The Voice Marketplace: How Voice Cloning Became Accessible to SMBs and Content Creators
Due to the traditionally high costs of hiring voice actors and professional sound engineers, most audio content producers could not afford the diversity of voices needed to produce professionally dubbed products. With the introduction of the Voice Marketplace, not only is this limitation removed, but the entire industry is changing along with it.
It’s been less than a year since Respeecher launched its Voice Marketplace project. Respeecher has taken one giant step towards democratizing the public voice market. Small companies and even individual bloggers now have the opportunity to use voice cloning technology.
The Voice Marketplace allows users to license human voices from Respeecher’s voice library and synthesize unlimited speech and dialogs. All of this is now possible from the convenience of a single platform and at an affordable price.
We encourage you to check out these case studies to learn more about what AI voice cloning technology is capable of:
- Respeecher Synthesized a Younger Luke Skywalker’s Voice for Disney+’s The Mandalorian
- Respeecher and Rephrase.AI Collaborate With MondelēZ International, Ogilvy, Wavemaker to Create a Revolutionary Ad Campaign for the Indian Market
Now let’s look at how these emerging technologies are made available to content creators around the world, rather than remaining accessible to only large media agencies or Hollywood studios.
How does it actually work?
On the technical side, the process is relatively straightforward from end to end.
The AI algorithm analyzes the target voice (the one you want to clone) and builds its model. Then, another person’s voice is used as the source for cloning. The system then takes the source voice and transforms it into the target voice, preserving all the characteristics and unique features of the latter. In other words, Respeecher can convey every aspect of a voice, including intonations, emotions, and whispers. The average person is unable to tell the difference.
Respeecher’s neural network has used thousands of hours of human speech to train and develop its mode of analysis. It is able to determine the phonetic features and intonations of human speech.
When using the Voice Marketplace, part of our neural network is used to determine universal human voice and speech characteristics. The other part is used to define the unique properties of the source speaker. Since most of the features of a person’s voice are common among every living person, the model only isolates the unique characteristics of a person’s voice. This greatly reduces the amount of time it takes to complete the process of voice generation.
It takes almost no time and effort to start using speech synthesis on the Voice Marketplace platform:
- Sign up for a free trial
- Provide a sample of the source voice (about 5-minutes of dialog) to calibrate the system
- Choose any voice from the library and synthesize an unlimited number of 30-second samples while on your free trial
The entire registration, voice calibration, and voice synthesis process shouldn’t take longer than 5 minutes. Previously, this process took more than two weeks to complete.
Today, the Voice Marketplace provides a unique opportunity, not only for large enterprises but for small studios and individual content creators.
If you can’t afford to hire a professional voice actor, try the Voice Marketplace. You will be able to synthesize unlimited voice content (in multiple unique voices) and easily license it for your project.
With the AI voice marketplace, you don’t have to worry about contracting multiple voice actors, dubbing in foreign languages, or post-production (including ADR sessions). If you are looking for more information or custom quotes, don’t hesitate to reach out to Respeecher today.
This article was initially published by Respeecher as a guest post on GeekTechMagazine.