Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Parallel Synthesis Branch

When I’d initially implemented my version of the Klatt synthesizer, I had tons of glitches, and couldn’t get the two branches (cascade and parallel) branches to work together. This time around, I seem to be having a lot more luck … Continue reading

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Voicing Consonants

There are two types of glottal pulses in the original version of Klatt synthesizer – “regular” voicing, which is used for vowels and semi-vowels (controlled by AV, the amplitude of voicing), and a more sinusoidal “voicebar” sort of pulse used … Continue reading

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Plosives and Consonants

Ah, consonants. How much grief you cause me! For some reason, I’d gotten the idea stuck in my head that Klatt only used the parallel branch to render consonants. I guess part of that had to do with all the … Continue reading

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Well Played, Mr. Klatt

I was hoping to make some progress on synthesizing consonants today, but I spent hours trying to figure out why the code started outputting… well, certainly not intelligible speech. It turned out that I’d changed the sampling rate, but not … Continue reading

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American English Vocaloids

I’ve been listening to the demos for Zero-G’s new Vocaloids, Dex and Daina. I’d been really looking forward to them, especially since playing with Avanna. However, to me they seems really glitchy sounding, and not terribly realistic. In comparison to … Continue reading

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Back to Klatt

Although using sampled consonants instead of synthesized consonants seems to work quite well, I’ve decided to have another go at synthesizing consonants al la Klatt. I’ve implemented yet another Klatt-style synthesizer, and after fixing some rather vexing typos, got up … Continue reading

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