Kelvin92 wrote:Is this a standalone or also vst?
Standalone only. It allows for importing an instrumental to time the vocal. What is it about this type of syntesis that makes DAW integration so difficult, I wonder?
Comments after a brief tryout:
this will feel familiar to anyone who's dabbled with older versions of Yamaha's VOCALOID.
I like that it's portable, no installation required. Download is tiny!, only 116MB including one female voicebank. They're using a typical anime mascot to promote it, but the voice isn't egregiously, uhh, "anime-sounding." IMO English pronunciation is on par with VOCALOID4 Cyber Diva, but more...musical? Less "talk-singy", which is
Really lightweight, it renders edits FAST
Doesn't recognize my ASIO device, only options are Windows Audio and DirectSound.
Synthesis parameters are
Tension: = VOCALOID1 Harmonics and VOCALOID5 Exciter, simulates intensity of the vocal
Voicing: = VOCALOID2-4 Openness and VOCALOID5 Mouth, simulates openness of the mouth/throat
Gender: aka Character in VOCALOID5, a formant shaper
English phonemes are based on Arpabet coding. No documentation in the guide, you are gonna have to wiki ithttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARPABET
Lyric input feels less elegant than Vocaloid, which smartly distributes syllables of a single word over notes of different pitches and assigns the phonemes. So for example if I'm directly entering lyrics over four notes and type "Daisy [tab] Daisy [tab]", Vocaloid will break this up per note as "[dh eI] [z i:] [dh eI] [z i:]" for me. AFAICT, Synth V won't do this? I have to 2xclick the first note, type "Day", and click off; 2x click the second note, type "zee", click off, etc. --ETA:
watched the promo vid again, you can 2x click successive notes to enter but this is still more cumbersome than Vocaloid's tab to next note.
one pleasant advantage is "Sync-Parameter" mode. With this enabled, you can move selected notes AND their associated parameter envelopes together. Still can't do that in Vocaloid.
All in all it's pretty impressive for a preview, you're basically getting a free Cyber Diva. If nothing else, you can always use it as a modulator for vocoding