Wednesday, June 25, 2008
AT&T Labs (formerly Bell Labs) have been at the forefront of speech synthesis research for a long time now. What many people don't know is that you can try this technology out for free via the web. Just follow the link below, type in the text you want to hear spoken, and you can either play it back immediately, or download it as a WAV file. Please pay special attention to the 'restrictions apply' portion of the website, as it indicates that musicians can't use speech from this website in commercial works. If you don't plan to commercially release something or just want to have fun making the speech synthesizer say dirty words (don't pretend you aren't going to do that, it insults us both...), the site is a very cool resource.
CHECK IT OUT