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AT&T Text to Speech

A co-worker pointed me to AT&T Natural Voices, a Text-to-Speech research project from AT&T. I tried the online demo and I’m really impressed.

It’s been a long while since I last tried a TTS system, so may be I’m just late to the party… but this one produces very natural speech. I tried a couple of English and Spanish voices, and all seem very real.

I knew about the Festival project, which provides a free speech synthesis system, but if you check the online voice demos you will probably agree that it’s not on par with AT&T’s.