Scottish-accent US English male speaker "AWB" for Festival
US English male speaker ("AWB") for Festival. AWB is a native Scottish English speaker, but the voice uses the US English front end. This is a HMM-based Speech Synthesis System (HTS) voice from the Nagoya Institute of Technology, trained using the CMU ARCTIC database. This voice is based on 1138 utterances spoken by a Scottish English male speaker. The speaker is very experienced in building synthetic voices and matched prompted US English, though his vowels are very different from US English vowels. Scottish English speakers will probably find synthesizers based on this voice strange. Unlike the other CMU_ARCTIC databases this was recorded in 16 bit 16KHz mono without EGG, on a Dell Laptop in a quiet office. The database was automatically labelled using CMU Sphinx using the FestVox labelling scripts. No hand correction has been made.
You can contact the maintainers of this package via email at
festival dash maintainers at fedoraproject dot org.