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Acapela Adds 18 Voices to Its Virtual Speaker Product Line

New voices bring the total number available to 57.
Posted Jun 22, 2011
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Acapela Group has added 18 new voices to its Virtual Speaker, a smart virtual PC recording studio solution.

Virtual Speaker is part of a product family designed to allow the easy generation of sound files using any computer, without the need for any technical knowledge. It converts any written text into voice files in up to 25 languages with a repertoire of 57 voices.

The new talents that have just joined Virtual Speaker's cast include the following:

  • Arabic: Leila, Nizar, Mehdi
  • Catalan: Laia
  • Danish: Rasmus
  • Dutch: Daan, Jasmijn
  • Dutch (Belgian): Zoe
  • English (Indian): Deepa
  • English (UK): Queen Elizabeth
  • English (US): Tracy
  • French: Antoine
  • German: Andreas
  • Italian: Fabiana
  • Norwegian: Bente
  • Spanish: Inès
  • Swedish: Emil.
  • Swedish (Finnish): Samuel

All the voice files created by Virtual Speaker are produced from simple text files. Speech synthesis converts the written text into natural speech using the specified language, voice, and audio output format. Registering a new message or updating an existing one is as simple as editing a text file and clicking to save. Multiple messages can be created at one time.

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