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Archer72 talks about Piper TTS using a Piper voice

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Hosted by Archer72 on 2024-03-12 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Piper, TTS, Text to speech, Voice synthesis. (Be the first).
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Using Piper



Piper Github


Thorsten-Voice Github


Piper Github README


Create your AI digital voice clone locally with Piper TTS | Tutorial

Create voice clone with Piper


Thorsten Mueller


Voice repo

Piper voices

Voice sample testing

Voice sample testing

Clone voices

Clone this model repository

Make sure you have git-lfs installed

Git lfs (Large filesystem)

In my case on Fedora 39

sudo dnf install git-lfs | teelog


I use an alias to create a log file with a date stamp

alias teelog='tee -a ~/logfiles/dump_`date +"%Y-%m-%d_%H%M%S"`.log'
git lfs install
git clone

# if you want to clone without large files – just their pointers
# prepend your git clone with the following env var:


Sample usage

echo 'Welcome to the world of speech synthesis!' | ./piper --model en_US-lessac-medium.onnx --output_file welcome.wav

Usage from a text file

cat sample/hamlet_to_be.txt | piper --model ~/git/piper/etc/test_voice.onnx --output_file hamlet_to-be_piper_sample_voice.wav


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