hardware or software synths
klewellen at shellworld.net
Mon Jul 23 08:19:51 EDT 2012
Something else no one seems to reference in these discussions is sound
quality speech wise.
Believe the ability to understand your speech, a matter of personal
taste, carries in price consideration in a major way. Likewise other
uses you will want to make for your sound card.
I prefer hardware speech to software, and personally would need two
sound cards if I went with software speech.
Just my take,
On Mon, 23 Jul 2012, acollins at icsmail.net wrote:
> Hi. It would probably be easier and less expensive to go with a
> software synth. The reason is that finding machines that have isa
> serial ports these days is almost imposible, and speakup as of right now
> does not work with either pci or usb serial ports. Espeak is a software
> synth that comes with most Linux distroibutions, and is easy to use.
> And of course, the price is right. I don't know if the Braille Note
> emulates either the Keynote Gold, or some other supported synth. My
> guess is probably not. If you can find a machine with standard isa
> serial ports, then probably a litetalk, a Braille 'n Speak, or a Dectalk
> Express would be good hardware choices.
> Gene Collins
>> I will hopefully be going to University and I have applied for the DSa.
>> They are asking for information about Speakup and linux and I need to know
>> which would be the best synthisiser to use and which suppliers in the UK
>> sell. I have read something about the keynote gold, would a braillenote
>> apex double up as a synth for Speakup? Any help on where I can get one of
>> the supported synths would be great
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