about vocaloid

from Vocaloid.wikia:


VOCALOID began from the simple concept of synthesizing the human vocals for singing. From the start this was never an easy task for the programmers behind the software, but from that beginning VOCALOID™ has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, spawning new musicians, albums, figurines and even concerts.

There are many different VOCALOIDs, such as KAITO, Hatsune Miku and Aoki Lapis, who sing in Japanese. There are also VOCALOIDs like L♀LA, BIG AL and AVANNA, who sing in English. As of VOCALOID3 there are now VOCALOIDs like Bruno and Clara, who are Spanish, while SeeU is Korean and Luo Tianyi is Chinese.



Vocaloid is basically a DAW for voice synthesis based on a simple piano roll and a multitrack viewport. You can easily type in lyrics on the notes to get them automatically converted in phonetic symbols.






My favourite aspect of Vocaloid is the use of preset synthesizers – or “avatars”.One of them – Hatsune Miku – has become a proper pop star; her multimedia franchise includes a software for 3D animation (MikuMikuDance) and her live performance featured the 2014 US tour of Lady Gaga, as opening act.







I’ve started using Vocaloid a few weeks ago, using MIDI lines from heavy metal guitar solos and an edited text from the lyrics of more than 50 death metal songs; using their descriptions of materials, mutation, transformation of the body. The Vocaloid avatar I’ve been using so far is called Cyber Diva, and is one of the best English speaking synths for Vocaloid: