Voice Reader Studio
The cost-effective alternative to the recording studio
Voice Reader Studio has the professional features that save time and money-intensive trips to the recording studio. Videos, presentations, etc. are recorded in no time at the touch of a button. The audio files created can be circulated to a large listenership.
The key advantages Voice Reader Studio
- Professional text recording
Constant lack of time and a visual information overflow are often the causes of even the most important texts being overlooked. With audio files your readers can decide themselves what information they want to listen to. Your readers gain flexibility; you gain greater coverage.
- The Studio edition: Professional and simple
Voice Reader Studio has the complete functionality of the Voice Reader Home - and a good deal more. What's the same? Text is converted to audio with a simple touch of a button and quick as a flash - as usual!
- "Hello, my name is Marc"
Voice Reader Studio now also has a male voice in the exceptional Voice Reader quality. And you can also have a friendly male avatar as an animated speaker if you like (available only for Voice Reader Studio German and British).
- Simply correct pronunciation
There will always be words that are not pronounced quite properly. Not a problem: With an easy to use pronunciation editor, even non-linguists can very easily set the pronunciation. The Editor has two entry possibilities: By using a simple coding in SAMPA (the Speech Assessment Methods Phonetic Alphabet) or by entering in text format, e.g. the pronunciation of "Beckenbauer" will be saved as "Bekenboua".
- Flexible sound quality setting
Depending on the required application, you can set the sound quality that you actually require. After all, telephony has different requirements to a radio production. With Voice Reader Studio you can set sound qualities from 32 KBit/s to 160 KBit/s.
- Easy dialog management
You want to generate a dialog with different voice profiles? With simple commands you can control dialogs with allocated speaker roles, adjust pronunciation and control pauses.
Listen to Julia and co. in the roles of Red Riding Hood and the Wolf.
- Create speaker profiles
To implement allocated speaker roles, simply create profiles with Voice Reader Studio. Save the combination of one-time set volume, speech speed, pitch and gender under the speaker name. Situation-dependent pronunciation changes, e.g. intentionally slower speaking or higher volume effectively emphasize the basic profile.
- Import sound effects
Voice Reader Studio allows you to integrate sounds very easily. You can import an elegant applause, or replenish the spoken word with original sounds, as in a radio play. Simply enter the path of the sound file in Wav format (mono) into the text to be read out.
- Practical shortcuts
Voice Reader Studio can also be operated using shortcuts. It is quick and practical and is a particular advantage for those who are blind or are visually impaired. Mr. P. Darras tested Voice Reader Studio and attests to its quality: "The program is easy to use for those of us who are blind." Listen for yourself and see just how creative he was when playing around with the program.
- Reproduce generated MP3 files as much as you want
With Voice Reader Studio you have no boundaries - not for your creativity, and certainly not for your audience. Make your work available to as big a listenership as you want. Whether it be website content as MP3s, your breakthrough as an audiobook author or learning material for your students: generate once - reproduce x times! For more information, please read the license agreement.
- The most diverse application scenarios
Embellish your websites, presentations, training documents, Flash demos or company videos professionally, easily and cost-effectively with sound! We have arranged the applications that this is best applied to here. But of course there are no limits placed on your creativity!
- Add-on options
Even more to choose from! If you are interested in an integration interface for integrating into your own workflow, or batch processing for rapidly recording large text volumes, just contact us. We have a solution for everything.
Many of our customers already use Voice Reader in extremely creative applications; let yourself be inspired.
Windows 2000 (SP4 minimum), Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7; 70 MB free RAM, 450 MB free hard disk space; Internet access for product activation; Internet Explorer (Version 6 or higher)
MS Word, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint 2002 (XP), 2003 or 2007
Text file format:
DOC, RTF, TXT, HTML
Audio file export:
MP3 (16-160kBit/s), WAV (PCM 8000/11025/22050 kHz 8/16 Bit Mono)
The product can only be activated via the Internet.
Voice Reader Studio: Your benefits at a glance
- Fast and efficient conversion from text to audio (MP3: 16-160 kBit/s oder WAV: PCM 8000/11025/22050 kHz 8/16 Bit Mono)
- Male and female voices to choose from (only available for British English and German)
- Easy to use editor function for correcting default pronunciation
- Saving specific pronunciation properties in speaker profiles
- Integrating sound effects
- Easy pronunciation, dialog and pause control
- Licensed unlimited distribution of created audio files
Advantages of Voice Reader Studio versus Voice Reader Home
|Platform / Type||Desktop application||Desktop application|
Have texts read out loud or create audio files for personal use
With its variety of settings options, use as an alternative to sound studios for creating audio files for publication
|Audio format settings||Wav, MP3||Wav, MP3|
|Supported applications:||Microsoft® Word
|Number of avatars||2||4 (3)|
|Creation of speaker profiles||--|
|Special effects||--||Integrate sound effects
Change speakers (4)
Change language (5)
|Editor for improving pronunciation||--|
|Stop list of words and punctuation marks that are left unpronounced||--|
|Tone quality setting||--||MP3: 16-160 kBit/s
WAV: PCM 8/11/22 kHz 8/16 Bit Mono
|Audio file export||MP3, WAV: 16 Bit 22 kHz||MP3: 16-160 kBit/s
WAV: PCM 8/11/22 kHz 8/16 Bit Mono
|Shortcuts as an alternative to mouse navigation||--|
|Product activation via the Internet|
|Available languages (see below)||11||15|
|49,- € per language||499,- € per language|
|System requirements||Windows 2000 SP2 or higher, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7; Internet access for product activation; Internet Explorer (version 6 or higher)||Windows 2000 SP4 or higher, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7; Internet access for product activation; Internet Explorer (version 6 or higher)|
(1) Microsoft® Office 2002 (XP), 2003 or 2007; Adobe Acrobat (version 7.0 or higher); iTunes
(2) only for Voice Reader Studio German and British English
(3) only for Voice Reader Studio German and British English; all other languages: 3
(4) It is only possible to change between the male and female voices with Voice Reader Studio German and British English.
(5) It is only possible to change between languages that have been installed.zum Seitenanfang
Best references for Voice Reader Studio
The audio sector is experiencing a massive upswing. iPod, MP3-Player and co. are in everyone's ears - and not without good reason!
This produces endless usage options for Voice Reader Studio. We have put some of the most interesting and most creative ideas together. Let yourself be inspired!
|Radio Amateurs |
Even in the amateur radio world Voice Reader Studio has arrived. More and more radio messages are read out by Julia and the other voices of Voice Reader. Result: Roger that!
|LQM 4.0 |
For LQM 4.0 boring text newsletter are a thing of the past. The newsletter from LQM 4.0 are colorful, animated and sound-tracked with the female voices of Voice Reader Studio. The result is a completely new newsletter experience. Have a look for yourself ...
|Brockhaus multimedial |
The Brockhaus encyclopedia is the knowledge reference in Germany. The recently released version Brockhaus multimedial premium provides up-to-date information in 265,000 articles. All lexicon articles are available as MP3 files, completely sound-tracked with Voice Reader! Here you'll find some audio samples.
Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG (KVB) in Cologne is one of Germany's largest public transport companies. It offers a large range of bus and light railway services in and around the city. Recently, the KVB started using Julia, the pleasant voice from Voice Reader Studio, to announce the stops on the different transport lines in the city of Cologne.
Other transport operators who use Voice Reader Studio:
BSH Bosch and Siemens Haushaltsgeräte GmbH are making use of Voice Reader Studio in the area of staff training and learning. To teach English and German they have now "hired" a new tutor. See what Julia's colleague has to say for herself.
The Vorarlberg Institute for Social Services is part of the welfare service and offers people assistance in emotional or social emergency situations. Apart from dubbing the website of the institute, IfS has prepared a multimedia presentation using the voices of Marc and Julia from Voice Reader Studio, which explains the services available at IfS.
Mobilingua GmbH develop phrase book applications (Apps) for mobile phones and iPhones, and lets Julia, the pleasant voice from Voice Reader Studio, demonstrate her languages skills, for example in English or Spanish. Such novel and trendsetting educational applications turn mobile phones into small self-study labs that you can take anywhere. Learning by enjoying!
|Julia sets the tone in films|
Julia is the new reliable and charming member of the service team at Ahrens Film. As the speaker of choice, she helps to cut production costs during the post production of films, and at the same time improves quality. Expensive voice recordings can be avoided, since the human speaker in the sound studio does not begin to work until image and audio have been finely tuned. Before that, Julia from Voice Reader Studio is the star at Ahrens Film.
The following course unit on the topic of "successful time management" gives an excellent insight into how Voice Reader can be used in the eLearning segment. It was recorded with Voice Reader by the eLearning specialist e/t/s didactic media as part of the "IQC InteractiveQualificationContent" program.
|EU closing report as an audiobook
Voice Reader was put to innovative use in the closing report of the EU project, "Improving EQuality. Models of Relationship between Public Authorities and Providers of Social and Labour Market Services": Chapter 7 Audiobook - All Chapters as Sounds contains the individual chapters as MP3 files. This report is therefore the first EU closing report as a combined eBook and audiobook!
|The agency, tronicom, has created multimedia Internet presences for itself and for its customer, EHS Energie GmbH. Julia's serious-sounding Voice Reader voice explains the carefully prepared content very vividly.|
|MFDATA Internet Solutions has produced and recorded an impressive advertising video with the Voice Reader voice for Kampa's top quality prefabricated houses. The combination of the warm voice with unobtrusive background music provides an ideal supplement to the image material.|
|Video tutorial for professional speech preparation
Voice Reader can serve as a valuable aid when preparing speeches, as it can read the text back to you aloud. Jolty formulations or logical discrepancies can be easily read over, but they're noticed immediately when heard. You'll see how to do it in the video tutorial by Dr. Peter Troy, publisher of the "knowledge" page on organizational development, Topos online.
Voice Reader Studio simply sounds great!
The quality of the audio files recorded with Voice Reader Studio sounds astonishingly natural. Why not listen to them yourself!
We have compiled some serious and funny examples from the most varied application areas.
Voice Reader Studio Application Scenarios
- Add sound to apps (applications for iPhone and other mobile devices)
You think you have a great idea for an app but you know that with speech the app might satisfy your customers expectations better. Then simply add your sound to it with Voice Reader Studio. The pleasant voice and natural intonation of Julia speaks to you in 15 languages. Add sound to news or information apps, language learning programs or game apps, there will be no obstacles to your imagination.
- Professional presentation
Have your PowerPoint slides, training documents, Flash demos or company videos spoken by a pleasant Voice Reader presenter. Professional speakers have provided Voice Reader with their voices, and in combination with intelligent algorithms, Voice Reader almost attains the quality of a human voice.
- Advertising platform
Record your advertising material with Voice Reader Studio and attract the attention you're looking for. Your customers will sit up and listen – and the message will get through.
- Podcast & Co.
The quality of “listening” has soared in recent years – just take a look at iPod, MP3-players and MP3 mobile phones. The audio offering is also part of the same trend. With Voice Reader Studio you’ll also be very easily on board: simply create your own podcasts, audio newsletters, etc.
- Record your websites
Even if the content of your website changes rapidly: With Voice Reader Studio you can effortlessly stay up-to-date. Create the desired MP3s offline and link them to your website. In this way you can provide visitors to your website with content in the form of MP3s to download. Also in combination with Content Management Systems (CMS).
Voice Reader Web is the professional solution for the automatic sound-tracking of websites.
- Your attention please – here is an announcement!
Announcements in public, on train station platforms, recorded messages on phones, in German, English or multilingual: with Voice Reader Studio all announcements can be produced quickly and cost-effectively.
- Create an audio book
Voice Reader Studio’s versatile setting options allow you to record your texts as audio books. Dialogs between male and female voices, pauses, effective voice changes and background noises are the perfect components for a lively audio book!
- Sound recording for the blind
By using shortcuts, even those who are blind can use Voice Reader Studio without a problem. Mr. P. Darras tested it out and has provided us with his own small audio book
- Further education and e-Learning
The benefits of Voice Reader for efficient information recording have an extremely positive effect on recording teaching and learning materials. Voice Reader provides corresponding explanations to make tutorials so much more demonstrative. Recorded educational materials make learning easier for the listeners, many of whom use the time they spend commuting in the car to catch up.
- Achieve more range online
The best option for ensuring greater range. Against the backdrop of the time constraints that seem to be ever-present in today's world, you can decisively increase the range of your information if readers can decide when they want to read the texts. So provide your website content, newsletter or blogs, not just as text, but also as an audio file to download.
- Understand documentation, instructions and manuals easier
Visibly improve the comprehension of your texts! Long texts demand undisturbed and concentrated reading. They are often only skimmed over or just ignored because of time constraints. A study by the University of Regensburg reveals that the ability to absorb information is increased by 40% with simultaneous reading and hearing.
- Ideal for all e-Learning applications
Where language is part of the program. Voice Reader Studio is the ideal tool for the e-Learning area in particular. Whether it be recording training documents, computer-based training (CBT) or speech samples in foreign language lessons, Voice Reader Studio allows you to convert text into speech - quickly and cost-effectively.
- Audio as a barrier-free medium
Simplify access to your content. It's not just authorities and public facilities that want to communicate as barrier-free as possible. If you also offer your information in audio form, you help those that wouldn't otherwise be in a position to read texts without some difficulty (the visually impaired, dyslexics, etc.).
There are endless usage options for Voice Reader Studio. We have put the best examples together on our reference page.
We are particularly proud of the fact that Brockhaus multimedial premium is completely sound-tracked with Voice Reader Studio. All 260,000 lexicon articles, a total of 2,200 hours of knowledge that can be listened to (in German)!
Voice Reader Studio User Reports
Voice Reader offers a wide range of application possibilities for professionals. Here are some user reports from a few of our top customers who already use Voice Reader. You can hear the feedback!
"The decision to use Voice Reader Studio was taken primarily
because of the very good speech quality. Furthermore, we are very
fond of being able to adjust the speech speeds in Voice Reader
Studio. Service means increasing quality. But not costs."
Read the ful user report from Ahrens Film- und Fernsehproduktion (PDF)
"The idea to provide the lexicon articles in MP3 format for mobile use was welcomed by users like the trade press."
Read the full user report from Brockhaus AG (PDF)