IVONA Voice Salli (American English)
the third year of production is for voice recording of your own news items. a word count of 1,200,000 words per year is estimated as a baseline. a word count is a technical term, meaning that the total number of words in the news items is divided by the estimated monthly number of words. example: the news items have 6000 words. 6000 / 30 = 20000. 20000 / 150,000 = 0.015 as an estimation of the number of words per month. the estimated number of minutes is multiplied by the word count. example: the news items have a duration of 15 minutes. 150,000 / (2 * (0.015 * 30)) = 1,500. 1,500 / 60 = 25 minutes as an estimation of the number of minutes per month. you should be able to maintain a target word count of 1,200,000 per year while having about 25 minutes per month of news items read out.
the fourth year of production is for voice recording of your own news items. a word count of 3,000,000 words per year is estimated as a baseline. a word count is a technical term, meaning that the total number of words in the news items is divided by the estimated monthly number of words. example: the news items have 6000 words. 6000 / 30 = 20000. 20000 / 150,000 = 0.015 as an estimation of the number of words per month. the estimated number of minutes is multiplied by the word count. example: the news items have a duration of 15 minutes.
i have found the acapella peter (happy) voice to be the best. i’ve read several quality stories and he’s the only one that sounds a little bit like a human. his happy voice is perfect for the harry potter universe all around.
i have had some experience with amazon polly and found it to be extremely useful in the past for creating the voices for a variety of applications. the service worked very well for synthesizing the voices for the characters in the ‘harry potter’ books and stories. the voices worked very well and the quality was excellent. i was not familiar with the service before using it for the stories and was very impressed with the results. the service works similarly to human speech synthesis so it has the same challenges. with the ‘harry potter’ stories, the characters in the stories were described as sounding a bit robotic and unnatural. with amazon polly, they were all described as sounding quite robotic. this was a result of the technology they used which was not very natural sounding. since the service can use any text to create a voice, it is not limited to the characters in the stories. thus, you can use it for any type of voice that you like.
a nice feature of the service is that there are a variety of voices to choose from. with just a few clicks, you can create a new custom voice that is tailored to your application. you can choose the gender and accent of the voice. the quality of the voice you choose is up to you. you can choose from a variety of voices. with the default voices, you can be sure that the voice will sound very robot like. to achieve a more natural sounding voice, you can choose from other voices that are not default. amazon polly includes many voices for you to choose from. if you want to create a custom voice, the service has you covered.
i like the service and would recommend it to anyone who needs to create a custom voice. if you need to create a new voice for yourself or your organization, i would recommend that you get a free trial first. you can try out the service for free. you can see how well the service works in your own application. if you like it, you can go ahead and create a custom voice. the service is easy to use and can be very helpful in the future when you will need to create voices for other types of applications that are not audio.
the voices that amazon polly provides are free to use, but if you want to use a voice that is not in the default set or if you want to use a custom voice, you will need to pay. if you use more than one voice, you will be charged for each one that you use. if you use a custom voice, you will be charged for the customization service. the prices are as follows:
finally, amazon polly brand voice is only available for the usage of your own brand. to use this service, you will need to contact amazon polly to provide the service with your brand name. we will create a custom voice for your brand. this brand voice will be unique to your brand and will sound like the voices that you use in your own tts applications. also, if you are interested in trying out the neural text-to-speech (ntts) voices, you will be charged for the customization service.
readspeaker speechmaker lets you generate your own audio files using state-of-the-art text-to-speech technology. it supports ten languages: american english, australian english, british english, indian english, dutch, french, german, italian, brazilian portuguese, and spanish. other languages are available upon special request. the audio files can be used both online and offline in your web applications, mobile apps, presentations, or e-learning materials. readspeaker speechmaker can be used from anywhere since it is completely cloud-based. all you need is a web browser and an internet connection.
readspeaker speechmaker comes in 4 packages with different amounts of words and corresponding minutes for each package. prices per word range from 0,045 to 0,105. these packages can be bought online to start producing your own audio files. if you are interested in other languages or voices, larger volume discounts or other business models, please contact us.