Hi, party people! I run a radio show and I am sketching out an idea for a max patch that acts as an automated software DJ! I will attempt to teach it all of the music locations on my computer and not to play a song twice. It will run a program where it plays novel music (perhaps even using en_analyzer~ to determine which songs go together, but that's a complex feature that i won't consider now), play commercial breaks from file on time, and in between songs I want it to read text strings that I program into it about this or that. (maybe even tell it what to say using op.recognize!) The difficulty I'm running up against right now is finding a way for a max patch to read text aloud on a Windows computer. I would also like to apply audio effects to the voice, but again, this is a trivial secondary matter. The main issue is that i am finding all sorts of good text-to-speech patches for Macs, i would like to run this program on a windows laptop. Does anyone have any objects or externals lying around that work fairly well? a speak-and-spell type of voice would be really cool, but i would settle for the program just sending commands to Microsoft Sam. Any advice would be helpful. Cheers.