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Free replacement for UTAU

UTAU is a non-free singing synthesis software that can be used only on Windows.Most music made with UTAU is more or less free and created by users. Some Vocebanks can be used on the Mac, but this platform has the same problem, that Windows has. Even if UTAU runs on GNU/Linux using wine with a patch, it wont be usable in a fully free distro.

So the only option is to rewrite a free replacement for UTAU from scratch. I’ve written a GNUstep based frontend for the Festival Speech Sythesis system. You will find the sourcecode at Google Code

This example also shows that it is possible to port Mac OS X Apps to GNU/Linux using GNUstep.