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CMU Flite: a small, fast run time synthesis engine
CMU Flite (festival-lite) is a small, fast run-time open source text to speech synthesis engine developed at CMU and primarily designed for small embedded machines and/or large servers. Flite is designed as an alternative text to speech synthesis engine to Festival for voices built using the FestVox suite of voice building tools.

Latest source is now available through https://github.com/festvox/flite

CMU Flite 2.1.0-release is now released as open source. Flite offers:

  • C only, very portable source
  • Thread safe (really this time)
  • Multi-voice, multi-language
  • Support for converting the latest Clustergen Random Forest voices for CMU Flite
Demos in English and Indic

New in this version

Here are slides about Flite from an early talk given by AWB slides.ps slides.pdf

Here is a recent publication at the 4th ISCA Speech Synthesis Workshop by Alan W Black and Kevin A. Lenzo html, postscript

This page is maintained by Alan W Black (awb@cs.cmu.edu)
CMU Flite is a project within the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University