For a large range of Festival synthesis examples see the at CMU.
 CMU_ARCTIC speech synthesis databases, available at .
Examples of non-real-time but highly accurate intonation control in formant synthesis include the work done in the late 1970s for the toy Speak & Spell, and in the early 1980s machines and in many arcade games using the . Creating proper intonation for these projects was painstaking, and the results have yet to be matched by real-time text-to-speech interfaces.
CMU Arctic Databases for Speech Synthesis - CiteSeerX
Until recently, articulatory synthesis models have not been incorporated into commercial speech synthesis systems. A notable exception is the -based system originally developed and marketed by Trillium Sound Research, a spin-off company of the , where much of the original research was conducted. Following the demise of the various incarnations of NeXT (started by in the late 1980s and merged with Apple Computer in 1997), the Trillium software was published under the GNU General Public License, with work continuing as . The system, first marketed in 1994, provides full articulatory-based text-to-speech conversion using a waveguide or transmission-line analog of the human oral and nasal tracts controlled by Carré's "distinctive region model".
DATA CMU_ARCTIC speech synthesis databases;
... the English triphone models using these data. 7. Adapt the English full context models using these transforms. 3. EXPERIMENTS 3.1. Experimental setups Data taken from the CMU-ARCTIC English database =-=-=- – about 1 hour of speech data from each of 4 males (awb, bdl, rms, jmk) and 1 female (clb) – was used to train the English Average Voice model The Chinese speech database from the Blizzard Challenge ...
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...y describe the unit search mechanism after that. We then describe the way we generate the target phone sequence from input using a wFST. We finally describe the implementation with CMU Arctic corpora =-=-=- for Blizzard Challenge evaluation, followed by discussions. 2. Probabilistic approach to unit selection In a speech synthesis framework where units are selected from the corpus, we are given some inp...