I just got VOTA today, and I really like it - some of the deep male regions are a bit too stretched and such but I think it will work well in a mix.
I then had to try the utility of course - LOL this is funny) I got it to say my name with a little trouble!
I have some ideas for improvement though (if these are already built-in, excuse me for being premature). How about some CODES for controlling volume on each letter individually? Sometimes I get way to loud V\'s and such, and it would be nice to be able to write e.g.:
rRuvn - which would mean that the v would use a velocity of 50 etc.
Regarding the velocity, the utility already have that, using <>. In this case rRuv<50>n, that make the velocity value of \'v\' equal to 50 (you can use from 0 to 127)
About loopback drivers, try to make a search in google with \"midi loopback\", and you will find some. There are for example the midi-yoke, i think that the midi-replicator (that do midi networking) also have this feature,...and you still have a hardware solution
Nuno, great!! Will try that. And thanks for this utility! BTW is there any way to RESET (load) text through a MIDI controller? That way you could type in a longer phrase and reset it in your MIDI sequence so it\'ll always start with the right syllable.