Music Related Text2speech

Are anyone aware of any text2speech software out there that is somewhat related to music making (that is, being able to control pitch and speed very precise, related to already existing notations, i.e midi files). I’ve read about that software yamaha is/have making/made, but if i’m correct in my assumptions it would be rather expensive. Any suggestions for a free/cheap text2speech app with midi support or something simular ?

There is a mac only software call vocalwriter. I had a lot of fun with it. I have not found any pc equal.

There is something like Vocaloid from Yamaha and two different products based on it’s concept: Leon and Lola, or something. It was announced as a revolutionary but the results are quite good only for background voices and choirs.

A cheap way - MS Sam + any VST vocoder :D