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Name/Version: TAZ - Speech Synthesis for Ableton Live 1.0
Author: jeffcaylor  
Description: Thanks for your interest in TAZ. TAZ is a Text Articulating Max for Live Device for Ableton Live. This device reads text in locators in Arrangement View or clips in Session View specially designated with a leading asterisk [*] using the OS X text-to-speech voices loaded on your computer. Because the Mac OS X text-to-speech voices speak in different languages, TAZ is only limited by the voices you have installed in your computer.

If you name a locator (in Arrangement View) or clip (in Session View) like this:

* We Are the World. In G

TAZ will speak that text back as the playhead passes or the clip launches.

After downloading TAZ, you can save it where ever you like. A good place would be the Max Instrument folder in your User Library. NOTE: THIS DEVICE USES A BACKGROUND PROCESS TO CREATE AND DELETE SMALL AUDIO FILES OF YOUR OS X TEXT TO SPEECH VOICE IN THE DEVICE’S FILE PATH. To reduce excessive file propagation, It will reuse the same folder and create new sound files each time you load a different project.

TAZ uses the OS X default voice of Alex when loaded. If you would like to use another voice, select one from the dropdown menu and click the Update button.

Max for Live

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Live Version Used: 9.6.2
Max Version Used: 7.2.4
Date Added: Jul 16 2017 12:30:51
Date Last Updated: Jul 18 2017 12:09:31
Device Type: midi_device
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License (more info): Commercial


aww man.
glad I looked at the specs before I hit the purchase button ;]
I would gladly pick up this gem were it available for Win 7!

Sorry, BlortBlort! I'd love to port this to Windows. I need to get my hands on a Win machine and figure out the Windows text-to-speech hooks.

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