US English male speaker ("AWB") for Festival. AWB is a native Scottish
English speaker, but the voice uses the US English front end.
This is a HMM-based Speech Synthesis System (HTS) voice from the Nagoya
Institute of Technology, trained using the CMU ARCTIC database. This voice
is based on 1138 utterances spoken by a Scottish English male speaker. The
speaker is very experienced in building synthetic voices and matched
prompted US English, though his vowels are very different from US English
vowels. Scottish English speakers will probably find synthesizers based on
this voice strange. Unlike the other CMU_ARCTIC databases this was recorded
in 16 bit 16KHz mono without EGG, on a Dell Laptop in a quiet office. The
database was automatically labelled using CMU Sphinx using the FestVox
labelling scripts. No hand correction has been made.