on-the-fly tts audio with awesome tts

This article covers how to create audio flashcards using on-the-fly TTS in AwesomeTTS. Before you start, you should have a simple deck, using the Basic note type, with a Front and a Back field, like the one below.

editing the card template

We need to add what's called a TTS tag to your card template, to tell Anki that we want some sound to be played while reviewing. Click the Cards button right above the Front field in the editor. We want the sound to play on the back (after revealing the answer), so select the Back Template option on the top left. Then click the Add TTS button at the bottom.

adding the TTS tag

You'll see the following dialog appear. Choose the service you want to use (some are free, some require an API key, if you wish to try paid ones, you can sign up for the AwesomeTTS Plus trial). You'll need to save your choice into a preset if you don't have one already: click Save on the bottom towards the center.

After saving the preset, make sure to choose the following settings:

Note: in some cases, you may want to choose a different Type:

Then click Insert into Back Template. You'll see the following dialog box. AwesomeTTS has registered that you want to associated this TTS tag with the preset you selected.

Look at your card preview

Back in theĀ Anki browser, click on the Preview field on one of your cards, then click the right arrow to reveal the answer. You should hear the French sound. You can click Replay Audio to hear the audio again. All of your cards which use this note type should now have sound.

The end !

This is the end of the tutorial. If you have any questions, please email languagetools@mailc.net