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From Script to Sound: Navigating the Landscape of Text-to-Speech

Allison Mitchell | April 18, 2024

Welcome to the voice evolution, where your words leap off the page and into the ears of the digital realm! Today, we’re diving into the world of text-to-speech, the technology that transforms written words into spoken language.

Get ready to amplify your words with the magic of AI voice technology!

In this article

  1. What is Text-To-Speech?
  2. When Should Text-to-Speech Be Used?
  3. What to Look for In Text-To-Speech
  4. How to Use Text-to-Speech

What is Text-To-Speech?

Text-to-speech is as simple as it sounds; it’s a technology that converts written text into spoken language. It works by using written input, usually text or a script, and transforming it into voice. The voices that are reading out the text are voice clones of real talent on our platform, ensuring you get a life-like read. The more advanced models, like the Voices AI Studio, will allow for different speeds, accents, and even varying tones of voice expressing different emotions.

When Should Text-to-Speech Be Used?

Text-to-speech is an amazing tool and can be used to complement the natural voice—enhancing it, rather than replacing it. With Voices’ AI Studio, we’ve seen firsthand how text-to-speech turbocharges creativity and efficiency in the following ways:

Scratch Tracks

Creating the perfect script and sound often involves many revisions and this can be costly when working directly with voice actors. With your voice actor’s cloned voice at your fingertips, you can whip up scratch tracks faster than ever. Once those tracks have been approved, you can simply pass it back to the voice actor for the final recording, saving you time, back-and-forth, and money!

Quick Edits 

We know that voice over is an ever-changing quest for perfection and sometimes revisions are needed at the last minute. Make quick edits without having to go back through the recording process by tweaking your final recording with your voice actor’s cloned voice on the AI studio. 

Create a Cohesive Brand Voice Across Every Platform

Establishing a distinctive, memorable voice for your brand is crucial. With the aid of lifelike AI voice clones crafted by skilled voice actors, brands can seamlessly integrate this distinct sound across all touchpoints. From advertisements to customer service interactions and even cutting-edge technology, maintaining consistency ensures instant recognition and strengthens brand presence.

What to Look for In Text-To-Speech

If you’re not familiar with using text-to-speech technologies it can be hard to know what makes a good system. Look for these key features and you’ll be sure to find the best platform for you: 

  • Hi-fidelity voices: Look for AI voices that mimic human speech without robotic tones or awkward pauses.
  • Inflection, emotion, tone: Quality platforms let you adjust tone (ie: conversational, excited, sad) for a more engaging output.
  • Speedy processing times: Choose a platform that swiftly previews high-quality voices rapidly. 
  • Editing capabilities: Ensure the platform offers editing tools for adjusting speed, pronunciation, and other aspects to tailor the voice to your project.

How to Use Text-to-Speech

Voices makes text-to-speech easy with our AI Studio. Start by previewing all the different AI voices and select the one that best fits your project. The good thing about working with Voices’ AI Studio is that we use clones of real, professional voice actors so you can be confident that you are finding a professional, ethically sourced voice. 

Now that you’ve selected your voice, the fun begins! Input your script to the text field and use the customization features to perfect the read. You can change the speed, fix pronunciation, and even change the tone. Select from tones such as conversational, sad, engaging, excited, and more! To change the tone on only one portion of your script, use a separate text box for that section. 

Once the script is perfect, simply proceed to pay and download the final file within minutes.

And that’s it!

As we wrap up our exploration into the world of text-to-speech, one thing is clear, the possibilities are endless! From streamlining creative workflows to saving on your budget, text-to-speech is revolutionizing the way we communicate and create. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a curious newcomer, dive into the magic of Voices’ AI Studio and unleash your creativity like never before. 

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