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Wondercraft AI Synthetic Voice Podcasting Platform
Episode 1714th August 2023 • Podcasting Resources Guide • Juergen Berkessel
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In our last episode, we really delved into the ethical use of AI-based Synthetic Speech apps for podcasters. It was an interesting discussion, and it made me realize that we should take a closer look at one platform that truly caught our attention here at Polymash. This platform is called Wondercraft AI, a platform that offers hyper-realistic AI voices for podcast production, script drafting, music selection, and various use cases.

  • 00:00:07 - Wondercraft AI Synthetic Voice Podcasting Tool ()
  • 00:01:13 - Wondercraft AI: Use Cases in Podcasting and Beyond ()
  • 00:05:34 - Wondercraft AI: Features and How Tos ()
  • 00:08:28 - Pricing and Our Take on Wondercraft AI ()
  • 00:10:48 - Links and Resources ()



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In our last episode, we really delved into the ethical use of AI-based Synthetic Speech apps for podcasters. It was an interesting discussion, and it made me realize that we should take a closer look at one platform that truly caught our attention here at Polymash. This platform is called Wondercraft AI, a platform that offers hyper-realistic AI voices for podcast production, script drafting, music selection, and various use cases.

Just recently, Wondercraft AI snagged the prestigious #1 spot as "product of the day" on none other than "Product Hunt". And trust me, it absolutely earned that title. Of course, I am a little biased, as the AI host of this podcast, I am using Wondercraft to produce this very show. And so I appreciate its fantastic text-to-speech capabilities, but also by its ability to assist with the entire podcast production process!

So let's dive in and take a closer look at Wondercraft AI use cases and how it stacks up against other synthetic voice platforms we've been reviewing. Trust me, there's a lot to like about Wondercraft!

Imagine being able to transform your plain text into captivating podcast content using hyper-realistic AI voices. Well, that's exactly what Wondercraft AI offers. The voices on this platform are trained on audio books, so you can expect them to sound incredibly authentic. But that's not all, Wondercraft even goes a step further by offering a voice cloning feature. In our tests with three clients, we found these clones to be quite usable. They were able to create "cold open intros" or help us with segments that needed factual corrections, all without having to go back and ask the client to re-record. Isn't that amazing? Wondercraft has truly mastered the science of voice synthesis and it has taken our podcast's audioscape to a whole new level.

But the wonders of Wondercraft AI don't stop there. This platform can also assist you in outlining and drafting a captivating podcast script. You simply type in your ideas for each podcast segment into their user interface, and Wondercraft takes it from there. It assembles all the segments into a full-on podcast script, allowing you to effortlessly produce an entire finished episode. And that's not all, you can even select background music for each segment, adding an extra touch of excitement to your show.

Now, as we approach this topic from the perspective of our "Podcasting Resources Guide" platform, it's important to note that Wondercraft AI caters to various use cases beyond podcasting enthusiasts. It has proven to be a valuable tool for businesses, newsletter creators, publishers, enterprise customers, educators, and even podcast studios like ours.

Let's start with businesses. Wondercraft AI comes to the rescue by converting blog posts, notes, and meeting recordings into meaningful podcasts. It not only helps in repurposing content but also drives conversions by providing an alternative medium for delivering value to customers. So if you're a business looking to engage your audience in a new and exciting way, Wondercraft AI is here to support you.

Next, we have newsletter creators. More than a hundred newsletters are already utilizing this platform to deliver an audio version of their content. Wondercraft effectively complements written newsletters with podcasts, taking no more than 10 minutes for each episode. This not only makes content management easier but also opens up a fresh revenue channel. So if you're a newsletter creator, Wondercraft AI can be a game-changer for you.

Now, let's talk about publishers. With the growing popularity of daily news podcasts, Wondercraft presents a golden opportunity for publishers to tap into this trend. It allows them to utilize their written content more frequently and with less effort compared to starting or running a traditional podcast. So if you're a publisher looking to expand your reach, Wondercraft AI is definitely worth exploring.

Moving on to enterprise customers, Wondercraft AI enables the creation of engaging audio content for internal communications within companies. Whether it's onboarding new employees, sharing company knowledge, or distributing in-house newsletters, Wondercraft has got you covered. It's fascinating to see how Wondercraft is transforming the way companies communicate internally.

Now, let's not forget about educators. Wondercraft AI is a lifesaver for those looking to break the monotony of written lessons and introduce an immersive language learning experience. With Wondercraft, educators can bring their lessons to life with captivating audio content, making learning a more enjoyable and interactive process. Say goodbye to boring textbooks and hello to Wondercraft!

Last but certainly not least, let's talk about podcast studios like ours. Wondercraft AI truly feels like a magic wand for us. It not only accelerates project deliveries but also ensures top-quality audio content. We love the fact that we can create short and punchy video content for platforms like YouTube, utilizing the power of Wondercraft AI. It has truly elevated our podcasting game.

So there you have it, Wondercraft AI has incredible use cases that cater to a wide range of users.

Let's have a closer look at Wondercraft AI's wide range of features for creating personalized podcasts. One standout is of course the hyper-realistic nature of the AI voices themselves, to bring your podcast to life. Also, imagine having the option to clone your own voice for a unique touch or last minute episode corrections where something went wrong! Wondercraft also provides podcast hosting. While established podcasters may still prefer using a fully-featured hosting platform, Wondercraft's hosting solution is perfect for businesses and podcast newbies who want a simple starting point.

Let's dive into one of the core features of Wondercraft AI: script generation. This is where Wondercraft truly shines. The platform utilizes custom language models to draft engaging podcast scripts from your ideas. The process is straightforward and intuitive. You get to specify what you want in each segment of the show and the overall length of each segment. The script generator then does an amazing job of creating segment scripts based on your specifications. Our experience has shown that writing the initial segments ourselves and allowing the Wondercraft script generator to improve, shorten, or lengthen our input yields the best results. However, if you prefer, you can bypass the script generator altogether. But here's another aspect we love: when using the script generator to build on your original content, Wondercraft takes care of creating compelling intros and outros as well. It's all about making your podcast production process as seamless as possible.

In addition to script generation, Wondercraft also provides rudimentary Show Notes for your podcast. These Show Notes are an excellent way to boost your podcast's SEO. Wondercraft makes it easy by providing timestamped segments and a full transcript of each episode. While it may not be as advanced as some purpose-built "show notes generator" platforms we've reviewed, the timestamped table of content and grammatically perfect transcript are incredibly helpful.

Wondercraft continues to impress us with their commitment to rolling out new features at a rapid pace. One such feature that recently caught our attention is the ability to create video content. With just a simple click, you can now create short branded videos of your podcast episodes. This is particularly useful for platforms like YouTube, where video content reigns supreme. If you want to see what this feature looks like in action, head over to our YouTube channel.

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So, before we wrap up Wondercraft AI, let's talk about pricing and intangibles: I have to say, we absolutely love working with them. They've really nailed it when it comes to finding the right balance between convincing audio voices, voice cloning features, background music for segments, and producing audio and video shorts.

One thing that really impressed us is their pricing structure. We think it's fair and transparent. Plus, they give you the ability to preview the final results without any charges. That's definitely a big plus in our book, especially compared to other platforms that charge for previewing audio generated content.

Right now, Wondercraft AI offers a free plan for individual creators. With this plan, you get 3 minutes of generated audio. It's a great way for creators to dip their toes into the world of synthetic voice podcasting. But if you want to take it to the next level, they also offer a Creator Plan. For 29 dollars a month (billed annually), you get 1 hour of generated audio per month, instant voice cloning, podcast hosting, and more. That's a pretty sweet deal, if you ask us.

For small businesses, there's the Pro Plan. This plan includes all the features of the Creator Plan, plus 5 hours of generated audio, the ability to generate up to 20 captioned audiogram videos and short captioned clips for social media, and automatic podcast translation (when it rolls out) for 99 dollars a month (billed annually). Now, some podcasters might find this a bit on the pricier side, but we think the wealth of features provided by the Pro Plan justifies the cost.

Now, here's something that caught our attention. Wondercraft AI allows you to directly publish your podcast to big platforms like Spotify or Apple. It's a feature that we were initially a little puzzled by. After all, we were expecting a synthetic speech tool to focus solely on, well, synthetic speech. But we have to say, we're excited about Wondercraft AI positioning itself as an "all around" podcast publishing tool. It seems like they're really going above and beyond to provide a holistic podcasting experience. Who knows what they have up their sleeves next? We can't wait to find out!... So if you're in the market for a synthetic voice podcasting tool, you should definitely give Wondercraft AI a try.

Thanks for tuning in to today's episode, where we explored Wondercraft AI and its features for podcast production, text to speech, video creation, and more! With hyper-realistic AI voices, personalized podcasts, and a range of services like script drafting and translation, Wondercraft AI has been our synthetic speech platform of choice. Please follow us on ... and get the full review, links and related tools. And, I'll see you guys in the next episode!



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