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  • Before today, a voicebank for a specific genre like screamo or enka felt like a pipedream because of the smaller market size. But a voice colour capable of screamo or enka?...! :ryuuto_ani_lili:
    An Xiao's crosslang has been improved in the latest SynthV update!
    aru yi
    aru yi
    I’ve heard some people say that they prefer the previous version more. But I don’t have him so I can’t say
    lIlI
    lIlI
    Listening to samples, his pronunciation is clearer and more accurate, with more distinct consonants; he feels like he's been bought up to the quality of Qing Su in terms of clarity. Tonally, he's more solid and a bit louder.
    Prism
    Prism
    Xuu made a good reference
    Do you ever wish spring could last forever? A new site style is now available! Sakura MikuVerse brings cherry blossom season back to VocaVerse. You can choose it by clicking the 'VVN' button at the bottom of the page. :miku_sakura_lili: Let us know what you think! :kokone_lili:
    Synth V has some of my favourite male vocals now, it's so great to hear masculine voices without the harsh textures most concatenative synthesis methods gave them. They were always the weak spot for Vocaloid, definitely still so for CeVIO, so fingers crossed Dreamtonics keeps improving and supporting the voicetype. :zunko_smile_lili: :tohukozunko_smile_lili:
    By the way, I'd personally advise everyone to avoiding buying from Volor and Anicute right now. They've been failing to ship products and honour refund requests for the past few months. If you're waiting for something and not receiving any communication from their customer service, I'd recommend filing a chargeback via Paypal or your card provider.
    I've been reading threads on vocal synths from audio forums outside the community, and it's awesome to see how drastically more positive they became after Synthesizer V AI was released. It's probably the first time I've seen people legitimately impressed by the quality of an English synthesized voice.

    It's also interesting because it reveals the main hurdles people interested in Synth V struggle with:
    1. Simply not knowing the program exists until stumbling into it. The lack of marketing aimed at professionals has made the vocal synth community an iron clad bubble that most producers aren't aware of.
    2. Bad SEO leading them to the page for R1, I myself only found Eleanor AI's lite through a Reddit thread.
    3. Outdated documentation: the manual being misleadingly out of date and buyers not realising Anri and Solaria exist because they aren't on Dreamtonic's website are major problems.
    4. Further buying confusion due to each voicebank being sold on a separate website, and needing to go through different retailers to get all the software you need.
    5. Some legitimate reasons they prefer Emvoice, such Synth V lacking the ability to record notes with an external MIDI controller, and being generally harder to get into. The most common word is 'confusion'.

    In every thread there's one expert user who hand-holds each producer through the process of obtaining and using Synthesizer V - Dreamtonics seriously owes them one, haha. I also noted quite a few people asking for rougher, less pop-orientated voices (e.g. an older country singer, or a husky rock voice); so I desperately hope Synth V doesn't play it as safe as CeVIO. Overall, the reception to Synth V is extremely positive from musicians outside the community.
    lIlI
    lIlI
    This comment sums it up:

    It's quite heartwarming to see people find the vocal synth for them, and realise how useful the technology could be - or simply discover they enjoy using it. I'm always interested in how vocal synths are perceived by those who have a completely fresh perspective, and very different motivations for using them; it's a good wakeup call on the advantages and disadvantages we may overlook in the fandom.
    TheStarPalace
    TheStarPalace
    Lack of documentation/ease of purchase has always been a huge hurdle for people getting into vocal synths :( I hope at least solaria can be on dreamtonics' store eventually...
    But it's amazing to hear the positive reception of synth V ai! I hoped it would bring new people in!
    IO+
    IO+
    I do use cyber diva and cyber songman when I was working in mid-side studio in Thailand. Actually vocal synths have their own place in a big forum too. vocal synths is very good at making a quick demo for the customer.

    In my opinion, i think not because people don't realise it or they aren't aware of. The problem is so simple, it's hard to purchase one of these and when they have chance to, it's simply too expensive for them, if you think about software that has been rarely use even though they are only 90usd but they don't make a lot of money from it... if that make sense.
    According to my academic research either every major western UTAU commissioned the same artist or they all commissioned artists with the exact same art style and I don't know which is wilder
    There's a fair amount of excitement for a soft Solaria, but I find I can get a good whisper vocal from her by reducing tension and tone shift already: now if vocal modes are eventually able to make Eleanor a power type then we're talkin baybee
    Since the creation of this thread there have been 27 major vocal synth releases, all my friends graduated, Covid appropriated most the Greek alphabet, I was promoted, a new US president was elected (unrelated), Britney was freed, they got that big boat out of the Suez, Prince Philip died, we had two Olympic Games, Taylor Swift re-released multiple albums and I regrettably learnt what cryptocurrency actually was. so if Maghni AI would like to launch soon I would be very happy to see it
    Not me thinking 'Ya the new releases are realistic but I've been listening long enough to tell they're vocal synths :cool:' then hearing this and thinking 'Aw, a human duetting with a vocal synth, so cool'

    It seems that each time a new Synth V AI voicebank is released, its data is used to improve the performance of all Synth V AI voicebanks. For example, in the run up to Solaria's release, updates have improved the high range of previous English voices, and vocal fry has started appearing on certain notes. Multilanguage is the other big, obvious addition! Voicebanks are able to learn new languages from the data of native voices. This means that the more AI voices we have, the better the software will become.
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