Do you want to turn text into voice? If yes, here is a method to turn text into speech in three easy steps. This simple method is beginner-friendly and takes only a few minutes. We use this same technique to create voice-overs from text and use it in our videos.
In fact, we use these voice-overs in videos on YouTube and other social media platforms to generate traffic to our affiliate campaigns, landing pages and websites. If you are interested in this, keep reading.
Tools To Turn Text into Voice
We use text to speech software to turn text into voice. Franky speaking there are a number of text-to-speech software available in the market today. But most of them are pretty ordinary. The quality of voices generated from most software is very robotic.
We wanted something that can easily produce voice from any text, which also sounded as human as possible. And luckily we found two such Text to Voice software that can do the job for us.
One of them is Speechelo and the other one is Vidnami. Now let’s see how to turn text into speech using these software in few easy steps.
Turn Text to Speech Using Speechelo
Speechelo is our top choice when it comes to Text to Voice software. The AI voices created with Speechelo are arguably the best artificial voices we have ever come across on the net. They are almost human-sounding.
Now let’s see how to turn text into voice using Speechelo. To get started let’s login to our Speechelo account first. The Speechelo member’s area looks like this (see the image below).
As you can see in the image above, we have access to the Speechelo account with the Pro upgrade. The ‘Speechelo Pro’ upgrade gives access to additional premium voice over options and that’s what we will be using for this demo.
As mentioned above, with Speechelo we can convert any text into voice in 3 easy steps.
The first step is to copy and paste the text into the Speechelo editor. We can also directly type the text inside the editor. We will be converting the following text into speech, for this tutorial.
Here is the text…
“Scientists say that we only use 10% of our minds. Think about what I just said. We use only 10% of our minds! We are wasting the other 90%. Think of it this way….what if we only used 10% of our salary? Could we survive on 10% of our salary? No way, unless you’re Bill Gates.
What about eating only 10% of the food we make? Wouldn’t that be a waste of food? What if we slept only 10% of 8 hours or 80 minutes a day? Could we survive? What if we had only 10% of the oxygen that was available? Could we survive? The answer to all these questions is a resounding NO!”
Now to accomplish the first step, let’s copy this text and paste it into the Speechelo editor. Here is a look at the Speechelo editor and all the other important elements inside.
Once we have pasted the text inside the editor, it is time to choose the language and the voice for our project. As we have the Speechelo Pro upgrade, we get access to more than 100 AI voices including premium ones.
For this demo, we will be keeping the text in its original language, which is English. We will be using the American English accent. As you can see in the image above, there are 12 text-to-voice options available for US English in Speechelo.
The one TTS voice we frequently use and the one which is arguably the best TTS voice inside Speechelo is Andrew’s. It is a ‘PRO’ voice and isn’t available in the Speechelo standard version.
To continue further we just need to choose the voice and the speech tone. For some voices inside Speechelo, there is an option to choose from the normal voice tone, friendly tone and the serious tones. For the best results, you can choose the ‘friendly tone’.
However, for Andrew’s voice, these options are not required. We can keep it in the default ‘AI Voice’ option.
Once we have chosen the voice, it is time to generate voice from the text. We also have the option to review the voice-over. To create the voice-over, we just need to click on the ‘Generate Voice Over’ button.
And our voice-over is ready! We have successfully converted text into voice. Now let’s see how does it sound. BTW you can check out our review of Speechelo to find out the quality of Speechelo voices.
Did you like the sound of it?
We really loved it. It sounds almost human. Isn’t it?
Now let’s see how to turn text into speech using Vidnami.
Turn Text to Voice Using Vidnami
Please remember that Vidnami isn’t an exclusive Text-to-Voice software. It is, in fact, a video creation software which can be used to create videos from the text. So that means the exported file we get from Vidnami will be in a video format.
Now to start the process we need to copy the text and paste it into the Vidnami’s editor as shown in the image below. Let’s convert the same sample text into speech, the one we used earlier, for this demo.
Once we have pasted the text into the editor and have made all the necessary adjustments to the script, we need to click on the ‘edit scenes’ button on the right lower corner.
The scenes section will now open up. As we are not creating a video for this demo, we don’t need to change any of the scenes or adjust any slides here. All we need is a voice file. So we will click on the ‘Add Voicetrack to Your Video’ button and move forward.
Now on the next screen, we get to choose the type of voice-over that will be added to our video. There are options to choose only music, record our own voice, upload a voice over file and auto voice.
The Auto Voice feature is what we will be using for this demo, to turn the text into voice. There are more than 10-15 AI voices available inside the Vidnami interface for our use. The one we chose for this demo is ‘Luke’. This is a male voice in the US English accent.
We can also choose male and female voices in the British English accent and the Australian English accent. Unlike Speechelo, Vidnami doesn’t support other languages.
Now to move forward, we just need to click on the ‘Preview Your Video’ button and then publish the video. Please watch the video below to check out the quality of voice we got from turning text into speech using Vidnami.
How did you like the voice?
What are your thoughts on Vidnami’s auto voice?
Now to extract the audio file from this video we use a video editor like Camtasia. And that’s how to turn any text into voice in few simple steps. You can read our complete review of Vidnami if interested.
If you are looking for an exclusive Text to Voice software to quickly convert any text into speech, Speechelo should be your choice. Among the two software demos we gave above, the one we liked the most is Speechelo’s Andrew’s voice.
Luke from Vidnami sounded pretty good too. But Andrew was better. What we personally do is use both Speechelo and Vidnami together to produce amazing videos fast.
If you have the budget, invest in both of these software. If you want only a Text-to-Speech software get Speechelo.