Opera ‘Sung’ By An iPhone

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via MooCowMusic, captures a performance of the aria Nessun Dorma, from Puccini’s Turandot, played live on an iPhone running Looptical Music Studio

Technical Details:

The vocal track was created from a cello preset, processed by a formant filter, and with note-bending enabled. The Scale Keyboard interface was set up to control filter cutoff and volume in the vertical dimension, and the modulation wheel was enabled for vibrato. The backing orchestra originated from an imported MIDI file assigned with preset violin, cello and brass instruments. Timpani was later added using the Drum Pad interface. The audio to this video was recorded live in Looptical and then exported as a compressed audio file.

For an impressive electronic version of Nessun Dorma, see Peter Pringle’s amazing vocalizing theremin performance.

5 thoughts on “Opera ‘Sung’ By An iPhone

  1. “As sung by the Robotrix from ‘Metropolis.'” Its equal parts lovely and creepy. I wonder what its next best use might be? A human/iPhone duet? Its like a richer, mutant Theremin, so it’d be a shame not to use it at a higher level of some sort.

  2. Sweet! Would have thought that was a real voice, tho processed with
    effects. Will check out that app. Reminds me of using Bebot to “sing”
    humorously along with the radio, only this us in tune and classier!
    : )

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