Take a moment and think about the eLearning content that was generated last year-
– honestly, did you not create more courses with audio narration last year? My customer interactions definitely indicate that this is the case. And the single biggest reason is Captivate 4 voices. The NeoSpeech text-to-speech (TTS) feature really touched a chord.
Many Captivate customers use TTS as the voice in the final published course. These folks have figured out how to use the dictionary to customize the NeoSpeech voices, and to use VTML tags to add more character to the voices. And many others have figured out that adding the TTS voice to the initial drafts of the course, helps in painting a complete picture during the review cycles, and also in editing and timing of the course.
Now with Captivate 5, text-to-speech goes multi-lingual! We’ve now added a new partner- Loquendo. Loquendo came highly recommended from our European customers, and after having tested it in our labs, I would agree wholeheartedly. Loquendo’s voices are expressive, clear, natural and fluent; and would be a great complement to the current set we have. Captivate 5 will offer 3 new voices from Loquendo:
Stefan (German), Juliette (French), and Simon (British English). You can check them out today on the Loquendo website.