Speech and phoneme recognition and segmentation.

Recognize is a speech to text based on Sphinx4. It translates the incoming audio signal into text and can give dates of words and phonemes in a buffer~.

Uses JSGF grammar file and ngram model languages. No special voice learning is needed and potentially multilingual.

March 30, 2011 | 9:02 am

This is great. Do you know of any patches that do the opposite? Like text to speech synthesis.

April 11, 2011 | 7:57 pm


I don’t know if this helps. but If you use mac, you could use the shell tool and execute say through osascript

osascript -e ‘say "joey five cents" using "Kathy"‘

April 16, 2011 | 3:46 pm

any tips on installing this for windows?

July 19, 2011 | 9:43 am


July 19, 2011 | 10:29 am

> any tips on installing this for windows?
< Since it is a mxj external, you should simply read the "readme.txt" file.
– Move the class files to the max class folder, then move the jar file to the max lib folder.
– You normally have to run jsapi.sh from the max lib folder. This would make a jsapi.jar file. Since I do not have time to investigate on windows' Command Prompt, I simply uploaded a jsapi.jar (works for both windows and mac):
This would consider you agree the terms and conditions of use from SUN…

September 14, 2011 | 8:57 am

The download link is down, is there another?

September 15, 2011 | 12:10 am

The link does not seem to be down now. You can download it from the "download" link.


April 12, 2015 | 12:47 pm

I keep trying to download this from your site and experiencing an unexpected end of the archive.


August 3, 2015 | 4:51 am

Hi Olivier,
Thanks for sharing your tool. Do you know if it’ll work in Max 7?

December 31, 2015 | 8:09 am

When using aka.listen, how do you get the recognized words in the Print window back into the patcher window so that it can be used to activate other things in Max?

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