The Mac OS X uses great voice synthesis (especially the
voices in Lion!), but let’s face it, it’s limited. You can’t
necessarily assign voices to your text and, if you wanted
to hear what different folks have to say – like in a group
or a meeting, well, that’s really limited too.
Narrator changes all of that.
It’s simple, really. Just paste your text into the window
or import an RTF, .txt or .doc file into Narrator and your
letter, story – any text – is brought to life using voice
synthesis. You can choose different voices, rates,
pitches, inflections and volumes for each character you
assign, giving your text a wide range of expressiveness.
There are also silent read-along options for stage
directions or for you to read out your own parts. And if
you need more characters, you can purchase additional
voices and in several languages by visiting our web site.
Narrator has its professional uses too. That business
letter you’re ready to send to a prospective customer?
Have Narrator read it out loud for you – you’ll know
right away if what you wrote is what you want to have
read. That big meeting where you took a lot of notes?
Assign characters to each participant and listen again
so you don’t miss anything.
You can even export speech directly to iTunes, where
you can listen to it over and over, or sync it to your
iPad, iPod or iPhone. This enables you to create your
own audiobooks from text — for example, take a work
of classic literature from Project Gutenberg, assign
characters to the story and export to iTunes. There is
also an export option for AAC sound files for use with
other sound playing software, for example, using as a
soundtrack in iMovie or as a screencast voiceover.
The possibilities are truly endless with Narrator.
Added support for new Lion voices.
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- Jun 02, 2013
- Mariner Software
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