Z Idol Talker

Character Driven Text-To-Speech Software from Z Vocal Project

As part of our research into vocal synthesis, we have released an open Beta for a text-to-speech program based on Piper. This program allows for basic speech synthesis in a variety of languages including English, Spanish, French, and Chinese. We are also working on getting Japanese working.
The program was made in only about a week, and there are a few more things we are going to try adding to it in the next couple months. The biggest thing being supporting a mouth open image for each voicebank’s banner. Patch notes can be read here.
Z Idol Talker’s output is meant to be used for funny internet videos and should not be used in large productions in place of a real voice actor. The program must not be used with voices trained on samples you don’t have the rights to, and the use of the program should be noted whenever possible.

You can not only use your own Piper models in the program but customize the UI to fit whatever theme you desire.

Example of the file structure of an almost fully customized voicebank
Example of said almost fully customized voicebank in action

An example voicebank with the default UI assets, alongside a series of text and video tutorials will be released as soon as possible so please stay tuned!


Download Z Idol Talker now! It’s completely free for non-commercial use. Some Z Vocal Project voicebanks allow for very limited commercial use, so be sure to check each license.

Main Application + ZVP Voicebanks

Extra Voicebanks

These voicebanks were trained by Z Vocal Project on either publicly available corpuses or CC0 Audio. Please check license files for more information. Password is “ZIdolTalker”. Download Here.

Ported Voicebanks

These voicebanks were originally trained by Piper contributors and repackaged by Z Vocal Project to work in Z Idol Talker. Licenses very greatly so please look at them before use. Password is “ZIdolTalker”. Download Here.

CC-BY-SA 4.0 Voicebanks

This is a mix of voicebanks from Piper Contributors and voicebanks trained by Z Vocal Project. The common thread here is all of them are licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0 except for Ryan who’s CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0. You can basically use them for whatever as long as your work is also licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0. Password is “ZIdolTalker”. Download here.