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Narrator

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Narrator makes it easier than ever to bring your text to life using OS X's voice synthesis. Hear that important business letter read aloud to make sure it sounds exactly like you want to, or assign different voices to each character in a story you've created. You can even find tune pronunciation, pitch, and inflection to get exactly the sound you want!
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Narrator uses rich voices provided within the Mac OS X system to supply controls that allow the user to choose a voice actor-adjusting the speed and pitch of the actor's voice as well as inflection and volume-when reading the user added content. A dictionary preference allows substitution of words or phrases and to fine-tune pronunciation. In addition, the user has the ability to add more voice characters available from Cepstral, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based company that provides speech technologies and who has partnered with Mariner for this product.

Bring words to life!

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.

Narrator Features

Narrator has its professional uses. That business letter you're ready to send to a prospective customer? Have Narrator read it out 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.

Listening made easy

You can also 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.

A product that likes to learn

To help you improve the pronunciation of tricky words, Narrator includes Dictionary preferences. You enter a list of words to look for, and words or phrases to use instead when speaking. You can replace an acronym or symbol with a more elegant phrasing or spell words differently so they are pronounced correctly.


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What does it do?
Bring your text to life with voice synthesis.
Who is it for?
If you want to hear the words on your screen, Narrator is just the tool for you.
Requirements
OS X 10.7 or later
Developer
Mariner Software, Inc.

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