What is Text To Speech?
Put simply, the name says it all. But if you’re looking for more detail, we’ve got you covered. Text to speech is a form of speech synthesis, which is the artificial production of human speech. Software and hardware with TTS functions “read” and convert written text into speech. Text to speech converts your text into phonetic representations, and then converts that into waveforms that output as regular speech sounds. Our text to speech engine is no different; it converts raw texts to written words and then assigns phonetic transcriptions to those words.
Text to speech, also sometimes referred to as text to voice, is easily integrated into current marketing strategies across a variety of different industries. Businesses around the world have leveraged TTS for purposes ranging from marketing to education to recreation.
Did Someone Ask for a History Lesson?
Speech synthesis has origins dating all the way back to the late 1700s, when a Russian professor made acoustic devices with vibrating reeds (similar to musical instruments) to artificially produce vowel sounds. Around that same time, an inventor from Vienna created a “speaking machine” that could product single sounds and limited sound combinations.
The first computer-based speech synthesis systems reportedly originated in the late 1950s, and the first full TTS system for English finally emerged in 1968. It was created by Noriko Umeda (with the help of a few colleagues) at the Electrotechnical Laboratory in Japan.
How Does CDYNE’s Text to Speech Work?
We don’t want to toot our own horn, but we think our Phone Notify! API is the best text to speech software currently available (toot, toot). Our API is a hosted, programmable web service that can send up to 12,000 tier-1 quality phone calls per minute. You can use text to speech, WAV files, or both to create relevant call scripts according to your phone messaging needs.
What is a WAV File?
WAV stands for Waveform Audio. These files are popular due to their high quality, uncompressed audio. They are also easy to access and convenient to use.
What Will the Calls Sound Like?
If you like listening to the sound of your own voice, we’re sorry to say that you’re out of luck. (But may we suggest our Ringless VoiceMail Drop?) But if you’re looking for a strong and clear voice, we’ve got plenty of those!
With dozens of voices to choose from, you are sure to find one that meets your needs. Our selection offers a range of languages, ages, and genders. Try some of them out below to find your perfect voice ID.
|Voice Name, Gender, and Age||Language & Accent||Click Button to Play|
|Penelope-Female-30||Latin American Spanish|
Want to explore more voices? Check out our complete voice list.Can’t find the right fit? Contact us today and let us know what you’re looking for in a voice ID.
Text To Speech Benefits
We’ve told you what text to speech is and how to use it, but we haven’t even started on why to use it. The benefits of using a text to speech API are extensive, as we’ll outline below.
Convenient for who? Everyone! Text to speech is not only convenient for businesses to use, it’s also quick and easy for customers.
Text to speech is compatible across multiple programming languages and has several integration options.
TTS benefits everyone, but especially the visually impaired and people who have disabilities related to text, such as dyslexia.
Our API is easy to learn and use, but just in case we also have extensive documentation and quick start guides.
Languages are no longer a barrier with our Phone Notify! API. We support multiple languages so that you can send calls anywhere.
Text to speech engine software can be used for almost anything! Reminders, alerts, regular messages, and more.
You can use CDYNE’s Phone Notify! API for:
- Appointment Reminders
- Emergency Alerts
- Delivery Status Notifications
- Password Resets
- Customer Loyalty Rewards
- Courtesy Holiday or Birthday Calls
- Payment Reminders
- Marketing & Promotions
- Credit Card Verifications
- Password Authentication & Resets
- Political Campaign Messages
- School Alerts & Weather Closure Notices
- Event Planning
- Phone Call Blasts
And those are just a few examples! Start your free trial today to see for yourself.Get Started
Our Voice API Features
If you have a need, we have a feature to meet it. With our text to speech program, the possibilities are endless. Keep reading to learn how we create a richer voice experience for you.
Controlled Caller ID
Control the displayed caller ID information that contacts see.
Answering Machine Detection
Screen out calls sent to voicemail and identify missed calls.
Send out your TTS campaigns immediately or at a future date.
Capture keyed responses and save time with interactive options.
When users can retrieve missed messages, you never miss an opportunity.
Connect globally with text to speech scripts in multiple languages.
With Phone Notify! API, you also get:
You can make and receive thousands of calls across the world in minutes with CDYNE’s Phone Notify! API.
Why Phone Notify! is Your API
Phone Notify! is your all-in-one voice calling API solution. You’re not just another company and you have unique marketing needs, which is why we made sure Phone Notify! goes above and beyond the average voice broadcasting service.
Safety & Security
Our data centers are engineered with multiple levels of security, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), redundant HVAC systems, and fire suppression, as well as 24/7 monitoring and management. We’re also fully redundant with location fail-over and offer HTTPS URLs for added security.
With post pay billing, you get the phone lines, dialer, and IVR all at a per transaction rate. That means you only pay for what you use—no hidden fees, no contracts, and no surprise charges. We offer competitive rates for international and domestic calls. Interested in learning more about our pricing? Check out our fees here.
What else can we do to convince you besides listing all those great features?
How about listing even more awesome capabilities and features?
CDYNE’s Phone Notify! API can be easily integrated with your website, database, or system.
Our API is compatible with C#, ColdFusion, VB.NET, VBScript, PHP, PHP with cURL, Ruby, and Java.
Speech Control Commands
Adjust pauses, voices, speech rate, voice pitch, and more with advanced speech control commands.
Incoming Call Capability
Our API not only allows you to make outgoing calls, it also supports incoming call scripts.