TarValon.Net Voice Drive

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  1. Calen Velervron

    Calen Velervron Sparkle Spren Gaidin Director of Community Outreach Forum Moderator

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    Posted on Behalf of Kitan Sedai and the Entire Community Outreach Team
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    Thousands of people around the world are voiceless due to medical issues or disability. The classic example is Stephen Hawking: Due to his disease, he could not speak and needed to use a machine to express himself.

    In the past, the voices available to the voiceless have sounded obviously computer-generated; nothing like a human voice.

    VocaliD is a company that crowdsources voices for use in creating voices for the voiceless. They can combine different voices to create the voice that the voiceless person likes, which that person then uses to communicate.

    We are holding a Voice Drive: Rather than a fund drive that gathers funds, a Voice Drive gathers voices.

    You donate your voice by reading passages from stories and TED Talks into VocaliD's website using an over-the-ear headset.

    To fully bank your voice, you have to read 3,500 sentences into VocaliD's software. Less than 10% of volunteers finish the banking process. The Voice Drive administrator can see how many sentences each person has banked and how many sentences have been banked altogether.

    We do these things to be Aes Sedai - Servants of All.

    However, for motivation:

    The first person to fully bank their voice will receive a copy of A Memory of Light signed by Team Jordan! Note that you must completely bank your voice to win this prize. If no one finishes, this prize will not be given out.

    The second person to finish banking their voice, or the person who banks the second-most amount of sentences (whichever comes first) will receive a Duty is Heavier than a Mountain signed print!

    The third person to finish banking their voice, or the person who banks the third-most amount of sentences (whichever comes first) will receive vinyl stickers from Ta'veren Tees!

    Further, the community group that banks the most sentences (Citizens, Novices/Recruits, Accepted/Soldiers, Ajahs/Companies) will get a sig reflecting their service!

    Donations are in English and it's fine if you have an accent!

    JOIN THE VOICE DRIVE THROUGH THIS LINK https://vocalid.co/d/jn7hjkW_Tv.

    If you sign up without using that specific link, you will not be part of the drive. When you join, the VocaliD website will give you more information about how to bank your voice.

    The drive ends Thursday, August 16.

    Go join the Drive! https://vocalid.co/d/jn7hjkW_Tv.
     
  2. Nebka Galyn

    Nebka Galyn Knight of the Glitterati Aes Sedai

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    :joy what a great way to give :joy

    I've signed up and my "audition" was approved, I will start recording sentences soon!
     
  3. Adanys Wynterwulf

    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren Accepted

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    Oooh, I want to do this.
    I just don't have proper headphones. Any suggestions? :)
     
  4. Dnae Ila

    Dnae Ila Gaidin

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    Oh, no! I will totally do this, but I won't have an opportunity for a week! That will put me way behind and surely someone else will claim first prize.
     
  5. Calen Velervron

    Calen Velervron Sparkle Spren Gaidin Director of Community Outreach Forum Moderator

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    Maybe not- you are fast!
     
  6. Dnae Ila

    Dnae Ila Gaidin

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    Not only do I want that sweet sweet prize, but I am really jazzed about this opportunity to give. I never even thought about this, but this is something I can easily do, costs me nothing, but can make a huge difference in the quality of someone's life.
     
  7. Arie Davion

    Arie Davion Matron Mother of Mischief Aes Sedai Master of the Watch

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    This is really very cool! (I hope i can tolerate a moment in my days where I don't constantly need a fan running for quality. because Cali is hooot)
     
  8. Dnae Ila

    Dnae Ila Gaidin

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    Line your clothes with ice packs!
     
  9. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Head of the Yellow Ajah Forum Moderator

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    Audition submitted, looking forward to this! (Actually, slightly I can't get started right away. :look)
     
  10. Anujun Trahearn

    Anujun Trahearn Accepted

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    This is fantastic! I have a very good microphone from when I was doing some voice acting gigs. I'll definitely participate, as soon as I get home from my vacation next weekend.
     
  11. Jahily al'Karee

    Jahily al'Karee Resident Citizen

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    I LOVE the idea of working on this project, and have the same question...
     
  12. Adanys Wynterwulf

    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren Accepted

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    The website recommended these, so that's what I'm getting. The price is decent :)
     
  13. Elanda Tonil

    Elanda Tonil Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    :joy This is awesome!
     
  14. Dnae Ila

    Dnae Ila Gaidin

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    All right, my audition is in review!
     
  15. Qamra Daielin

    Qamra Daielin Tech Documentation Orderly & Sparkle Spren Gaidin Forum Moderator Tower Gatekeeper

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    Awesome, I’d love to do this, but with a cough, it’ll be a while before I can. But this is seriously awesome!
     
  16. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Head of the Yellow Ajah Forum Moderator

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    Why the prizes are awarded based on how fast people complete the program instead of a drawing from everyone who does manage? That would seem more fair to people who can't start right away (whether because of their schedule, they're sick, or they need to buy headphones).
     
  17. Calen Velervron

    Calen Velervron Sparkle Spren Gaidin Director of Community Outreach Forum Moderator

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    @Elania al'Manir Honest answer is I did not think it through well enough and its my fault. I would like to go back and speak to my team and come up with some alternatives without changing the current prizes, maybe add some.

    This was an oversight on my behalf.
     
  18. Adanys Wynterwulf

    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren Accepted

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    :fistbump I like that you got our back, Mentor :giggle

    Also, Calen Gaidin, I think this project is amazing, and I'm excited to participate :D
     
  19. Sarramy Valtiele

    Sarramy Valtiele Aes Sedai

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    What an exciting project! I'm going to have to look into this, not sure if my microphone is good enough. Hopefully it is. :)
     
  20. Imzadi Hopewind

    Imzadi Hopewind Aes Sedai

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    Fun thing, but I can't do this! :lol :cheese