July 16, 2021

Downloadable Text to Lifelike Speech Including Foreign Language Translations


Dr. Chang is an otolaryngologist, but did you know that he is also the webmaster and programmer of the Fauquier ENT practice website? The website was coded from scratch using HTML5 and CSS3 based on his experience in computer programming he learned in college, though never majored in it.

He also makes ENT videos and animations, now numbering over 250 videos, which you can watch on YouTube.

His next most recent venture is the creation of a new startup business, Global TTS, to help animators and videographers to quickly create lifelike voice narration from text, especially foreign language translations. This idea stemmed from Dr. Chang's desire to quickly create foreign language narrations of all his videos which are currently only narrated in English (but close captioned in over 15 different languages).

Using Google AI Wavenet technology, over 90 different human-sounding voices are available in over 30 different languages. Audio generation from text supplied by the user is totally free, but costs $1.50 to download ($3 for translations).


An additional feature Global TTS offers is the ability to create a character that can lip sync any custom narration that a user supplies.

For experienced animators, the website maintains a comprehensive and searchable image list of all stock characters available on Toonly and Powtoon. Vyond will soon be available.

Check it out!


Partial List of Powtoon Characters


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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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