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software to sing text (combine text and pitch)

Started by Unknown February 10, 2006
HI all,

I'm looking for software that will sing text, along the lines of
Yamaha's Vocaloid, but I need to specify the input in an ASCII file of
some sort (any sort, really).

Ideally, the software would run on Linux, but I'll take Windows.

Is such software available?

Many thanks.

-Joel

http://cslu.cse.ogi.edu/tts/demos/

I haven't used their system, or even looked carefully into how it would
work, but follow the links under the title "Festival" to see what you
find. The demos sound very impressive to my ears.

Cheers,

Ross-c

Sorry, I made a mistake. Some time ago when I was looking at festival,
I noticed a webpage describing the use of festival to synthesise sung
voice. Upon seeing your post I did a quick search and posted what I
thought was the same thing. My description of what to look at in the
quoted page was wrong, as the festival bit down the bottom (even with
their new voices) is normal text to speech.

After noting I'd sent you off-track, I had another look. Flinger is the
system I was thinking off:

http://speech.bme.ogi.edu/tts/flinger/

But again I haven't used it or looked deeply into it myself. So I'll
shut up now before I dig myself deeper into a hole :-)

Cheers,

Ross-c

joel@exc.com wrote:
> HI all, > > I'm looking for software that will sing text, along the lines of > Yamaha's Vocaloid, but I need to specify the input in an ASCII file of > some sort (any sort, really). > > Ideally, the software would run on Linux, but I'll take Windows. > > Is such software available? > > Many thanks. > > -Joel
You mean like this- http://pi.ytmnd.com ? Dave
This is a great page to visit on a Friday afternoon.

Cheers,

Ross-c

It looks like flinger takes MIDI files as input, not ASCII files with
musical annotation.  Basically, what I want is to create a file along
the lines of:

Ma(E)-ry(D) had(C) a(D) lit(E)-tle(E) .....

to get a sung version of the song.  I don't care about the synax of the
ASCII file.

-Joel

in article 1139585215_2083@sp6iad.superfeed.net, Dave at
dave.garnett@metapurple.co.uk wrote on 02/10/2006 10:27:

> You mean like this- http://pi.ytmnd.com ?
that's really cool, but i think it's a real female vocalist singing at least one line (the monotone low note) with possibly a Digitech Vocalist (hooked up to a MIDI keyboard) doing the harmonies, if not the singer doing the harmonies herself. -- r b-j rbj@audioimagination.com "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
As I said, I haven't looked into this in depth. But can't you make
flinger sing by writing a scheme program?

Cheers,

Ross-c