Speech To Audio
I wrote Speech to Audio because I wanted an easier way to access the beauty of text-to-speech outside of AppleScript scripting.
To use, enter your desired text in the text field (by typing or pasting). Select a voice from the "Voice" menu (all voices may not be available on your system). Press the "Speak" button to hear the text you entered. You may also save the speech as an audio file by clicking the "Save Speech" button. This will output an AIFF file that may be used for other purposes (movies, music library, etc.). The "Convert…" button will convert a text file into an AIFF file with the voice selected.
0.2: First release