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Re: Exporting "Speak" to an audio file?

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  • From: Itai Seggev <itais at>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 23:23:36 -0400 (EDT)
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On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 12:39:08AM -0400, David Bailey wrote:
> On 25/10/2013 04:47, Brentt wrote:
>  > Thank you. I thought for sure I just was missing the functionality in the
>  > documents, thanks for giving me a definitive answer. It is a strange 
> choice
>  > to omit the functionality.
>  >
> Well of course, it is hard for me to be definitive about missing 
> functionality - maybe it is buried somewhere documented or otherwise! It 
> might be interesting to send it in as a query to Wolfram support, and 
> see what they have to say - who knows, it might even goad them into 
> fixing the problem!

I have passed on the suggestion to the relevant developers, for both Speak and
midi sounds.  

I know that in the case of MIDI sounds, the reason this is not so simple is
because Mathematica itself doesn't generate the wave forms--we pass on the
notes to the operating system to generate using whatever hardware/software it
uses.  I imagine for Speak the situation might be similar.  Which isn't to say
we can't or won't improve the situation, just that it is not the 5 minute
project it might appear to be. 

Itai Seggev
Mathematica Algorithms R&D

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