Wavosaur has released version 1.3 of its VST Speek free text-to-speech plug-in, which is now also available for the Mac OS X platform. VST Speek and AU Speek are free text to speech plugins for recreating the sound of the Commodore 64 Software Automatic Mouth vocal synthesis software. VST and AudioUnits (AU) are the two native plugin formats for Mac OS X. Although there are other DAW specific formats for plugins, VST and AudioUnits are more common and compatible across various DAWs like Cubase, Logic, etc. There is an abundance of VST and AU plugins for expanding your DAW and building your collection of effects.
One way your Mac can speak to you in Mac OS X Lion is using Text to Speech, which converts on-screen text to spoken words. If you’ve used Text to Speech in earlier versions of Mac OS X, you’ll find that it’s pretty much unchanged.
Why might you need Text to Speech? Because sometimes hearing is better than reading. For example, you can use Text to Speech to read a column or page to you before submitting it. If something doesn’t sound quite right, give it another polish before sending it off.
You can configure this feature in the Speech System Preferences pane:
Open the System Preferences (from Launchpad, the Applications folder, Dock, or Apple menu), click the Speech icon, and then click the Text to Speech tab.
Winfast palmtop tv driver for mac. Choose one of the voices in the System Voice pop-up menu to set the voice your Mac uses when it reads to you.
Click the Play button to hear a sample of the voice you selected.
Use the Speaking Rate slider to speed up or slow down the voice.
Click the Play button to hear the voice at its new speed.
Select the Announce When Alerts Are Displayed check box if you want to make your Mac speak the text in alert boxes and dialogs.
You might hear such alerts as “The application Microsoft Word has quit unexpectedly” or “Paper out or not loaded correctly.”
Click the Set Alert Options button to choose a different voice to announce your alerts.
You can also set the delay between the time the alert appears and when it’s spoken to you.
(Optional) If you like, select either of these two check boxes: Announce When an Application Requires Your Attention or Speak Selected Text When the Key Is Pressed.
They both do what they say they’ll do. In the case of the latter, you assign the key you want to press by clicking the Set Key button.
(Optional) If you want to have the clock announce the time, click the Open Date & Time Preferences button, and you’re whisked to that System Preferences pane; then click the Clock tab and select the Announce the Time check box.
That’s it for your preferences.
Now, to use Text to Speech to read text to you, copy the text to the Clipboard, launch TextEdit, paste the text into the empty untitled document, click where you want your Mac to begin reading to you, and then choose Edit→Speech→Start Speaking. To make it stop, choose Edit→Speech→Stop Speaking.
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MacinTalk is Apple's text-to-speech, or speech synthesizer, extension that allows Mac documents to 'talk' their text using a range of computerized voices.
MacinTalk (v1.0.2) was relased on April 15, 1985 and works on Mac OS 1.x to Mac OS 6.x
MacinTalk 2 and MacinTalk Pro (both v1.2) were released in 1994 for Mac OS 6 or 7 and were almost immediately made obsolete by MacinTalk 3.
MacinTalk 3 (v1.4) was released in 1995 and became Apple's TTS standard until OSX and is part of Mac OS 7, 8 and 9.
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Macintalk 3 (v1.4 / 1995) / compressed w/ Stuffit
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Macintalk 2 (v1.2 / 1994) / compressed w/ Stuffit
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MacinTalk Pro (v1.2 / 1994) / Binary encoded, use Stuffit Expander
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Macintalk (v1.0.2 / 1985) / DSK SD floppy disk image for vMac / DSK image
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From Mac OS 6.0 up to Mac OS 9.2
Mac OS 6.x - Mac OS 9.2.2
Note: MacinTalk (1985) is only good for Mac OS 6 or lower and is archived here because a very few and old apps/games require this version to work and sometimes it did not come bundled with them. If you use Mac OS 7 or higher, there is no point in installing any of those MacinTalk versions at all, since MacinTalk 3 ships on the Mac OS installation CD's.
Emulating this? It should run fine under: Basilisk II