Ron Kolesar
kolesar16...@roadrunner.com

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From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:08 PM
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Scansoft voices

> Hi Lori,
>
> Well, as I said earlier there are lots of alternatives to the Scansoft
> Real Speak voices, and most of them sound pretty good. Here is a few
> suggestions to check out.
>
> First, there is the AT&T Natural Voices which happen to be sold
> through Nextup.com. I actually use Mike and Cristal a lot, and they
> are definitely some of the more human sounding voices out there.
>
> Next, there is the Swift 5 voices produced by Cepstral.com. Some of
> their voices like Callie and Diane actually sound pretty decent
> reading books from Bookshare etc. Even better yet they have 32-bit and
> 64-bit versions now, they have versions for Mac, Linux, and Windows
> and they seem to be open minded about supporting as many applications,
> screen readers, etc as possible. I don't think you can go wrong with
> any of their voices.
>
> There is the Ivona TTS voices sold by Ivona.com. These are probably
> the best sounding voices I've ever heard. They are a bit on the
> expensive side,$45.00 or so each, but they really sound human. I've
> been listening to a book read by one of their U.K. voices, Amy, and
> she sounds very human.
>
> Finally, there is the Cereproc voices Dark mentioned sold by
> Cereproc.com. I personally didn't care for their voices myself, but I
> do know some VI computer users/gamers like them. They are worth
> checking out as well.
>
> HTH
>
>
> On 5/11/11, Lori Duncan <lori_dunca...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I think that's terrible, they're just out for the money these companies. 
>> I
>> wish there was a way of me getting hold of a disk of jaws 8, but I don't
>> know of anyone who has one  and Mary isn't working so good, she sounds 
>> like
>> she's got a sore throat, very crackley.
>
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