CereProc Ltd.

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}}CereProc, derived from 'Cerebral Processing', is a Scottish TTS programming company based in Edinburgh and founded in 2005 by Dr Matthew Aylett, a speech synthesis expert, partnered with Dr Nick Wright of ther Edinburgh-Stanford Link speech research fund.

Its current CEO is Paul Welham.

CereProc is not the name of the core API but rather CereVoice. The two need not be confused, much like the L&H SAPI voices are not technically called the 'Speakonia voices'. CerepProc also runs a cross-platform TTS development kit, the CereVoice Engine SDK, which current version is 6.0 (as of 11/16/2020) and uses C with Python.

CereProc is known for giving life to Sophia the Robot.

History

CereProc began its journey as Dr Aylett and Dr Wright heard a call, and felt motivated to boost the TTS industry from a sense of silence in the development of TTS synthesizer programs. Their main focus was to create more advanced synthetized voice technology and solutions.

In 2006, the Scottish government allwarded CereProc GBP 50-grand research grant, which attracted the attention of Chris Pidcock, a fellow speech synthesis expert of his own march, to collaborate. In the same sweep of the year, Paul Walham jumps into the CEO seat quickly, ex-director of Sales and MArketing for a top speech solutions provider, to infatuate at the possibilities of a nascent TTS technology creative provider like CereProc. Paul had already understood the construction of pivotal key roles in building commercial rand academic relationships with European affiliations.

Demo and Voices

CereProc's demo can be tested at https://www.cereproc.com/en/support/live_demo

CereProc's voices include 17 languages with regional variants, as well as one register of special effects English Due to CereProc's heavy British/Scottish roots, 5 regional British and Scots dialect families are added, plus the addition of Scottish Gaelic and Irish. (copied from Wikipedia article):

  • American English: Isabella, Katherine, Hannah, Megan, Adam, Nathan, Andy (child voice), Jordan (child voice), Carolyn
  • British English: Sarah, William, Jack, Lauren, Giles, Amy, Jess
  • Scottish English: Heather, Kirsty, Stuart, Andrew (child voice), Mairi (child voice)
  • Glasgow English: Dodo
  • Lancashire English: Claire
  • Irish English: Caitlin
  • West Midlands English: Sue
  • Special FX voices: Demon, Ghost, Goblin, Pixie, Robot
  • Metropolitan French: Suzanne, Laurent
  • Canadian French / Quebecois: Florence
  • Catalan: Rita
  • Castilian Spanish: Sara
  • Latin American Spanish: Ana
  • Italian: Laura
  • Irish: Peig
  • Dutch: Ada
  • German: Gudrun, Alex
  • Austrian German: Leopold
  • Portuguese: LĂșcia
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Gabriel
  • Japanese: Yuki
  • Scottish Gaelic: Ceitidh
  • Swedish: Ylva
  • Polish: Pola
  • Romanian: Daria
  • French-accented English: Nicole
  • Russian: Avrora
  • Mandarin: Mailin


CereProc equally created "deepfake" voices impersonifying real people, and even run a service named CereVoice Me, which clones your voice into a TTS one.