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
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:
…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.
Gez is the Director of Developer Relations at Mycroft. He comes from the land down under, has a strange love of crocodiles, and one day hopes to play the ukulele. If he’s not hanging out in our Community Chat and Forums, he is probably getting lost in the bush.