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Picture Perfect Print
Be A Club Erotica Cover Star
Art Therapy Kit
Personalised Desktop Display
We take your voice, in all its intricate detail, and turn it into a striking piece of art for your wall. Each individual's voice has its own signature due to the length and shape of the vocal chords, so each person will create a different sound wave even when speaking the same words. As a high-resolution sound wave image, this voice signature makes a really unique piece of art.
We can pretty much use any sound to make your artwork. So you could create something for the Mum or Dad who would love to treasure the voice of their children and their first words. You could personalise it with the cat's meow for your crazy cat lady grandma, or show your grandad what his favourite line from a song actually looks like. You can even send me a recording of a baby's heartbeat. This would look gorgeous on a nursery wall and would make a lovely gift for those new parent friends.
SENDING YOUR RECORDING:
After your order has been placed you will be sent instructions about where you send your voice recording (or video file). Most mobile phones and PCs have voice recording facilities. When recording your message you should speak in a loud and clear voice and aim to do this in a quiet place with no background noise. Please listen to your secret message and make sure you are happy with how it sounds before sending.
PLEASE NOTE: This print is unframed.
This personlised soundwave print comes in two sizes:
A4: 21 x 29.7 cm
A3: 29.7 x 42 cm
Personalised CD - Capturing memories, forever!
Service provides complicate the process
If you want to keep these original messages, though, it's not easy. iPhone voice mails can be backed up to your computer with iTunes, but the audio files are stored in funky, unreadable formats that require some command line skills to decipher.
Android users don't have it easy, either. Unless your phone and provider are compatible with a service like T-Mobile's visual voice mail with forwarding, your voice mails live in your carrier's server -- not on your phone.
Transferring your voice mails is as easy as 1, 2, 3
To work around this issue, there are lots of hacks, paid software, and time-consuming solutions that will help you extract the original voice mail audio from your phone and on to your computer, but, personally, I don't want to deal with those headaches.
Instead, use this simple audio trick:
Step 1:Install Audacity, a free audio recording and editing program, on your Mac or PC. Launch it, then head to Edit > Preferences > Recording. And check the box next to "Software Playthrough."
Step 2: Plug your phone in to your computer's microphone jack using an auxiliary (aka stereo, aka mini to mini) cable. If you have an iPhone, hit "Record" on Audacity, then Play on your phone. When it's done playing back, hit stop.
If you have an Android or other phone that requires you to call your voice mail service, hit Record, then call your voice mail service and enter your PIN and play the message back as you would normally. When it's done, stop recording.
Step 3: If you need to, trim any extra audio before and after the actual voice mail by highlighting with your cursor and hitting Delete or Backspace on your keyboard.
Finally, go to File > Export and save the audio file in your preferred file type (like WAV or MP3). Now your voice mail is safely stored and you can pass it along to friends and family.
No mic input? No problem.
If you don't have a computer with a mic or line-in input, simply unplug any audio cables, disable Software Playthrough in Preferences, and play the voice mail through your speakerphone while pointing it at your computer's built-in mic. It doesn't translate into the best audio quality, but since the voice mail is already pretty bad-sounding, it's close enough.
As a last resort, play your voice mail on speakerphone while pointing it at a friend's phone with an audio-recording app running and e-mail it to yourself for safe-keeping.
Consider switching to Google Voice
If you're looking for a more convenient, ongoing solution, consider switching to a third-party voice service. Google Voice, one of the most popular options, gives you serious control over your calls and voice mail. You get visual voice mail with the capability to save messages as audio files, call forwarding, call screening, custom mailboxes, and much more.
Best of all, the service is free and works with both Android and iOS (no Windows Phone just yet.)
Get started with Google Voice with this tutorial.
Personalised CD Wedding Favours
Personalised CD Wedding Favours make a unique and very personal wedding gift for your guests. Our CD’s and cases allow you to showcase your personality or wedding theme while showing appreciation for your guest and loved ones.
Simple or extravagant, we can help you create a truly memorable and unique design to compliment your wedding. These CD's are the favours that will be cherished forever. Email your photos to be added to the CD or cover, or choose from our stock photos to help create your perfect design. CD's will be provided printed and in cases ready for you to add your music and/or video.
These CD Case Calendars are housed in a specially adapted clear CD jewel case which folds round to create a perfect display case for your promotional calendar.
I'm creating a design catalogue. Should be available by the end of July. I have some great romantic designs.
Drop me an email if you'd like a copy of the design catalogue.