Tuesday, 5 January 2010

05. Text-to-speech

There is a new player in the text-to-speech market, which could be very interesting on three counts.

1) The prices are very good - British English for $75

2) They have Polish and Romanian voices as well as British and America.

3) They have a demo video on the front pages that uses an avatar which just has to be seen to be believed. I am not sure how they sync it, but if it is done automatically, it offers a taste of what is just around the corner.

There are also other goodies tuck away, such as creating sound files for presentations.


1 comment:

Ron Starc said...

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