1

so i've recently been getting more and more interested in skits and audio stuff like that, although edditing still won't work for me, i've been looking for good software to make some tts skits.
if anyone could give me some good software for it, and possibly a lot of voices for free, it would be graitly apriciated.

after i learn how to code and make a websight there will be the URL to my websight, foxproductions.com  with will contain audio games for all to play!

Thumbs up

2

Using a speak window like the ones for Eloquence or DECtalk, you can get a few different voices, and if you use a screen reader like JAWS or VoiceOver that comes with many different voices freely available, you can use those. Apart from that, you will have to pay for voices.

Thumbs up

3

Is there a speak window for voiceover as well? I have used eloquence speak window to say random crap when i'm bored, but am always too lazy to do that on the mac because i have to type it all then change the voice and slow it down or speed it up or whatever manually.

I am the blind jedi, I use the force to see. I am the only blind jedi.

Thumbs up

4

For editing use Gold Wav and Audacity.

Kingdom of Loathing name JB77

Thumbs up

5

If using Windows, I recommend downloading Balibolka. It's an excellent program that supports SAPI 4 and 5 as well as the Microsoft Speech Platform. You can generate audio files from the speech as well. If you're on Mac, download a program called Babble from the Mac App Store. It allows you to do the same thing. You will also want to use an audio editor like Audacity, Gold Wave, or Amadeus to put your project together. I've used it to join many audio files together as well as add sound effects and mix audio together. I probably don't do the best job when it comes to text-to-speech skits, but I enjoy them. You can check out this series of videos I made about Microsoft Sam and Mac Alex. The quality on a couple of them is very poor because I was still learning about lossy audio. I now know you never continuously save a project in mp3 format because each save degrades the audio.

Grab my Adventure at C: stages Right here.

Thumbs up

6

I use d speech for this purpus. you can get a bunch of voices from www.grossgang.com

story in a game is like story in a porn movie. it's expected to be there, but it's not that important.
-John Romero
http://youtu.be/zqJ3Lisp6Cg

Thumbs up

7

Hi,

It’s corect, that you can download a lot of voices from grossgang.com, and I’ll send links to some voices, that I’ll recoment for tts skitzes. They’re boath SAPI 4 and SAPI 5, so I’ll also put a link to download Balabolka, so you can use the voices from boath SAPI4 and SAPI 5:

Many people use the voice Microsoft Sam for their tts skitzes. Microsoft Sam is in two different versions. A SAPI 4 version, that was shipped with Windows 2000, and is the most used version, and a SAPI 5 version, that was shipped with Windows XP, and is a bit more bad. You can search for examples on YouTube. The SAPI 4 version is often called Speakonian Microsoft Sam, and the SAPI 5 version is often called Natural Microsoft Sam, or just Natural Sam. You’ll also get the voices Mike and Mary, if you’ll install this.

If you have Windows 7 or higher, and wants the Windows XP versions, then click here.

If you have Windows XP, you’ll allready have Microsoft Sam, and you can just click here to get Mike and Mary.

If you want the SAPI 4 version, you’ll have to install a lot more files, because I don’t know exactly, which file gives you the voice, so just download and install all those files:
http://grossgang.com/tts/sapi_voices/mstts.exe
http://grossgang.com/tts/sapi_voices/msttsf22l.exe
http://grossgang.com/tts/sapi_voices/msttsl.exe
http://grossgang.com/tts/sapi_voices/msttsm22l.exe
http://grossgang.com/tts/sapi_voices/msttss22l.exe
http://grossgang.com/tts/sapi_voices/msttsv.exe
http://grossgang.com/tts/sapi_voices/SpeechSDK51.exe
http://grossgang.com/tts/sapi_voices/Sp … ngPack.exe

The Truvoices is also used a lot in tts skitzes, so I’ll recoment, that you download them also.
Click here to download Truvoice.

Other Voices:
L&H TTS

Eloquence

RealSpeak English and Spanish voices

You’ll need 7-zip to unzip the RealSpeak voices. Download 7-zip here:
32-bit Windows
64-bit Windows

And finally, here is a link to download Balabolka.

If you need help, just reply, and I’ll be happy to help you.

And Chris… I think you do almost the best with your tts skitzes, maybe except the sound effects.


Best Regards:
Aksel Christoffersen

Thumbs up +1

8

[wow], this is really cool. i never knew where to get half of those voices, thanks a tun man. and yeah chris, you're skits are great. i love microsoft sam in the war against mac alex, and microsoft sam and the NSA. props to you man, you're great. another really cool guy who makes tts skits on youtube is thunderbirds101, check out his channel, i prommis you'll get lots of entertainment.

The answer to life, the universe, and everything is 42.

Thumbs up

9 (edited by akse0435 2018-04-18 18:22:29)

You are very welcome.

And another tts skitzes guy is SamJoe Error Archive, who now uses a channel called samjoe404. He makes a lot of "Microsoft Sam fails at ..." videos, and "Microsoft Sam reads errors and signs" videos, and I think this is very fun. But yer, the war against Mac Alex, and the war against VW Kate, and Mac Alex and the NSA: This three beet them all!

Thumbs up

10 (edited by akse0435 2018-04-19 13:07:05)

Oh, sorry. I mean: Those three beat them all.

Thumbs up

11

[wow] holy hell thanks for the help guys

after i learn how to code and make a websight there will be the URL to my websight, foxproductions.com  with will contain audio games for all to play!

Thumbs up

12

[wow] Kris, I subscribed at you and I am still listening.

I am your friend, your spam bot reporter, I am what ever do you wan a be to you, but if it is not good, I will not be!
And please, give me a tumbsup, it makes me happy to see one.
Thanks.
Angel Productions, the producer of nothing :)

Thumbs up

13

I'm glad you enjoy my text-to-speech skits. I think my most recent one about the Windows Phone is my favorite. I had a blast making it! Thunderbirds101 is a riot! I love all his content!

Grab my Adventure at C: stages Right here.

Thumbs up

14

I liked it too.

I am your friend, your spam bot reporter, I am what ever do you wan a be to you, but if it is not good, I will not be!
And please, give me a tumbsup, it makes me happy to see one.
Thanks.
Angel Productions, the producer of nothing :)

Thumbs up

15

i do need some help, how do i use balabolga thing, or, what is the most preffered, and how do i use it? cause i can download it but i d k how to change or anything

after i learn how to code and make a websight there will be the URL to my websight, foxproductions.com  with will contain audio games for all to play!

Thumbs up

16 (edited by akse0435 2018-04-20 20:20:29)

Hi Fox.

Well, just for sure, you'll need to install the program first, before doing anything else, except installing the voices.

So, when you open the program, you'll land in a text window, where you can type any text you want the voice to read. You control the voice's speaking as follows:
Play: press f5
Pause: press f6
Stop: press f7
When you press tab, you can choose, if you want SAPI 4 or SAPI 5 voices, or the voices from Microsoft Speech Platform. When you have chosen a version, you can press tab again, and you'll get a list of the available voices for this SAPI version.
When you've chosen a voice, you can press tab two or three times, and you'll then get to three sliders, which you can change by percent. The first is speed, the second is pitch, and the thirth is volume. When it is as you like, you can press tab again, and you're now back in the text window again, and you can now type your text.

When your text is finished, you can do two things. To save the text as a textfile, you can press ctrl+alt+s, and to save the text as a audiofile, you can press ctrl+w.

Hope this helps.

Best regards: Aksel Christoffersen

Thumbs up +1