23/12/2015 Cere Christmas
There are only two days left until Christmas, so we thought it would be fitting to do a quick round up of all of CereProc's 2015 achievements. Here goes!
To kick off, CereProc's TTS engine and voices went through a major upgrade to CereVoice 3.2 The voices are even more natural sounding by using 48khz sampling rates, a higher dynamic range as well as increased volume in audio support. For the full details, just head here.
In 2014, CereProc's voice cloning service: CereVoice Me, was launched and CereProc and MND Scotland have been working together throughout 2015 to raise awareness of the service. CereProc's CEO Paul Welham was invited by on-line medical journal News Medical to talk about CereVoice Me and how it can help those who are facing the prospect of losing their voice through an illness such as MND / ALS or throat cancer.
CereProc also helped National Star College (NSA) student Lewis Fisher - star of BBC 3's The Unbreakables - to build the world's first Geordie synthetic voice. Lewis has had cerebral palsy from a very young age and is unable to speak. He auditioned his friends to find the perfect Geordie voice, and they then used CereVoice Me to create a synthetic reproduction of it for Lewis to use. Now Lewis is much more confident and happy with his synthetic voice. Whay - aye!
Last year a host of CereProc's TTS voices took to the stage as part of Your Call Part 1 by Kevin Jones; this year, Your Call was invited back to present the world premier of the complete opera as part of 2015 Tête à Tête Opera festival in London.
One of our biggest successes this year was Austrian Railways, CereProc and long - term partner Aristech successfully won the Austrian Federal Railways (OEBB) contract to equip all Austrian stations with a combination of Aristech and CereProc speech technologies.
To finish off the year, CereProc was happy to announce the world's first Scottish Gaelic synthetic voice: Ceitidh. The voice is available for Windows and OS X and may be downloaded for free by schools, colleges, universities, and public sector organisations in Scotland.
It has been a very busy year for CereProc, but we expect nothing less! CereProc would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and see you all in 2016!