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I don't believe anyone said anything of the kind. All I said was I don't have personal experience of DecTalk because I don't like the voices for daily use. I also find the singing amusing, but am not that interested in sound editing so don't make them myself.

Please don't make an argument where there isn't one.

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Does anybody know, where can I download dectalk demo?

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Well, I have the Dectalk demo from that Jaybird site and, as far as I can tell it can't sing. I used  an example in this earlier thread in an attempt to get it to sing and it didn't. Either that or the demo just can't sing.

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did you put phonemes on via [:phone on]? cause if you don't, you will have a stupid amount of numbers and text instead of singing.

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Tell me, where in the program would I have to go in order to check this? I load the program and it goes through its little spiel, then it tells me I can type a personal message and have it speak it. Nowhere does it say anything about a phonemic spelling function except in the command.txt document, and it doesn't say where exactly that is. Any help would be appreciated.

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31 (edited by zapmaster 2006-03-26 13:17:37)

you gotta type
[:phone on]
at he beginning of the file, and thats it
good luck!

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Well, I tried that and still nothing. It still only read the symbols and stuff when I tried to make it sing. I'm beginning to suspect the software Dectalk can't sing.

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can you post the things you type in dectalk here? maybe you're doing something wrong. it can sing, i am sure. but, something. are you using the demo program? or are you using the software for jaws or something?

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Like I said earlier I'm using the demo. I tried to make it sing I am a singing dectalk. I typed:
[Ay<500,15>}
[am<500,15>]
[a<500,20>]
[sing<500,15>][ing<500,15>]
[Dec<500,20>][talk<500,15>]. All it did was read the symbols, and no I didn't have them on separate lines the way I have them here. And that was after I'd typed [:phone on] like someone earlier told me to do. So I'm pretty much at a loss.

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Just a little update. I did manage to get it to sing the I part, but afterward all I got was the message "command error in phoneme. Guess this'll take a bit more figuring out. Any suggestions? I'd appreciate it.

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well, it semms like you didn't read the simbols. you cant type I N G like that, you have to type N X for N G. and not just the A, you have to type A H if you want it to be a closed ah, if you want an open a you would type A A . for the am a singing dectalk, you have to put the A H one. good luck

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Well, I've been able to produce basic singing. I had a little help from some of the texts on the Jaybird site. I now understand why Patrick Perdue and others have said it gets annoying. Trying to remember all those phonemes gets pretty tough. Think I ought to start with something basic.

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Hi guys,
I no where you can get dectalk! go to
http://www.pdaudio.net
and click on the dectalk page! Hope that helps!

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