VoiceOver Randomly Choosing Alex and Alex Compact

macOS and Mac Apps

My VoiceOver sometimes speaks using Alex Compact, and sometimes non-compact version.
The difference is subtle, but compact is darker and grainier with some artifacts.
I even unchecked Alex compact from the customize voice dialog in VoiceOver utility.
Anyone has this problem?
I'm on Big Sur 11.5.2.



Submitted by Craig on Friday, August 13, 2021

Alex compact is a version of the Alex voice that is only available on macOS.