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Mimic 3 Preview

By May 10, 2022 No Comments

Today Mycroft is launching a preview of the Mimic 3 Cloud service

Mimic 3 is Mycroft’s performance-optimized, open-source neural Text to Speech (TTS) engine. In human terms, that means it sounds far more natural than Mimic 1 and even Mimic 2. And, unlike Mimic 2, it can run completely offline on low-cost devices. 

In addition to supporting Mycroft’s privacy-first principle, Mimic 3 advances our goal of bringing quality voice-based AI to every language. Already Mimic 3 can…

  • speak more than two dozen languages, with over 100 English voices available
  • use SSML (Speaking Synthesis Markup Language) to switch voices, control speaking rate and volume, add pauses, and pronounce words phonetically between sentences 
  • run completely offline on devices like the Raspberry Pi 4

Anyone who makes products that need a voice can use Mimic 3

It’s powerful enough to add a hundred voices to in-game characters at once and small enough to run on handheld and embedded devices. Or if you want the simplest integration, our cloud-service version can run even higher quality models with extremely low latency, enabling any interactive project with a quality voice, or even multiple voices.

We’re launching this preview of Mimic 3 Cloud today to get feedback on the over 100 languages and voices we’ve trained to-date. Currently, there are Mimic 3 voices available in 25 languages: 

  • Afrikaans
  • Bengali
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Farsi
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Gujarati
  • Hausa
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Javanese
  • Kiswahili
  • Korean
  • Nepali
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Setswana
  • Spanish
  • Telugu
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
  • Yoruba

If you know one of these languages and would like to test-drive Mimic 3…

…through an interactive web page, please register below and we’ll send you instructions and a warm virtual handshake.

You can also register for product updates on your preferred platforms.