Over at Microsoft's research lab, they've built a singing speech synthesiser. You define a song in terms of lyrics and music (via MIDI), and Whistler will render the song with vocals. The example of 'Mark' singing Penny Lane sounds a lot like Kermit the frog. It doesn't look like you can download the program, nor does it look to be open source, so I guess all you can do for now is listen to the three audio samples. Still... it's pretty neat.

Read more at the Whistler Page at Microsoft.


Hi Paul, check out http://www.vocaloid.com/ for commercially available product like this. I've heard it singing and can't complain :)

Posted by peter p on July 13, 2004 at 08:20 AM EDT #

Thanks Peter, I listened to the demos and it does sound quite good.

Posted by Paul on July 13, 2004 at 10:56 AM EDT #

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