Better Voices for Windows 7 and Logos 4?

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Bill Gordon | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Nov 15 2009 8:11 PM

I am running Windows 7 and Logos 4. The default voice (Microsoft Anna) in Windows 7 is terrible. (My Kindle has spoiled me!) What is the best voice I can purchase to get better sounding speech? I want something that will work with Logos 4.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2009 7:46 AM

I found "Julie" from Neospeech to be an excellent voice.  I didn't purchase it after the test period but if memory serves it was $70.

 

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Bill Gordon | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2009 11:46 AM

I found a demo version of "Julie" online and it was very impressive! Do you have any idea where I can purchase the voice? The site I found was only selling to software application developers.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2009 12:05 PM

William the neospeech website is not consumer friendly, you have to click on a link and tell them how you're going to use it... blah blah blah:

http://neospeech.com/sales.aspx

It's incredibly irritating.

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JF | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2009 2:01 PM

I downloaded an AT&T voice (Crystal) sometime ago form Lext ALoud.

http://www.nextup.com/attnv.html 

It work just fine now with Logos 4.  It is a  16khz Version.  I would recomment you downloading one of their free version to see if it will work for you.  The free versions are at the VERY bottom of the provided link.  Good luck.  OH Yes,  the cost of the Crystal I think is $25.00.  It also comes with a free Mike voice. 

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JF | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2009 2:03 PM

That is Text Aloud not Lext ALoud.  Sorry.

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JF | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2009 2:09 PM

Sorry again the web site given does not list the free voices.  try:

http://www.nextup.com/TextAloud/SpeechEngine/voices.html  

Again free ( I hope ) is at the bottom

 

 

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Andrew Chuter | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 16 2009 2:31 PM

 downloaded an AT&T voice (Crystal) sometime ago form Lext ALoud. (JF)

I have also have Crystal (American-English) - and have been very pleased (IMHO much better than the English-English available from AT&T).

                     Andrew (An Englishman!)

 

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