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No Microphone? No Problem! Text-to-Speech is Available

The Voice Spice service now has text-to-speech capability with 14 languages supported. You no longer need a microphone to create a voice message that can be shared on a number of social media sites



Simply type a message in the text box, and we'll convert it into a voice message. You can then post your voice message to any number of social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and more!

The text-to-speech system supports 14 languages including, English, Spanish, Chinese, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Portuguese, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish, and Russian.

We're always interested in what you're thinking. So have fun and type away!

Creating Your own Voice Surveys

Have you ever wanted to get opinions from your friends on a certain topic or just want to get to know your online acquaintances better? 
A number of our Voice Spice users have started creating "Voice Tag" games where someone creates a set of questions and then passes it to a group of people to answer using just their own recorded voice. This is an exciting trend that is happening on Facebook, Twitter, and E-mail. Like a game of phone tag, the answers just keep on getting more and more interesting as the questions are shared with more people. 

We've created a special page just for creating your on voice surveys and starting your own game of voice tag. Check out this link to https://voicespice.com/VoiceTag/.  Give it whirl and let us know what you think!

Adding Spice to Travel

I just recently got back from a trip to UK and France. It was about five weeks of exploring the streets of Paris, neighborhoods of Lyon, and some interesting and historical sites in England and Scotland. It was a lot of fun, So much good food, interesting people, and wonderful places to visit.



I decided to give Voice Spice a go on some of places where my data connection was less than ideal. I did this not only because of the fascinating scenery in some of these more remote locations, but to test to see how the application handles dodgy connections. Overall, it did quite well even on low-bandwidth connections. On one occasion I made a recording on a train from Lyon to the airport using the on-board wifi.  

Later on while travelling through Inverness, Scotland, I made a recorded a clip on a boat while searching for "Nessy" the Lochness Monster.  We didn't find her, but I did have a good time exploring Urquhart Castle on the other side of the lake. 



Further north, I took a detour through northern Scotland up to the Orkney Islands. Recording in these remote areas was not a problem.  One highlight of the Orkney's was visiting one of the oldest and well-preserved villages in the world Skara Brae. Not too bad for 5,000 year-old real state.



Back home now, I can say that Voice Spice was a very convenient and reliable way of creating a voice message even in the most remote areas of the world.

What do I use Voice Spice for?

What is the most popular use of Voice Spice is often what we are asked.  Well that is a hard question to answer because our users are so diverse and their needs are so varied.  And on top of that, we don’t harvest user accounts or collect their friends and likes.  What we do know is what is made public and what people tell us. They tell us they love how easy Voice Spice is to use and how it works for everybody, even friends without Voice Spice.  There is no one use for all people.

That’s what’s cool about Voice Spice.  You can do whatever you want. 

For me, I have been using it to text a scary voice recording to remind my son to take out the trash.   Others have more serious uses such as assigning their students to record their favorite poetry or do movie reviews.  Foreign language and ESL teachers are using it regularly to listen to student’s homework.  We even have a number of musicians and singers that are working out new raps and songs to share with their friends.

So what is Voice Spice used for?  Well, anything you want!  Just record from your desktop, iPhone, Android or Windows Phone, click a button and Twitter, text or email your audio message and if you feel like it, let us know how you use Voice Spice.

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Screaming Bee Spices-up Online Education with a Free Voice Sharing Service


Palm Coast, FL (11/17/14) - Screaming Bee Inc. is pleased to release a voice recording and message sharing service that runs from a number of Web browsers and mobile devices. Voice Spice allows users to record and share a voice message on Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and more.            

"Voice Spice adds an innovative twist to voice message sharing with high-quality voice morphing and one-click posting on social media," explains Mark Ramirez, CEO of Screaming Bee. He adds, “We’ve worked hard on releasing a voice sharing service that is available on as many platforms as possible. You can record from almost any web browser, iPhone, Android or even a Windows Phone.   Users can then share a voice message on Facebook, Twitter, or just email a link to their friends or teachers.”

The Voice Spice service uses high-quality, low-bandwidth recordings that can easily be used by educators, tutors, and anyone that needs to share or receive audio messages from their students.  Voice Spice is an excellent tool for online foreign language classes or any other course that requires sharing voice messages. It has been successfully used by a number of schools from around the world.

Voice Spice on the Mac or PC computers browser does not need any special software to download or account setup. With just an ordinary Web browser, users can immediately begin recording messages. Voice Spice only requires a microphone and access to the Internet.

Voice Spice also is available as a mobile app for the iPhone, Windows Phone, and a number of Android devices. Optimized to run natively on each device, Voice Spice allows users to record and share messages away from home or on the road. These messages can also be downloaded and saved on your mobile device, even used as ringtones.

You can add a little zest to Voice Spice recordings with superior-quality voice morphing ability.  Users can choose from five different target voices such as the Hell Demon, Space Squirrel, Male, Female or the Robot.

With one-click sharing, Voice Spice users can conveniently share their voice messages with others on many social media sites; this includes Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and more.  Users can share a voice message with any number of people just by sharing a link to their recording.  Friends and family can now communicate to each other in ways that plain text cannot.

Voice Spice is a free service that requires no account setup.

For more information, visit the Voice Spice website at: http://voicespice.com .

 

About Screaming Bee Inc.: Provider of voice software and solutions for online games, VoIP and the professional studio. Their leading-edge technologies are used in the defense sector, education departments, animation studios, online games, voice talent services and radio broadcasting.

For more information about Screaming Bee, visit http://www.screamingbee.com .

Voice Spice is a trademark of Screaming Bee Inc. iPhone and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Facebook is a trademark of Facebook Inc. Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter Inc, Gmail and Android are a trademark of Google Inc.

Morphbox becomes Voice Spice!

We are happy to announce a new, zestier name for our popular Morphbox service.  It is now called Voice Spice!

Voice Spice allows you to record, morph and share your recordings with teachers, friends and family. 

And if you are recording your normal voice for ESL, school projects or just to hear your loved ones real voice, it has the lowest bandwidth and best sound quality of any online recording sharing service.

Best of all you get all that tangy recording fun for free!

Another great feature is you can share your recording links with anyone that has a browser or any of our mobile apps:


Get Voice Spice at Android App Store
Get Voice Spice on Windows Phone Store

Pronunciation Exercises Using Voice Spice

We are seeing more and more uses for Voice Spice voice recorder.  

One example comes from ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers who have found a free way of working with their students to improve pronunciation. 

Voice Spice provides a free service that allows students and teachers to easily record their practice lessons outside of the classroom.  No account or signup is needed and recordings can be made from any browser (including our new android app). 

You can read more on how one ESL teacher is using Morphbox from her blog tesol.me .

Voice Spice Goes to Brazil World Cup 2014

During my travels, I have had a lot of down time in between flights and activities. As with any kind of international traveling, you are submerged in a pool of nationalities from all over the world and constantly trying to pick up on what language to use when trying to communicate to each other. As I begin butchering Portuguese while in Brazil during the World Cup 2014, I have found it to be very useful and enjoyable to play around with the Voice Spice voice recorder. I was even able to get a few new friends record some sayings and other things so I can refer back to it.

It is always interesting to read and overhear an auto translator but it is always the best to really try to pick up on actual dialect and slang within the culture.

I also found that these other 5 apps have been a huge help as well.
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Either way, the travels and experience have been a life changer and it has been an even better experience using the technology toy advantage.

Your Voice Spice fan,
Chenzo

A moment to highlight a great person and portal.

With the growing attention we are receiving in the Educational field, especially when practicing another language with children, we here at Voice Spice are spending the time to get to know great people and portals that share and believe in similar missions in helping our future grow.

With new tools and innovative learning processes, past educational boundaries are being passed.

There is a small but strong force of people and institutions that are spending a tremendous amount of time, whether in the field and or behind the scenes, creating new and fun ways for our children to think outside the box.

It is that force we like to recognize and share.

Today, we would like to share with you a website:  THE LEARNING JOURNEY A Blog by Bon Education



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It is a site packed with 100's of amazing articles and resources regarding Education. Primarily, the three wonderful people that make up this blog, Anna Batchelder (Co-Founder and Chief Education Officer), Christopher Batchelder (Co-Founder and President), and Michelle Hollett (Education Research and Journalism Fellow) focus on not just education but international education. Taking the time and looking into resourceful ideas/concepts to help the Globe out, one child at a time.

With that being said, it was the article that, Michelle Hollett wrote: The Art of Language Learning we found to be super informative. As she writes about Elemental English Founder Larissa Majlessi - we see even more how our mobile voice recorder tool at Morphbox becomes more of a vital no cost tool to help educational settings in making learning fun.

As our world becomes more diverse and communication across the globe easier and easier, it is important that we spend the time necessary giving our children and teachers the tools to make their job more of an impact.

Hope you enjoy their site and resources as much as we have.


Voice Spice has gone mobile!

Voice Spice mobile app makes online voice recording easy

  • Record voice messages on the road and at home from Android™ devices
  • Morph your voice to 5 different characters
  • Share your voice on many social media sites including Facebook™ and Twitter™
  • Add geo-location tags to your messages
  • Create and download messages to use as ringtones on your device
Morphbox on Android mobile devices

Voice Spice for the Android

Voice Spice works on a vast number of Android devices (Froyo 2.2 and above).

Find out how you can get Voice Spice for the Android and start sharing your voice messages online.