INSTRUMENTS / GENERATORS

Speech Synthesizer

The Speech synthesizer processes text to create computerized or Vocoder-like vocals to your projects. The *.SPEECH presets are supported by all native FL Studio plugins that use custom samples for synthesizing, i.e. Sampler, Granulizer, Fruity Slicer and Fruity Scratcher.

How to open the Speech Synthesizer

The speech synth is not a stand-alone instrument so does not appear in the add-plugin list, it is a pop-up dialog that processes text to audio then renders the result as a sliced Audio Clip. To add speech samples to your project two common methods are:

Speech Properties Dialog

Text

Voice

Process text

Speech Text Formatting

1. Pitch shifting of separate words

You can supply a pitch offset for a word. Just place the offset amount (in semitones) after the word as a number, enclosed in parentheses: "Semitone up(1), 2 semitones down(-2)". If in this sample the base pitch is, for example, F#2, the word "up" will have pitch G2 (one semitone higher), the word "down" will have pitch E2 (two semitones lower).

2. Separating words

To get more naturally sounding sentences, you may try replacing intervals " " with underscore "_". So the sentence: "This is example sentence", turns to: "This_is_example_sentence".

Note that underscored sentences are recognized as a single word by Fruity Slicer channels and are not sliced properly (see below).

Fruity Slicer Support

When you open a speech preset in a Fruity Slicer channel, the sentence is automatically sliced so each word resides in a separate slice. Because of this feature, a BeatSlicer grid (*.zgr) file is automatically generated by the Fruity Slicer channel, that contains the sentence.