I am just starting with the JSAPI using the FreeTTS implementation. As of right now, I just want to make the application functional. All I want to happen is for the program to speak "Hello World" as in the tutorial that I found. The problem is that, when I attempt to run the application, I receive a NullPointerException on the line with synth.allocate(). I have read that adding all the jar files in the lib folder of the FreeTTS 1.2.2 folder. I have done that and am getting no response. I am using Netbeans 6.7.1.