# TTS Tools

Last update: Mar 4, 2024

# Introduction

  • TTS is an abbreviation of Text To Speech, an AI that converts any given text into vocal speech.

  • The ones listed here offer a decent variety of features & options, such as model training, fine-tuning, 0 shot training, or being mixed with RVC.

  • Here's an index of the best TTS tools out there:

# ElevenLabs/11Labs

  • ElevenLabs is a freemium service (only one in this guide) that offers TTS, training TTS models & translating videos from different languages.

# Bark TTS


# Edge TTS

  • This is Microsoft Edge TTS, which is good quality, multilingual & works great on long sentences.

  • It can only be used online via their API, through their web browser, a HF/Colab space or mixed with RVC.

    1. Download the browser.

    2. Open your Notepad & paste the following code:

    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <body style="background-color:#dddddd">
    <h3 aria-hidden="true">Browser TTS "Hack"</h3>
    <textarea rows="10" cols="50" id="ttsText" style="background-color:#eeeeee"></textarea>
    <br />
    <button aria-hidden="true" onclick="genText()"><font aria-hidden="true">Generate</font></button>
    <pre id="tts"></pre>
    function genText() {
    var x = document.getElementById("ttsText").value;
    document.getElementById("tts").innerHTML = x;
    1. Save it as “Microsoft Edge TTS.txt”

    2. Rename it to “Microsoft Edge TTS.html”

    3. Open Microsoft Edge & drag the .html to it.

    4. Use Audacity to record the audio. Set the recording mode to loopback to record the internal audio (Realtek driver might be needed).

    5. In the TTS input the text you want & click Generate. Stop recording when the voice is done.

    6. You can then select Voice Options in the toolbar & change the speed to a faster/slower speech.


# StyleTTS2

  • StyleTTS 2 aims to achieve human-level TTS synthesis only in English.
  • It works better on full sentences, is both available locally & online, and you can fine-tune it with your own dataset.
  • It has 2 versions:
    • LJSpeech:
      Its dataset should only be of single-speaker recordings. Suitable for training models with a consistent voice.
    • LibriTTS:
      Its dataset can be of multispeaker recordings. Allows StyleTTS 2 to adapt to different voices.

# Tortoise TTS

  • Expressive but a little slow. Available both locally & online.


  • Built on 🐢 Tortoise TTS & developed by Coqui AI, which has been discontinued unfortunately.

  • Has important model changes that make cross-language 0 Shot voice cloning & multilingual speech generation super easy.

  • You need less training data. Just least a 2 minute audio.

  • Can use it either online or locally:


# OpenVoice

  • Has Versatile Instant Voice Cloning (aka 0 Shot Training)
  • Contains cross-lingual & flexible voice style control
  • Available both locally & online:

# MetaVoice-1B

  • MetaVoice-1B is a 1.2B parameter base model, trained on 100k hours of speech for TTS.
  • It has been built with the following priorities:
    • Emotional speech rhythm and tone in English.
    • Zero-shot cloning for American & British voices, with 30s reference audio.
  • Available both locally & online:

# MeloTTS

  • MeloTTS is a high-quality multilingual TTS library, made by MyShell.ai

  • Includes almost real-time inference.

  • It can be used both locally and online:



  • GPT-SoVITS has cross language inference, but there could be some noises.

  • It's very good with Chinese, but also with English.

  • Most parts are in japanese & not deeply tested. Expect some instability.

  • Can be used both locally & online:


# gTTS

  • It's Google Text To Speech, which is the same one used in Google Translate.
  • It has very few voices in different languages, is a little robotic & doesn’t let you choose the gender of the voice (except in the Colab, but it's not that great).
  • It can be used only online (API): ‎


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