Virtual Vocalist, Hatsune Miku, ‘Announces’ US Tour

Like something out of a William Gibson novel, virtual vocalist Hatsune Miku has ‘announced’ plans for a 2016 US concert tour. Hatsune Miku – whose name translates to ‘sound of the future’ –  is a anime vocalist, with a voice synthesized using Yamaha’s Vocaloid. Vocaloid works by combining text with note and performance information, entered… Read More Virtual Vocalist, Hatsune Miku, ‘Announces’ US Tour

SoundsOnline Ships Vocaloid Avanna, The Robo Enya

SoundsOnline.com, a division of EastWest, has begun shipping its “Celtic-inspired” vocaloid virtual vocalist, Avanna. If you check out the demos on their site, ‘Celtic-inspired’ translates roughly into ‘robo-Enya’. Yamaha’s Vocaloid technology is designed to let you create virtual vocals by entering lyrics and notes. At this point, the voice synthesis technology is realistic enough to… Read More SoundsOnline Ships Vocaloid Avanna, The Robo Enya

Isao Tomita To Premier Work With Virtual Singer Miku

Electronic music pioneer Isao Tomita, 80, has announced he will feature a virtual singer Hatsune Miku as the main singer in his upcoming orchestra concert on November 23rd at Tokyo Opera City Hall in Tokyo. His new piece Ihatov Symphony, which expresses the world of Kenji Miyazawa’s novel, will be performed by Japan Philharmonic Orchestra… Read More Isao Tomita To Premier Work With Virtual Singer Miku

Vocaloid Big Al Makes Voice Synthesis Cheap, Still Creepy As Ever

PowerFX has released Big Al, a vocal performance synthesizer for Windows. At $179, Voicaloid Big Al puts slightly creepy voice synthesis within reach of just about anyone. Type in words and notes, and Big Al’s voice synthesis technology will create a virtual vocal performance. Check out the Vocaloid Big Al voice synthesis demo above. If… Read More Vocaloid Big Al Makes Voice Synthesis Cheap, Still Creepy As Ever

Vocaloid Sonika Puts A Creepy Teen Virtual Vocalist At Your Fingertips

Zero G has announced Vocaloid SONIKA, a virtual vocalist modelled on the voice of a young girl pop singer. According to Zero-G: Sonika is a sweet virtual voice at your fingertips… Sonika is a new cyberspace starlet who will hit those high notes every time with perfect accuracy. Sonika can sing any word from the… Read More Vocaloid Sonika Puts A Creepy Teen Virtual Vocalist At Your Fingertips