update needed on software synthesizers for linux

Geoff Shang geoff at hitsandpieces.net
Fri Feb 10 13:41:40 UTC 2006


Kirk Reiser of the Speakup project was wanting to develop a lightweight 
software speech synth, by starting with rsynth and working from there. 
Some work was done on this, but I'm not sure where it's up to these days. 
You can take a look at http://www.linux-speakup.org/tuxtalk.html but be 
aware that this information is somewhat old, since a number of the things 
that needed to happen already have.

Its main problem, in my opinion, is that rsynth sounds horrible.  I'm not 
aware of any work having been done on trying to improve its quality, 
despite what Kirk says on the page linked to above about this being 
relatively easy to do.  I know he and some students did some initial 
research into speech processing etc with a view to working on this, maybe I 
need to ask him where it's up to.


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