There are a few key factors to consider when determining whether or not to use a synthetic Text-To-Speech Voices for your content. The most significant consideration is the content’s intended goal. If the material is meant to be read by a large number of people, choose a voice that will be simple to comprehend for everyone.

So when should you use a synthetic Text-To-Speech Voices?

There are various examples of when you may want to use synthesized text to speech [TTS], such as :

-Generating an audio output from text (for example, when creating a podcast from a blog post)

-Creating content in multiple languages and lacking resources to record separate versions in each language

-Adding emphasis or changing the tone of your voice without recording new audio (for example, if you want to make your voice sound more excited or happy)

“With the help of aiXplain we’re able to preserve iconic character voices while shortening the process of dubbing.”

~Kamel Weiss, Director of Business Development, Spacetoon TV

What voice should I choose?

The synthetic voice you choose is what will represent your brand, so it’s important to choose one that is in line with the image you want to project. If you’re creating content for a child-friendly website, then you’ll want to choose a voice that sounds friendly and reassuring. If it’s business content, you want to choose a confident and authoritative voice.

Luckily there is a large selection of synthetic voices out there. So, all you need to do is find a voice that suits your needs and fits with your brand image.

But how do you know what voice to pick? What supplier? And where to look? This is where aiXplain comes in…

We’ve streamlined the process of finding and manually searching through those complicated AI Voice company websites into an easy, one-click solution. Simply sign-up on our platform, select the language and voice model you want, input your text, and hit “generate.” You’ll have high-quality audio content in no time!

You can view many different voice suppliers all within our platform and preview any voice you like, and it doesn’t require any code to set up! You have complete control and generate voices of your choosing.

Why not use a real human voice?

There are many reasons to choose speech synthesis over a paid voice actor. The  first, and most common reason is cost. It can be expensive to hire a professional voice actor, and you may not have the budget for it.

Another reason is time. Sure, you can always record your own voice, but how many takes or practice runs is that going to take you? If you need your content created quickly, then it’s far easier to use a synthetic voice.

And lastly, if you need to generate content in different languages, then it would be very time-consuming (and expensive) to hire voice actors in each language.

In these cases, using a synthetic voice is a more practical solution.

Any downsides?

Of course, there can be some downsides to using synthetic speech, but it all depends on the use case. The most common complaint is that the voices can sound robotic and unnatural.

Another downside is that you have less control over the tone and inflection of the voice. This can be a problem if you’re trying to create content that requires a specific emotional response from the listener. Additionally, synthetic voices can sometimes be difficult to understand, especially if they are not clear or if they use unfamiliar words.

Conclusion

However, voice synthesis is only getting better by the day. These problems are slowly being resolved, and voices are becoming ever more human-sounding. Accents and tone on certain parts of speech are now easily modified/corrected, and synthetic voices are only becoming more natural sounding.

Now that you know when to use a synthetic voice, it’s time to put one to use! aiXplain offers a large variety of natural-sounding voices; simply go through our voices and choose one that’s suitable for you!

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