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    I am now making reasonable progress with MTVR (ModelTalker Voice Recorder) and I have recorded 400 of the 1600 sentences required. For forward planning purposes, can anyone tell me what happens when I have completed the sentences and ModelTalker has built my new voice?

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    Hi Martin,

    Once you complete your recording you will receive an instruction to upload it to the modeltalker website and following this they will contact you to advise the finished product is ready. I’m not sure about payment arrangements since I did mine when it was free.

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

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    Mick did his the other week. It was free

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry52 View Post
    Hi Martin,

    Once you complete your recording you will receive an instruction to upload it to the modeltalker website and following this they will contact you to advise the finished product is ready. Iím not sure about payment arrangements since I did mine when it was free.

    Barry
    Quote Originally Posted by shrew View Post
    Mick did his the other week. It was free
    I think the charge ($100 = £80) only applies when you want to download your finished voice. You click on the 'Voices' tab then on 'Make Payment'.

    I was wondering if any special hardware was needed to play your voice. I've still got pretty good use of my hands but what happens when they start to become unusable?

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    I downloaded my voice to the Predictable app on my Ipad as recommended by my speach therapist. I'm not using it yet though. It's there when I need it. 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 Martin;

    I'm pretty sure that you can get eye gaze systems that will play it if you need to use it hands free.

    It's great to only pay if you need it because some of us never need to use speech devices.

    LOve Terry

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    Hi Martin,

    The App works on Windows with (inexpensive) Tobii eye trackers. There are plans to develop camera based eye tracking software by Therary Box.

    Love Ellie.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Limb Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No working limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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    Yay! I just completed my 1600 ModelTalker sentence recordings. I found it best to move on after two or three attempts at difficult sentences the go back to all the 'yellows' at the end. The last 30 or so were cruel i the extreme!

    Anyway, I have now requested my synthetic voice from the ModelTalker lab.

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    Good luck with getting a voice very close to your natural speaking voice. If you aren't happy don't give up. Email them and they can help you tweak it by getting you to record your own list of names, places and phrases. I did that and got a very good result. 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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    Well done Martin,

    What are you going to use to speak it?

    Great advice Lynne.

    Love Terry

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