You would be surprised to learn how much of the content you consume every day is powered by AI voice generators. From internet voice and IVR recordings to sales, training, and educational videos, you can bet that a fair share of it was created with AI voice generators.
What’s more is that AI voice has come a long way since its inception and the robotic, monotone voices of old have since given way to the dynamic, expressive, and eerily human-like voices of today.
Let’s take a look below at some of the best AI voice generators, what they’re capable of, and why you should be using them.
A few short years ago, the idea of using an AI voice generator to replace a voice actor in a video game was unheard of. After all, in order to have a meaningful impact on the player, voice-overs need to convey a wide range of emotions that fit both the scene and tone for the moment at hand.
Enter Replica Studios and its ever-growing library of AI voice characters. The immersion factor and overall quality of the voices on offer here are honestly stunning.
The software makes it easy to create a project, customize a slew of voice attributes, and then export your project in a matter of clicks to your favorite game engines. You will get thirty minutes of free credit if you sign up on the website. Take a look at the brief video above to see what’s possible with Replica Studios.
If you’ve ever wished you could bring your favorite characters from movies, television shows, and cartoons to life, and have them say anything you like, then look no further. FakeYou is a deepfake voice generator that allows you to do exactly this, and rather convincingly we might add.
FakeYou has a wide selection of categories to choose from which cover popular and instantly recognizable voices from an assortment of genres. It also offers a voice clone service, which for a once-off fee, will allow you to professionally clone your voice for any application you like. The free plan for registered users offers unlimited generation and up to 12 seconds of audio at level 1 processing priority.
If you would like to learn more about deepfake technology, see our guide on how deepfakes work and who is using them.
NaturalReader blends AI voice generation and powerful text-to-speech options into one seamless package.
With NaturalReader, not only can you easily convert typed text into AI-generated speech, but it also has a drag-and-drop feature that works with PDF and Word files, as well as over 20 other file formats. On top of this, it also has OCR technology that can convert text to speech in images and scanned files.
Another incredibly cool feature, that we wish more AI voice generators would implement, is NaturalReader’s pronunciation tool. You can adjust the pronunciation of any word and replace it with something more phonetically correct, or change the output word entirely.
NaturalReader is available online, as well as on both Windows and Mac, and it has a free Chrome extension that works brilliantly. If you don’t use Chrome, there are also decent text-to-speech add-ons available for Firefox users.
Uberduck.AI is a community-driven, open-source AI voice generator, with a powerful API that allows you to use its technology to build your own AI voice generator apps. Of course, you don’t need to have the know-how to build your own AI voice generator, it works just fine on its own.
With over 5,000 unique voices and counting, it has quickly become one of the most popular AI voice-generator apps in existence. Whatever wizardry is going on in Uberduck.AI’s source code sure does fool just about anybody on a casual listen. The resemblance to familiar voices is uncanny.
Also, it seems to have a method of dealing with audio artifacts, which are commonplace with other AI voice generators. In most of the samples that we tried, audio artifacts like stutters or slurs simply weren’t present. The Free Forever plan offers access to all 5,000+ voices, and five saved audio clips.
If professional-grade AI voice generation is what you need, then look no further than MURF.AI and its studio suite. MURF.AI has been around for some time and it seems to have only improved. MURF.AI studio is aimed at producing high-quality, production-ready content, powered by an AI voice-generated text-to-speech engine.
The studio makes it simple to play with pitch, punctuation, and emphasis to make the AI voices behave realistically. There is also a timeline, so you can sync AI voices to perfectly match up with audio cues or with music.
Speaking of music, MURF.AI studio comes prepackaged with a massive selection of stock music that can be easily added to your project. It is even categorized by genre, mood, or BPM, so you can find the perfect fit quickly. The free version of MURF.AI studio offers ten minutes of voice generation time and 2GB of storage.
Notevibes’ AI voice generator is a great all-rounder and definitely deserves a spot on this list. It’s used professionally by some very large companies and its multilingual support has seen its use spread to over 150 countries.
Its online editor has some great features, like the ability to add emphasis and volume control, pauses in the narration, and the ability to change speed and pitch.
Once you are happy with the result, the online editor allows you to export your project as either an MP3 or WAV file, something that is usually hidden behind a paywall with most AI voice generators. The demo version offers 5,000 AI voice-generated characters, including free downloads of anything you create with that balance.
LOVO AI hit the market in November 2019 and has been increasing in popularity ever since. It bills itself as the perfect AI voice-generation tool for audiobooks, animations, games, and more. This makes it perfect for those who want to get more creative uses out of text-to-speech.
We especially love the “voice skins” feature which is LOVO AI’s way of differentiating its various voices. Basically, each voice has its own unique set of traits that are appropriate for respective types of media. If you would like to have your voice-over done with a documentary-style AI voice, it’s as easy as clicking a button.
You can also create your own custom voice skins if any of the available presets aren’t quite up to the task, or if you prefer you could just use the DIY voice cloning feature to sample your own voice and use it as you see fit. LOVO AI offers a free plan with unlimited conversion, listening, and sharing with up to three free downloads per month.
Pure AI Voice Generator Perfection
This is certainly not an exhaustive list of all the tools out there that cater to AI voice generation. We have, however, tried to pick the best based on their merits and features. It’s a brave new world, and as AI technology continues to evolve, we’re certain that the tools listed here, as well as others, will do so as well.
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