[ros-users] Changing Festival voices or speed with sound_play?

Blaise Gassend blaise at willowgarage.com
Tue Nov 30 04:06:55 UTC 2010

Currently there is not.

Feel free to add comments to the following ticket.

Useful feedback would be what you would like to have be configurable,
and how you are selecting it when working with Festival. Currently the
soundplay_node should use whatever your festival defaults are.


On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 8:25 AM, Patrick Goebel
<patrick at casbs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have sound_play working with say.py to utter phrases using the
> Festival TTS engine.  However, the default voice is a very slow and low
> male voice (rather spooky actually).  When I play the same text from the
> Festival command line, I get a much more normal sounding voice and play
> speed, and I can change voices too.  Is there a way to have sound_play
> either say text at a faster speed or choose a different voice?
> My setup is the latest cturtle on Ubuntu 10.04 and Festival
> 1.96~beta-10ubuntu1.
> Thanks!
> Patrick Goebel
> Behavioral Sciences
> Stanford University
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