Realmac Software, a design company based in Brighton, England, has released Voice Box 1.0, a new utility for Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar that lets you output the Mac’s Text-to-Speech into an audio file (AIFF).
The US$10 application lets you change the pitch of the Mac’s built-in voices and then save it out as an AIFF sound file. You can type or import a text file in to Voice Box, and have it read the text aloud in one of 22 voices.
Why would you want to do that? You could, for example, then convert it to an MP3 file with iTunes and e-mail it to a friend. You could use Voice Box to create personal system alert sound. Or you could import the sounds into iMovie.
Voice Box is now available for download.