You’ve spent hours in front of the laptop and finally got your script ready. All you need to do now is turn that text into audio and it’ll be ready for the world – it can’t be hard, just find a voice actor and ask them to read out the script, right?
So you google “hire a voice actor”, and you go through a few websites.
Some of them are like search engines:
- Type in keywords for the voice you want
- Tinker with the filters
- Get bombarded with hundreds of voiceover artists
- You start checking out some samples, reading reviews, and asking a couple actors for custom samples.
- You stop on the 2nd page and click “back” on your browser.
Tired, you go to another website where it allows you to post your job so voice actors can apply instead of you chasing after them individually. You spend hours writing out the specs for your project and wait a few days to hear from potential candidates, and then spend more time negotiating the deal.
In both scenarios, you’ve put in hours of effort, and weeks have gone by already. Is there really no other way to get quality voiceover for your content?
And Yes, There IS a Way.
AI Voice and Text-to-Speech tools like Genny allow you to create voiceovers in less than 5 minutes. No more asking for samples, waiting days on for drafts, wondering when the revisions will be done, and whether there will be an extra charge for a commercial license depending on the length of the contract. With AI voiceover tools like Genny, you can easily try out and choose the voice you like in minutes. Once you choose your favorite voice, you can convert your text script to audio instantly and make any edits real-time, stress- and anxiety- free.
Step 1. Create a New Project
After you sign-in to Genny, click “create a new project” and click which ever project you need to create. This provides you with a template – but you can always add or delete features as you seem fit after you create the project.
Step 2. Choose Your Perfect Voice.
At first it will be daunting to go through hundreds of voices Genny has to offer, but not to worry! Each voice is conveniently categorized in the type of content you want to produce. You want to create an educational video? Check. Need fun voices for your YouTube channel? Done. You can also filter by gender, age, language and emotion! You will find your perfect voice regardless of the content you are making, in no time.
Three types of voices are offered in Genny.
- Premium Voices: High-quality English-speaking voices that each have one designated speaking style.
- Emotional Voices: High-quality English-speaking voices that have up to 30 different emotions for you to choose from, perfect to use for any type of scenario or content you have in mind.
- Global Voices: High-quality voices that speak languages other than English. 40+ languages in 150+ voices.
Step 3. Input & Edit Your Text
You can either directly type onto the workspace or upload a document from your computer.
The lines will automatically convert when you press ‘enter’ on your keyboard, or if you click “convert”. You can alter the reading speed, add pauses and emphasis to certain words to add subtle nuances to your audio. If you’ve got foreign words, names of people and locations, or special nouns and acronyms that must be read in a specific way, utilize our pronunciation editor to customize how each word is pronounced. For those who want an even more granular control, you can also fine-tune pitches of individual phonemes to put the finishing touches on your audio. For more info, check out our tutorial videos to see how you can maximize the full potential of Genny!
Step 4. Non-Verbal Interjections, Music, and Other Sound Effects
Bring on the artillery – it’s time to add some flare to your voice over project!
Click on “Add resource” button on the bottom-right, and you’ll see a tab open up on your left where it shows “Non-Verbal Sounds” like laughing, sniffing, and umms – think of this as any sound a human would make. “Sound Effects” are like gunshots, crickets, and wood-burning noise, and background music. The “Production” Tab is where your saved voiceover files are – meaning, you can pull your existing projects into another project and use them just like you would use any sound file. “Upload” tab is for you to upload music and other audio files you have in your computer.
Step 5. Save, Render, and Download
Voila, you’ve successfully created a polished voice over in just minutes!
Save your file, click “Render”, choose which format you’d like, and when it’s finished rendering, go ahead and download! Wasn’t that a breeze?
Try for yourself by creating a free account in Genny!
Check out other blogs you might be interested in:
– A Guide to Using AI Tools in Your Content Creation Flow
– How to Save 90% of Your Budget on Voiceover Content