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What is a Custom Text-to-Speech Voice and How Can I Use It?
Custom text-to-speech (a.k.a. synthetic voice) technology has made significant advances and
offers a flexible, one-of-a-kind voice that can be applied to:
What Does Custom
Text-to-Speech Sound Like?
Here are some samples of a synthetic voice reading scripts related to common use cases for synthetic voices:
How Does it Compare?
Listen to this sample of the real human voice actor reading a script, compared to the synthetic version created from their voice reading that same script.
How Are Custom Text-to-Speech Voices Created?
Your custom synthetic voice, also known as text-to-speech voices are created in three easy steps:
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Here are the top 5 vocal qualities (known as ‘styles’) for text-to-speech projects that we recommend clients source
from Voices.com in order to achieve an engaging read, no matter the topic. Select a style to listen to voice actors.
What Content is Best Suited for Synthetic Voice?
You don’t have to make the choice to use all synthetic voice or all human voice.
In fact, these using both together is often an ideal solution. For example, you may want to have predictable content such as a to be read by a human actor and rely on his/her synthetic voice for unpredictable, frequently changing content for brand consistency.
Project Considerations for Creating Custom Text-to-Speech
Human voice talent need to record audio and consent to using their recordings to build a synthetic voice:
Creating a synthetic voice requires a human voice actor to record approximately 2-3 hours of speech. These recordings are then used to build the synthetic voice engine.
Human voice talent agree to the licensing terms of their synthetic voice:
There is a build and license fee associated with the custom text-to-speech engine:
Once the Voices.com voice talent has completed the recordings, the custom voice engine will be built and made available for use through a web-based interface. Access to the web interface requires an annual subscription licence. Fees are based on usage tiers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Once your project is discussed with your account manager, then voice talent will be sourced for the job, based on the qualities you want the voice to convey. Once you and your voice talent agree to terms, production of your synthetic voice will commence. From actor selection to synthetic voice creation, the whole process can be completed in as little as two weeks after the voice actor completes the recording.
If you have more questions about the use of synthetic voices or customizing your text-to-speech voice, contact us today.