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Release: Speech Synthesis, v0.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.1
Release Notes

Speech Synthesis Patch

This is the first public release of our "Speech Synthesis" patch.

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SpeechSynthesisPatch-0.1.zip15.63 KB
SpeechSynthesisPatch-0.1-src.zip66.15 KB

smokris's picture

Very very cool.

One suggestion: if you Trigger multiple times, the Words output keeps increasing.. Could you clear it each time Trigger is hit?

smokris's picture
Added in v0.2

Words output resetting was added in v0.2 --- http://kineme.net/QuartzComposerPatches/SpeechSynthesisPatch/0.2

smokris's picture

Can we get speed/pitch inputs? This would allow me to create a patch with MIDI input to be played via keyboard or sequencer.

cwright's picture
not with the current API

Using the Cocoa api as I currently am is extremely limited. For real, the only exported methods are: setVoice. That's all the customization available.

That said, the input text is passed through the MacinTalk speech synth engine, which will parse commands to modify stuff. This isn't modifiable on the fly though.

In the next version, I'll play with dropping to a lower API to allow for this kind of stuff.

smokris's picture
Wir fahren auf der Autobahn

see attachment.

autobahn.qtz226.01 KB

Installation Instructions

Place the plugin file in
/Users/[you]/Library/Graphics/Quartz Composer Patches/
(Create the folder if it doesn't already exist.)