I am looking for recommendations for speech
databases of English speakers, containing male and female
voices of different ages. Ideally the voices would cover
large range of speakers with both a range of similar and
dissimilar sounding speakers (i.e. across different pitch,
vocal tract length, formant frequencies). Alternatively does
anyone know of some realistic speech generation software that
allows manipulation of these parameters and is suitable for
generating large stimulus batteries? Basically I’m hoping to
have a database of speakers that allows me to (as much as
possible) parametrise the characteristics of speakers voices.
I have found a few potential databases and
speech generation packages but I’d really love to know which
ones people prefer (and to know which ones I’ve missed).
All help welcome!