Alex Voice in Leopard (How-to)
There are some people asking… how’d you record that nifty Alex voice?
First, it’s built into Leopard. You don’t have to purchase anything. Don’t get tricked into that one.
Second, be prepared to learn a very little bit about Terminal (if you can copy and paste… you can do this).
If you want Alex to read something to a file do the following in Terminal (but don’t type the quotes):
“say -v Alex Hello. My name is Alex. -o ~/Desktop/Alex.aiff”
What that will do is invoke the Alex voice to speak the sentence above and store the output to a file on your Desktop named Alex.aiff. You can now import that into iTunes and then export it to an MP3 (or whatever filetype you like).
Now, if you want Alex to read an entire text file simply do this instead:
“say -v Alex -f ~/PathTo/File.txt -o ~/Desktop/Alex.aiff”
Where the Path to file is literally where the file resides on your Mac running Leopard. Again, it will store the output to a file named Alex.aiff.