Re: Best Synthesizer

Steve Nutt


I find a good compromise of human and responsive, is Vocalizer's compact voices. The premium high voices, while sounding better, are not as responsive.

All the best


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Chris Mullins
Sent: 24 May 2018 22:13
Subject: Re: [nvda] Best Synthesizer

It depends what you are using it for as to what is "best". You can get more human sounding voices which are good for reading text and you can have electronic sounding voices which are much more responsive when being used when programming for example. As someone else posted, it's the one that suits you.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Dr. J. michael jones
Sent: 24 May 2018 13:00
Subject: Re: [nvda] Best Synthesizer

Thanks I’m confused. My question was what is the best? And I believe there is always a better maybe someone else has an opinion
On May 24, 2018, at 2:54 PM, Antony Stone <> wrote:

SAPI is not a speech engine. It's a definition of a protocol enabling
speech applications (synthesis or recognition) to interface to other
applications (such as a browser).

Some synthesisers can only communicate with other applications via
SAPI, some can do SAPI plus other protocols, some don't do SAPI at all.

As Gene said, whether a synthesiser communicates using SAPI says
nothing at all about the quality of its voices.

Also, to add another answer to the original question "what is the best
sounding synthesizer that NVDA supports?", I would say it's the one
you like best and get on with best. That may not be the same as what
someone else likes. These things are a very personal choice.


On Thursday 24 May 2018 at 13:47:29, Jaffar Sidek wrote:

Also, Sapi is a speech engine native to windows. The beauty and
flexibility of NVDA is that it allows for installation of Non-windows
synthesizer voices. Cheers!

On 5/24/2018 7:26 PM, Gene wrote:
It should be pointed out that SAPI is a way that voices communicate
with the computer. it has nothing to do with the kind of voice in
terms of its speech or general quality. sometimes, a synthesizer
may have a SAPI version and a version that isn't SAPI. There is no
reason to use or not to use a voice because it is SAPI.

*From:* Chris via Groups.Io
*Sent:* Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:02 AM
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*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Best Synthesizer

There is nothing better than sapi voices

Don’t waste your time or money on anything else. Have a nice day now
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