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Choose or change voices

Choose or change the AI voices that read your content aloud.
This guide explains how to choose and change AI voices when creating audio with BeyondWords.
Quick tips
  • Your project's language locale will impact your voice options. You can change this anytime in 'Settings (General)'.
  • When choosing voices in settings or the TTS Editor, you can press the play icon alongside to hear a preview.

WordPress, Ghost, and RSS Feed Importer users

Audio created with our WordPress plugin, Ghost integration, or RSS Feed Importer uses a maximum of two voices: one to read the title, and one to read the body content.
You can change these default voices in the 'Settings (General)' section of your project dashboard (please note this will also affect the default voices for the TTS Editor). Press the play icon next to any voice option to hear a preview.
You can override the default voice for any paragraph by editing your audio in the TTS Editor.

API users

Audio created using our API will use a maximum of two voices by default: one to read the title, and one to read the body content. Default voices can be changed in the 'Settings (General)' section of your project dashboard (please note this will also affect the default voices for the TTS Editor). Press the play icon next to any voice option to hear a preview.
When using HTML, you can manually set voices at a title or paragraph level by adding a data-speechkit-voice=* data attribute to the <title> or <p> element, where * is the voice ID from our list of voices. You can also override the default voice for any paragraph by editing your audio in the TTS Editor.

Text-to-Speech Editor users

When creating audio in our TTS Editor, the default voices for titles and body content will be used. These can be changed in the 'Settings (General)' section of your project dashboard.
When creating or editing audio in the Editor, you can change the voice associated with any title or paragraph by selecting the voice name then selecting a new voice from the menu. Press the play icon next to any voice option to hear a preview.

FAQs

The best AI voice for you will depend on your brand, content, and audience.
Generally, you want a lifelike voice that listeners enjoy listening to and find easy to understand. It should also reflect the nature of your content and brand. We recommend listening to previews and creating extended demos in our TTS Editor before making your final decision.
For more detailed advice, see our blog post on choosing the best AI voice for any audio.
The voice selection in your dashboard will be limited by the language locale chosen for your project. You can change this in the 'Settings (General)' section of your project dashboard.
When choosing a voice from a dropdown list (in settings or the TTS Editor), you can press the play button next to any option to hear a short preview.
You can create longer demos in the TTS Editor.
Yes, you can use multiple AI voices per audio by creating or editing audio in our TTS Editor. You can also use multiple voices per audio using our API.
Please see the corresponding sections above for more information.
New voice settings will apply to newly processed audio only. When default voices are changed, pre-existing audios will not be automatically updated or updated when reprocessed. Instead, you will need to edit voice selections manually using the API or TTS Editor, or recreate the audio.
Our AI voice library includes the best AI voices from Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure. These are enhanced by our NLP algorithms — visit our blog to learn more about why AI voices sound better on BeyondWords.
You will also find premium neural voices, which are ethically created in collaboration with voice actors and exclusive to BeyondWords.
Finally, our Enterprise users have the option to create a custom voice.
Enterprise users can use our voice cloning service to create a custom AI voice with as little as two hours of recordings.