Apple updates high quality OS X speech with Voice Update 2.0

“In March 2011, AppleInsider was first to report that Apple would be bundling dozens of high quality new speech synthesis voices supporting a wide variety of languages and regional dialects,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.

“Mac OS X Lion shipped later that year with support for downloading the optional voices within the Speech pref pane of System Preferences. In Mountain Lion, OS X retains the default system voice of Alex, first introduced in OS X 10.5 Leopard in late 2007,” Dilger reports. “However, uses can browse higher quality alternatives from the revamped Dictation & Speech pref panel, by selecting ‘Customize’ from the System Voice selection popup.”

Dilger reports, “The system will then download each of the selected voice packs chosen for installation by the user. The optional voices weigh in nearly 1 GB each.”

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    1. That’s the one I use. I slowed her voice down a bit to make her sound even sexier.

      What about the actor Michael Caine voice? “It’s 6:00 o’clock. Not many people know that!”.

  1. My fave voice for Mac is Peter, a British English voice. I bought him for 99¢ to use with SpeakIt on my iOS devices. Sadly, if you want to buy him for Mac, he costs $99 (!) as part of an iVox package. (0_o)

    Yeah, I’ve ranted at them twice about this situation. They won’t budge. (x_@)

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