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MARY 3.5.0 released

This release provides substantial new features while maintaining the API compatible to previous versions.
mary-install-3.5.0.jar (700kB)
mary-standalone-install-3.5.0.jar (32MB, including several voices)

New features include:

  • installer slimmed down to just over 30 MB, including some voices;
  • separate voice installer tool, allowing you to download voices comfortably¬† and with an integrity verification prior to installation;
  • new synthesis technology: Marcela Charfuelan ported the excellent HMM-based synthesis code from the HTS project (http://hts.sp.nitech.ac.jp/) to Java -- several HMM-based voices already ship with MARY;
  • audio effects: Oytun Turk implemented a range of audio effects that can be applied to the MARY voices, and can be controlled through the MARYGUIClient;
  • voice creation toolkit: Sathish Chandra Pammi and Anna Hunecke have cleaned up and documented the tool we use for building new synthesis voices;
  • voice recording tool "Redstart": Mat Wilson has programmed a very nice GUI for recording new voices;
  • OGG Vorbis support: under Linux, the MARY server can now generate audio in OGG Vorbis format.