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    Voice repair - SpeakUnique

    Just an update to let others know that I made a start with SpeakUnique on the desktop computer (running Linux). It doesn't need to download software, but does need a laptop or desktop and a USB headset. I'm using a Jabra 20 headset. Done about 220 sentences out of the 300 asked for. It's quite tiring so I do about an hour every morning. The final voice can only be used in their app on Apple or Android, but can be used on Windows with any text-to-speech software apparently. Not sure how good the app is as even though I've installed it, you can't use it until you've got the finished voice. The recording process is very simple to understand and allows you to play back each sentence to check it and re-record if necessary. I'll update when I've got the voice.

    Gary
    Each day is made easier with a bit of humour.

    #2
    Thanks for the update Gary - hope the results are good.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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      #3
      Sounds promising Gary! Keen to hear how you get on.

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        #4
        And me. Xx my post reply button doesn't work first time. Never know if I'm going to post twice

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          #5
          Hi Gary,

          Good to hear you are cracking on with the recording. Consider 300 sentences as a breeze since you have to complete 1600 with Modeltalker. I much prefer the SpeakUnique app as I find it easier to use. I do hope you are happy with the results when you receive your voice.

          Barry
          I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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            #6
            Well, I've got the voice samples to choose from and my wife and sister both said it sounds like me, so that's promising. You get five slightly different sample voices, but to be honest, I can't hear any difference between four of them and the fifth one is only slightly different. I think I'm just going to pick one. I've had very good feedback from their support team though, after I asked a couple of questions.
            Each day is made easier with a bit of humour.

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              #7
              Also, just discovered that there is a useful 45 minute webinar on their website that explains the whole process and answers a few questions.

              https://www.speakunique.co.uk/professionals/
              Each day is made easier with a bit of humour.

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