What is Narrator?
Narrator is a suite of tools that can be used to create audio productions of texts involving one or several voices--and to export those productions as audio files.
Here are five features that we feel make Narrator a great program:
Narrator uses Actors (voice synthesizers provided by Mac OS's VoiceOver utility)--several regular and "Novelty" voices--to make characterization possible. The voices are configurable in a number of different ways, making the possibilities for unique and lively characters nearly endless.
Characters are parts that actors are configured to play.
At the most-basic level, Narrator uses a system of flags to indicate specific points within a text that a character should start speaking. For a text (like a screenplay) that involves dialogue, characters in Narrator can be created to portray specific characters within a text.
Characters are organized in a list on the left-hand side of the window.
Each of the voices Narrator uses is configurable in the following ways: