How to Use Text-to-Speech Feature in Podcastle
Text-to-speech is growing in popularity as the technology strives to become more accessible and reach a wider audience. Not so long ago, text-to-speech was not readily available and the software that did exist had many flaws. However, AI is advancing rapidly; all it takes is a few clicks and a few minutes of your time.
Still not convinced? Read on and we’ll show you how easy it is to use the text-to-speech feature in Podcastle step by step.
Step 1: create a new project
Once on the Podcastle home page on your computer, click on the Create button highlighted in pink in the upper left corner of the screen, then click Project.
Note that we use the free version of Podcastle, so this feature is available to everyone.
Step 2: convert text to speech
After choosing Projectanother menu will appear in the center of the screen with four options: choose Hidden text to speech. You will be directed to a window with audio playback and text editor.
Step 3: Type your text
On the right side of your screen, you will see the Text editor. In the blank space below the header, next to the letter icon, type the text you want to convert to audio.
Step 4: Choose a voice type
Click on the letter icon next to your speech and you will be presented with a list of different names. The default speaker is Kylie, but you can change it to anyone.
If you want to hear the speaker’s voice before choosing them, hover your cursor over the letter icon and the letter will turn into a play button. Click the button to hear the person’s voice, and once you’re happy with the sound, click the name to choose your speaker.
Step 5: Generate your speech
Once you have finished writing your text and choosing a speaker, click Generate near the bottom of the text editor area and watch your text turn into audio. If you want to listen to the audio to make sure you’re happy, you can click the play button at the bottom center of the screen; you can also pause, rewind or fast forward the audio.
Step 6: Export audio to your device
If you are satisfied with the sound, click Export in the upper right corner of the screen to save the audio as an mp3 file. You can also enable the option to download the transcript along with the audio.
Moreover, if you want to download the generated speech in text format, you can also click on the other Export button (at the bottom of the screen, next to Generate), and choose between a PDF and Docx file.
Want to try another text-to-speech tool? Check out these free sites and extensions for online text-to-speech tools. If you prefer using a text-to-speech tool on your mobile device, check out the best text-to-speech apps for Android.
Easily turn your text into audio with Podcastle’s text-to-speech feature
Podcastle’s text-to-speech feature is just one of many; there is so much more this site has to offer. And if you’re one of those people who like to do everything from their phone, then you’re in luck because Podcastle also offers an app version for iOS.