Have you started making videos?
Well, if you haven’t, you should! More and more people watch videos every day and you should start developing your own audience. And if what stops you is getting a voice over for your videos, then this post is for you.
You want to make a screencast video or an animated video, and you don’t want to use your own voice?
No problem! I’ll show you here how to make a voice over for a video using Animaker Voice. You can use it for free and you don’t even have to download anything. It’s online!
Let’s start from the beginning.
Step 1: Get the Script
The first thing you need to do is to write the text you want to turn into speech. Make sure you have included everything you want to say on the video.
After writing the script, there are two ways to go about it:
First, Record the Video
This way, you’ll record the video first and then, you’ll make the voice over.
- You know how long the video lasts, so you can calculate when you say what.
- But, if you end up to want to say more than the video allows you, you’ll have either to edit the video or record it again.
First, Make the Voice Over
This way, you’ll create the voice over and then you’ll record the video.
- You’ll have the voice over to lead you through your actions.
- You have to go back and forth to fix any time issues on the voice over.
It’s up to you which way you choose. Try them both and see how it works better for you.
When it’s time to create your voice over, write or copy-paste the script on Animaker Voice.
Step 2: Decide on your Character
On the second step, you should choose the character you want to use. First, choose the language you’ll use, then, the gender and then choose the character from the available options.
Here are your languages options for now:
- US English
- Brazilian Portuguese
- Canadian French
- US Spanish
- Castilian Spanish
- Welsh English
- Indian English
- British English
- Australian English
You can use a male or a female voice for your voice over, but in a few languages, you have only one of the options available.
I like the fact that each character has a different name. It’s way better to remember you’ve used Salli’s voice than Voice No. 2.
Unfortunately, there are not a lot of character options – except in US English. It’s still a Beta Version, though, so I believe they’ll add more in the future.
Step 3: Fine-Tune your Voice
Adjust the speed, pitch and the volume of the character you selected to get the result you want.
Change the speed to make the character talk slower or faster.
Change the pitch to make the character talk lower or higher.
Change the volume to make the character talk louder or softer.
To reset your settings for a paragraph, click on the Options button at the start of the paragraph and click on Reset.
Step 4: Words
If you need, you can add some effects on the words.
To turn some or all of the voice over into a whisper, click on the Options button at the start of the paragraph and check Whisper.
To give more or less emphasis in a word, double-click on the word and change the emphasis of the word.
Step 5: Breaks
You can set each break from 0 up to 3 seconds.
To create a bigger pause, use multiple breaks. For example, if you need a 7-second pause, put 3 spaces and set the first two on 3 seconds and the third one, on 1 second.
To make the voice over seem more realistic, you can add some breaths on the breaks.
Available Options for Volume:
Available Options for Duration:
Step 6: Check your Work
If you want to hear how your work goes so far, you can check out the result any time you want.
Playback a Paragraph
To playback only a paragraph, click on the Options button at the start of the paragraph and click on the Play button.
Playback the Whole Text
To hear the whole text, click on the Play button under the Character options.
Step 7: Download your Voice Over
Have you finished? Well, now it’s time to get the audio file. Click on the Download button, and make sure that you have finished for sure because you have only 5 free downloads per month.
If you need more than 5 downloads per month, you can upgrade to a Premium Plan.
- Free: 5 Voice Downloads/Month
- Personal: 20 Voice Downloads/Month
- Startup: 40 Voice Downloads/Month
- Business: 100 Voice Downloads/Month
- Enterprise: 100+ Voice Downloads/Month
If you’re a teacher, you can check out Animaker Class.
Getting a Premium Plan will give you more features on the Animaker Video Maker, as well. Here are the full benefits of each Plan:
And that’s it for today! Try it out as soon as you can, because the sooner you learn how to use it, the sooner you’ll start making your own videos. If you need a video maker, there are a lot of free ones online, for example, Animaker and Biteable.
Let me know what you think about Animaker Voice and, if you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer! Any suggestions are always welcome, so tell me about topics you’d like me to write.
And if you liked this, check out more free tools to use on your blog.
See you next time!