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Raspberry Pi based Text to Speech device

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:45 am
by wernert
I just posted my first Raspberry Pi based Kickstarter project. It's a serially controlled text to speech device and WAV file player. It would be interesting to see how the market would react to such a do-it-yourself project based on Raspberry Pi.

If you have a chance, please check it out on https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ra ... raspivoice

Re: Raspberry Pi based Text to Speech device

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:56 am
by elatllat
As you say that "is not good enough for something like ebook reading" for which I use IVONA TTS.
I'd back someone improving an existing FOSS TTS option
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison ... nthesizers
but not wav (why not even FLAC?).

Also you can't claim "High quality audio" unless you include a DAC.

Re: Raspberry Pi based Text to Speech device

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:16 pm
by wernert
Thanks for your feedback. The main purpose of this project was to give someone using a small micro like Arduino or PIC and easy way to generate short voice sentences and sound effects. I chose WAV as the file type since its widely known. This was the best way I could achieve my goal as I'm not a speech synthesis expert.

Re: Raspberry Pi based Text to Speech device

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:38 pm
by elatllat