I have tested out the Neural2 and Wavenet Google Cloud Voices. The Google API allows me to directly access the Text-To-Speech API from Google. The Google API which I used needs an active Google Cloud account. These voices do cost money, but with some luck, you can get a free trial from Google.
This API supports dozens of voices and I have selected a few from the list and used them to generate an audio which I supported with text and footage.
I tested the following Google Cloud voices:
- Great Britain
The Australian Google Cloud voices
First, I started with the Australian voices. To my experience some of them really sounded bad, the male ones I liked the most.
All of the voices have been tested out and a demo has been created for them. Simply click on the Name of the voice you like and you will be redirected to the demo.
Great Britain voices
The GB voices sounded a lot better. In particular I liked the male Wavenet-B voice.
WaveNet is a deep neural network for generating raw audio.
Neural2 voices are based on the same technology as Wavenet to create a custom voice. Neural2 represents the latest in synthetic voice generation.
I hope that you enjoyed the Cyberwarzone demo’s and that they helped you to decide which voice you want to use.