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Performance Modeling technology can Enhance Yamaha Vocaloid!

12th Example: LEON becomes Oriental
September, 15, 2004.


New composition is called "East". This is an example of ethnic intonation. PMStyle have calculated:

  • Velocity changes
  • Auto phrasing
  • Gender Factor curve
  • Pitch Bend gliding and melismas
  • Noise curve

No manual tweaking at all!

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

East_(voice_and_background).mp3 [2,36MB]
East_Yamaha_Vocaloid_(LEON)_data_file.mid [218KB]

Comments by Alexei Ustinov, CTO Jasmine Music Technology

In early April '98 I received an invitation to submit my compositions to the PAE'98 competition (Austria). I then created "Through Previous Incarnations". It consists of three parts in different manners. Tunes of Part 2 and Part 3 (West and East) are the result of harmonic and rhythmic transformations of the Tune of Part 1 (One Step Between Love and Hatred) done with Pattern Variator v1.0. "East" is the final part of this old composition. All performance nuances, as well as accompaniment tracks (Guitar in West and Drums in East) were calculated by Style Enhancer, the only things done by hand were Master Volume Balance, Tempo Changes between Parts, G.FretNoise and Tempo Changes of Part 3 (East).

Unfortunately, back then, in April '98, I didn't have Yamaha Vocaloid :-), but now "East" is a fully modeled composition: My special thanks to Alexei Yakovlev for writing the lyrics!

Comments by Olga Luneva, PM algorithms developer, musicologist, Jasmine Music Technology

"East" is the original example of Ethno music. Its standard features show in the choice of the Major pentatonic key-scale base, in rhythmic ostinatos of the Drum part and in mostly monodial type of musical structure. Vocal intoning organically fits into overall sound color palette, slightly reminding throat singing with some special techniques of drawing vocal sounds used during shaman rituals. Thus, a peculiar atmosphere of mystical conjuration act is created, emulating the meditative immersion into the mysterious oriental world.

Demo Song details:
Music - A. Ustinov
Lyrics - A.Yakovlev
Arrangement - A. Ustinov


Tender evening sun
And soft warming wind
Taking me home.

Looking back I see
Snowy mountain side
Hiding my path in the dark.

Under orange trees
My old friend's bamboo house
In green vines
From the wooden gate
All his children are
Calling me in
And I join them.

I am glad to rest
To drink with my friend
And we sing a tune
To the moonlit trees
Finishing our songs
As the stars go down.

When I sit like this
With my friend by my side
I can forget the world

Many roads ahead
Many moons behind
Are in my life.
And I start new day
Heading East, to the sun.