Using Agent TTS engines

Last reviewed: 8/1/2001

HOW Article ID: H080107

The information in this article applies to:

  • SpeechKit 3 and higher


It is possible to use the voices included with MS Agent. These voices register themselves as SAPI4 TTS engines that can be easily enumerated, selected, and used as synthesizers via the ChantTTS component.

The voices can be downloaded from

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Additional information about licensing requirements for the MS Agent voices is available at

You download the license from You will need to fill out the applicable forms and follow the instructions for submission. Note there are requirements regarding distributing the voices in terms of what software you must include and attributions required in your applications.