Virsyn Cantor Now Sings in German

Virsyn CantorVirsyn sends word that “Cantor, die vocal machine, singt nun auch deutsch. (Cantor, the vocal machine, sings also in German now). For musicians that don’t need a virtual German, Virsyn has added and improved other features, also. Cantor 1.6 also offers a MIDI import function, which can read embedded lyrics. Choir rendering lets users create choral parts, with hundreds of virtual voices.

Cantor goes beyond creating realistic “human” singers. Many parameters have no relation to human vocals like “Metallize” which turns your virtual singer more into a singing Gong. The voice editor allows you to edit the character of your virtual singer by defining the base spectrum for vowels and consonants.

For those wanting to create your own alien language, the Phoneme editor provides access to the atoms of the vocal synthesis engine. With this editor you can define the formant structure and the noise characteristic of each phoneme used by the vocal engine.

Features:

  • 8 part vocal synthesis engine
    • plays lyrics in realtime
    • english phoneme dictionary (120000 words)
    • german phoneme dictionary (100000+ words)
    • no samples used
    • score editor
    • voice editor
    • phoneme editor
    • MIDI notes/lyrics import
    • Choir rendering
  • Realtime editing
    • Brightness
    • Humanize
    • Metallize
    • Gender factor
    • Vibrato
    • Breath noise
  • Interfaces
    • stand alone mode
    • VST 2 / AudioUnit
  • Microtuning
    • Scala compatible microtuning

System requirements:

  • Mac G4 > 400 Mhz
  • PC Pentium III > 600 Mhz
  • Athlon XP/MP
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Mac OX 10.2 / WinXP

A demo version is available at the Virsyn site.

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