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The main problem I find with TTS is that the voices are a little too jarring for me, although it could be that I haven't found the right voice for it yet in files I've tried.

On the other hand, a lot of amateur hypnotists and file recorders, in any combination of the following: use low-quality microphones, no noise reduction in their environment, don't know how/don't bother to filter the pops and humming out of their recordings, or have too thick or different of an accent for me to be able to really carry on.

It's really rather hit or miss either way, which is unfortunate.

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It's somewhat of a toss up for me. I have a loop that I've been regularly listening to for about three years that uses TTS, sometimes it can help depending on the scenario you're going for (Drone TF, Robot etc.) However generally I prefer a human voice only because a real person can put emphasis on the way they speak, which if the person has the knack for it, can contribute to a deeper trance much more effectively. It's very situational because there are some human made files I find to be very dull and boring, and some TTS files that I find to be jarring or awkward. 

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I haven't listened to enough hypnosis files to say, but some 2 cents on this; If done well, text-to-speech might just be as good if not better than a real voice recording! Though it does sound like adding some discrete filters would be a good idea, such as a pleasant echo not to mention background music. This is probably a matter of preference still.

Anyway I find that oddly enough, computer generated voices can sometimes be easier to listen to. Perhaps due to their more unusual accents, the more repetitive nature of vocal patterns, or even the knowledge that it's not a real person who recorded it which makes them feel more detached from this world.

Their biggest advantage though is that you can easily create your own hypnosis files, without having to ask someone else to record themselves for you or having to use your own voice if you don't want to. Likely something I'll try myself later on, granted I cannot and do not wish to speak out loud about some of the things I'd put in them.

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Hi, this is my first comment on the forum. I think the human voice in the files gives it a special touch. But in some cases a synthetic voice can help give the author's necessary focus. A compromise of both would work well. Greetings.

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As far as my experience goes with hypnosis. I prefer a human voice. Mostly because both the timing and pacing is really hard to do with TTS.

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I'd say real voice, though it helps for the person who is doing the voice recordings know how to remove background noises. Plus a little experience in voice acting would be a help. Text-to-speech just sounds so bland and monotone

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I can imagine that text to speech files would sound awkward and unnatural for more people, and break their focus. I've never listened to one myself so I'm not sure how well it would work for me.

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Text to speech is exclusively bad. Human voice, alternatively, is only frequently bad. Mainly because the person talking has no idea how to read a long form monologue. I know it sounds picky, but hey, you like what you like.

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I'm kind of picky when it comes to voices and can't really achieve hypnosis with text to speech

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