Working with Speech Profiles

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Speech Profiles

The Amulet Remote is designed to recognize 98% of people at installation time. It uses a learning algorithm to learn your voice as you use it.

If several people with very different voices will be using your Amulet Remote you should consider the use of speech profiles to improve each individual’s experience rather than using the same profile for everyone. This is often the case if young children with high‐pitched voices may be using Amulet.

Speech profiles allow multiple speakers to be supported. Watch the video “Speech Profile Help” to see how to use and setup new profiles. After installation, a “Default Speech Profile” is created, but you can add additional profiles as needed.

To add new speech profiles, you will need access to a keyboard and mouse connected to your Media Center system.

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Speech Profiles

Once set up, speech profiles can be selected by simply saying the command THIS IS {PROFILE NAME}. For example, THIS IS JOHN will select the speech profile called “John”.

If individual speakers have voices which are too distinctive to allow that command to be recognized, you can also press the Profile button on the Voice Remote, as shown in the diagram. The first time you press the Profile button, Amulet speaks the name of the current speech profile. Press the button again to select alternative profiles, until you reach the profile you want.


  • Loading a new profile can take a few seconds. After switching profiles, Amulet plays a gentle bell chime when it is ready to listen for commands again.
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Speech Profiles

To create a new voice profile, use the speech properties page. The easiest way to get there is to use Amulet. Simply say, GO TO PROFILE EDITOR and Amulet will switch to the Windows desktop and open the speech profile editor. (See the diagram on the next page.)

Use the “New…”dialog button to create a new speech profile. You should use your own name as the profile name, to make it easy to distinguish your unique profile from other users. After entering a name, you may be prompted for the type of microphone you are using; choose “Other microphone”, and then follow the instructions to set the microphone level.

You can also choose “Delete” to delete an existing profile. (If you want to delete the currently selected profile, you will need to close Media Center first, since profiles cannot be deleted while they are in use.)

While not necessary, now is a good time to train your new profile to better match your voice. If you have a strong or unusual accent, this can significantly improve recognition accuracy. Select “Train Profile” to start a training session, and follow the onscreen instructions. For even better accuracy, you can perform a second training session.

After adding new profiles, speak the Amulet command WHAT PROFILES DO I HAVE? Amulet then makes the new speech profiles available for selection, either through voice or using the Profile button on the remote. Alternatively, simply restart Windows Media Center and they will be recognized automatically.

You are now ready to use your new profile, and can use Amulet commands and the Profile button to move between different profiles.

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Speech Profiles

When the Profile button is pressed, the current profile is identified as "This is {profile name}" while newly loaded profiles are just referred to as "{profile name}" .

If you want to know what profile is active, ask Amulet WHO IS THIS? or WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO?

To hear what profiles are available, ask Amulet WHAT ARE THE PROFILES? or WHAT PROFILES DO I HAVE? and Amulet will call them out.

To select a different profile, just say THIS IS {PROFILE NAME} or SELECT PROFILE {PROFILE NAME}, replacing {PROFILE NAME} with the name of the profile you want to select.

Details of these commands and other variants are described in the Amulet Speech Commands chapter of the User Guide.