At the 2015 NAMM Show, Yamaha introduced new software products built on Vocaloid 4, the company’s voice synthesis engine.
Vocaloid is designed to let you you synthesize virtual vocals, by inputing melodies and typing in lyrics. Making their debut on the platform are the Cyber Diva voice library in American English and Vocaloid 4 Editor for Cubase.
Cyber Diva is the first Vocaloid Singer Library with an American English female voice. Geared toward professional music producers, Cyber Diva lets users input melodies or lyrics to create the vocal lines.
Here’s an audio diva of Cyber Diva:
Here’s a video intro to the new Cyber Diva:
In addition to Cyber Diva, two more products, Vocaloid 4 Editor and Vocaloid Editor for Cubase, include several new features for vocal synthesis.
- Cross-Synthesis lets users design nuanced voice tones by blending two different sound libraries—one to enhance power and attack, the other to emphasize expressiveness like the sustain and release of notes.
- Growl adds hard tremolo to the voice for a more realistic and versatile sound.
- Pitch Render allows for editing the smoothness of pitch linkage or the level of vibrato application by using a visual display to make the settings.
Cyber Diva, VOCALOID Editor for Cubase and VOCALOID4 Editor (all MSRP: $149.99) are now available. See the Vocaloid site for more info.