Acapela’s my-own-voice available in Predictable

Acapela’s my-own-voice available in Predictable

  • by Rebecca
  • Mar 11, 2019
  • 2 min read

Acapela Group has 30 years of expertise in voice solutions - known for their creation of authentic voices for all ages and genders which can convey emotions and moods.

Acapela Inclusive is a division dedicated to inclusiveness with the aim of enabling more people to live independently through the access to their technology.

my-own-voice is an Acapela initiative in line with its Inclusive mission; it enables people to preserve their voices as synthetic voices to be able to use when their own voice is lost. This technology is built using state of the art machine learning.

Who is it for?

Acapela my-own-voice is a state-of-the-art voice synthesis software which will benefit those who are expecting to lose the control of their voice such as people with MND (ALS), other progressive neurological conditions and people about to undergo head and neck cancer surgery.

It allows those who are about to lose their voice to voice bank it and effectively use a synthetic version of their own voice once their natural voice has been lost.

How does it work within our apps?

Once you have completed your voice banking with Acapela following these steps with Predictable: Apply to the ‘My-Own-Voice online service Record the sentences at your own pace Listen to your voice in the type and talk interface Buy to use it when you need it.

You will be able to download the voice to Predictable to use as the default voice in our software.

How long will it take to record my voice?

My-own-voice is available in two formats; Predictive Format and Basic Format. The Predictive Format only required 350 sentences to be recorded whereas the Basic Format requires 1500 sentences to be recorded.

The time for each varies depending on the user.

What do I need to start recording?

A common microphone is suitable - we would advise against using desktop microphone to ensure quality. You can read more about this and much more on Acapela’s FAQ page:

We need your voice! We are looking for people’s voices that we can use for demo purposes in Predictable. If you are interested in banking your voice and us using it to demo the quality of Acapela please contact us here.