Check Out This New AI Tool That Lets You Turn Text Prompts Into Any Sound Effect

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Generative audio AI startup ElevenLabs has launched a tool that lets you generate any sound effect using only a written text prompt. This will be a game changer for indie game devs, student filmmakers and basically anyone who needs a quick sound effect with little to no budget

Hey, you may even be able to generate the sound of a real life human being telling you they’re proud of you — now wouldn’t that be a nice change of pace!

The whole thing is pretty easy. Just type in any prompt, hit generate and — boom — your sound is ready. In fact, you’ll get four options generated within a few seconds, and you can pick your favourite of the bunch, or adjust your prompt (which can be up to 450 characters long) if you’re not stoked with the result. 

After playing around with it for a bit, the quality is pretty hit or miss. Each output lasts a few seconds ranging on the prompt. For example, the prompt “monkey falling down a long staircase” returned outputs ranging from 6–16 seconds, whereas the prompt “an elephant suddenly achieving enlightenment”, returned results ranging from 2–5 seconds.

Each generated sound effect is available to download, if you so wish. Keep in mind, you will need to sign up for a free account to use the service.

Oh and before you freaks come crawling out of the woodwork, it won’t generate any sound — all prompts need to stay on the right side of its Prohibited Content and Uses Policy, which prohibits violent, hateful, illegal or abusive content. 

You can try it for yourself right here.

Main image: ElevenLabs