Free HTS Voices

This page introduces our free HTS voices for Festival. For promoting speech synthesis technologies, these HTS voices are released under either the New BSD license (see http://www.opensource.org/) or Creative Common Attribution (CC BY see http://creativecommons.org) in contrary to HTS Voice Library, which is only for research use. Using and distributing this software and voices is free (subject to a few simple conditions of each license)

Download URL
Spanish: CSTR-UPC-UPM HTS Voice for Festival (ver 0.8)
http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/jyamagis/release/SpanishHTSVoice-ver0.8.tar.gz

UK English: CSTR UK-English Female HTS voice for Flite + hts_engine_API and Festival
http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/jyamagis/release/EnglishHTSVoices-ver1.0.tar.gz

INSTALL
These HTS voices should run on any standard Unix platform:
Compile flite and hts_engine_API
% tar xvfz EnglishHTSVoices-ver1.0.tar.gz
% cd EnglishHTSVoices
% sh do_build




Packaged Free Voices (English and Spanish)
Source codes: http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/jyamagis/release/FreeVoices-source.tar.gz
Windows Binary: http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/jyamagis/release/FreeVoices-WindowsBinary.zip

How to use Windows binary
1) Please unzip the FreeVoices-WindowsBinary.zip
2) Please copy "festival" directory in the unzipped directory to top the directory of C:\\
3) Please click festival.exe
This Windows binary was created by Rob Clark.

The following voices are included in the windows binary (festival.exe)
English
voice_kal_diphone : diphone speech synthesiser
voice_cstr_us_awb_arctic_multisyn : unit selection speech synthesiser
voice_cmu_us_slt_arctic_hts : HMM-based speech synthesiser

Spanish
voice_cstr_upc_upm_spanish_hts : HMM-based speech synthesiser


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