Azure Cognitive Speech TTS Custom Japanese Non-Neural Voice Unavailable

淑纓 楊 21 Reputation points
2021-05-13T06:15:07.91+00:00

Hello,

I'm on the S0 Tier for Azure Cognitive Speech services and am trying to train a custom voice for Japanese TTS. My data was successfully processed. But I wasn't able to select "Statistical Parametric" or "Concatenative" as my training method. "Neural" was the only option on the list.

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However, I was able to use those non-neural methods for English and Chinese projects.

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I'm aware that non-neural custom voices are being deprecated but I don't see any information on the documentation about them being disabled in certain languages.

Does anyone know if I could still train a Japanese non-neural voice model? If so, how?

Thank you very much in advance.

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  1. YutongTie-MSFT 43,076 Reputation points
    2021-05-18T21:52:29.007+00:00

    Hello @淑纓 楊

    I just got confirmation that Non-Neutral voice training has been deprecated.

    To answer your question about why you can train non-neutral voice model for some languages but not for Japanese: We allow current users to re-train non-neural voices for their existing projects, but they are not allowed to train new voices

    For user use non-neutral, we have a short guidance to help you mitigate to neutral training:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/speech-service/how-to-custom-voice#migrate-to-custom-neural-voice

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Regards,
    Yutong

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