With The Voice Keeper, not only do you get a diverse selection of voices, you can also create a unique and personal voice, with the same product! The app is also compatible with all TTMT speech-generating devices and vocabulary sets.
Voice Banking uses your natural voice to create a synthetic voice that can be saved for later use on a speech-generating device (SGD). This will allow the SGD to produce a voice that sounds a lot like your natural voice.
Line up the essential resources you will need!
- Laptop or desktop computer
- External microphone or headset
- Internet connection
- A quiet space
- Time (5-15 hours)
Integrate your banked voice with your TTMT device! Once your synthesized voice file is uploaded to your TTMT device, the speech output from the device will sound like you, rather than the default voice.
Message Banking is the process of digitally recording words, phrases, sentences, and personally meaningful sounds and/or stories using your natural voice, inflection, and intonation to be saved for later use on a SGD. This will allow the SGD to produce your recorded messages verbatim.
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Q: What is the difference between voice and message banking?
A: With voice banking, your SGD will “speak” any message that you type in your synthesized voice. With message banking, your SGD will play the specific recorded message, exactly as you recorded it.
Q: Which do I do?
A: It is a great idea to do both!
Q: When do I start?
A: When you are ready, try recording when your voice is the strongest, often earlier in the day.
Q: What if I’ve already lost my voice or my voice has changed?
A: Have a family member or friend bank for you OR use the alternate services provided through VOCALiD or SpeakUnique, such as Voice Repair, Voice Design, or BeSpoke Voice.
Play a clip below to hear the improvement in the synthetization after voice banking 30, 100 and 200 sentences.
You’ll notice the more you record, the more natural the voice generation sounds!
At Talk To Me Technologies, we support your efforts with seamless integration of your banked messages and new synthesized voice. If you’ve invested the time and care in recording, we will invest the time to personalize and customize your Talk To Me Technologies’ speech-generating device with your messages and voice. In addition, we’ll provide you with guidance and instructions on banking more messages within your new speech-generating device.