CLiCk, Speak uses SAPI 5, Java FreeTTS, and Orca for speech synthesis. Thus, if a voice synthesizer uses any of these interfaces, that voice will be compatible with CLiCk, Speak. Currently, SAPI 5 has the best selection of voices - some of these voices are free, but most of them are commercial.
The following is a list of commercial SAPI 5 voices with samples and links to pages where you can purchase them. If you like these voices and buy them through the links that I provide here, as a bonus, you will also get my thanks and the warm fuzzy feeling of having helped to support CLiCk, Speak since I am supposed to get an advertising commission.
Cepstral offers high quality voices in English,
French, Spanish, Italian, and German. You can download
demo versions of the voices and use them in CLiCk,
Speak. The difference between the demo version and the
full version is that the demo version will insert a nag
message at the start and periodically insert nag
messages as it talks. However, it does give you a very
good sense for how nice the voices are.
NeoSpeech SAPI 5 Voices
These voices are from NeoSpeech. They sound quite nice, and I use them myself. I have been using the Lily and Miyu voices to show off the multilingual features in Fire Vox when I do demos. I also have the Kate voice installed which I like very much; if anyone mentions that they dislike the free Microsoft voices during a demo, then I will use Kate to show that there are smoother sounding voices available as long as people are willing to pay for them.
- Paul - 16khz, US English, Male and Kate -
16khz, US English, Female
Listen to Paul (16khz)
Listen to Kate (16khz)
Buy Paul and Kate (16khz)
- Paul - 8khz, US English, Male and Kate - 8khz,
US English, Female
Listen to Paul (8khz)
Listen to Kate (8khz)
Buy Paul and Kate (8khz)
- Wang - Mandarin Chinese, Male
Listen to Wang
- Lily - Mandarin Chinese, Female
Listen to Lily