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I've had success getting EZB to perform speech recognition on my voice and even the voices of my grandkids....BUT

I'm trying to get one EZB to recognize the TTS voice of another EZB and have not been successful, i.e. robot to robot verbal conversations

I tried different Windows voices and changing speed and emphasis with no success. Even the Microsoft recommended 3rd party voices didn't work.

support.office.com/en-us/article/How-to-download-Text-to-Speech-languages-for-Windows-4c83a8d8-7486-42f7-8e46-2b0fdf753130

I tried going through the laborious Windows speech training program where you have to say dozens of sentences and had problems training it to recognize an EZB voice

I even tried recording my own voice for playback and that wasn't recognized either by EZB speeech recognition

Frank
faengelm
Commented December 2017
@JustinRatliff and @Sebediah,

Thank
you very much for the replies. I just ordered the Blue Yeti mic.

What still surprises me is that JD could here me very well. but if I recorded my voice and played that back, JD did not hear it

Regards,
Frank
Sebediah
Commented December 2017
Hmm that is a bit strange indeed. What did you use to play the recording of yourself? If it was done through the EZB speaker or a bad laptop speaker then it would be more difficult for speech recognition to pick it up compared to your own voice.
Nink
Commented December 2017
You could always cheat and do an MQTT back channel so it appears as if they are talking. I guess it is a bit like trying to talk when you can use mental telempathy (but it is polite to keep the words going in the foreground so others can listen in).
faengelm
Commented December 2017
@Sebediah
I
recorded myself on my iPhone 7 Plus using MP3 recorder IOS app. I then played it back on the iPhone. Its funny, it liked my voice as I was recording it, but not on playback

To my ears it sounds the same, but not to JD's ears, at least until I get my new microphone. I was hoping to use Sound Board (EZB) if it liked my recorded voice to remove the TTS issues

@Nink,
I was able to fake the conversations very nicely by connecting to two EZBs in once project. Really solves any timing issues as well as speech recognition issues

Regards,
Frank
Sebediah
Commented December 2017
Yeah I suppose even when it sounds good to us, the microphone might not agree, haha. Anyway, as stated I'm confident the new microphone will do the trick for you as it has worked well for both me and Justin.
It's a shame really since at some point this winter I'm going to have to start looking for something else to use with my robot, as I intend to bring him with me to places later and I want something smaller and less clunky out there than the Yeti, but it sure is a good microphone.
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Asked on Monday, December 4, 2017