Using myMessageBanking? Upgrade your message bank into a voice bank in 5 easy steps.
You already have a message bank. That’s great! You’ve taken the first step to preserve your personal voice. Did you know that an existing message bank can be easily converted into a dynamic voicebank?
We’ve previously written about the differences between message banking and voice banking, so if you’re not sure about the differences between these two solutions, we’d recommend you to read that article first.
What is myMessageBanking?
myMessageBanking is a free web service that allows individuals who are at the risk of losing their voice, to record memorable sentences in their own voice.
The product is a result of a joint project with Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Otolaryngology and Tobii Dynavox, the provider of alternative communication devices.
If you’ve created a message bank using this service before, you can quickly convert it into a voicebank.
With voice banking, you won’t be restricted to only using pre-recorded messages and will be able to say anything you want with a voice you have an emotional connection with.
Did we mention that this process is automatic and free to complete?
The only thing you need to do is download the zip file with all your audio recordings from myMessageBanking and upload it to The Voice Keeper. Done and dusted!
You’ll then be able to experiment with the voice on The Voice Keeper website and if you like it, you can purchase it and download it on your computer.
How to turn a message bank into a voicebank?
myMessageBanking into voice banking – A step by step walkthrough:
- Login to myMessageBanking with your credentials.
- On the top right-hand corner, you’ll find the ‘download all’ button. Press it to download the zip file with all your recordings.
*Pay attention to the location of the saved files. It usually lands in the downloads folder but it also depends on your computer settings.
- Sign up or login to The Voice Keeper.
- When in the main dashboard, choose the ‘Message Banking’ section on the left-hand corner
5. Click the button ‘Upload files’ and upload the zip file you downloaded earlier. The file name should start with ‘bankedMessages_’
Now sit back and relax!
That’s all you need to do. Now it’s time for The Voice Keeper’s system to get to work and process your recordings into a new shiny voice!
The time it takes to process the files will vary depending on the size of the zip archive and how busy our system is at the time. It’s still remarkably fast and the maximum amount of time it takes to create your digital voice is less than a day. In some cases, we can do it as quickly as 30 minutes.
The process is 100% automatic. We will send you an email as soon as your new voice is ready.
After you receive your new digital voice, feel free to experiment with it as much as you would with any other voice created with The Voice Keeper. Once you’re satisfied with it, you can purchase it and use it as a Windows SAPI voice for your computer!
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