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Meet Acapela’s bright bilingual Catalan Castilian voice, it perfectly handles specificities of both languages giving a pleasant audio result. This bilingual voice – we call her Laia or Ines depending on the language she’s speaking – is one of our bilingual talents. It has been created to answer the demand from the Catalan community, for one identical voice to speak both Catalan and Castilian.
As usual we organized a voice casting to select the right professional speaker, someone who meets our high quality requirements for text to speech purposes. This talented bilingual speaker has recorded hours of speech in two separate sessions, under the direction of the Acapela team, to finally create this new bilingual voice.
Acapela’s bilingual voices also feature RodRodrigo and child voices Emilio and Valeria, all bilingual US English/North American Spanish, and also Nizar, a voice speaking both Arabic and English.
‘Our expertise is based on the human voice. We look at all facets of speech and our team of linguistic experts constantly work on new challenges and define new methods to provide a vocalization of text that makes perfect sense. And today, one voice that speaks different languages fully makes sense,’ comments LarsErik Larsson, CEO of Acapela Group.
At Acapela we love voices. And we aim to develop voices that sound authentic. Because one synthetic voice cannot fit all needs, our repertoire offers a wide range of persona, including voices that speak several languages and dialects, that have different accents, that convey different moods and are for all ages. We even create character or celebrity voices. We are participating in R&D projects to make text to speech sing and to better convey emotions or tell a story. We love challenges and as experts we look forward to innovating even more and to forging ahead with new speech solutions. We are very proud to have developed the world’s first genuine children’s voices, an achievement which testifies to our impressive track record.
**translation : What is your name ? My name is Laia – I speak Catalan/ my name is Ines – I speak Castilian Spanish