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    Forum Member Lynne K's Avatar
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    It's approx £110 I think, if my lousy memory has retained it correctly. Lynne
    ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my ballance.
    I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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    After talking with Kim Archer (MNDA ModelTalker guru) I downloaded Predictable. Now I'm learning my way around it.

    Cost was £129.99on Google Play Store, but you can apply for reimbursement from the NHS.

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    Good luck Martin. I haven't spent much time playing with Predictable on my Ipad because I still have my voice, all be it some slurred words occasionally. It seems to be intuitive though so I have no worries about picking it up whenever. Lynne
    ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my ballance.
    I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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    Hi, Just thought I'll update you;

    The Mnda have seconded a newish chap called Richard Cave, he has been looking into voice banking.

    He says that Model Talker is very much American which requires 1600 phrases. He reckons that Acepela is more English and only requires 350 phrases.

    So even if your half way through Model talker, it's probably worth swapping.

    They are both a similar price and only needs paying when you download the finished product.

    do give Richard a ring before starting as he will provide assistance and advice.

    Love Terry

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    If I was to choose a voice to use from the Acapela 'Repertoire', I think I would go for 'Queen Elizabeth' from the English (UK) list. I think the voice sounds great! ... and she sounds just like me LOL.

    https://www.acapela-group.com/voices/repertoire/

    Or, I might borrow an American voice for a change. I looked on the list of English (US) voices .... sadly the voice of 'Donald Trump' isn't there (Lol) .... and I would really like to sound like Marilyn Monroe (but, to my disappointment, not included either!) .... but I don't think my hubby would mind if I spoke with a husky American voice like 'Sharon'!

    Joking aside, thank you Terry for kindly letting us know about 'Acapela' voice banking and for flagging up that we can get advice from Richard Cave at the MNDA.

    Also, below is a link to info about voice banking on the Acapela website:-

    https://www.acapela-group.com/voices/voice-banking/

    Love Kayleigh xx

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    I've done my voice banking with Model Talker and downloaded it to my ipad in Predictable. I saw on the MND Facebook page about Acapela so I'm thinking of doing that too.
    ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my ballance.
    I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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    I’m now too late to do another recording so I wonder if a model talker voice recording can be transferred to acapela?

    Barry
    Iím going to do this even if it kills me!

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    Hi Barry,

    I very much doubt it. I think that they use very different phrases.

    You could ask Richard Cave.

    Love Terry

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