Cost of Custom Neural Voice

Copper Contributor

We are a startup, and we're building a digital assistant. We would love the ability to use a custom neural voice to be able to differentiate and brand our assistant, but my understanding is that the cost of building a custom neural voice is in the $100k range and almost $3,000 just for the endpoint hosting. Is this the case?

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@AlimaSam we recently GA'ed the Custom Neural Voice creation capability. See docs here: Custom neural voice overview - Speech service - Azure Cognitive Services | Microsoft Docs


Pricing information can be found here: Cognitive Speech Services Pricing | Microsoft Azure

Model training is $52 per compute hour.

Real-time synthesis: $24 per 1M characters
Endpoint hosting: $4.04 per model per hour
Long audio creation: $100 per 1M characters