Text to speech robots

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By Cliff Weitzman Dyslexia & Accessibility Advocate, CEO/Founder of Speechify in Speech Synthesis on June 27, 2022
Text-to-speech robots can help you absorb written information quicker. Learn about top solutions and the benefits they have.

    Whether you’re in the midst of e-learning, reading e-books for work, or you simply want to engage in deep learning while you’re out and about throughout the day, text to speech robots are the perfect way to translate text files into audio files, allowing you to get the information you need without having to sit in front of a book. Today’s fast-paced world requires people to learn new information at faster speeds than ever, which can be tough when you have multiple responsibilities on your plate. Using an app that translates text files into audio files can help you learn new things and boost your productivity without adding to your workload.

    Whether you choose to use a mobile app TTS service or you’d rather use a website, there are plenty of speech engine options to meet your needs. Many people find that they’re amazed at how their productivity soars once they’re not tied to their computers to read docs, and instead, can listen while they’re driving, working out, or getting things done around the house.

    What are TTS robots and how do they work?

    TTS robots store many different sounds from the human voice, in a variety of tones and inflections. When a TTS robot “reads” text, it then pulls from its vast library of units of speech voices, and puts the units together to create cohesive text that sounds natural.

    While some TTS robots are only able to take certain types of speech files (like Microsoft documents) and translate them into human-like speech, others are able to take a variety of text formats and translate them to speech, including txt files, websites, tutorials, images that contain text, and more.

    TTS robots have come a long way in recent years. When people think of text to speech software, many people think of a robotic voice (which can be fun in the right context), but most text to speech software provides users with a variety of voice options that sound as human as Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. When you use a TTS robot, you get to choose the voice that you want, making it simple for you to find a tone and style of speech that matches your personality and preference.

    TTS reader

    Using a TTS reader is easy–you simply upload a file or direct the reader to a website and the reader will use its database of voice units to translate your upload or website into speech.

    You’ll want to choose a TTS reader that allows you to use your library across multiple devices, so you don’t need to keep track of your place or lug a single device everywhere you go. Speechify is a great fit for busy professionals. It’s a TTS reader that syncs your library from your computer to your phone to your tablet, so you’re not scrambling to upload the same file to multiple devices.

    Speechify also has the benefit of being able to translate images with text into audio files. This means that users can take a photo of a page in a book and upload it to Speechify, which will then translate the file into audio. This can be invaluable for students and researchers who are faced with hours of reading.

    Speechify doesn’t just save time by allowing users to listen to their audio files on the go–it also allows users to choose the reading speed, making it easy to go as slow or as fast as necessary to facilitate deep learning. With Speechify, it’s easy for users to move forward or backward to double down on complicated issues or skip over information that they already understand.

    What are the benefits of TTS robots?

    In a world where things are moving faster than ever, TTS robots help people stay on top of what they need to know with fewer interruptions to day-to-day life. Listening to an important work or school document while preparing dinner means that multitasking is easier than ever. Getting more things done at one time means that more time can be set aside for spending time with family and friends while being fully engaged, instead of constantly having to work on a phone or computer.

    People who travel regularly for work sometimes struggle to get the information that they need due to carsickness and airsickness. With a TTS subscription like Speechify, there’s no need to stare at a computer or phone screen while going through emails or reading reports. Walking through an airport or commuting to a hotel doesn’t have to mean that a busy professional has to take time off, rather, they can stay up to date on the latest happenings in their company while carrying on conversations, enjoying lunch, or simply getting where they need to go.

    In addition to helping people improve their productivity levels, TTS robots also work to help people with disabilities and learning differences. It can be difficult for people who struggle to read due to dyslexia or visual issues to get the information they need in professional and academic settings. TTS robots make it easier for people who read at different speeds to get information in similar ways to their differently abled peers.

    Machine learning

    It can be strange to think that machines have the capability to learn, but that’s exactly what’s happening in today’s TTS technology. Researchers and scientists are constantly developing new programs that help TTS robots make adjustments that allow them to produce speech that sounds more human-like and natural. This means that speech from TTS robots is easier to listen to, and allows people to get more done in less time.

    It can be tough to keep up with the productivity expectations in today’s workplace, and as TTS voice robots learn to translate text to speech with greater accuracy, people are able to do more with less.

    Voice generator

    In addition to helping people who read differently than others to get the information that they need, voice generators also help people who have speech issues convey their thoughts to others. People who are on voice rest, experience vocal nodules, have tracheotomy devices, or have other issues that make it difficult to communicate through speech can type what they want to say into a voice generator, which can then convey messages to the people around them.


    How do I find a free text-to-speech solution?

    Using Speechify, you’re able to translate text files to audio files using speech synthesis. When Speechify reads your text, it uses artificial intelligence to translate it into human-like speech. If you head over to the Speechify app on the iOS app store or the Google Play store on Android, you’ll find that you’re able to do a free trial of Speechify to see if it’s the right high-quality voice TTS app for your needs. Browse the virtual human voices on the app, check out the pricing, and see if the customer experience is the right fit for you.

    What is the difference between text to speech and voice to text?

    Speech recognition software works to figure out what a person is saying, and translate their words into a text file. While doing this can be valuable in many instances, it takes away the intonation and inflection of a person’s voice, and can leave some of what they’re saying to be desired. Text to speech takes a text file and translates it to an audio file, using voiceover technology to create a human-like voice so your text can be read aloud.

    While both types of programs are valuable, many people enjoy using text to speech programs so they can hear natural sounding voices while getting the information that they need. AI technology has made huge advances in recent years, and many TTS users are surprised at the natural-sounding speech they hear when using a text to speech app.

    How to make your voice sound like a robot? 

    Whether you want to play a prank on a friend or you’re looking to create a custom voice for fun, it’s easy to do with a little help from robot voice generators.

    First, navigate your search engine or web browser to https://voicechanger.io/.

    Next, either upload the audio file that you’d like to change into a robot voice, or record your audio file on the spot. You’ll need to record yourself first, as the website doesn’t have the capability to turn your voice into a robot sound in real-time.

    Now, you’ll choose the robotic version of your life that you prefer.

    If you run into trouble finding the right microphone on your computer, you’ll want to navigate to the settings (assuming you’re using a Microsoft computer), then click sound, then click input. From there, click on choose your input device and choose the correct microphone so that you’re able to record your audio file. If you’re using an interface on your computer, you’ll need to choose the interface that has the microphone.

    Take your time browsing through the different voice changing options, including male and female voices. Play around with the pitch and tone of your voice, or combine several effects within the program to create the sound you want.

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    Cliff Weitzman is a dyslexia advocate and the CEO and founder of Speechify, the #1 text-to-speech app in the world, totaling over 100,000 5-star reviews and ranking first place in the App Store for the News & Magazines category. In 2017, Weitzman was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list for his work making the internet more accessible to people with learning disabilities. Cliff Weitzman has been featured in EdSurge, Inc., PC Mag, Entrepreneur, Mashable, among other leading outlets.

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