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.
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 thebutton right above the field in the editor. We want the sound to play on the back (after revealing the answer), so select the option on the top left. Then click the button at the bottom.
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 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:
Then click. You'll see the following dialog box. AwesomeTTS has registered that you want to associated this TTS tag with the preset you selected.
Back in the Anki browser, click on thefield on one of your cards, then click the right arrow to reveal the answer. You should hear the French sound. You can click to hear the audio again. All of your cards which use this note type should now have sound.
This is the end of the tutorial. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Are you interested in trying AwesomeTTS , HyperTTS or Language Tools, to easily add Audio / Translation / Transliteration to your flashcards ? Signup for AwesomeTTS Plus.