Vox Machina
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Vox Machina is a speech synthesizer program for Mac OS X. It utilizes Apple's Speech Synthesizer technology, which enables it to speak text out loud and save spoken text as audio files (either uncompressed AIFF or MP3-encoded audio). Vox Machina also sports a lip-syncing feature where the relevant lip and mouth movements corresponding to spoken phonemes are displayed with a series of images.
What's New
Version 1.0:
  • Now a Universal Binary, and registers all installed voices, not just the default set
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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Beamy commented on 01 Mar 2014
You can find version 1.1 on the website:
http://sveinbjorn.org/voxmachina

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[Version 1.0]


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Pedro-Fardilha commented on 23 Feb 2008
Does anyone knows how to download the 1.1 version?
When i click the link it always downloads the 1.0 version.

Thank you!
Pedro Fardilha
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Sep 2005
Umm, the voices from the pop-up menu do not match what they are when I press the speak button. For instance, when I select Zarvox, it speaks in the Whisper voice.
Using OS X 10.4.2
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Mar 2005
Update to my previous comment: this app sees the voices in /System/Library/Speech/Voices but not the ones I installed in /Library/Speech/Voices - so it isn't using a built-in list as I thought, it just isn't looking everywhere it should yet...
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Mar 2005
Unfortunately for me, like other text-to-voice apps, this one has its own built-in list of system voices, so the better voice files I've added to my system can't be used. If the developer could get the app to make up its voice list from the actual available voices, that'd be great...
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 23 Oct 2005
`What "other" voices?
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xSmurf replied on 16 Aug 2006
Cepstral's voices for example which are available in much better quality and in a multitude of languages (I don't know if Apple has more than only English, but I don't believe so).
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Jan 2005
They ought to hook this in to Festival, so it can sound as good as it looks.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Jan 2005
Is it just me, or does the face seem to be upside down?
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 25 Jan 2005
Actually, it's true it looks upside down because the chin and the two "bar" of skin that go from the nose to the tip of the lips, looks very much alike on the picture.
But ! but the picture is straight because the central teeth are wider on the top than on the bottom.

I can't belive i took the time to write such a silly comment ! lol :-)... now i am going to try the software !
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Jan 2005
Whether this program is useful or not depends on whether one can tolerate the monotone of the Mac voices. But the program's worth downloading simply for the inspired lunacy of its lip-syncing feature. It's nice to know that some developers have a sense of humor.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:11,496
Version Downloads:1,422
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:26 Jul 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Vox Machina is a speech synthesizer program for Mac OS X. It utilizes Apple's Speech Synthesizer technology, which enables it to speak text out loud and save spoken text as audio files (either uncompressed AIFF or MP3-encoded audio). Vox Machina also sports a lip-syncing feature where the relevant lip and mouth movements corresponding to spoken phonemes are displayed with a series of images.


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