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Performance Modeling technology can Enhance Yamaha Vocaloid!

Some thoughts before testing Vocaloid
December, 10, 2003.

Now that the most complicated task of vocal synthesis is successfully solved thanks to researches of Music Technology Group and Yamaha, addition of expressive nuances becomes finishing strokes for receiving effective means of voice parts creation.

At Jasmine Music we have Performance Modeling technology (PM), which is intended for humanizing MIDI data. PM algorithms can recognize musical data, modify it, and also insert detailed Wheel, Modulation, Expression and other control data. A number of algorithms serve for imitating "singing voices" like Human Voice, Flute, Violin and others. The presented MP3 files have been generated using the VL section of the Yamaha MU100R tone generator. They illustrate possibilities of PM technology to achieve bright musical expressiveness and "singing" character even without real human vocal samples.

PM MP3 Examples


PM MIDI Examples for Vocaloid

All MIDI files in ZIP

Processed MIDI files can be used to drive a new voice generator such as the Yamaha Vocaloid. They include detailed renderings of Wheel, Modulation, Expression, Velocity and Duration data. You can compare PM MIDI files with the original MIDI file. All MIDI events were generated using the PM technology, and no event was edited manually.

We are very excited with the up coming Zero-G announcement of the Yamaha Vocaloid at the NAMM Show (January 15-18, 2004, Anaheim, California). And when it becomes available, we plan to announce additional specially designed PM algorithms that you will be able to hear the full potential of the Yamaha Vocaloid synthesis.

Please feel free to contact us via emails:

Dr. Ravi E. Dattatreya
Chairman, Jasmine Music Technology
E-mail: ravi @ jasminemusic.com

Alexei Ustinov
CTO, Jasmine Music Technology
E-mail: AlexeiUstinov @ jasminemusic.com

Now Performance Modeling technology is an important part of JMT products: Onyx Arranger 2.1, Style Enhancer 3.0 (and up coming SE4.0), Stylizer 1.0, SEM2.0 MFX Plugins for Cakewalk/Sonar. The PM program module has flexible, real-time controls.