In this article, we will go over the Rhombus console setting for how to add audio files either via upload, text-to-speech, or recorded audio. These audio clips can be used on audio gateways for the Rules Engine feature.
- How to use Audio File Management
- User Interface
- Upload an Audio File
- Record Audio
- Audio Limitations
How to use Audio File Management
This next part will go over how to use the feature along with a quick walkthrough. In this walkthrough, we will show you how to upload a file, do a text-to-speech, record audio and also provide a general overview of the user interface.
To find the feature follow the pathway below:
Rhombus Console > Settings > Audio File Management
Once you are in the feature you will see the general layout with the three options of 'Upload a clip', 'Text-to-speech', and 'Record Audio'. All these options will be discussed later in the article. Now the next part you will notice is the list of audio files with names, descriptions, text-to-speech, used in automation rules, and the ability to play, edit or delete the audio file. We will go over how to name, add a description, listen to the audio, and delete an audio file.
Edit Name & Description
To edit the name or description of an audio file click on the pencil icon seen on the right side of the page pictured below. After clicking the pencil you will be given the option to edit the name and description of the audio clip.
Delete Audio Clip
To delete an audio clip just press the 'X' icon in between the pencil and the play button on the right. The icon is seen below with an arrow pointing to it.
Play Audio Clip
To play an audio clip just press the play button icon on the far right next to the delete icon. The icon is seen below with an arrow pointing to it.
Upload an Audio File
In this section, we will show what audio files can be uploaded along with how to upload an audio file.
What type of files can be uploaded
Below is a list of the audio files you are able to upload:
- .MP3, .MP4, .WAV, .FLAC, and .ACC
- 2 MB maximum file upload
- Only single-channel audio
- Has to be a 48000 sample rate
How to upload an audio file
To upload an audio file click on the 'Upload Audio file' option and follow the prompt to add a name and select the file to upload. After uploading the file you can edit the name, and description and play the file to hear it. Below is the image of the 'Upload Audio File' button along with the preceding window after the button is pressed.
To use Text-to-Speech just click on the button 'Text to Speech' button. After pressing the button you provide a name, description, and the text you would like turned into audio. We currently have a limit of 50 words for the text. Below is the image of the 'Text to Speech' button along with the preceding window after the button is pressed.
To record audio simply press the 'Record Audio' button. Then provide the name and press the record option. Then press 'stop' once the recording is over. The limit for the recording time is 1 min. Below is the image of the 'Record Audio' button along with the preceding window after the button is pressed.
Below is a list of the current limits we have for Audio Files:
- 2 MB upload
- 1 min recording
- 50 words for text-to-speech
If you have any further questions please reach out to our Rhombus Support at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to talk to a Rhombus Sales Representative please reach out to email@example.com.
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