In this Article

  • Tips and Tricks for Editing in App

  • Utilize edit tools for best practice with stock voices

Intonation

Intonation controls the Tone of spoken words and phrases. Tone is the natural rise and fall of speech. If you want to raise the Tone, lift the green Intonation line in the modal. To lower the tone, lower the green Inotonation line below the center of the grid. The green line plots and dictates the tonal adjustment. A slight adjustment will make all the difference.

Break/ Pause

If you want to add a break or a pause in between words, sentences, or paragraphs, you can control the strength of the pause/break. We suggest using the Weak setting for pauses between paragraphs and the Medium setting in between words. Using commas between words will also indicate to the platform to take a pause. These Breaks / Pauses can be measured in milliseconds and seconds.

  • X- Weak - 250ms

  • Weak - 500 ms

  • Medium - 750 ms

  • Strong - 1000 ms or 1 second

  • X - Strong - 1250 ms or 1 ¼ second

Phoneme

When there is a slight mispronunciation of a word, use the Phoneme tool to phonetically spell out the word or phrase. To accomplish this, highlight the word that you want to adjust then select the ipa (the phonetic sounds of language) Phoneme option. To complete this, phonetically spell out how the selection should be pronounced within the Enter String field, then press Apply.

Ipa is the standard and is the default on the platform. Although we recommend sticking to ipa, Microsoft's Sapi and Ups are also available.

Prosody

You can use this tool to adjust the Rate, Pitch, and Volume of a clip. Highlight the word or sentence you want to adjust then press Apply to save your changes. As a best practice, we advise not going above or below 0.2 decimals in either direction. To go lower, we advise staying within the 0.8 range. To go higher, we suggest you keep inputs below 1.2.

Say-As

To adjust how something is read, highlight the word, number, or phrase, then click Select interpret as from the right-hand editing panel. Pick an option and apply this adjustment.

Example: 1950 can be read as....

  • "nineteen-fifty" > year

  • “one nine five zero" > individual integers

  • "one thousand nine hundred and fifty" > number

PRO-TIPS

  • For Intonation, say the sentence out loud, this will allow you to see where you are lifting and dropping your voice.

  • For Say As, insert a dash (-) in between words, that will force the system to read words quicker and not take a breath in between.

  • For Say As, use an exclamation mark (!) to indicate a forceful utterance at the end of a sentence.

  • For Say As, use a question mark (?) to indicate a question at the end of a sentence.

  • For Say As, if the sentence is being read too quickly, utilize commas in between the words. Commas (,) are used as breaths even if it doesn't necessarily make grammatical sense in the sentence.

  • For Say As, preview your clip after making additional edits. If you don't like the tone or the wobble, use the intonation editor.

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