Studio Basics_V2

Murf Studio helps you create realistic-sounding AI voiceovers for your projects in a matter of minutes. It is super easy to use and runs right in your browser. It features an extensive collection of 120+ AI voices in 20+ languages and includes rich customization features like pronunciation, emphasis, pause, pitch, and speed control. Here are a few basics that will familiarize you with the studio's different sections.

Studio Nomenclature

Block

  • Blocks represent paragraphs.
  • Each block can contain multiple sub-blocks, which represent sentences. 
  • There is no limit to the number of blocks a user can add to a single project.
  • Every block created in the script editor will also appear in the timeline at the bottom as a voice block.

Sub-Block

  • Sub-blocks represent sentences.
  • There is no limit to the number of sub-blocks a user can add to a block.
  • Each sub-block has a 1000-character limit. 

Bottom Timeline

The bottom timeline is split into 3 tracks -

  • Voices: Every Block created in the project can be found in the timeline as a Voice Block
  • Audio: Any audio file uploaded will be found in the timeline as an Audio Block
  • Image/Video: Images and videos added to a project can be found in the timeline as Image and Video Blocks

Preview Panel

  • Users can view their last built project here.
  • Every time a user clicks the Build button (play button), the Preview panel will reflect the changes in this panel.
  • For projects without any image or video files added, the preview panel will be hidden by default. 

Left Menu

The menu on the left has the following tabs - 

  • Explore AI Voices: Explore and select over 120+ AI voices from the voice selector menu.
  • Import Script: Import scripts in .txt, .docx, .srt format.
  • Add Media: Upload and import videos, pictures, and music, and explore royalty-free music in the Murf library.
  • Voice Changer: Upload an audio or video file and convert it to an AI voice.

Project Name

  • The project name can be edited here at any point in time.
  • The studio home page will reflect the same. 
  • All downloaded project files will be named as per the name of the project. 

Home Page

  • To access the projects and workspaces in the Studio home.

Project Permission Status

There are two different statuses available for a project:

Read Mode:

  • Can only view the project.
  • Cannot make changes or download the project.

Edit Mode:

  • Can make edits and download the project. 

Project Edit access can be taken from the same tab.

Resources

  • The resources page contains all our latest blogs, FAQs, and guides on using Murf Studio.

Account Details

  • Account Display Name
  • Account Signed In ID
  • My Account: Redirect to Profile Settings Page
  • Pricing: Redirect to Pricing Page
  • Logout

Account Usage

Users can track the following account usage stats here:

  • Speech Used (VGT): Voice Generation Time is calculated as the sum of the generated speech length of every text block. It is consumed every time you render a newly created text block or modify text in an existing text block. This is irrespective of whether you downloaded the file or not. Modifying the generated speech using a different Voice actor, Style, Pitch, Speed, Pause, Emphasis, Pronunciation, Punctuation, and Volume for the same text will not consume any voice generation time.
  • Transcription Used: Transcription time is calculated based on the duration of the audio file being transcribed. 
  • Project Size: Your current project size includes the text and any media files uploaded. 
  • Total Space Used: Total account storage based on all projects created. Each plan has a fixed storage limit. More information can be found on the pricing page.

Working with a Block

Topics covered

  • Add/Delete/Merge/Split
  • Generate/Play
  • Rearrange
  • Copy-Paste Block Settings
  • Apply Settings to the whole Project
  • Download
  • Duplicate

Add/Delete/Merge/Split

Add

  • Blocks can be added to a project in the following methods:
    1. Hovering the cursor on the right side between two blocks. Click on the pop-up "Add a block".
    2. Heading towards the end of the project and clicking on the option "+ Add a block".
    3. Clicking the "+" icon present in the bottom timeline. 

Delete

  • Select the block to be deleted.
  • Left-click on the three dots on the top right corner of the block to view block menu.
  • Click on Delete.

Merge

  • To merge two blocks, kindly place the cursor between the relevant blocks and click on the option "Merge" on the left-hand side of the text block.

Split

  • Blocks can be split by hovering in between two sub-blocks on the left hand side as shown below. 

Generate/Play

  • You can use the hollow play button present at the block level to convert the text to speech for the entire block at one go.
  • Once the text has been converted to speech, the play button will turn filled and cna be used to play the audio. 

Rearrange

  • Click on the Block to rearrange.
  • Click on the three dots on the top right corner of the block to view the block menu. 
  • Click on "Move Down" or "Move Up" to move the block as per your preference.
  • Alternatively,  blocks can also be rearranged by dragging and dropping them from the bottom timeline.

Copy and paste block settings

  • Kindly select the block that is to be replicated in the porject. 
  • Left-click on the three dots in the block's top right corner to view the block menu. 
  • Click on "Copy Block Settings". Block settings have now been copied.
  • Click on the three dots of the desired block where the setting has to be applied and click on "Paste Block Settings".
  • Tick on the check boxes you want to apply to the block, then click on "Apply" or "Apply to Project".

Apply block settings to the entire project

This new feature allows users to apply the settings of a desired block to the whole project. Settings such as: Voice actor, Speed, Pitch and Voice Style. Here are the steps involved:

  • Kindly select the block that is to be replicated in the porject. 
  • Left-click on the three dots in the block's top right corner to view the block menu. 
  • Click on the option "Apply setting to project."
  • Tick the check boxes you want to apply to the porject and select  "Apply to Project."

Duplicate

  • Select the block to be duplicated.
  • Click on the three dots to view the block menu and click on "Duplicate".

Download

  • Click on the block to be downloaded. 
  • Click on the three dots on the top-right and click "Download."
  • Choose the preferred settings.
  • After the preferred settings are selected, click "download".

Working with a Sub-block

Topics covered

  • Add/Delete
  • Generate/Play
  • Download
  • Rearrange

Add

  • To add a Sub-block, place the cursor within the text box and press the 'Enter' key. 

Delete 

  • To delete a Sub-block, firstly click on the subblock you want to delete.
  • Kindly left-click on the three dots on the right corner of the subblock to enable the related options.
  • Click on Delete

Generate/Play

  • The hollow play button present at a sub-block level can be used to generate the text-to-speech for that particula sub-block.
  • Once the sppech has been generated, the play button will be filled and can be used to play the sub-block audio. 

Download 

  • Click on the three dots on the right.
  • Click on Download
  • Individual sub-blocks can only be downloaded as an mp3 file. 
  • To download sub-blocks as a wav or flac filie, kindly use the block download option and select 'Split by sub-blocks'.

Rearrange

    • Select the sub-block to rearrange.
    • Click on the three dots on the top right corner of the block to view the block menu. 
    • Click on "Move Down" or "Move Up" to move the block as per your preference.
    • Alternatively,  sub-blocks can also be rearranged by dragging and dropping them from by using the dots present as shown below