Great! Multiple voices would be awesome.
I have a small Python program that uses a very basic tkinter GUI and
arecord. Do you know if these work on the Mac? We could replace
arecord with some other Mac command-line utility if needed. @hugocoolens, it sounds like the same would apply to you since you’re also on a Mac.
Before we start recording, I need to do two things:
- Clean up my
voice-recorder program (mentioned above) and ensure it can record on a Mac.
- Construct a set of “phonetically balanced” Dutch sentences for @hugocoolens and @koan’s participant to read.
I might need some feedback on #2. I plan to follow a similar process as was used to construct the CMU Arctic prompts for English. I’ve successfully trained a decent MozillaTTS model on these ~1000 prompts, so it seems like that’s enough data to start with (at least for English, which I’ve read is related to Dutch).
I’ll post a link here to my first attempt at the Dutch prompts/sentences when I have them ready. If this approach works well, we can extend this to Rhasspy’s other languages