List all the places you've heard Apple's text-to-speech voices

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  1. motulist macrumors 68040

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    Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
    Radiohead - (I forget which album it's on - ok computer?)
    Wonder Showzen tv show - Q & A segment
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    How can you tell the difference from Apple's text-to-speach and any other computer/machine talking? So many of them sound the same.
     
  3. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I could be wrong, but it seems to me that out of all the synthesized voices I've heard, they are almost always different enough from one another to be distinguishable as different voices.
     
  4. Shamus macrumors 6502a

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    Very true. I saw Stephen Hawking on TV the other day, and his computer sounds very much like the Apple text-to-speech in OS X, but I'm pretty sure he uses Windows.
     
  5. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Wow, someone made a topic about this? It's a freakin computer voice. It can be done on any computer.

    What a more interesting topic would be is what loops have you heard from Garageband, that are used in media music. I've heard them a few times.
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Man... Or AstroMan? - In One Universe There Are Millions.

    I think that's what it's called anyway.
    They use TalkBackToBasics and the Mac "sings" the whole song.
    It's a fantastic tune. So is their track "Simple Text File" in which the only instrument is a dot matrix printer.
     
  7. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yeah, he uses a DECtalk voice.
     
  8. .:*Robot Boy*:. macrumors 6502

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    If you're referring to the voice that repeats the phrase "Yankee. Hotel. Foxtrot" at the end of Poor Places, that's actually a sample from the Conet Project.

    There's more information on the Conet Poject here.
     
  9. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Gee, ya learn something new everyday. Who knew?
     
  10. motulist thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I suppose it's the modern synthesized voices that are distinguishable from one another and the primitive ones are actually pretty similar.
     
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