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VocaliD

Custom crafted voices to express your unique vocal identity

VocaliD is on a mission to humanize the voice within AAC devices. Founded by Dr. Rupal Patel in 2014, VocaliD leverages its Human Voicebank of over 15,000+ members from over 110 countries that together have contributed upwards of 6 million sentences and the company's proprietary voice blending technology to create unique vocal persona for every AAC user. These personalized voices enhance opportunities for social connection, increase quality of life and independence, and improve access to educational and vocational resources.

VocaliD and Tobii Dynavox

VocaliD and Tobii Dynavox have partnered to bring Tobii Dynavox Windows device users, like those who use the I-Series+ or EyeMobile Mini featuring Surface Pro 4, the opportunity to have their own custom-crafted BeSpoke™ voice or the opportunity to preserve their Vocal Legacy! Since the entire process for both offerings is done online, you’ll be able to submit your voice sample and track the voice building process all from the comforts of your own home. Once your BeSpoke™ voice or Vocal Legacy voice is ready, you’ll be notified and you can download and install it directly on your Tobii Dynavox device.

How it works

BeSpoke™ Voices

Using their breakthrough technology, VocaliD can build a digital voice that’s uniquely yours based on just a few seconds of your voice. This sample is used to search their Human Voicebank database to find a voice match who is similar in age, gender and cultural background. VocaliD’s algorithms then combine your voice sample with several hours of recording from the matched speaker to create your customized BeSpoke™ voice. The result is a digital voice that is understandable and conveys your unique vocal identity.

Vocal Legacy™ Voices

In addition to VocaliD’s BeSpoke Voices, they are also able to digitally recreate your voice from 5-7 hours of recordings on their Human Voicebank web platform. But why do this? There are the unpredictable reasons – each year, hundreds of thousands of people are diagnosed with degenerative conditions such as ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease or head/neck cancer. In many cases, these individuals will eventually need a speech generating device, like an I-Series+ or EyeMobile Mini featuring Surface Pro 4 to communicate. And when that time comes, your banked voice can be used so you can continue to speak as yourself. Just as you backup your files and photos, why not backup your voice?

BeSpoke Voice FAQs

That sounds great, but is a personalized custom voice really that important?

Speaking in one’s own voice shouldn’t be a luxury — it’s a right. Whether you use your natural speaking voice or you rely on assistive technology, a voice is more than just sound. It’s a reflection of who you are.

Aren’t there already custom voice options available?

Only VocaliD produces personalized voices, tailored to fit you. Our voices are unique because they harness your very own vocalizations, which are then blended with recordings from a matched speaker from our Human Voicebank database.

I have already have a Speech Generating Device/App. Will it work on my device?

Yes! VocaliD voices are compatible with existing speech-generating devices and apps. Our voices have been deployed on Windows devices, and will soon be available across platforms. VocaliD voices will work on Tobii Dynavox Windows devices like the I-Series+ and EyeMobile Mini featuring Surface Pro 4.

What if I try the BeSpoke™ Voice, and I decide it isn’t right for me?

There are stories, of course, of people (like Stephen Hawking!) who grew attached to their original voice. And that’s okay, too. Our voices, on the other hand, are made specifically for you, using your unique vocal DNA. Thus, VocaliD voices are non-refundable, yet we stand by our product with our satisfaction guarantee. Contact us at hello@vocalid.co for details.

Vocal Legacy Voice FAQs

Why should I bank my voice now?

Banking your voice with VocaliD’s Human Voicebank is free, easy, and the responsible thing to do.

What do I need to record my voice?

All you need is a computer running the Google Chrome browser, a head-worn microphone, and a quiet place to record your voice. Remember, the quality of your recordings will impact the voice we can create.

How long does recording my voice take?

You need to record approximately 3500 sentences to recreate your voice, which takes an average of 5-7 hours. You can record from the comfort of your home and on your own schedule. Recordings should be broken up into short 10-15 minute sessions over the course of several days/weeks.

I’m not able to record the full sentence list. What should I do?

Consider a BeSpoke™ Voice, which is built using 2-3 seconds of your vocalization blended with recordings from a matched speaker in our Human Voicebank database.

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