Synthesizer V - Voice synthesizer for Win/Linux/Mac (Free & Payware)

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KVRist

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73 posts since 29 Sep, 2015

Post Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:11 am

VOLOR has announced Eleanor Forte AI for 2021!
https://twitter.com/OfficialVolor/statu ... 8670590982

Reminder to people who bought AHS Saki, you can get a free copy of Saki AI until 00:00 AM June 18, 2021 JST
https://auth.dreamtonics.com/keymatchev ... 20Campaign

Since this is a new page: Eclipsed Sounds is crowdfunding a native English voicebank for Synthesizer V Studio based on the voice of stage singer Emma Rowley
https://igg.me/at/synth-v-solaris

KVRist

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73 posts since 29 Sep, 2015

Post Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:26 pm

Eclipsed Sounds held a second livestream on their crowdfund for a native English AI voicebank for Synthesizer V Studio, ending on June 28 2021. They have reached $20,000 of their $40,000 goal.

Timestamps for points KVRists might be interested in:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab4AQRLxaX4
  • 14:40/19:35 Do you have a breakdown of how the required funding will be used?
    (NDA with Dreamtonics about Synth V development and licensing firmly bars them from giving a breakdown. "What we can tell you is that the four of us are making absolutely no profit off of this and all of it is going toward exactly what it says in the crowdfund"--toward demo musicians, Dreamtonics, Emma Rowley for voicing SOLARIS, merch artists, Indiegogo fees, etc.)
  • 22:27 Will copies need to wait until the boxed version comes out to use SOLARIS, or will we recieve a digital copy as well?
    (Codes will go out by email 1 week before full release to digital and physical backers alike.)
  • 25:06 Example of singing samples for training SOLARIS' AI and thus what they want the final product to sound like: "A clear and powerful vocal."
  • 27:30 How long it took for SOLARIS [the test bank] to be recorded?
  • 28:19 2 new tiers have been added
  • 30:30 What would be the plan for Eclipsed Sounds' future as a company if SOLARIS is unable to be funded?
    (Talks about other funding avenues, what if it is impossible to fund at all. Also, "Given our current resources--looking at our own bank accounts and small business loans as an option--we are closer than it seems to being able to make SOLARIS. [...] It is just necessary to get to a certain threshold and then we'll be able to make up the rest ourselves.")
  • 32:45 How much softer will we be able to go? [...] Not volume, but tone.
  • 34:15 Does the AI version have a different sample set than the normal one? Just wondering if it sounds different.
  • 38:25 If funding for SOLARIS doesn't reach its goal, would other synths (for example Maghni AI* if it reaches completion) be considered?
  • 39:20 Mentions possibility of PayPal donation link for people who want to contribute but can't use Indiegogo's payment methods
  • 41:20 Given the lack of male English voicebanks, how does [Emma Rowley's] voice translate via the Masculine parameter?
  • 44:58 What happens when you adjust the Tension parameter, either with AI or Standard pitch?
  • 47:32 What would the legal situation be for the commercial use of SOLARIS original songs or use of the character?
  • 48:48 In the future, will you all put on a voice contest for choosing the next voice actor or voice provider for future voicebanks?
    (They talk about the merit of choosing a professional to train an AI.)
  • 53:46 How to swap to a new crowdfund tier
  • 55:03 Are there any vocal types you all feel are missing right now in the English space?
    (They hope to aim beyond pop with Emma Rowley, Rowley also sings jazz. One dev talks about a "true rock vocal.")
  • 57:19 Regarding use of the character does that include the official art, or is that strictly copyrighted?
  • 1:00:21 Circus and GHOST mentioned for demo songs
  • 1:06:20 If you have so many people making demos already, is it still viable for smaller producers to send in your portfolios?
    (Yes, still looking for demos and for future projects.)
  • 1:08:34 Vocal synths have struggled in the Western music community. Do we have any ideas on how to market her to the outside of the vocal synth community?
    (They mention realism and Synthesizer V's realism--esp with AI vocals--as a possible selling point in the West. "We're also working on some plans on future marketing.")
  • 1:12:10 Has your team been advertising the crowdfund on sites other than Twitter or TikTok?
    (They're on other social media. Strict rules on music-making forums prevent them from self-advertising.)
  • 1:15:06 Where will SOLARIS be sold when she's finished?
    (Directly on Eclipsed Sounds' own website. Maybe with a distributor, still working on it.)
  • 1:54:16 Post an illustration of SOLARIS and win a digital copy of Synthesizer V Studio Pro
  • 1:57:16 Physical box mockup
*Maghni AI is a potential Western vocal synthesizer from another startup, Misbah Studios. The team includes developers with experience on English-language Vocaloids like PowerFX's V3 Oliver. It was initially announced for Kickstarter crowdfunding in December 2020.
https://twitter.com/VocaTone/status/1342420884838096901
The crowdfund was postponed shortly after as vocal synth fans were expressing concern about donating without proof of even alpha software or voice provider/synthesized examples. Devs are currently working on a demo.
Last edited by Pelicanomicon on Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:45 am, edited 1 time in total.

KVRist

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73 posts since 29 Sep, 2015

Post Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:08 pm

So much news omg :D
https://twitter.com/dreamtonics_en/stat ... 8396389378

Dreamtonics has updated Synthesizer V Studio to 1.3.0 with Gen 3 AI improvements to singing at higher pitches and contextual breath sounds. Watch to the end, they also teased a male English AI voice! :hyper:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir3eb9lwKp8

All AI voices incl. Lite versions have been simultaneously updated.
Dreamtonics link to free Synthesizer V Studio Basic editor and free voices incl. Tsurumaki Maki English AI Lite:
https://resource.dreamtonics.com/download/

AHS' Tsurumaki Maki English Standard and AI are officially on sale :party:
Manufacturer download, checkout in your lang/currency, guest checkout: https://www.ah-soft.com/product/download.html

Products names on the store page:
  • Synthesizer V Studio Pro ~ JPY ¥9,800
  • Synthesizer V 弦巻マキ English ~ JPY ¥9,680
  • Synthesizer V 弦巻マキ English AI ~ JPY ¥9,680
Eclipsed Sounds' crowdfund for a native female English AI voicebank based on a professional singer has reached 57% with 10 days to go:
https://igg.me/at/synth-v-solaris

At the request of people who can't pay thru Indiegogo, they've opened up direct Paypal pledges. You can ask for the Indiegogo perks like a digital copy of the completed voicebank:
https://twitter.com/eclipsedsounds/stat ... 5806403585

Dreamtonics once again endorsed Eclipsed Sounds' crowdfund:
https://twitter.com/dreamtonics_en/stat ... 3183636489

KVRist

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73 posts since 29 Sep, 2015

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:58 pm

Eclipsed Sounds' campaign to make a native English AI voice got a big boost to 69% funded on Indiegogo today--70% including Paypal direct pledges. Probably in no small part to Vocaloid producer Circus' June 18 livestream of working on a demo song for SOLARIS in FL Studio:
https://twitter.com/VocaCircus/status/1 ... 2657704961

7 days to go until the crowdfund ends!
https://igg.me/at/synth-v-solaris

Eleanor users, VOLOR has teased a membership program. In the same thread, they say "We are going to loosen the profit restrictions on VOLOR's SynthV products." From the way it's tweeted it's not clear (to me, anyway) if you have to join for less restrictions, but details are TBA:
https://twitter.com/OfficialVolor/statu ... 3188480001

KVRist

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73 posts since 29 Sep, 2015

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:43 am

With 4 days to go, Eclipsed Sounds has reached 86% of their Indiegogo crowdfund to create a native English AI voice for Synthesizer V...BUT, with outside donations and a generous private investment, they have already exceeded their initial goal of $40,000.

SOLARIS is now fully funded :party:

KVRist

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73 posts since 29 Sep, 2015

Post Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:02 pm

Holy crap, that was fast. Anicute will be opening the first round of preorders for VOLOR's Eleanor Forte AI from July 3 to July 31:
https://twitter.com/OfficialVolor/statu ... 7100109832

1st round preorder price is 20% off (~$70) with additional discount for previous Anicute customers. 1st round buyers will get early access before release.

They will also offer a bundle with Synthesizer V Studio Pro (~$148) and you can get the synth before Eleanor arrives:
https://twitter.com/OfficialVolor/statu ... 8429720580

Projected release is 2021 Q4.

SOLARIS is now at 93% of the Indiegogo crowdfund goal with a little less than 1 1/2 days left.

KVRist

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73 posts since 29 Sep, 2015

Post Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:41 pm

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/new- ... pdates/all

On June 28, Eclipsed Sounds closed their crowdfund for a professionally performed, native English AI voicebank by exceeding their Indiegogo goal :clap: The end total with outside donations was $50,417.93, so GJ them for running a successful campaign that focused on social media and fans.

They have also changed the name of the project from SOLARIS to SOLARIA. The projected digital release is in January 2022.

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