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hpr2792 :: Playing around with text to speech synthesis on Linux

Playing around with different text to speech programs to see what is possible.

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Hosted by Jeroen Baten on 2019-04-16 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: speech synthesis linux.
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Part of the series: Sound Scapes

Come with us on a journey through sound.

Below the script I used to generate a bunch of wav files with different text to speech applications.

#!/bin/bash

string="This is HPR episode 2792 entitled \"Playing around with text to speech synthesis on Linux\" and is part of the series \"Sound Scapes\". It is hosted by Yeroon Bahten and is about 20 minutes long and carries a clean flag."
echo "${string}" > text.txt

espeak -w espeak.wav "${string}" 
espeak -w espeak-ng-v-mb-us1.wav -v mb-us1 "${string}"
espeak -w espeak-ng-v-mb-us2.wav -v mb-us2 "${string}"
espeak -w espeak-ng-v-mb-us3.wav  -v mb-us3 "${string}"
espeak-ng "${string}"
espeak-ng -v en-gb "${string}"
espeak-ng -w espeak-ng-en-gb-scotland.wav -v en-gb-scotland "${string}"
espeak-ng -w espeak-ng-en-us.wav  -v en-us "${string}"

flite -o flite-voice-cmu_us_slt.wav -voice cmu_us_slt  "${string}"

echo "${string}"| festival --language english --tts # same as next line
echo "${string}"| text2wave --language british_english --tts -o festival_british_english.wav
text2wave -o festival_british_english.wav  text.txt

for voice in don_diphone kal_diphone ked_diphone rab_diphone
do
  text2wave -o festival_voice_${voice}.wav -eval "(voice_${voice} )"  text.txt
done

# Gnustep say, recorded with audio recorder.
say "${string}"

text2wave -o festival_voice_cmu_us_slt_arctic_hts.wav -eval "(voice_cmu_us_slt_arctic_hts )" text.txt

# merlin https://github.com/CSTR-Edinburgh/merlin

# marytts: https://github.com/marytts

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