New example is an attempt to force Vocaloid to sing in Russian
using English phonemes.
For this experiment we used a very famous Russian (Soviet period) song
"Yest Tolko Mig" ("There Is Only A Moment") and a simple PM Style.
For tune PMStyle have calculated:
- Velocity changes
- Auto phrasing
- Harmonics curve
- Pitch Bend gliding
- Parameters of "Vibrato Objects"
- Noise curve
No manual editing at all!
To analyze the result yourself you can take the following files in
mp3 and *.mid format:
Verse #1 and
Refrains #1-1 and #1-2 Vocaloid MIDI files in ZIP.
Comments by Alexei Ustinov, CTO Jasmine Music Technology
It's been a week now that most of our team has returned from summer
vacation to take care of the job that remained unfinished since late
August. A number of more important projects keep us from concentrating
our attention completely on YV Enhancer, but this job will definitely
9th Example: To our team members, myself included, the
pronunciation seems quite comprehensible, maybe even more so than
LEON's English. Naturally, the principal difference between English
and Russian phonemes does not allow choosing completely identical,
phonetically correct sounds. Therefore, LEON's English accent in this
song is quite unavoidable. However, to the Russian ear, unaware of the
nature of the singer, such singing will remind a cover performance by
Baltic, Bulgarian or Chinese artist. Thus, even with the English
library: LEON could be of some use in recording Russian songs and its
accent will add a touch of familiar color for the Russian audience.
Speaking of Yamaha synthesis technology I should note that it's been
the first time that we've encountered an error in pitch reproduction
of separate long notes, even though no values were entered that
deviate Pitch Wheel from the medium position. It seems to appear
mainly at the interfaces between consonants and vowels.
Demo Song details:
Music - A. Zatsepin
Lyrics - L. Derbenev
For creating the background track a simple Onyx Arranger style was