Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Robot man! You... sound... so... REAL!

Listen to a sample of this new vocalizing software.
This is a version of the Loituma song sung by the computer program:



How does it work? DarkMirage explains:
"The singer is 'Hatsune Miku' (初音ミク) from Crypton’s VOCALOID2 software. It’s basically a music creation tool similar to MIDI composers except that instead of synthesizing instruments, it synthesizes vocals. That said, it doesn’t actually generate the voice using any magical algorithm; the vocals are actually pre-recorded (the voice belongs to Saki Fujita, an obscure seiyuu with few titles under her name)."

I couldn't have described it any better. He also notes that the Japanese language has only about fifty or so different enunciations, so it's like programing the different notes a piano can make and designing the software to be able to play it back as music, but in this case it's vocals and singing.

Here's another example and a visual of how the program works.
Watch the VOCALID2 software compose a version of Hare Hare Yuaki.



Remind anyone of Macross Plus's Sharon Apple?

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4 Comments:

At Nov 7, 2007, 6:45:00 PM, Blogger Pocky said...

Awesome Kip!

 
At Nov 7, 2007, 11:21:00 PM, Anonymous Yoshi said...

I like this one better www.leekspin.com :) (watches for a total of one hour a day)

 
At Nov 8, 2007, 5:58:00 AM, Blogger Kip said...

The very first link in my entry points to the original.
Still my favorite, too.

 
At Nov 9, 2007, 9:41:00 PM, Blogger Chikyuu said...

That is KEWELLL... this should be put into windows computers instead of the lousy text-to-speech... Not to mention the loituma girl before she turns chibi it so cuuute

 

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