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  • I really like how KZN's name when you open the software is just #kzn. With a hashtag on the front. Is this pronouced as "Kizuna" or like you say the actual symbol as "Hashtag kizuna".
    For other's it's a full on name with Characters, but for Ai Kizuna's Cevio counterpart, it looks like a username in twitter. Really drives the techno cyber theme of her. Though I'm afraid the next bank will start adding special symbols on their names to løøk ⓁiKε ⍑hi$. Or take it a step further and add emoticons to the official name too ¯\_( ͠❛ ͜ʖ ͡❛)_/¯

    Edit: I don't have her BTW, I saw it on twitter when people who bought her started posting screenshots of the UI.
    Do you think there will be a new Vocal Synth Music & Art Movement with the advancement of technology in VB creation? Especially since now that Youtube musicians and other music related companies are jumping in the new Vsynth trend? I also noticed that the VB character is now more closely tied to their respective Voice provider with a relationship that is more similar to a daughter/younger sibling.
    Bang Dream x Cevio AI Collaboration!!
    Okay, I just learned that the Casio vocal synth keyboard comes with animal sounds. Granted the default vocal tone sounds like IA's old Cevio english, not the AI so it have more noise than a dot matrix printer. But it have a nice retro vibe, like something Daft Punk would have made. And the whole thing do not have that anime weebo aesthetic, purely for professionals.
    Just downloaded Cevio Pro. Now I'm seaching up music theory terms cause I have no idea what are slur, ties, pp pp, p, m, fortisimo, ff, and how accents work.
    You might find this helpful. To try to answer a few of those:

    Slur: Arc-looking mark over one/more notes on music notation. Means to slide from one note to the next, like a pitch bend.

    Tie: Looks like a slur, but means to combine the notes together into one longer note. You can tell these from a slur because the tied notes will be of the same pitch. (Slurring between notes of the same pitch wouldn't make any sense.) This mark only exists because notated music is divided into measures, and a means of putting long notes over measure lines was needed.

    Pp, p, m, fortissimo/ff: Tell how loudly to play a piece.
    • P.p.: Pianissimo. Very softly.
    • P: Piano. Softly.
    • M.x: (I'm using "x" to stand in for a second word, since "m." always comes before some other word.) Mezzo x. Means "middle." For example, m.p. means "mezzo piano," which is medium softly.
    • Fortissimo (abbreviated f.f.): Very loudly
    • Notice that there's a system behind the doubling of the letters. For example, p.p. = pianissimo = very softly, and f.f. = fortissimo = very loudly. So doubled letters basically mean "very."
      • Possibly easy way to remember: Rin/Len have "ff" (same as "f.f.") on their shirts. So they're intended to be "very loud." They're also twins, so the doubling thing is there, too.
    Accents: Means to play a note harder/with more emphasis.
    Myth or Fact? Please confirm cause now I'm seeing JP twitter post saying Kizuna AI will have a Cevio AI. SEKAI was just set for reservation and Cevio Pro was just released, can the Dev Team get a breather?
    Techno Speech confirmed it

    Plus IA is going to participate in Kizuna Ai's big retirement event too

    Kamitsubaki just made a Youtube channel for SEKAI. Nothing's there yet, but it confirms her Cevio AI release, wonder who will they get for the demo songs?
    Do Google translate and Microsoft Azure T2S count as Vocal Synth?
    Nokone Miku
    Nokone Miku
    Just my two cents, but "vocal synth" usually refers to a synthesized vocalist (i.e. singer). If it isn't musical in nature you would usually refer to it as a "voice synth" or "speech synth." I might argue that "vocal" is singing, "speech" is talking, and "voice" could be either.

    If the program doesn't allow for tuning or adjustment to the output, that is to say, it just lets you put in text and doesn't let you tweak the output, it would usually just be referred to as a "text-to-speech" program rather than a full-on "speech synthesis" program. To me "speech synthesis" would imply more control over the output than your typical text-to-speech program/app.
    It's still, in it's most basic, a recorded library of vocals that speaks what ever to type in it.
    Vocals, either sung or spoken as both are related to a human voice, are recorded and synthesized to a computer with a purpose. But it can be specialized depending on it's intended target audience.
    This is where the two branches off. One for entertainment/music industry will be different from one for businessman or broke students who just want to know who to speak another language.
    A businessman don't care about the different tones, they might prefer one that can speak 12 or more different language fluently and correctly. Microsoft Jenny is still the most realistic multi-language speech synthesizer I heard, and she speaks 11 languages. It's only on a single tone.
    While a producer would want more than 12 different tones/pitch/speed, but the language may be limited to only 1 or 3. Unless they get a voice provider or the technology to make one sing 12 languages fluently, without that accent. I can still hear a little of that accent in Synth V, but "Engrish" can be accepted by fans so that don't matter.
    But it does it's intended job, you type the words, then it speaks the words.
    For Vocaloid, Cevio, Synth V, Coefont etc, it's the same thing at it's core, You type the words and it speaks/sings the words, but very specialized. With features to change tiny details that some newbies will have idea about, like the tone/pitch/brightness, growl etc. For those who want far, far more creative control over the output than a single bland tone.
    Nokone Miku
    Nokone Miku
    If someone say's they're a "vocalist," a "vocal artist," or that they provide "vocals" I'd usually assume they're referring to singing. If they do "narration," "oration," or "voice acting" I'd assume they're talking about spoken lines of dialogue (or a monologue). And if something is related to "speech" we don't normally associate it with "song."

    That's why I would say that "voice synth" is the broad term while "vocal synth" and "speech synth" are the more specific terms. You see it in the titles of programs like "Vocaloid" and "Voiceroid." Or how people use the term "Talkaloid" to refer to spoken dialog productions that use Vocaloid. You can split hairs all day about technical etymological definitions of words. What matters is the terminology that is useful for quick and clear everyday communication of ideas.

    If you said, "check out my 'vocal synth!'" and held up a Speak'n'Spell I would be really confused. ("Oh, uh... yes, I suppose the Speak'n'Spell does reproduce the sounds of human vocalization from a library of samples, but that is not what I thought you were talking about.")
    I'm not that into KAFU, maybe it's cause I not really a fan on her VB's style, except for just one song, everything else is... meh.
    But it's refreshing to me to see JIN back in the vocal synth business with Chinozo.
    Is there a thread completely dedicated to posts like these? Nothing serious just people having fun cause I'm sick of this fickle drama on the community right now.
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