tutorials & faq


Tutorial: Getting started and how to convert a text file into audio

Tutorial: Convert several files at once using Batch mode

Tutorial: How to use the Change pronunciation feature

voices_55Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Virtual Speaker?

Virtual Speaker is a stand-alone application that allows you to create sound files from text files using text-to-speech.

Q: What is the difference between Virtual Speaker and the developer SDKs?

The SDKs are typically integrated and redistributed with some other software, while Virtual Speaker is a stand-alone requiring an operator to use it to create the sound files.

Q: How do I purchase Virtual Speaker?

Use the Contact link on this website and send us a description of what do you want to achieve and an estimation of the volumes of audio that you plan to generate, and we’ll get back to you with more information.

Q: I only need to create few sound files right now, what should I do?

We have also a cloud application called acapela-box that allows you to purchase and generate small amount of audios immediately, directly in the browser.

Q: What is the pricing model of Virtual Speaker?

While the application is for free, you pay for the amount of audio that you want to generate, by purchasing prepaid packages of time and using it until your time credit is exhausted or you decide to refill it.

For instance if you purchase a package of 5 hours of time credit and then you create audio files for a total of 45 minutes, you will have 4 hours and 15 minutes left on your account.

The amount of time purchased can be used with any language and voice.

More pricing information can be found here.

Q: Can I change the way a sentence is pronounced by Virtual Speaker?

There are different ways to control and refine the way the TTS will read your input. For complete information please visit the TTS optimization page (page located on the Acapela Group website).

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