Saturday, August 29, 2009

Connecting Cepstral to Festival

Just because I haven't posted to the blog in a bit doesn't mean that I haven't been busy. A couple projects at work have expanded to fill the time spaces left by attending first one class and then another.
In any case, I did find some time to install Cepstral's Perl-based Festival wrapper. The short version of describing the tool amounts to: use Festival's function calls to control Cepstral voices. A slightly longer description: this script allows you to easily add Cepstral's voices to wherever you are using Festival, with only a minimum of tweaking.
The documentation for the script is embedded in the script and is only a little vauge. I've added my notes for the Festival wrapper to the wiki.