Sascha Fagel wrote:
> I am looking for synthesizers that adequately implement different speech
> rates. Synthetic speech at low rate e.g. with MBROLA often sounds like slow
> motion speech and at high rate it sounds time compressed and
> hyperarticulated. If there are synthesizers that do it correctly HOW do they
> do that? Any hints and refs are welcome.
> Best regards
In my opinion, the HTS voices in the Festival speech synthesis
system handle speech rates nicely.
Higher standard deviation in segment's duration means
that this segment can be stretched or squeezed more.