I don’t like the idea to keep my computer online for text to speech feature. Most computers are disconnected when running a DAW !
The Text to Speech feature uses an Online Text to Speech Service. It’s not built in to the synth.
My DAW is connected to the net for things like Copy Protection handshakes, Software Updates etc.
As long as you don’t use it for general internet duties and surfing you’ll be fine.
Unfortunately all of us are not so lucky in being such ‘model citizens’ that is without any doubt on benefits having computer online exposed to all kind of possible and/or even likely malign attemps and exploits. Besides IMHO all kind of telemetry collection and ‘automatic updates’ are a nuisance which eat internet bandwith massively.
Develop or sponsor the development of something as good, that can be used offline and then license it to Matt
you can record your voice and import as wavetable offline
Having your DAW online is not a problem as long as you don’t use it for all internet duties. If your DAW is not online then you obviously have another way of accessing the internet or you wouldn’t be here.
Like I said my DAWs have been online for years but I ONLY use them for updating plugins and for some forms of Copy Protection and now the TTWT feature.
My DAW never surfs the net, never checks e-mail etc. I use the computer I’m on right now for general internet duties and I’ll download new plugins here, scan them with Bitdefender and then move them to my studio computer on a USB stick.
This has worked very well for me for a long time.
But the main point is that the TTWT feature in Vital uses an ONLINE service to create those Wavetables. You either are online and can use TTWT or you’re not online and you can’t use TTWT. It’s as simple as that.