It is really very simple. We capture the voices of the living-where they live, and we do this in studio master quality audio. Through vivid details of the voice, we awaken life-affirming feelings in you, the listener.
We show you how the natural subtleties of voice and mannerisms of yours, and of those you care about the most, can bring back/unlock wonderful rushes of memory. We help you preserve more than you ever thought possible for you and your posterity.
OUR FOUR DECADE COMMITMENT TO THE VALUE OF VOICE
This is our commitment, and we believe that four decades of experience and truly unique approach will guide you to feel the same.
Note: We can also combine the audio with visual imagery when appropriate. However, we believe in the true power and purity of the human voice telling a story or just living through the every day challenges; so, we emphasize extraordinary, pure, natural audio.
WHAT WE RECORD
We record/preserve the essence of your Loved Ones' voices. These are the vivid details that your mind stores but which you cannot recall without a true sample of their voice to tease memories and feelings to the surface. Along the way, we capture glimpses, parts and progressions of thought in, for instance: growing up, getting older, opinions, random thoughts, imaginations, emotions, singing, points-of-view, living paths, mentor knowledge, transitions of memory, loving communications, raw feelings, observations, healing, telling, knowing.
Basically, our focus is on anything that affirms life.
WHO WE RECORD & WHERE
We can record anyone, anywhere in the world.
We record all people, of all ages - from the very young to the very old -from pre-birth to hospice.
In fact, a most wonderful example of recording that arc-of-age is recording the Grandparents’ stories of their little girl’s birth and then recording that grown little girl, now a pregnant mother herself, reading a story to her yet unborn child. We even record a representation of what that unborn child might hear when their Mother reads to them and perhaps their hiccups or heartbeat.
WHAT YOU HEAR AND PRESERVE
The results are no less than vivid samples of your life, your Family's life, pieces of what you each might know, and in many cases did not know. Thus, there are new opportunities to build clearer senses of what shaped you and what you shape/influence, in return.
A valuable component of these results is that you will have started a process by which you can appreciate, accomplish and, most importantly, share these moments, from then on, with your family and generations to come.
WHY WE DO IT
It is a passion.
Story-telling, reminiscing, interaction, voice, song and the color of culture, experience, heritage and emotion are great gifts. Yet, the most valuable of all is simply capturing the detailed nuances of the voices of those we love to later stimulate endless variations in memory, not retrievable in any other way.
These gifts are rarely shared, captured and held for long. Tragically, and at constant loss over all generations, we retain at best a mere shadow or wisp of what was there and is there now. The historical way of countering this problem was word-of-mouth and traditional, tribal and societal oral history and mentor interaction. Generational narrative hand-offs of habit, knowledge, whit and skills were many-leveled survival skills, and in the past, enhanced many aspects of living for all.
In the modern world, there are many technological ways to support that oral “hand-off”; however, “the quality, the what, the who and the consistency” of the hand-off continue to slip, regardless of technology.
Generations upon generations are given few family and cultural alternatives to learn and benefit from those who traveled closest to them before and those who still travel with them now. We believe this erosion is causing horrible loss. We believe it is simple to mitigate. We record.
So, when those around us, and indeed ourselves, can be captured in voice-of-thought and then repeated to those who could care, repeated with the nuances and textures we really possess, many are rewarded and strengthened by such simple acts. There is reward for now and for our posterity.
WHAT LASTING VALUE
This lasting value is not just from passing on the archived recordings themselves but from the changes the process stimulates and inspires in everyone from just doing the recordings at all. Those changes in us all are the basic foundations for setting up generations of reward.
Technology changes and in the future will offer many wonderful ways to present the recordings. Unfortunately, nothing is possible, if the recordings never capture the voices and thoughts in the first place. Opportunities missed cannot be retrieved by any level of technology.
When we work together to find and record those opportunities, then that is the best of living and re-living. The extraordinary value of these recordings to our own lives is why we should all strive for natural excellence in our Interviews and Recordings and why this is truly for everyone.
WHO USES THESE RECORDINGS FOR: COMFORT, CONNECTIONS, CENTERING, AFFIRMING LIFE, AND REMEMBERING?
Every Generation of Loved Ones
Soldiers Down Range
Anyone To Mitigate Loss
Loved Ones As Gifts
We believe that this is truly rewarding and interesting work and is a positive thing for society. We also feel that as entertaining and fun as the work is, it is still very serious business and deserves that respect. That is why, for instance, this web site, in contrast to proper web strictures of brevity for an assumed short audience attention span, contains many lengthy descriptions, narratives and pieces of information; so, you can familiarize yourself better with these wonderful legacy recordings -rather than just "sell" you on them, as a consumer service.
We think that this site should help you take your time and explore the wonderful nature of what is possible here, instead of simply presenting you with quick sell phrases aimed at pushing you to action. Yes, this is wonderful but serious business for you and your family. We take pride in the fact that we treat it as such.