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Text-To-Speech Beginners Course – Learn How To Create Realistic Audio Narrations Using AI Voices!

$37.00

This groundbreaking course is presented and narrated entirely by AI voice instructors and teaches you how to use text-to-speech and the latest AI voice technologies to create professional and realistic sounding voice narrations from text files for a wide range of uses and applications.

Text-To-Speech Beginners Course – Learn How To Create Realistic Audio Narrations Using AI Voices! contains 20 video lessons with 4 hours of video content and downloadable course files.

Description

Text-To-Speech Beginners Course: Learn How To Create Realistic Audio Narrations Using AI Voices!

A Practical Step-By-Step Text-To-Speech Course For Beginners!

This groundbreaking course is presented and narrated entirely by AI voice instructors and teaches you how to use text-to-speech and the latest AI voice technologies to create professional and realistic sounding voice narrations from text files for a wide range of uses and applications.

The course is designed specifically for non-technical users. No coding or programming skills are required or necessary.

In this comprehensive 4-hour video course, you will learn:

  • A brief history and a basic introduction to the uses and benefits of using text-to-speech.
  • Where to find free or inexpensive tools to create professional voice narrations from text files.
  • How to use text-to-speech markup tags to create realistic human-like voice narrations.

The course includes detailed and practical step-by-step video tutorials using engaging and entertaining examples of text-to-speech applications, and downloadable course notes and materials.

Upon completion of the course, you will have all the skills, knowledge, and competence needed to create professional voice narrations and text-to-speech audio files for a range of business, marketing, and commercial uses, including:

  • Educational, sales and training videos
  • Narrated presentations and documentation
  • e-Learning courses
  • Audiobooks and audio-based digital products
  • Podcasts
  • Spoken web pages
  • Online / Social Media / Radio advertising
  • Recorded announcements
  • Other content and media formats

Check out some of the amazing things you will learn to do with text-to-speech in this course …

About The Course …

What is included in the course?

Text-To-Speech Beginner’s Course – Learn How To Create Realistic Audio Narrations Using AI Voices! includes 20 video lessons with 4 hours of video content and downloadable course notes and materials.

What will students learn in this course?

Learn how to use text-to-speech and the latest AI voice technologies to create professional sounding voice narrations from text files for a wide range of business and commercial applications.

Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?

This course is aimed specifically at non-technical users. No coding or programming skills are required or necessary.

Who is this course ideally suited for?

  • Schools and educational institutions
  • Content creators and content publishers, audio product creators
  • Businesses and organizations with a digital presence
  • Anyone providing accessibility services or online content for users with learning disabilities, visual impairment, etc.

Course Content

Text-To-Speech Beginners Course – Learn How To Create Realistic Audio Narrations Using AI Voices! contains 20 video lessons with 4 hours of video content and downloadable course notes.

Module 1) Text-To-Speech Overview

This module provides an overview of the text-to-speech course and what will be covered in the lessons.

Video 1: Overview Of Text-To-Speech Course (4:59)

In this lesson you will meet your AI voice narrators, who will provide you with an overview of the entire course and all the content covered in the lessons.

Video 2: Benefits Of Using Text-To-Speech (10:41)

This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Why text-to-speech is the key to the next digital technology boom.
  • Why knowing how to use text-to-speech is a valuable skill that will open up many new and exciting opportunities.
  • The benefits and applications of text-to-speech.
  • User groups that can benefit from text-to-speech.

Module 2) Text-To-Speech Introduction And History

This module covers the history of speech synthesis, an overview of the text-to-speech process, and text-to-speech tools.

Video 3: Text-To-Speech Introduction & History (15:55)

This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to text-to-speech.
  • Background and history of speech synthesis and text-to-speech technologies.
  • Popular TTS engines we’ll be working with in this course.
  • Basic terminology used in the creation of synthetic speech.

Video 4: Overview Of Text-To-Speech Process (8:02)

This lesson covers the following topics:

  • What is SSML
  • How to prepare text for audio using SSML markup tags
  • Audio file formats used to convert text into audio narrations.

Video 5: Text-To-Speech Tools (16:28)

This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of the text-to-speech process from text to finished audio
  • Where to find and how to use free and inexpensive text-to-speech tools used to convert text into professional voice narrations and audio files.
  • Text-to-speech tools for creating audio files that can be accessed from laptops, desktop computers, mobile devices and the cloud.
  • Time-saving tools for adding phonemes to your SSML files, converting audio files into different formats, translating content into different languages, capturing media content, etc.

Module 3) Text-To-Speech Tutorials – Using SSML Markup Tags

This module provides practical step-by-step tutorials on how to use markup tags with text-to-speech to create realistic humanlike voice narrations with examples of practical applications.

Video 6: Overview Of Text-To-Speech Markup Tags Tutorials (3:14)

This lesson provides an overview of the detailed step-by-step tutorials included in this training module, where you will learn how to use markup tags in your text to create realistic humanlike voice narrations.

Video 7: Text-To-Speech SSML Tags – Using The ‘Speak’ Tag (1:59)

In this lesson, you will learn how to use the ‘speak’ tag to markup your text-to-speech files.

Video 8: Text-To-Speech SSML Tags – Adding Breaks And Pauses To Text (8:02)

In this lesson, you will learn how to add breaks and pauses to words, sentences, and paragraphs.

Video 9: Text-To-Speech SSML Tags – Adding Paragraphs And Sentences To Text (8:37)

In this lesson, you will learn how to specify paragraphs and sentences in your text using SSML tags.

Video 10: Text-To-Speech SSML Tags – Using The ‘Say-As’ Tag And Attributes (35:41)

In this lesson, you will learn how to use SSML tags to instruct text-to-speech engines how to interpret spoken text for special types of characters, words, and numbers, such as ordinal and cardinal numbers, digits, units of measurement, fractions, telephone numbers, addresses, date and time, spelling out words, bleeping out expletives, and more!

Video 11: Text-To-Speech SSML Tags – Adding Emphasis To Text (3:56)

In this lesson, you will learn how to use SSML tags to emphasize certain words or sections of your text.

Video 12: Text-To-Speech SSML Tags – Adding Prosodic Elements To Text (12:34)

In this lesson, you will learn about prosody and how to use SSML tags to change prosodic elements such as the pitch, volume, and rate of your spoken text.

Video 13: Text-To-Speech SSML Tags – Set Maximum Speech Duration (7:27)

In this lesson, you will learn how to make your voice narrations fit into specific durations. This is useful for synchronizing audio to videos, or if you need to squeeze your narrations into a short period of time, like radio ad disclaimers, etc.

You will also witness our AI voice narrator take on famous rapper Eminem for the world’s fastest rap verse.

Video 14: Text-To-Speech SSML Tags – Text Pronunciation (12:27)

This lesson covers text pronunciation. You will learn how to mark up text to pronounce acronyms and abbreviations, using phonemes for different phonetic pronunciations, and ways to improve speech pronunciation by specifying parts of speech and alternate meanings in your text markups.

Video 15: Text-To-Speech SSML Tags – Adding Audio Elements To Text (13:16)

In this lesson, you will learn how to insert external audio files and other media elements into your voice narrations. This is useful for adding background sounds and audio effects to your speech recordings.

Video 16: Text-To-Speech SSML Tags – Voice Effects (20:49)

In this lesson, you will learn how to add voice effects to speech and spoken audio, such as adding the sound of breathing to words and sentences, whispering, speaking words softly, controlling voice timbre, and adding dynamic range compression to sections of your text to improve audio listening quality in noisy environments.

Video 17: Text-To-Speech SSML Tags – Language Tags (10:06)

In this lesson, you will learn how to specify another language for specific words, phrases, or sentences in your text, using the language markup tag.

Note: This is not the same as translating text into other languages, which is covered in another lesson.

Module 4) Text-To-Speech – Putting It All Together

This module takes you through the process of putting everything you have learned together, giving you all the skills, knowledge, and competency to turn text into professional voice narrations for a wide range of uses and applications.

Here we show you how to put together everything you have learned in this course to turn text into professional voice narrations for a wide range of uses and applications.

Video 18: How To Create Text-To-Speech Audio Files (17:31)

In this lesson, you will learn how to put together the information from all the previous lessons to create professional voice narrations and audio files from marked up text files.

Additional topics covered in this lesson include:

  • Review of the text-to-speech and audio file creation process.
  • Using text-to-speech voices.
  • How to create audio files in different languages.

Video 19: Text-To-Speech Tips & Next Steps (22:58)

This lesson includes the following topics:

  • Basic and power tips on marking up text-to-speech files
  • Tips for creating voice narrations and synchronizing these to screencast or desktop video recordings and video overdubs
  • Troubleshooting errors in your text-to-speech conversion
  • Closing thoughts – where to go and what to do after completing this course.

Video 20: Text-To-Speech Downloadable Course References, Resources & Additional Materials

This section contains downloadable files with links to access tools and resources, transcripts with markup tags, cheatsheets, course references and more!

Course Outline …

The course outline is shown below … we have made the first three lessons free to access (just click on the links below to watch and enjoy!)

Module 1 Text-To-Speech Overview
Lesson 1 Overview Of Text-To-Speech Course  - Preview
Lesson 2 Benefits Of Using Text-To-Speech  - Preview
Module 2 Text-To-Speech: Introduction & History
Lesson 1 Text-To-Speech: Introduction & History  - Preview
Lesson 2 Overview Of Text-To-Speech Process
Lesson 3 Text-To-Speech Tools
Module 3 Text-To-Speech Tutorials - Using SSML Markup Tags
Lesson 1 Overview Of Text-To-Speech Markup Tags Tutorials
Lesson 2 Using The 'Speak' Tag
Lesson 3 Adding Breaks And Pauses To Text
Lesson 4 Adding Paragraphs And Sentences To Text
Lesson 5 Using The 'Say-As Tag' And Attributes
Lesson 6 Adding Emphasis To Text
Lesson 7 Adding Prosodic Elements To Text
Lesson 8 Set Maximum Speech Duration
Lesson 9 Text Pronunciation
Lesson 10 Adding Audio To Text
Lesson 11 Voice Effects
Lesson 12 Language Tags
Module 4 Text-To-Speech: Putting It All Together
Lesson 1 How To Create Text-To-Speech Audio Files
Lesson 2 Text-To-Speech Tips & Next Steps
Module 5 Text-To-Speech: Downloadable Course References, Resources & Additional Materials
Lesson 1 References, Resources & Additional Materials
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