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[hts-users:01862] Re: voice


In stead of Dr. Zen (Toshiba), I will answer this question
since I'm manning the CSTR online demo having the Nina voice.

Many many HTS voices including the Nina voice will be released
for **free only for research use** from CSTR HTS voice library
very soon. (For non-research use, please contact me.)

We have already finished negotiation and reach agreements
with a company which have the patents for the STRAIGHT vocoder.
Based on the agreements, it requires complex license agreements
with us for you to download/get the voices.

University of Edinburgh finalizes several required paperwork
just now. So please wait for a few weeks for further announcement
from us.

Junichi Yamagishi
University of Edinburgh

On 2009/01/04, at 16:36, mattias wrote:

any link to the homepage?
On Sun, 2009-01-04 at 16:26 +0000, Heiga ZEN (Byung Ha CHUN) wrote:

mattias wrote (2009/01/04 15:47):

where to find the voice nina?

I guess you're talking about nina voice on the CSTR online demo page.
 It was built by CSTR.  It uses proprietary & patented technology
(STRAIGHT vocoding method) so I think that releasing it for free is a
bit difficult.

Best regards,

Heiga ZEN (Byung Ha CHUN)

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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