Holy Jees. Tech is crazy these days. I do believe, it’s safe to say we’re living in the future in present times. I came across a website this week http://www.eleven labs.io which is meant for the writer in all of us. It offers a few high quality premium voices and allows you to type into a text box and play back in synthetic speech what you have written. For $5 a month for the lowest teer, is where things get quite, futuristic.

It was about 12 years ago or so, where I heard of a software called Model talker. I spent probably 12 hours reading sentences into a microphone and then, it created me a synthetic voice, that, was definitely, not worth my time. I’m not dogging the project, it’s probably gotten better etc. I’ve heard rumblings recently that there is software that only needs 2 minutes of audio to create a, very lifelike synthetic voice. Eleven Labs? Is one of those! I hit the purchase button after setting up an account, went into the closet with my IPhone, and recorded me rambling in a CHR VO voice. I hit create voice, on the website, also on my IPhone, uploaded the sample, again from Files on my IPhone, and didn’t have to wait. The, “Use Drew CHR” link was available, and then came the text box where I typed. It sounded pretty cool, not just like me, but it was clean, and held the acoustics of the closet and the freq spectrum of the IPhone mic. You can upload up to 25 samples per voice, and per my experimentation at least two samples makes things a whole lot more life like. I’ve got a friend who does VO work for me, listener drops. Her voice is incred right out of the box, but I stick my magic on it, and it truly pops and sounds like a dream. I got her permission, and uploaded the processed VO work she’s done for me, and Oh? My? God? When radio gets hold of ElevenLabs the price won’t be $5 per month, and you won’t have unlimited downloads. It is honestly an incredible and scary thing. Not ot get to personal, but I can hear songs, peoples voices, whatever in my head and it’s not a reality. But when I’m writing scripts for imaging, I hear it all. Now, I can hear the voice in my head, type it into Eleven Labs and it’s right there. I don’t have to do any editing on the final cuts if I don’t want to. I don’t have to look through takes and takes of work to find that perfect one. The generate button uses AI no doubt, and when you hit generate a second time on the same text with the same voice, you have different results. Wow!

The below audio is from my voice and Robins, my Fianci’s voice. Yes I’ve got her permission as well. I want to show off some of the voice to clone take, then you’ll hear a beep, and hear the modeled synth that was created with that voice. There are 3 or 4 voices here below. Take a listen. Then hit up Eleven Labs for yourself!!!!