Uberduck uses AI to make MF DOOM, Tupac, Biggie and more sing your lyrics
Or synthesize vocals from Donald Duck to Obi-Wan Kenobi and Homer Simpson to Stephen Fry.
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A new free AI text-to-speech service, Uberduck, enables you to hear rappers, cartoon characters and celebrities recite your text.
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Uberduck lets you choose voices from a range of categories – the Rappers category includes MF DOOM, Tupac, Notorious B.I.G, Snoop Dogg, Juice WLRD, Eminem, XXXTENTACION and more. Alternatively, you can browse categories and voices that include Donald Duck, Spongebob Squarepants, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Yoda, and hundreds of other voices that have been modelled by users.
According to Uberduck’s site, the creator started work on the “speech toy” in 2020 with “the goal of creating a friendly, creative, open-ended dialogue agent”. The service has begun cropping up on TikTok videos after the app changed its text-to-speech voice. A voice actor claiming to be the original voice of the text-to-speech service filed a lawsuit after claiming she never agreed to be featured in TikTok.
Users are now flocking to Uberduck as a replacement voice generator for their videos. Naturally, this has resulted in some entertaining ‘covers’. Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda published a video of Notorious B.I.G singing his track Happy Endings.
To use Uberduck, you’ll need to sign into the service using your email or Google account, but the process is straightforward once you’re in. Simply choose your voice and type the desired text into the box below and click ‘Synthesize’. It might take a minute or so depending on the amount of text you input, but you’ll soon be able to listen to and download the isolated AI vocal.
You’ll likely notice some algorithmic glitching in the vocal – the AI doesn’t quite get it perfect. But Uberduck is a glimpse of how eerily close we are to replicating voices of late rappers and celebrities, for better or worse.
Use Uberduck for free at uberduck.ai.
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