MARY 3.5.0

@psibre psibre released this Aug 22, 2014 · 3172 commits to master since this release

This release provides substantial new features while maintaining the API compatible to previous versions.

New features include:

  • installer slimmed down to just over 30 MB, including some voices;
  • separate voice installer tool, allowing you to download voices comfortably and with an integrity verification prior to installation;
  • new synthesis technology:
    Marcela Charfuelan ported the excellent HMM-based synthesis code from the HTS project (http://hts.sp.nitech.ac.jp/) to Java - several HMM-based voices already ship with MARY;
  • audio effects:
    Oytun Turk implemented a range of audio effects that can be applied to the MARY voices, and can be controlled through the MARYGUIClient;
  • voice creation toolkit:
    Sathish Chandra Pammi and Anna Hunecke have cleaned up and documented the tool we use for building new synthesis voices;
  • voice recording tool "Redstart":
    Mat Wilson has programmed a very nice GUI for recording new voices;
  • OGG Vorbis support:
    under Linux, the MARY server can now generate audio in OGG Vorbis format.