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
- Pitch deviation
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 it
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