Wednesday, October 7, 2009
From the beginning, Macintosh computers have had built-in speech synthesis abilities. It wasn't always easy to get good recordings of it, as this entailed recording the output of the headphone jack which in those days was pretty poor quality. Nowadays, software like AudioHijack makes it a snap to record any of your Mac's audio straight to a file. But if you want a simpler solution still, check out Say, a piece of software that will speak the text you enter into it and write it directly into an AIFF file ready to load into your sampler of choice.