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    I would love to hear from anyone who has or is using SpeakUnique. I'm very interested in getting my two brothers to record so that their voices can be mixed. Sounds like a good idea? 😁x
    Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜xx

    #2
    I think that's a great idea. I'm sure others said they used speakunique.

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      #3
      Matthew I use it and I am delighted with the results. I hosted the family quiz on zoom last night as quizmaster and I had previously prepared the questions in a slideshow with the answers recorded on SpeakUnique. I accept that if you use the system spontaneously then you depend on your typing speed and the patience of the audience.
      Remember you don’t have to pay as MNDA covers the cost.
      I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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        #4
        Cheers Barry, what's the volume like? One thing I find very frustrating is typing it all out then when I hit play the person doesn't understand it. 😠😁x
        Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜xx

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          #5
          Hi Matthew. I banked my voice with SpeakUnique, you might have seen the thread I posted on it. MNDA funded it. I don't have any Apple or Windows devices, just Android phone and tablet, Linux desktop and a Chromebook. This means I have to use the SpeakUnique app. I find the app a bit clunky to use and it could do with some improvements, along the lines of the SpeechAssistant app. But they're very new to the scene and the app was only released last July, so I'm hoping they'll make some improvements. My phone wasn't powerful enough to run the software so I sounded like a Dalek. Bought a new tablet just before Christmas so I could use the voice. I liked the idea of supporting a small British company. I've emailed them a couple of times and had very helpful responses from Alice, the CEO. If you have a Windows device you can use the voice with any speech software.
          Each day is made easier with a bit of humour.

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            #6
            Originally posted by matthew55 View Post
            Cheers Barry, what's the volume like? One thing I find very frustrating is typing it all out then when I hit play the person doesn't understand it. 😠😁x
            If the person doesn't understand what you've said, you can replay the message without having to type it in again. In terms of volume, the volume from a phone probably won't be loud enough. The solution to that is to get a small Bluetooth speaker linked to your phone and then everyone in the building will hear you. πŸ˜‰
            Each day is made easier with a bit of humour.

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              #7
              I've also been very impressed with SpeakUnique Matthew. They rebuilt my voice from my modeltalker files so I'm sure they could do a good job with your brothers' voices.
              Best

              Robin

              Diagnosed 05/2017 Familial ALS Limb onset

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                #8
                Thanks guys. I have both onboard and am awaiting the next step. 😁x
                Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜xx

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                  #9
                  I have been thinking of doing the same with my sisters voice because I left it too late to bank my own voice and she and I have always sounded very similar. How would I do it?

                  thanks x
                  Sarah x

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                    #10
                    Well I'm using speakunique which isn't cheap but apparently there's help available. 😁x
                    Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ€—πŸ˜xx

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by matthew55 View Post
                      Cheers Barry, what's the volume like? One thing I find very frustrating is typing it all out then when I hit play the person doesn't understand it. 😠😁x
                      Mathew I guess it depends on what system you use. I use iPad or iPhone and it is fine one to one. I have no experience of android. If I have a group audience then I use a Bluetooth amplifier.
                      I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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                        #12
                        I looked through their website then emailed them Sarah. They were really helpful. All costs were covered by MNDA.
                        Best

                        Robin

                        Diagnosed 05/2017 Familial ALS Limb onset

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Barry52 View Post

                          Mathew I guess it depends on what system you use. I use iPad or iPhone and it is fine one to one. I have no experience of android. If I have a group audience then I use a Bluetooth amplifier.
                          Do you use the app Barry? How do you find it? Like I said above, I find it a bit clunky compared to SpeechAssistant. Maybe I just need to get to know it better.
                          Each day is made easier with a bit of humour.

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                            #14
                            Gary, I use the app on both iPad and iPhone however the volume is not very loud on the phone. If I’m one to one and they haven’t heard it I just show them the text. I save regularly used phrases in the categories section. I do find the phone difficult because of it’s size and the fact I have a tremor. I have yet to find a way of getting the iPad and iPhone to synchronise the data stored within the app. There is no doubt that voice banking and speech apps have helped me to participate in various activities such as hosting the family quiz and taking part in online meetings so I believe it has raised my self esteem.
                            I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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                              #15
                              I am currently in the voice banking process, sentence 100 of 300, going through Sherlock Holmes.
                              The problem may be that I may soon lose the use of my hands, so wonder how I would use this facility.
                              Diagnosed 2nd Jan 2020
                              Both arms/shoulders affected, left worse than right.
                              Progressive Muscular Atrophy suspected

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