AI voiceover recommendations

Nov 15, 2020

Hello, I'm looking to use an AI voiceover app for my courses, as I'm working remotely full time now and don't have access to great voiceover volunteers at my office any longer. Anyone have any good recommendations or reviews? I am looking at LOVO and Well Said Labs. Thank you!

12 Replies
Allison Znachko

Thank you for the info!
I've been actually trying a free trial with them, but the "conversational" functionality just isn't there- for example, I can't get my characters to ask questions the way I want them to, or ask questions, period. The WellSaid representative admitted the technology is just not there yet. But for narration, it is nice!

Allison Znachko
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James Cox

I've been using Balabolka - free text-to-speech program which can use some of the MS voices, as well as third-party purchased voices.  You could also check out MS Word's Narrator feature and capture it with Audacity or some other s/w.

Still a bit robotic, so if you're looking for a truly human-sounding voice these won't get you there...

Diane Western

Is Amazon Polly a high learning curve?  (There were a number of 1 hour videos on the site; and it looked like it required scripts to be inserted for pauses.)  

Also, for the interface, does it allow a grouped import and export? (Such as importing an entire module at once, then the clips are separated based on paragraphs?

Thanks for your help.