Importing files into Festival

You can use this procedure if you have trouble recording to one of the Lab machines:

  1. Record all prompts with another recording program, such as rec ("rec -r16000 --file=<foo.wav>", e.g.) on the lab machines, Praat or Audacity on another machine (e.g., your laptop), as .wav files.  Each prompt should be a different .wav file, with names identical to those in e.g. tts/time/wav.  Record at a rate of 16KHz mono if possible -- at least 16kHz is necessary.

  2. Copy the waveforms into e.g. tts/time/wav.  
  3. Run ./bin/get_wavs wav/*.wav to convert the files to 16KHz mono which is required for the rest
    of the system to work.