Do you have an Arduino Project that you would like to use for language output? If so, you can pick up a microphone, record words or sentences and play them back with DFPlayer Mini –
This feature has been around for a very long time and is usually associated with tinny robot voices that sound anything but natural. But a lot has happened in this field and there are now voices that sound impressively natural.
The Tool TTSMP3
At ttsmp3.com you will find a free tool to breathe life into your Arduino. It mainly consists of a simple text field in which you can enter single words or whole sentences with a maximum length of 3,000 characters.
Below that there is a dropdown where you can select different languages and a speaker. The website claims to only support US English, but you can also have German texts set to voice. However, you can choose between different dialects in English.
After you have entered some text as a test, click on Read to have it read out to you. With a click on
Make fine adjustments
The tool offers you the possibility to emphasize different words or parts of sentences. To do this, place them in the following tag:
Hello, <emphasis level="strong">this</emphasis> is a test.
Whispering is also possible (even if we don’t find the result too exciting):
Hello, this <amazon:effect name="whispered">is a test.</amazon:effect>
More interesting, however, is the possibility to create dialogs. For this you simply use several speakers from the repertoire of ttsmp3:
[speaker:Marlene] Hello, this is a test. [speaker:Hans] Really?
Finally, you can adjust the pitch and speed. You can find the respective tags for this directly on the website.
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