I made a TTS with my Voice
Have you ever looked at a TTS? Sure you have! You've probably heard your phone or smart speaker talk to you. Or maybe you've heard memes or videos with a robotic-sounding voice. That's a TTS!
What is a TTS? TTS stands for Text To Speech. This system allows computers to speak. Most TTS's are really complex and are AI-based, creating clear and realistic voices. The issue with AI-based ones is that they take time to perfect. Most people generally use built-in TTS's which aren't great, but they get the job done.
Oh, what about mine? Well, I basically recorded myself saying every single phonetic sound for the English language and compiled that into multiple audio files. The program basically finds the phonetic pronounciation for a word, compiles all the phonetics to an audio timeline, then plays the audio.
cool! one problem: when I put "j" it turns out to be a silent "j". i know that that is how some words are but when i put in "junior" it pronounces it as hunior