Festival Alternatives

    Festival is described as 'offers a general framework for building speech synthesis systems as well as including examples of various modules'. There are nine alternatives to Festival for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Android, iPhone, Windows and iPad. The best alternative is eSpeak, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Festival are Gespeaker (Free, Open Source), ReadSpeaker (Paid), Voice Dream Reader (Paid) and svox pico engine (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Aug 6, 2014