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 Posted: Mon Aug 6th, 2007 05:38 pm
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muncy



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Mana: 
I recently became aware of iScript who are a company who will make a recording of your own script that you can download off their website. The idea being that you will get a better understanding of how your play flows by hearing it rather than just reading it. Great, except they charge $175 per play.

This got me thinking. I use an application called 'text aloud' to make an mp3 file of plays that I am learning. The system itself is very basic but there is an add on voice (Paul) that does clever things to try to get the intonation right and though the result still sounds automated it is probably about the best automated voice thing on the market at the moment. I've made a short sample that you can download here.

http://rapidshare.com/files/47346271/sample.mp3.html

I'm wondering if fellow playwrights might find it useful and would really appreciate your help in deciding whether this is worth doing. If you would like to email me you script (my email address is in my profile) then I would be pleased to convert it to mp3 and put it on rapidshare for you to download. All I ask in return is that you let me know if the reulting mp3 file is of any benefit.

Thanks