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The Festvox documentation and scripts are free software. Festvox is copyrighted by the authors and is distributed under X11 type licence. There are no restrictions on its use (commercial or otherwise) and we make no claim to voices built using this work.

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                     Carnegie Mellon University and                    
                     Alan W Black and Kevin A. Lenzo                     
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The distrbution includes the document (source, postscript, and html), scripts, basic skeleton files, and examples.
  • festvox-2.7.0-release.tar.gz Dec 2014 (for Festival 2.4)
    New in this release
    • Clustergen improvements with random forests
    • INDIC voice support
    • Grapheme voice support (though Unitran)
  • festvox-2.1-release.tar.gz Jan 2007 (for Festival 1.96)
    New in this release
    • Clustergen (statistical parametric synthesis) support
    • find_nice_prompts: tools for building balanced prompt lists
    • ehmm HMM labeler (easy to use and tuned for synthesis labeling).
    • voice conversion
  • festvox-2.0-release.tar.gz Jan 2003 (for Festival 1.4.3)
    New in this release
    • Better clunit general voice support
    • Support for CMU Sphinx and SphinxTrain to build acoustic models for labeling
    • DOCBOOK version of the documentation, with more general backgfround documentation
    • Initial support for Mac OS X
    • configure support to match Edinburgh Speech Tools
  • festvox-1.2-beta.tar.gz Jul 2000 (for Festival 1.4.1)
    and festopt_clunits.tar.gz updated Festival module required
    for Limited Domain voices. New in this release
    • The limited domain code has substantially improved, in quality quality and efficiency
    • PointyClicky a perl tk GUI interface to the build process (still experimental).
    • Prosody modelling has better support
    • The document has more content (and corrections) though still needs work
  • festvox-1.1-beta.tar.gz Feb 2000 (for Festival 1.4.1)
  • festvox-1.0.tar.gz Jan 1999 (for Festival 1.3.1)
CMU/LTI This page is maintained by Alan W Black (awb@cs.cmu.edu)
Festvox is a project within LTI at Carnegie Mellon University