A replica of your own voice.
What is Voice Build?
Voice build will create a synthetic replica of your own voice that can be used in your communication aid. This is for individuals who have a medical condition that will affect their speech but have not yet experienced any speech symptoms. Your synthetic voice can be used on Apple, Android or Windows devices.
A Voice Build synthetic voice is £175, which is paid once you have heard a sample of your voice and want to download it for use.
How it works
We can build your synthetic voice from just a short recording of your speech. All you need to get started is a computer or laptop, an external microphone (not the one built into your computer) and a quiet room.
Sign up for an account and record your voice.
Submit your recording when you have completed between 150 and 300 sentences.
Listen to samples of your synthetic voice.
Pay or apply for funding for your synthetic voice.
Download your voice onto as many devices as you need.
I banked my voice with SpeakUnique so I could better support our clients through the process. I only had time to do just over an hour of recording and was impressed by the quality of voice I received – it sounded like me!
My son, who has only heard me with my degraded voice on a couple of days says he would recognise it straightaway as me if someone played the voice to him
I had no idea then that I would have a personal need of those recordings. But, last year I was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease, and my speech has been badly affected. It has been hugely important to me to have been able to get help from the SpeechUnique team, and to acquire a synthetic voice based on my own voice recordings.
My grandchildren said, “It sounds just like Gramps!”
I was a bit breathless when I made the recording, and I only recorded half the phrases, so it seems little short of miraculous that the voice is so close to my voice back in November.
I am able to communicate with people at work using a voice which is recognisably mine, which means I am comfortable continuing with part-time paid employment, at least partially thanks to SpeakUnique.