ElevenLabs is building a text-to-speech software that allows users to create and clone voices using AI. They boldly claim the most realistic text-to-speech and voice cloning software. Although the product is still in beta, we have quickly met those claims by producing AI voice recordings indistinguishable from authentic human voices.
When it comes to text-to-speech technology, ElevenLabs is our top choice as the most realistic-sounding option available in the market. Unlike its competitors, we appreciate its significantly shorter audio cloning time, which allows us to create voices much faster. Additionally, the ElevenLabs community has impressed us with its high level of engagement, providing a supportive environment where we can find solutions, troubleshoot issues, and explore new possibilities.
However, we must highlight the platform's limitations. While ElevenLabs offers impressive features, it's important to note that it lacks post-production tools, and some users have reported background noise in the free version. The alternatives may be better suited for those seeking extensive editing capabilities or flawless outputs in languages other than English.
We'd use ElevenLabs over the alternatives when the voice needs to sound like a real person. Their model accentuates authentic voice cadence, inflections, and the nuances within what they're saying. It adjusts it for context, adding pacing and pauses so well that it's indecipherable. This is a step up from the alternatives, where the voices often sound flat and don’t enunciate words like a fluent English speaker.