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I'm having trouble using Overdub

This page will guide you through some of the most common issues using Overdub voices. Also see our troubleshooting guide to setting up Overdub voices.

Overdub is mispronouncing a word

Sometimes Overdub mis-pronounces a word. We've created a guide that goes over some helpful tips on getting the pronunciation right.

Overdub is generating more words than I wrote

That's normal! Overdub is designed to generate a little more on either side to give you some editing flexibility in case words don't transition perfectly. You can use the trim tool to line things up and a cross-fade to blend it together.

I'm seeing black frames when I use Overdub

Overdub currently doesn't work over sequences. Learn about that and more in this quick guide to using Overdub with video clips.

Audio isn't generating

If you're typing text and audio doesn't generate, try these things:

  • Make sure there's a voice assigned to your speaker label. How to check
  • Try duplicating the project and see if that fixes it
  • Try creating a new project and see if you have the same issue there

Overdub is speaking too fast / slow

Overdub speech is rendered based on a pre-defined AI model, so voices will typically speak with the same cadence and inflection. Here are some tips that might help.

Overdub doesn't match my (English) accent

Overdub's AI model is currently based on a US English pronunciation model. We do plan to open this up to other accents in the future so make sure to upvote the feature requests on our feedback page.

I can't adjust the clip speed of Overdub

Before Overdub clip speed can be adjusted, you need to click the Convert to audio button. At that point they will be rendered as audio clips. Note that after converting you will need to use the Hover toolbar to make further changes.

Overdub voice has unexpected background noise / audio artifacts

Whenever an Overdub voice has unexpected audio artifacts, it's typically because there is an issue with the source media. Check for and try to eliminate:

  • Any unexpected audio artifacts (such as static, loud burst of sound)
  • Background noise (such as appliances, traffic
  • Recorded music in source audio
  • Excessive mouth noise or heavy breathing
  • Create a default Style if one isn't already present on your voice (it should be, but this can happen from time to time)

Overdub isn't pronouncing my (non-English) language correctly

Overdub currently only supports text-to-speech for the English language. We plan to support other languages in the future so make sure to upvote the feature requests on our feedback page.

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