Classic Stephen Hawking Voice Synthesizer?

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Classic Stephen Hawking Voice Synthesizer?

Postby _dan » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:41 pm

Anyone know where to find a quik/cheap one? Google search keeps turning up its own apps :(
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Re: Classic Stephen Hawking Voice Synthesizer?

Postby pricklyrobot » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:10 pm

Nice free standalone program, that'll render .wav files for you: http://www.analogx.com/contents/downloa ... eeware.htm
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Re: Classic Stephen Hawking Voice Synthesizer?

Postby _dan » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:00 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Classic Stephen Hawking Voice Synthesizer?

Postby silikon » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:29 pm

Stephen Hawking used the DecTalk DTC01; Sometimes you can find A DecTalk box on eBay or whatnot, if you're looking to keep it original.

If you're looking for just something to type in words and out come speech, the MacOS still has 'say' which is free if you're on a Mac or running MacOS. There's also an iPhone/iPad app that does exactly that - but being at work, I can't remember what it's called at the moment. Edit coming later. Edit:I think it's called 'vocalizer'

Linux has 'festival' another freeware speech synth available to it... (I believe there are binaries compiled for windows as well out there)

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Re: Classic Stephen Hawking Voice Synthesizer?

Postby garranimal » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:13 pm

silikon wrote:If you're looking for just something to type in words and out come speech, the MacOS still has 'say' which is free if you're on a Mac or running MacOS. There's also an iPhone/iPad app that does exactly that - but being at work, I can't remember what it's called at the moment. Edit coming later. Edit:I think it's called 'vocalizer'


I'm on a mac and it's a free 'Text-to-Speech' feature. You can choose from different male or female voices in system preferences under "Speech". To use the feature just select any text in a text program like TextEdit, and right click speech. The voices are quickly recognizable.
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Re: Classic Stephen Hawking Voice Synthesizer?

Postby silikon » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:23 pm

garranimal wrote:
silikon wrote:If you're looking for just something to type in words and out come speech, the MacOS still has 'say' which is free if you're on a Mac or running MacOS. There's also an iPhone/iPad app that does exactly that - but being at work, I can't remember what it's called at the moment. Edit coming later. Edit:I think it's called 'vocalizer'


I'm on a mac and it's a free 'Text-to-Speech' feature. You can choose from different male or female voices in system preferences under "Speech". To use the feature just select any text in a text program like TextEdit, and right click speech. The voices are quickly recognizable.


The one I was speaking about was 'say' -- opening a terminal window, typing say, and then whatever string of words or nonsense you desired. I was thinking more old-school than the text-to-speech feature. The cool thing is you can type a phrase and have it immediately output to a .wav or other audio file at different resolutions.

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Re: Classic Stephen Hawking Voice Synthesizer?

Postby _dan » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:54 pm

Mostly just looking for an approximation, just found one that will work for me ( type n talk on a friends iphone) ... The Sayit program is cool btw, it can make some interesting sounds sounds. Thanks again!
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Re: Classic Stephen Hawking Voice Synthesizer?

Postby Zamise » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:43 pm

I've always used Shittalker, colusis voice. Shittalker
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Re: Classic Stephen Hawking Voice Synthesizer?

Postby gmeredith » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:27 am

Are there any of those speech programs that also sing, not just talk?

I have an old program that came with my ancient soundblaster AWE64 sound card, called "Singing text". It needs to have the sound card to operate - it accesses a speech synthesis chip on the sound card. I would love to move away from the old setup if I could and just have a program that could do singing text without any special hardware. I use it lots and is great. Shittalker kind of does singing but you can't program the notes, whereas Singing Text is fully programmable.

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Re: Classic Stephen Hawking Voice Synthesizer?

Postby silikon » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:31 am

gmeredith wrote:Are there any of those speech programs that also sing, not just talk?

I have an old program that came with my ancient soundblaster AWE64 sound card, called "Singing text". It needs to have the sound card to operate - it accesses a speech synthesis chip on the sound card. I would love to move away from the old setup if I could and just have a program that could do singing text without any special hardware. I use it lots and is great. Shittalker kind of does singing but you can't program the notes, whereas Singing Text is fully programmable.

Cheers, graham


Virsyn Cantor.

I think vocaloid also, but I cant be certain. I have only used Cantor in this regard.
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Re: Classic Stephen Hawking Voice Synthesizer?

Postby trevordutton » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:55 am

I've had a lot of fun with this IVONA program:

http://www.ivona.com/en/news/#header

Not sure if it has a Hawkings-esque personality but the *natural* ones are pretty decent. You might downgrade it by giving it some errors in the text and then bitcrushing the results or some such.
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Re: Classic Stephen Hawking Voice Synthesizer?

Postby balma » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:34 pm

pricklyrobot wrote:Nice free standalone program, that'll render .wav files for you: http://www.analogx.com/contents/downloa ... eeware.htm


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Re: Classic Stephen Hawking Voice Synthesizer?

Postby BlackGnosis » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:59 am

I just use Bitspeek.


Yeah.... I goof off all day talking like a speak & spell through it...
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Re: Classic Stephen Hawking Voice Synthesizer?

Postby Ron Starc » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:14 pm

The current best text to speech software is Text Speaker. It has customizable pronunciation, reads anything on your screen, and it even has talking reminders. It is great for learning languages as it highlights the words as they are being read. The bundled voices are well priced and sound very human. Voices are available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, and more. Easily converts blogs, email, e-books, and more to MP3 or for listening instantly.
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Re: Classic Stephen Hawking Voice Synthesizer?

Postby yoshiringo » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:46 pm

Eww, thats an ugly a*s cat
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