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Voxonic Software Lets You Sing, Speak In Any Language

Voxonic claims to be able to translate your voice into 1,468 different languages - with nothing more than a ten minute voice sample.

Voxonic has developed proprietary patent-pending software, which transforms voices, making it possible to replicate any person's voice in any language.

Voxonic applies its "Voice Models" to transform speech from one person to another. All we need is a one-time, fifteen-minute sample of your voice. With that we will be able to present you saying what you want in the language of your choice.

For certain applications, Voxonic technology can work together with "text-to-speech" engines; your voice model is applied to the output of the TTS program, delivering automated speech in your voice and in the language delivered by the TTS software.

Rap artist Prodigy is a believer; when his next album goes on sale, it will debut in more than 1,400 different languages. This will be particularly helpful for P, since he just started a jail term for illegal gun possession.

"The prospect of having fans understand what I'm saying and repeat it in their language (drew me to) the company," said Prodigy. "Now, fans will like more than just the beat or the rhythm. They'll understand what I'm saying and relate to it."


(Rap artist Prodigy to release 1,400 different albums)

Specialists are dubious. H. Samy Alim, a professor of anthropology at the University of California at Los Angeles who specializes in global hip-hop culture and sociolinguistics, wondered whether the meaning would really come through. He laughed, "How do you translate 'fo shizzle' in a way that retains its creativity and humor for a global audience?"

Voxonic also provides services for politicians.

Voxonic is the extraordinary technology that enable you to replicate a candidate’s voice in any language or dialect.

All we need is a ten minute sample of the candidate’s voice and we can produce radio spots or TV voice tracks in the language desired.

Imagine doing commercials that can reach specific demographic segments with get-out-the-vote messages sponsored by the candidate in every appropriate foreign language.

Science fiction fans have been ready for this for almost a century. In his immortal classic Ralph 124c 41+, Hugo Gernsback wrote about the language rectifier, which is perhaps the first reference to the idea of machine translation of language.

...she said, "Pardon, Monsieur, je ne comprends pas!"

He immediately turned the small shining disc of the Language Rectifier on his instrument till the pointer rested on "French."

"The service mistakes are very annoying," he heard her say in perfect English.
(Read more about Gernsback's language rectifier)

Don't miss the latest in translation devices; take a look at the NEC Translator Cellphone and the LingoPhone. Via Smart Economy; see also Software Morphs Rapper Prodigy Into Global Cipher and the Voxonic website for more.

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