OT: iSpeak widget is fun

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dazzer
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OT: iSpeak widget is fun

Post by dazzer » Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:18 pm

...won't be long before we here it on a track...instant felix da housecat

Chris J
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Post by Chris J » Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:30 pm

what's dat ?
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Post by dazzer » Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:36 pm

Wigets are apps that run under osx tiger, this one's a little text to voice converter with a cool accent. i guess I'm the only person that got her to talk dirty to me...shame on me :wink:

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Post by hoffman2k » Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:43 pm

It kinda sucks that it only uses one voice though.

The apple voices are kinda cool.
But i really miss "racter" from on the amiga. That one still rocks :!:

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Post by computo » Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:05 pm

I dont know about tiger, but in 10.3 you could type in Text Edit, and automate the "start speaking" command with a button Combo, through Keyboard and Mouse Prefs.

Then you have tons of voices through the sound prefs.

I use it live all the time.

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Post by Chris J » Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:24 pm

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Post by swpspce » Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:06 pm

text to speach on Mac Os was used extensively way back then 1996 or so...no one remember (FarmersManual, AddNtoX and many other Mac based Electronic musicians used it) complete overkill - 1998 (I think)

but still a neat little tool and if anyone does some java programming try FreeTTS...
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Post by swpspce » Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:09 pm

or better yet - create your own synthetic voice....
http://www.asel.udel.edu/speech/Users-how.html

bewarned - time consuming - lots of fun...
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