recording Mac Text-to-Speech internally? (Not Via external Microphone)

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Irishman, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68020

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    Is what I want to do here possible or outrageously expensive?

    I want to type a script, select it, and have the Mac's internal TTS speak it, and be able to save that output to a file I can then edit in a waveform editor like Audacity or Garageband.

    Am I crazy? Is it easier to just let the Mac record the voice just like it would mine via microphone?
     
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    sammich

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    Automator -> Text to Audio file
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sounds easy to type, probably not so easy to do.
     
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    Jessica Lares

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    sammich

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    Okay. I'm assuming you haven't had a look or you've never used Automator before.

    It isn't that easy to do.

    I'm afraid you'll have to drag in a whole extra step before that 'Text to Audio File' step that selects your text file.

    Then you have to click run.

    I remember doing this for text I had to listen to in prep for exams in high school, over seven years ago.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    try http://toauapp.com/ it is an app using the terminal line thats already been mentioned
    you can adjust the speed of the voices in system preferences
    you can also download some other voices from there too
    you might find some unintelligible passages depending on the script, and how many tricky words there are
     
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    m4v3r1ck

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    Try Soundflower?
     

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