text to speech

    Apr 01 2006 | 3:35 pm
    I am looking for a text-to-speech object for max/msp on windows xp which will be able to read numbers. Can somebody help?

    • Apr 01 2006 | 5:51 pm
      checkout mbrola, speech synthesis thingie:
      there are other externals on www.maxobjects.com , try to search for 'speech' or 'voice'
      maybe you could even build one yourself, record voice pronouncing various digits and combine afterwards? (f.e. to pronounce 21, one would play file 'twenty' and right after that one, one with 'one'...english is so funny
      If you need prerecorded samples, maybe there's something on www.freesound.org?
      best, nesa
    • Apr 01 2006 | 7:41 pm
      Hi, There are some externals on Norman Jaffe site that allow max to interface with Mac's own speechmanager:
      cheers, Justin
    • Apr 03 2006 | 8:14 am
      I would personally advice the MBrola binary controlled with the shell external. You can then write and remove temporary audio files.
    • Apr 03 2006 | 2:18 pm
      Smart!Thank you very much,I will probably use the prerecorded sounds