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#199050 - 03/24/13 12:45 PM [User Showcase] More Artificial Voices
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This song was my third one I did with BiaB last year.
Now I have made a remix.
The lyrics only consist of the word "Du" which means "you" in English.
Sometimes you don't need more than one word to say what you think.
I wanted to use Vocaloid Gumi as harmonies. But it (she?) couldn't say "doo" and
always said "dee". So I tried Vocaloid Avanna and the pronunciation is perfect.
The male voice is made of twelve samples of my own voice.
Here are the RealTracks I used:
366:Bass,El,Rhy,Country Ev65
688:Orgel,B3,Bg Pop Ev65
841:Git,El,Ry,PopBldSlGrt Ev65
1167:Gtr,El,Sol,RockBalladEv65
Real Drums: NashvilleEven 16'
1542:Pno.Ak.Rh.PWSlo 16th Ev 1665
1643:Sax T.Solo.JzFunkBrzyEv 75Blz

http://soundcloud.com/boehmusic/du

Guenter

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#199051 - 03/24/13 04:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: More Artificial Voices [Re: boehm]
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Cool and interesting sounds, Guenter! I enjoyed listening to this.

Steve
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#199052 - 03/25/13 02:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: More Artificial Voices [Re: Steve Young]
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I liked the beginning of the song, but it by the end there was just a bit too busy for me. I wanted to voices a bit more in front... I know they're just instruments, but it's hard to hear them that way when you're got an expectation that the lyric goes front and center!


GUMI can sing the [u:] sound properly - it's just the single [d u:] blend appears to be mapped incorrectly to [d i:]

You can get GUMI to sing a "du" if you have a short [d u:] (say, a 32nd note) followed by a [u:] sound. The vowels will be smoothly blended together via spectral envelope morphing.

Vocaloid has some very smooth vowel morphing. I'm trying to code something similar right now for my own project.
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#199053 - 03/25/13 04:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: More Artificial Voices [Re: boehm]
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Loc: Grand Junction, Colorado USA
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That was pretty darn cool, I liked it!

Greg

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#199054 - 03/25/13 11:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: More Artificial Voices [Re: Achordocaster]
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Guenter,

Du did a great job on this, as always!

I enjoy everything Du create.

floyd

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#199055 - 03/26/13 12:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: More Artificial Voices [Re: floyd jane]
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Thanks Steve, David, Greg and Floyd for your nice comments.
@David: Editing 158 notes is too much of a strain.

Guenter

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#199056 - 03/26/13 02:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: More Artificial Voices [Re: boehm]
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You and Dave Cuny are definitely pushing the envelope.
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#199057 - 03/27/13 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: More Artificial Voices [Re: MountainSide]
Registered: 12/05/11
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Fascinating. So Approximately how many hours goes into an endeavor like this?

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#199058 - 03/28/13 11:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: More Artificial Voices [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Thanks MountainSide and Bud.

@Bud: Many. But 10 years before my retirement a had no time
to play a single note. So I have backlog demand. And since
last August I savor the time I have.

Guenter

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