RFS: new package for speeding up speech
Sonic is an LGPL package for speeding up and slowing down speech.
While not the only one in the Debian archive, it is the only one that
has decent performance for speed ups of over 2X. This is very
important in text-to-speech applications, where high quality fast
speech output is very important to the blind. Sonic has been
incorporated in the most recent version of espeak, as well as a
Russian TTS, and Chaumont Devin's TTS engine. It is my hope that
sonic will be used to enable high speed speech output on all major
linux platforms, especially in TTS and audio-book applications.
The source currently generates 3 packages:
- libsonic, the most important part, is the speech speech-change library
- libsonic-dev, just the header file for using libsonic
- sonic, a super-simple executable for changing the speed of wav files
Simple utility to speed up or slow down speech
Sonic is a very simple utility that reads and writes wav files,
and speeds them up or slows them down, with low distortion.
The key new feature in Sonic versus other libraries is very
high quality at speed up factors well over 2X.
Source for sonic can be obtained from git with:
$ git clone git://vinux-project.org/sonic
Any help would be greatly appreciated!