Free Tomita-Style Vocal Synthesizer For Windows

Free Windows Music Software: This is a demo of Voc-One, a free vocal synthesizer for Windows:

Choirs can give any kind of music a lift, but sampled choirs are not versatile and many vocal synthesize concentrate so hard on trying to sing a lyric that they forget to carry a tune.

Ever wondered how Tomita created such convincing choir sounds…a

Voc one is different, using a simple analogue synthesizer to simulate the glottal pulse or pulses and then using a powerful, morphable formant filter bank to give a realistic, warm and flexible vocal quality:

  • full control over each stage of the vocal synthesis
  • morphable formant filter with 11 recognised phonetic vowel spectra
  • morphing between vowels sounds subtle and natural
  • control over the register of the formant filter and the emphasis to give a much greater range of possible vocal types
  • 8 presets plus room for 8 more
  • built in high quality reverb (UDReverb based on freeverb – thanks to Elogoxa and David Haupt for this)
  • lots of potential for experimentation.

It should be noted that CPU usage is quite high with this one and a minimum 1.2GHz processor is recommended, although it will work (if the playing is not too complex) on an 800MHz processor.

Thanks to myVST for the video demo!

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  1. The reason Tomita got such convincing choir sounds was that he used a Mellotron with different choir tapes loaded and routed through his Moog modular to get the envelope and filter settings right, he goes in to detail about laying down a click track on one track of the tape and then plays the Mellotron/Moog and records the results on the other track and on The Planets he sings part of the vocal himself on Venus and runs it through his effects processors.

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