How to Convert Text to Speech with iSpring Suite Max

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Text to Speech

To record a beautiful voice-over for a course or a video tutorial, you no longer need to look for a narrator. Using iSpring Suite Max, you can turn texts into compelling voice-overs with clear pronunciation and dulcet tones.You just need to add a text to iSpring Suite Max, select a language, a preferable voice – and your voice-over is ready. 

In this article, I’ll tell you about this new tool and explain how to use it.

This is what the text-to-speech editor looks like in iSpring Suite Max.

Text to Speech

Examples of voice-overs in iSpring Suite Max

How Can This New Feature in iSpring Suite Max Help You?

Professional voice-overs without a narrator. In iSpring Suite Max, you can select a voice, timbre, and tone. For good quality audio in your course, you don’t need a narrator and fully equipped audio studio anymore. 

Voices in foreign languages. If you build courses for learners from various countries, just select the language you need for voice-overs. 52 languages are available. Among them are English, Arabian, Spanish, Dutch, French, and Chinese. This enables your employees to study materials in a language they’re fluent in. 

Easy editing. You can edit, add, or trim audio and texts right in the interface of iSpring Suite Max. Tone and timbre will remain the same. This will be very useful if you decide to revise the info and update your course – to change the number of your customers or add a part about new services, for instance.

How To Convert Text to Speech for a Course

To learn how to do this with iSpring Suite Max, keep reading or watch this video:

Text-to-speech in iSpring Suite Max
  1. First, open a course and click Manage Narration on the iSpring Suite Max toolbar.Manage Narration
  2. Click the Audio button and choose Text to speech.Audio
  3. In the opened window, select the language, speaker, and type of voice.Convert Text to Speech
  • Standard voice will be appropriate for an induction course on IT safety, for example.
  • Natural voice will fit in a lesson on how to conduct a job interview or negotiate with a customer.
  1. To hear what the speaker will sound like, click on Preview voice. Select the voice you would like to use, add the text to convert, and click the Insert button. 
    Note: the text can be up to 4,000 characters.Preview voice
  2. You can choose when to start playing audio: right after you open the slide or later. After you finish, click Insert.Inserting AudioThe voice-over will come up on the audio track below. Its name will be Text-to-speech clip — Audio 1.Audio clip

How to Transform Texts into Audio for a Video Tutorial

  1. To add a voice-over to a video, head over to Screencasts on the iSpring Suite Max toolbar and open an existing video, or create a new one. Screencasts
  1. In the new window, click the Audio button and select Text to speech.Text to Speech for Videos
  2. A new window will open. Select the language, speaker, and type of voice.Select a voice
  3. To hear what the speaker will sound like, click on Preview voice. Select the voice you would like to use, insert the text to convert, and click the Insert button. 
    Note: the text can be up to 4,000 characters.Insert voice
  4. The voice-over will come up as the new audio track. Its name will be Text-to-speech clip — Audio.Text to speech clip

How to Edit a Voice-over

You can make changes to the text-to-speech clip like choosing another language or speaker. Let’s take a video tutorial as an example to see how to do that. You can adjust the sound for an entire course the same way.

  1. To change a voice-over, select the clip on the audio track and click Edit Text to Speech on the toolbar.Edit Text to Speech
  2. In the opened window, you can rewrite the text and change the language or voice. To save changes, just click Update.Update Text to Speech

Read more about voice-overs in these articles:
How to change the speed of audio →
How to export audio →

This update is already available in your iSpring Suite Max

To convert text to speech, update the authoring tool. If you have an iSpring Suite Max subscription, the update is free. 

The amount of text that can be converted into speech is limited to 500k characters per 30 days. We’ll increase this amount over time. 

Try this new feature of iSpring Suite Max and share your impressions with us in the comment section. If you don’t have an active subscription, you can download a 14-day free trial here.

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