wagtunes wrote: fisherKing wrote: Jaleo wrote:
Ok, I did the ABC test in Vocaloid 5 editor using the following banks I own:
Amy - English, female voice, packed with Vocaloid 5
Chris - English, male voice, packed with Vocaloid 5
Maika - Spanish, female voice for Vocaloid 3, imported in Vocaloid 5
As bonus, same test done with Synthesizer V.
Listen here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JU5Ea ... aSRbLtmZGC
The comparison is fair in the sense that it's what you get out of the box.
maika is perhaps cousin to synthesizer V's voice? (which i prefer, btw). for me, they're ALL best used as an 'android' voice, and none ready to replace a real singer.
Amy and Chris were obviously rushed out by Yamaha in order to get the product out. They both suck compared to some earlier Vocaloid voices such as Cyber Songman, and Avanna. Shame on Yamaha for the half ass job they did on V5.
Maika is just an old V3 bank and always sucked.
So yeah, taking just the above into account, I agree with you 100% and I wouldn't even use them for Android voices. Disgraceful.
But Vocaloid HAS put out better. Human quality better? No. And that's never happening. But better than this and better than Emvoice and Synthesizer V.
The day of amazing synth vocals is probably long after I am dead and gone, if ever.
First, wagtune said to me:
"You're comparing an old Vocaloid engine with old horrible sounding Vocaloid voices to Emvoice. Not exactly a fair comparison."
Then, I made a fair comparison out of the box with the last version of the Vocaloid engine and that's what you have to say about the results?
It's obvious that Amy aand Chris sound like crap, no doubt.
"Maika is just an old V3 bank and always sucked." Seriously? what an argument, c'mon!
That a voicebank is old is not important in this case. Maika sounds good and clear because was properly done, but it's not an English voice bank, so you can't compare the pronunciation because phonemes are different.
"Vocaloid HAS put out better"... show it to us please!
Have you tried Synthesizer V? it's free and has the handy editor I ever used. In fact, it has everyting Vocaloid editor lacks, I mean, editing tools. I just hope editing in Emvoice would be easy to use as in Synthesizer V.