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Improved Text to Speech

Posted June 7, 2010 by Adam Kalsey
We just released an update that improves the sound of the default text to speech voice; a few developers have been testing out Allison in recent weeks and now we've not only released it for everyone, but also made it the default voice. If you have an app that's using the default TTS voice, try Read More >>

Teaching Your Application to Really Talk

Posted March 26, 2010 by Jason Goecke
Speech Synthesis, otherwise known as Text to Speech (TTS), is a technology that quickly synthesizes a human voice using text as input. Speech synthesis  is the default behavior for voice calls on the Tropo platform. The Tropo 'say' verb is the one that provides the TTS capability, by taking a string of text and speaking Read More >>

Roger Ebert’s new voice

Posted March 5, 2010 by Adam Kalsey
Text to speech engines have long been used to allow those who cannot talk to communicate verbally. Film critic Roger Ebert, who lost his lower jaw and his voice to cancer, has taken it a step further by creating a TTS voice that sounds like him. Using the hundreds of hours of archived film clips Read More >>