text to speech voice that doesn't sound like a rapist?

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  1. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

    excalibur313

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    Does anyone know of a program (or voice) in using the text to speech converters that doesn't make me feel like i'm being read to by some creepy stalker? I guess what I want is a voice that just sounds very normal and easy to understand and pleasent to the ears.
    Thanks,
    Stephen
     
  2. ephramz macrumors member

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    Natural Voices

    Try the demos on this webpage:
    http://www.naturalvoices.att.com/demos/
    sound pretty damn natural. You can even get them to talk with a british, german, or spanish accent! Pretty funny.
     
  3. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    as far as voices that are already installed, i think "vicky" and "victoria" are the best...
    some others are fun to play with ("cellos" and "bad news") but are too difficult to understand...

    reality
     
  4. GovornorPhatt macrumors regular

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    That is soo cool. I want that for text to speech on my Mac!
     
  5. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    That is kind of spiffy. When do I get the voice of the computer from Star Trek. :D
     

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