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

Output Announces Exhale – A Modern Vocal Synth Engine

Output has announced the release of Exhale, which they have dubbed “the first truly modern” vocal engine. “As musicians, we’ve always wanted a vocal instrument that was cool, creative and modern,” says Output Founder Gregg Lehrman. “So we decided to build it!” To develop EXHALE, Output enlisted a team of record producers, vocalists and sound… Read More Output Announces Exhale – A Modern Vocal Synth Engine

Voice Of Rapture: The Alto Puts An Opera Singer In Your DAW

Soundiron has released Voice of Rapture: The Alto, a new sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt, based on the voice of Kindra Scharich, right. Voice of Rapture: The Alto is a solo operatic mezzo-soprano vocal library that captures the voice of Scharich, with a wide variety of playable chromatic articulations and melodic elements. The Alto includes… Read More Voice Of Rapture: The Alto Puts An Opera Singer In Your DAW

Plogue Chipspeech Recreates The Sound Of 80’s Voice Synthesis

Plogue has introduced Chipspeech – a new speech synthesizer, for Mac & Windows, that recreates the sound of famous 80’s voice synthesis chips. It features 7 different voices, each with its own characteristic timbre. It is tailored for musical applications – type in lyrics, and then you can play them on a MIDI keyboard. Chipspeech is also a true synthesizer –… Read More Plogue Chipspeech Recreates The Sound Of 80’s Voice Synthesis