Asked October 13 2014

Community Question

I need some help with getting the Ivona voices to work with EZ Builder. I've downloaded and install the voice pack. Then I visited 'ease of access/text to speech' and made the new Ivona voice the default voice (default was anna). I tested the voice outside of EZ Builder and it works as default. In EZ Builder, I add 'speech synth' and the 'speech settings'. The Ivona voice Brian is available from the drop down but no matter how many times I select it, Anna plays instead.

I understand that Ivona is SAPI 5 and 64 bit (im running win 7 64 bit on mac under boot camp). Interestingly, I looked under programs and programs (x86) and it installed in programsx86, so it looks to install as 32 bit, but there is a 64 bit folder with .dlls?!

Any ideas how to get these two to play together? I'm also going to try on another machine, just in case.
October 13 2014
Got it thanks.

Just had a 5 minute play and couldn't get it going in EZ-Builder (Win 7 x64) either. It was either Anna (for female option) or Jarvis' voice (for male) even with the voice set as default. I'll have another play tomorrow when I have more time.
October 13 2014
Thanks. Any help very much appreciated.
October 13 2014

I had a similar issue to what your experiencing a little while ago trying to get a Cepstral voice with robotic effect working with EZ-Builder. I found a thread here on post #24 from rgordon that helped me to get the voice working with the effect and it works great now. It consisted of changing things in the C:/program files. Maybe this might point you in the right direction to get your Ivona voice working the way you would like.

Hope it helps. ;)

October 15 2014
Any luck Rich? I'm afraid I'm stuck with an American voice:)
October 29 2014
I've been chatting back and forth with tech support. And they are stumped. But I got this reply today:


One more question.
Did you try to call the voice with its language code?
Could you please describe how you send the voice request?
In some cases, if the language code is set to en-us for instance, and the IVONA voice is British or Indian English, the app may use another voice available in the system."

Can anyone shed light on how to check on this?