Is there a way to play short sound? Here in forum was some “play” command and i tried it but its too slow. I found short sound but it takes time for “play” kick on.

Another thing is “say”. Is it possible to use text to speech some other way than “Say…”. Now i have lots of

set volume 3
say “something”
set volume 7

But i try to find something like

say “a” using volume 3

If i set volume 3 then say something and set volume back 7, it changes iTunes etc volume too.

This is not possible?

No, it isn’t, but what’s about a handler


on say_soft(voiceString)
	set s to output volume of (get volume settings)
	set volume output volume 30
	say voiceString
	set volume output volume s
end say_soft