This post will be adressing the program and many long-awaited features requested by the community. There is a lot to unpack in almost 2 months of development and rigorous bug fixing so I hope you can dedicate 5 minutes of your time to read what we have here as we will also be dropping some little hints on what is also upcoming/under development as well as a special mention at the very end.
As you’ve already noticed, there has been a complete redesign of the UI as well as new icons, colours and buttons. It is still undergoing many changes and it will be a progressive one as we roll out more and more updates. The UI was something we have been wanted to change quite a while ago but we always ended up not having enough time due to other pressing issues such as bug fixing, better translation, faster package delivery and many more thing inside our core program that needed our attention.
First, let’s talk about the UI. We have added a new design package that will improve the responsiveness and also make it more UI friendly. A feature that was asked from us a few months ago was the ability to make a small Speech To Text program that would only show the “Type Message” box, making it suitable for VTubers and other streamers using OBS and other streaming programs.
As much as the tool was incredibly convenient for people speaking multiple languages it had an annoying downside. Having to change the AI language, voice and speaking style every time you wanted to switch synthetic voice was tedious. This was something that was brought to us a few months ago and we also wanted to implement. We had so much things that users were requesting that we had to leave that one aside until later. Now that we are doing a complete redesign of the UI, it is the most appropriate moment to finally include it!
3 days after our last post, we ended up adding ElevenLabs in our program. A new STTS option that became surprisingly very popular by streamers and other STTS enthusiasts. This STTS option functions relatively the same as TikTok where you need to create an ElevenLab account and link your API key inside the program. Once that is done, you can click on the “Reload Voices” button under the API Key field and it will import your ElevenLabs voices into the program. Those voices can be used if you select “Eleven Labs (English US)” from the language dropdown list found under the same tab.
We’ve been listening to you all for a long time, you’ve been asking for it and we finally have them! Users will now be able to select chinese for their Speech To Text as well as a range of up to 28 synthetic AI voices for the Text To Speech! Hopefully this will make a few of you happy as this was something that as been requested from us for quite a while.
As always, we strive for simplicity and try to make it as easy for users as much as we possibly can. With the addition of Poiyomi (from our last blog post), more and more users have been wanting to customize their speech bubble for something a bit more unique. One thing we were missing was a quick button to show custom text to make customization easier in Unity.
Because with each new versions and new features implemented, new bugs makes their emergence. Here are a few major things that we were able to tackle in these two months.
After everything is said, we would also like to give out a special mention to Hyeon and their customized Speech bubble that they are currently selling on Gumroad. We unfortunately are so busy with the program that our hands are tied in terms of free time and as much as we wish for it, we cannot currently allocate time dedicated into creating cool customized speech bubbles for everyone to enjoy.
Link to their customized speech bubble!