Introducing WellSaid Labs’ HINTS

Crafting authentic vocal performances via interpolable in-context cues

Audio by Paige L. using WellSaid Labs

This post is from the WellSaid Research team, exploring breakthroughs and thought leadership within audio foundation model technology.


Today, we announce a breakthrough in generative modeling for speech synthesis: HINTS (or Highly Intuitive Naturally Tailored Speech). This work from the WellSaid Labs team introduces a novel generative model architecture combining state-of-the-art neural text-to-speech (TTS) with contextual annotations to enable a new level of artistic direction of synthetic voice outputs.

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Female AI Voices in Tech: Bridging the gender gap in voice technology

Audio by Jordan T. using WellSaid Labs

Face it, the world of voice assistants is the inverse of an action movie—predominantly female. From Amazon’s Alexa to Google’s Assistant, these digital helpers embody more than just code and algorithms. They mirror a societal norm, subtly echoing the gender gap that exists in technology and beyond. 

This might seem trivial at first glance, but its impact ripples through the fabric of our technological society. Picture this: by 2023, the number of voice assistants is expected to soar to a staggering 8 billion devices globally, transforming how we interact with technology daily.

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How to Make an AI Voice

Audio by Isabel V. using WellSaid Labs

How many times do you interact with devices and content on a daily basis? If you’re like most, a ton. And more interactions brings a need for greater content volume and variety. To keep up, content creators strive to captivate audiences, which has created a paradigm shift. 

Immersive technologies are growing more and more capable of fostering deeper connections. Likewise, the evolution in how we interact with these digital mediums, as well as the modern tools we employ to educate, inform, and entertain, garner increased significance. 

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Free vs. Premium: Navigating the best text to speech API options

Audio by Aaron G. using WellSaid Labs

Gone are the days when robots and digital interfaces sounded like monotonous, emotionless machines. Welcome to the era where technology speaks—quite literally—and it does so with an impressive array of voices, accents, and emotions. From guiding us with turn-by-turn navigation to narrating our favorite books, text-to-speech technology has seamlessly woven itself into the fabric of our daily lives. 

As we venture deeper into this new vocal age, it’s imperative to choose the best text to speech API that suits your needs, whether for creating instant voiceovers, aiding accessibility, or providing interactive customer support.

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AI Curious? Unraveling the Most Common Queries

Audio by Charlie Z. using WellSaid Labs

Ever feel like the digital world is zooming by while you’re just trying to catch a WiFi signal? We’re in an electrifying age of technology, where the whispers of AI and chatbots feel omnipresent.

But let’s hit the pause button for a moment: a YouGov poll revealed that while almost half of Americans have heard of ChatGPT, a staggering 54% still scratch their heads at the mention. So while your LinkedIn scrolls and Slack channels may be abuzz with AI news, it’s important to recognize that the field remains an enigma to many. 

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The Marketer’s Blueprint to Sculpting an Audible Brand Persona

The Marketer’s Blueprint to Sculpting an Audible Brand Persona

Audio by Lorenzo D. using WellSaid Labs

Imagine your favorite brand taking on a palpable, vibrant life of its own—whispering into your ears, not just with words, but with a voice that resonates, mirroring your own values and zest. Today’s brands have zipped well-beyond simple logos or taglines. Rather, they’ve evolved into living, breathing entities that people wholeheartedly embrace as reflections of their personalities and ethos.

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Crafting the Future of Automated Customer Service with TTS in IVR Voiceovers

Audio by Alan T. using WellSaid Labs

Who remembers Moviefone? 🙋Ah, the dial-up wizard of the cinema world. Interestingly, it used one of the tech world’s darling of the decade, IVR (Interactive Voice Response). With this technology, movie aficionados could dial in, key in their zip code, and bask in a verbal shower of nearby cinema offerings and times–all sans any human interaction. 

While Moviefone has been lovingly archived in the annals of history, the pulsating heart of its operation, IVR, is still very much alive, continuing to lighten the load for customer service representatives in call centers. How exactly? By swiftly fielding and managing customer queries with nifty automated responses.

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From Pages to Playbacks: How TTS is transforming audiobook production

Audio by Patrick K. using WellSaid Labs

From the intimate rustling of paper pages to the soothing cadence of a narrator, books have undergone a melodious metamorphosis into audiobooks. Today, not only has audiobook usage surged by 70% in the USA in 20221 in every 5 US denizens has let their ears feast on an audiobook within the past year. 

The allure? Audiobooks can be a reader’s multitasking buddy or a beacon of accessibility for kiddos, the visually impaired, and budding linguists. Yet, producing them traditionally can be akin to herding cats: costly and, at times, maddeningly inconsistent. Plus, let’s not forget the onerous task of keeping up with the literary avalanche of new book releases. 

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Sounding Off on Success: How synthetic voiceover and AI accelerate revenue streams

Audio by Abbi D. using WellSaid Labs

Dive into an extract from our white paper, Make Generative AI Work For You, Using Digital Scalable Voice. Here, we explore the intricate dynamics and potential of generative AI in the business ecosystem. 

Interested in the full discussion? Download the white paper here!


In an age dominated by digital communication, the power of voice is often underestimated. Yet, the synergy of generative content with synthetic voiceover is carving out a promising avenue for businesses seeking to amplify their impact. From enhancing user engagement to streamlining operations, here’s how organizations are harnessing the potential of advanced voice technology to drive both revenue and cost savings.

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