This video, via Mark Harris, captures a short demo of Cantor Digitailis – an open source real time singing synthesizer – controlled with a Madrona Labs Soundplane.
Cantor Digitalis is an open-source real-time singing synthesizer, that gives you control over many aspects of a virtual vocal performance, including pitch, vocal effort, vowels etc.
The controls are pitch (X), larynx position (Y), vocal effort (pressure) on the right section of the soundplane, and the vowel space in X/Y on the left side.
“It really is fun playing with this, given the expressiveness and sensitivity the Soundplane provides,” notes Harris. It’s hard to play well, but easy to get some fun sounds out of, and the voices can be eerily realistic, when you get it right.”
Cantor Digitalis is one of the 20 finalists in this year’s Guthman Musical Instrument Competition.