In the past two years, COVID 19 has been an extremely unprecedented disaster. It has taken away the livelihood of several and pushed millions into poverty. The economy has been crippled and people have been forced to work from inside the threshold of their homes. Similarly, the pandemic has hugely impacted the lives of the voice over artists. Hence, new methodologies had to be incorporated. Most famous are online text to speech platforms.
Earlier voice artists would have to walk into the recording studios, where they would audition. It is to check whether the artist’s voice is suitable for the particular project. Due to the pandemic and the lockdown in place, several studios have closed down. Hence, artists have to shift their business online.
How does Voice Over Business Work Online?
There are several online platforms nowadays which allow voice-over artists to work from home. Usually, these sites require the artists to pay and register for their applications. This helps them to upload their voice and get noticed by those who want to hire them. These voice-over artists have set up professional studios inside the premises of their own homes. This does not require them to mingle with people from outside. The artists make these recordings and send the audio files to their clients. Thus, in the work from home culture, the voice-over industry has also started to pace up.
The Digitized Voice Over Industry
Today there are many voice-over marketplaces online. The apps have artists who can perform for several genres and regional languages. Customers surf through the application based on their specific requirements. They listen to the sample audios in the artist’s profile. Depending on the work requirements and budget, an artist gets hired. There are hundreds of options available to the customer. It shows how the competition of voice artists has increased due to the presence of an online market.
Voice Over Industry and Artificial Intelligence
Many people use free AI-based software to record voiceovers. There are many free text to speech articles that can be utilized to make voice overs. With more advanced artificially intelligent technologies, the digitized voices sound even more human-like. Text-to-speech technology is used for corporate videos, video games, digital assistants.
Online platforms like speech may have voices specially designed for the different genres like audiobooks, podcasts for radio and FM, the narration of films and documentaries, social media content, document reading, voice cloning, and more.
How to Create the Voice-Over?
There are many voice over platforms that are available. Speechmax has a very easy-to-use interface. The document to be narrated should be in a text file. The user uploads this document to the software. The user can choose the desired voice, speaking style, and speed of narration.
If you have the time and desire to put in effort, you can also go ahead with a voice over artist. But in the coming time, there is no doubt that online AI services will rule this industry.