VoiceCompare_smallcropWe are excited to announce that on Monday, Mango launched our new voice comparison feature.

This feature is automatically included in your current subscription at absolutely no charge!

Voice comparison helps users improve their speaking skills.  It’s completely integrated within each Mango Basic Lesson (currently not in the Complete version).  All you need is a microphone and a passion for perfectly proper pronunciation!

This is how it works:  after a user completes a slide, the voice compare button will appear.  They can then record their voice and play it back to hear themselves speak.  In addition, they can align a visual representation of their recording with the native speaker’s version for comparison.  Users may adjust their pronunciation until it lines up with ours–they’ll be speaking like a native in no time!

Want to see a one-on-one demo? Contact us at a 877-Mango-11.

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14 Responses to New Voice Comparison Feature!

  1. Steve Kerr says:

    I’ve tried to access this feature on two different computers but can’t get the record feature to work so I can hear my voice. Any suggestions.

  2. Jim King says:

    Is there any particular kind of microphone that should be used, or would any work?

  3. Michael Allsopp says:

    I am encountering the same problem where I cannot get the voice comparison recording feature to work. The controls are “greyed” out. I am not using a webcam / microphone, only a headset with a microphone that plugs into the microphone jack. Should this feature work with a headset / microphone, or will it only work with a webcam / microphone?

  4. Stephen says:

    @Michael If you right click anywhere in the window and select “Settings…” from the menu that pops up, you should get a window that has 5 tabs along the bottom. One of those tabs should have a little microphone icon on it, and if you click on that it should bring up the microphone configuration for our program. Flash doesn’t always properly detect your microphone, so you may need to select a different one from the dropdown, or raise the volume.

    If that doesn’t work, try updating your Flash Player to the latest version by going to http://www.adobe.com/go/EN_US-H-GET-FLASH and installing the version they suggest.

  5. A4tech and Logitech both makes great sounding headset microphone*;”

  6. Headset microphones that are made by A4tech are for the most part sufficient for voice applications`.~

  7. Joanne says:

    I’ve upgraded Flash and accessed the settings as Stephen described above – volume is turned up and Mango authorized. Still the play button is greyed out. I’m using Safari on a Mac

  8. Alice says:

    Please explain how to record my voice and play it so I can hear it in the Mango Languages French program.
    Please respond immediately. Thank you

    • Rachel Reardon says:

      Salut, Alice!

      Once you’ve heard the audio on a slide, a microphone button will appear next to the word or phrase you’re learning on that slide. Click on the microphone button to launch the voice comparison tool.

      If you have any other questions or run into any problems, feel free to contact our support team! They’re super helpful (and pretty funny, too!).

      Merci et bonne journée!

      Email: support@mangolanguages.com
      Phone: 877.626.4611

  9. Rachel Gernat says:

    We are using mango languages app on our ipad. However, it cannot hear us speak. I have emailed support about this, but have not received a response. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Rachel Reardon says:

      Hi, Rachel!

      Our voice comparison feature is currently unavailable on mobile devices. We update features based on demand though so I will pass along your comment to our product development team!

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