Am I missing something? I am new to audtion so I fully accept that possibitity. I am having two issues with Audition's Generate Speech Function:
1. I am using largish text files, so each time I open the Generate window, it has to told the previous, completed text file into the editor, even though I am going to delete and add a new one. This is a laborious waste of time. Is there a way to a new Generator window with each open?
2. I frequently find that the AI does not translate a word or sound as expected, so I must edit it. If I open the Generate window it is going to reload the entire set text sequence, wasting valuable time, and dropping most of the effects I have applied to the file. Is there a way to edit the text without this happening?
I feel like I must be missing something obvious here. I am guessing the expectation is to not use large files but dozens of small files, but that just does not seem efficient. Though, granted, it anything would have to be more efficient to than the zero product after 3 hours of work I have at the moment.
Please advise... All comments welcome.
The way text to speech works is completely out of Adobe's hands. It uses APIs built into the OS for the speech generation, and this offers very limited control indeed. It's slightly different on a Mac, I believe, but similar and still rather limited.
Everything we know about it (and personally I don't think it's very good at all) is here. Please note the comment about licensing for voices if you are using it for any commercial projects. I believe that for not much money, there are better systems around - a search reveals several.
Thank you, sir I had read the information you provided but didn't interpret it in proper context, i.e., that the function was solely reliant upon the functionality of the operating system. I appreciate the definitive statements.