The technology known as TTS has improved a lot over the years. We know the acronym for Text-To-Speech in Spanish as text to speech, and consists basically of read a written text using recorded voices. In the past these voices they sounded very artificial. But these days, the result is very natural, with few exceptions, and they sound more human. In the Spanish-speaking world, the most popular TTS tool has been known as Loquendo or Loquendo TTS for years.
We all know her as the voice of the Loquendo. A computerized voice that read what you wrote and that served to publish and broadcast funny videos in Spanish. And although its original source is no longer available, there is a page where Loquendo and its unmistakable voice so you can use it in your videos. It even has various voices, male and female, to read text with an accent from Spain, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia or Brazil. There are also them in English with different accents.
But Loquendo’s legacy is still there. At present we can find a multitude of tools to convert text to speech and thus decorate videos without having to put your own voice. A convenient way to add a voiceover, a sonorous narrator while you you remain anonymous.
We start with a simple, practical and online proposal. Is named TTS Tool or Text-to-Speech Tool and it is a minimalist page but it will help you to get a voice from a text. In the style of Loquendo but improved.
Actually, this free service uses external technology. On the one hand, of Amazon. On the other, of Microsoft. Too easy. You choose one of the two options, then the available language (Spanish, English and several more) and, finally, you will have several voices to choose from, male and female.
The last step is to paste or write the text that you want to be read by the computerized voice. The result, an audio that you can play online or download directly. Perfect for add audio to your videos without complicating your life.
Another great alternative to Loquendo is Natural Reader, a service that combines free and paid features to offer text-to-speech in multiple languages. It has voices masculine and feminine in spanish, English and other languages.
We paste a text or a document and the tool will do the rest. You can use unlimited free voices or Premium voices for 20 minutes a day. In addition to choosing the voices, it is possible to mark a reading speed. At the end you will be able to play the audio or download it in MP3 format. This second option requires going through the checkout or using an external recording app.
You can use Natural Reader from its official page or install its extension for Google Chrome. So you will have the possibility to read snippets of text directly from your browser.
Using Google technology, Free TTS makes it easy to replace Loquendo with another text-to-speech reader. In its field you just have to paste the text (up to 5,000 characters per session. 6,000 per week. That and choose the language and voice.
You will be able to read texts in English, Spanish and other languages, with various accents. In addition, it has male and female voice so that your audios are more varied. Once you have made the conversion, you have the possibility to convert audio to MP3 and / or download it.
Free TTS is free, no registration required, you can use it in videos or personal or commercial projects and it works directly from your web browser.
Wideo Free Text to Speech Software
Wideo is a service for creating animated videos. And among its free tools, it includes its own Loquendo. With Wideo Free Text to Speech Software It is possible to translate text to speech from your browser, without downloading any software.
You can translate up to 2,000 characters per day for free. Among other things, it allows you to increase or decrease the reading speed, listen to the result, download it in MP3 format and, of course, choose between several voices and languages. English, Spanish, Chinese, German, French, Italian, Japanese, etc.
The purpose of this tool is, as in the previous cases, to have a free and simple alternative to include voice over in your videos naturally and without the artificiality of the original Loquendo.