Replica Studios User Manual

Replica Studios User Manual

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Replica Studios. This guide will help you get started using our AI voice actors. If you get stuck or have questions please email us at contact@replicastudios.com or join us on our Discord server.

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Sign up for an account: https://replicastudios.com/account/signup

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Download and install the software: https://replicastudios.com/downloads

DASHBOARD

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Work in progress: This is a placeholder for the future dashboard.

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SANDBOX

The sandbox is a quick way to generate audio. It's designed for when you don't need a full project to manage your scripts. It should be considered a temporary workspace.

Selecting a Voice Actor

When you first open the sandbox, Select a speaker... to open the voice library.

The voices can be filtered with options on the left. Select to use a voice actor in your sandbox.

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Textbox

This is where you enter the text you want the voice actor to perform.

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Play

The Play button will send a request to the AI to generate the audio. Once complete, it will automatically play. If you make a change to the text the AI will need to regenerate the audio.

Save Take

When you have audio you'd like to keep Save Take . This will save the take in a list below the textbox.

Managing Takes

You may delete all takes with the Delete All button. The Download Icon provides options to download the take in .wav, .mp3, or .ogg audio file formats.

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Effect Controls

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Applying style effects on the audio may cause audio quality issues.

Replica Studios provides some controls over the generated audio. To apply a style, select a portion of text in the textbox, then select one of the following options: Volume, Speech Rate, or Pitch.

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Silence

To add silence in the generated audio, select in the textbox where you would like it to be inserted, and use the Silence button.

No pause

Adding a 250ms pause between 'me' and 'which

Volume

To adjust the volume, select a portion of text and use the Volume button.

No volume changes

+5dB on 'Hello kind sir' and -5dB on 'direction'

Speech Rate

To adjust the speech rate, select a portion of text and use the Speech Rate button.

No speech rate changes

Speech rate reduced to 0.5x

Speech rate increased to 1.27x

Pitch

To adjust the pitch, select a portion of text and use the Pitch button.

No pitch changes

Pitch changed to 'High'

Pitch changed to 'Low'

Removing or Editing Effects

To remove an applied effect, hover over the text and use the Edit button, then use the Remove All button. To edit an effect, hover over the text and use the Edit button, then use the options to tweak the applied effect. You will need to regenerate the speech after making a change.

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Style Selection

Most voice actors have several styles to choose from.

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PROJECTS

A project is a collection of scenes and characters. While the Sandbox is a temporary workspace, a project is used for the permanent organisation of your scenes and characters.

Create a project

Select + New Project to create a new project.

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Your projects will be listed here.

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After you create a project, you can add your characters or create your first scene. If you're just starting, we recommend creating a scene first. For more information about scenes, please reference the Scenes section.

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Here is a video demo of creating a new project.

Manage projects

Edit a project

Select the menu in the top right and select Edit project

Delete a project

Select the menu in the top right and select Delete project

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SCENES

Each project can have many scenes. Scenes can be used to organise a large project. Scenes use the characters you have created in your selected project.

Working with scenes

To create a new scene, select New Scene and enter the name and optional description. There is a 40 character limit on the scene name.

An empty scene looks like this.

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Select Create a character to create your first character. Learn more about Characters.

Once you have created and cast your character, you can start to generate speech. The following demonstrates the process:

To rearrange a line, select and drag using the left menu.

You can generate many scenes at once by selecting the play button on the playback bar.

Directing the performance

Sometimes the first version doesn't generate exactly what you want. This is where the Direct button can help. Select Direct to bring up the Director view.

The director view will save each take, so you can experiment with different versions of your line.

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Some things to note when using the director view:

  • When you delete the line in the script view, the takes will also be deleted.
  • Use the Select button on a take to use the take in your scene. The active take will be indicated with a Selected label.

The following demonstrates how to use the Director view:

Export audio

Once you have generate some audio, the next step is to export. You may export all the lines by selecting the export button on the top right navigation bar. If you have Link plugins installed they will show up here (Unity, Unreal Engine, etc).

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CHARACTERS

Characters enable you to add your own characters into your project. Before your character can generate speech, you will need to cast an AI voice actor to voice your character.

Characters belong to a project, so if you create a new project, you will need to setup a new character.

Create character

Select + New Character and add a name and optional description.

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Select Cast Now and cast which AI voice actor would best fit your character. We have a library of 40+ AI voice actors with hundreds more in development.

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Manage Characters

Select View all to view all the characters you have created in a project.

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Select one of your characters to cast, manage details, or delete.

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VOICE LIBRARY

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Work in progress: This is a placeholder for the future Voice Library.

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INTEGRATIONS

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Work in progress: This is a placeholder for the future integration feature.

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CREDIT

Credit is used each time the AI generates new speech. You can see your credit balance in the top toolbar. You can purchase more credit with the Purchase more button. This will take you to your account at https://replicastudios.com

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ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

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We are working to migrate the account creation and management to be within the app. Currently, you will need to log in to your account via https://replicastudios.com

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Last Updated 26.08.2021 - Replica Studios User Manual