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Name/Version: TAZ - Speech Synthesis for Ableton Live 1.5
Author: jeffcaylor  

TAZ is a Text Articulating Max for Live Device for Ableton Live. This device reads text in locators in Arrangement 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) like this:

* We Are the World. In G

TAZ will speak that text back as Live’s transport playhead passes or the clip launches.

After downloading TAZ, save it to the Max Instruments presets 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 the device. The folder will be deleted when you close the device or exit the project.

TAZ uses your OS X default voice when loaded. If you would like to use another voice, select one from the dropdown menu.

Max for Live

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Live Version Used: 9.7.5
Max Version Used: 7.3.4
Date Added: Jul 16 2017 12:30:51
Date Last Updated: Nov 28 2017 10:34:30
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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