Text to Speech Patch

May 11, 2011 at 8:08pm

Text to Speech Patch

Hi,

Just an idea that I wanted to run past the forums before getting started on the code. I want to design a patch that would allow me to input text and allow me to use a text to speech generator to record clips quickly into the Ableton Session View.

I plan on using this during live sets instead of talking into a microphone. I guess I’m wondering if anyone had a good idea on how to get the actual speech generator running. For example, TextEdit’s (Mac OSX) speech generators are perfect for the sound I’m looking for. Is there anyway to run one of those generators in Max? I know this is a pretty broad question, but just wanted to get the idea out there.

#57076
May 11, 2011 at 9:13pm

The aka.speech object by Masayuki Akamatsu will do the trick.

#204491
May 11, 2011 at 9:19pm
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#204492
Sep 6, 2011 at 2:18am

i wrote a text 2 speech object available at: http://www.notechnotech.net/software.html

#204493
Sep 6, 2011 at 3:01am

Is there an object or an abstraction that can do the text to speech for windows ???

#204494
Sep 10, 2011 at 2:26pm

@Driftpattern : your patch requires ‘shell’ and I can’t find this object, only dead links.

#204495
Sep 10, 2011 at 2:33pm

why don’t you just look harder?

http://cycling74.com/toolbox/bernstein-shell/

#204496
Sep 14, 2011 at 9:41am

@pid : should have, for sure. Just moving to a new place these days and miss a solid internet connection.

#204497
Sep 14, 2011 at 9:18pm

a little more fun…

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#204498
Nov 22, 2013 at 7:23am

In the dim past (I think, even pre-MSP) there was a speech object that allowed one to embed codes for pitch and rhythm to make the voice actually sing melodies. Is there a way to get the aka object to do this, or was that older speech object ever updated?

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