A Demonstration of the Merlin Open Source Neural Network Speech Synthesis System

Srikanth Ronanki, Zhizheng Wu, Oliver Watts, Simon King


This demonstration showcases our new Open Source toolkit for neural network-based speech synthesis, Merlin. We wrote Merlin because we wanted free, simple, maintainable code that we understood. No existing toolkits met all of those requirements. Merlin is designed for speech synthesis, but can be put to other uses. It has already also been used for voice conversion, classification tasks, and for predicting head motion from speech.


Cite as

Ronanki, S., Wu, Z., Watts, O., King, S. (2016) A Demonstration of the Merlin Open Source Neural Network Speech Synthesis System. Proc. 9th ISCA Speech Synthesis Workshop, 124-124.

Bibtex
@inproceedings{Ronanki+2016,
author={Srikanth Ronanki and Zhizheng Wu and Oliver Watts and Simon King},
title={A Demonstration of the Merlin Open Source Neural Network Speech Synthesis System},
year=2016,
booktitle={9th ISCA Speech Synthesis Workshop},
pages={124--124}
}