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Performance Modeling technology can Enhance Yamaha Vocaloid!

15th Example: Autumn in Central Park
March, 11, 2005.


It is a lyrical song created using LEON Vocaloid library without any special PM Styles. We used simple style to add Velocity changes, small Pitch Wheel moving, Expression curve for breathing and Noise curve for sharpening the consonants.

No manual editing at all!

To analyze the result yourself you can take the following files in mp3 and *.mid format:

Autumn_in_Central_Park.mp3 [3,79 MB]

ALL (6) Vocaloid MIDI files in ZIP

Comments by Alexei Ustinov, CTO Jasmine Music Technology

The tune of this song was born instantly and easily without any constructing, that normally takes place in composer's work. It is the reason why the melody is so simple. To be honest, I had some attempts to improve or complicate it, but it resisted my actions. You know, this happens when the tune appears in the mind as something completed...

During the end of November and the beginning of December of 2004 I was visiting JMT president and my good friend, Ravi Dattatreya at his home in New York City in Manhattan to assist him in his movie music. I was a number of times in Europe, Asia and USA, but I was surprised by Central Park and its environments. I had some talks with people from different countries, whom fate has brought here. Some of them were happy, others wanted to come back. So, this has somehow set me on philosophical thoughts, which has found reflection in lyrics.

Regarding technical questions. LEON still has this nasal sounding and I have no idea how to get rid of it. Unfortunately, in the vocal track some unnecessary resonances with frequency higher than 3-4 KHz also appear, which tends to sound like Mic feedback or Guitar harmonics. Hope still remains that Zero-G will release next new male library, capable of producing more natural sound and deprived of LEON's faults.

I also would like to thank Mallika Dattatreya for her valuable contribution into creating lyrics of the song.

Demo Song details:
Music by A. Ustinov
Lyrics by A. Yakovlev (based on the original idea by A.Ustinov)

Autumn in Central Park

Verse 1

Autumn in Central Park
And from the dawn till dark
Always it's full of good people like home
Nature's so wonderful
Weather's so beautiful
Well, if you have your health and freedom

Autumn in Central Park
Doggies run, jump and bark
Lake with the ducks, and they have no fear
People like horses race
Squirrels eat from your hands
Seems Love and Harmony all now live here


Yes, autumn's fine
Its end of year
But not all men
Are happy here
If dog is lost
There's a reward
But homeless man
May be ignored

Verse 2

Watching the sun go down
All trees are red and brown
It's surely good to live in Manhattan
So high above the ground
You see the Earth spin round
If you live here up high in Manhattan

Simple it may appear
But Schwarzenegger lived here
So it may become a new White House soon
"Sex and the City" was
Filmed right behind these doors
Robert De Niro's film was shot here too

Refrain 2

Yes, autumn's fine
Colors divine
And every man
Wishes and pines
A famous man
With business plan
And simple guy
From Paraguay

Refrain 3

They don't complain
They lose, they gain
Came young and old
From all the world
And each new day
Can still be great
When we believe,
Keep hope and live

New York