of Kerovee



Bitcrusher

Wikipedia Bitcrusher

Check plugins (VST, AU, RTAS) or hardware pages.


D16 Group Decimort
D16 Group Decimort
[mp3] Audio demo by Virtual creations



Vocoder / Talk Box

Wikipedia Vocoder
Wikipedia Talk box

Website TAL-Vocoder - on Windows and Mac (Free VST, AU, RTAS plugin)
[mp3] Vocal modified with TAL-Vocoder

Website OrangeVocoder - on Windows and Mac (Commercial VST, AU, RTAS plugin)
[mp3] Vocal modified with OrangeVocoder - 'Voc05'
[mp3] Vocal modified with OrangeVocoder - 'Voc08'
[mp3] Vocal modified with OrangeVocoder - 'Voc18'

For other commercial plugins, check here.



You need to install Flash plugin !
Talk Box demo by Mayhem







Thank you to all members of the chiptune/chipmusic forums who helped me.

Woolyss.





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