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Welcome to the PhoneticSoft website! If you want the ability to quickly and easily create your own IPA transcriptions using a PC, you're in the right place!

About Our Product

IPANow! by PhoneticSoft is a one-of-a-kind software application that automatically transcribes Latin, Italian, German and French texts into International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols by applying rules utilized by scholarly lyric diction textbooks.

Simply type or paste in a text, click a button, and IPANow! produces an IPA transcription underneath each line of text that can then be exported in Rich Text Format (.rtf). Sample some free IPA transcriptions created with IPANow!.

Features At a Glance:

Designed by a choral conductor and vocalist, IPANow! is a lyric diction resource for choral conductors, professional vocalists, church musicians and music educators, but anyone can use it. IPANow! allows choral directors to easily produce professional-looking phonetic transcriptions of foreign language texts to distribute to choir members. We believe you will find IPANow! an invaluable resource.

For more complete information about IPANow!, please visit our features and options page. If you would like to see what the software looks like, you can visit our screenshots page.

This software is designed to run on Windows XP, Vista, and 7.

Why Buy This Software?

It has come to our attention that many undergraduate vocal music curricula devote too little time to the study of lyric diction. Some institutions only offer a semester-long overview of all four languages; others do not offer diction at all. Even those that dedicate a semester to each language end up spending a great deal time teaching students how to transcribe texts into phonetics, when the most important skill for vocalists is learning to negotiate the subtleties of prononciation within each language and coordinating those subtleties with the singing voice. It is our hope that IPANow! will allow students to dedicate more time to this essential aspect of lyric diction.

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