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#716489 05/11/22 07:08 AM
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I finally had time to work with the voice of Synthesizer V Solaria. I chose a song I wrote in 2014, because it is one of my favorite and has quite different feel than in my usual songs. I think it was inspired Crimea event at that time, although originally the song was about the Novgorod Republic and a wish of the return of its Veche bell (Novgorod was the eastern neighbor of Finland when Finland was part of Sweden, Novgorod was totally destroyed in 1570 by Ivan the Terrible, the first Tsar of Russia). Now that Ukraine may face the same fate, I rewrote the lyrical content to reflect the situation where the independence of a country is threatened by dark forces. I hope the story doesn't sound too gloomy.

The lead vocalist Solaria is used in the instant mode (AI auto pitch tuning), Solaria and Kevin in the backing vocals are used in normal mode. I had problems with "p s" combination of consonants (sounding more like "k s"), I used "p z" instead, maybe there is a better workaround or the bug will be fixed in a future version. Otherwise, Solaria sounds really convincing, especially in the instant mode and I could spend ages to finetune each syllable.

I used the Slavic Vocals for the melody in the bridge part, thanks for the suggestions on this forum. Also Cantus VST is used in the last chorus.

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Vocals: Synthesizer V Solaria (Lead, backing), Synthesizer V Kevin (backing), Cantus (backing), Slavic Vocals (bridge melody)

Lyrics:

Rise the nation that's hurt
rise above the troops of hell
rise from the ashes of Apocalypse
to toll again the freedom bell.

The rising sun
its journey to dye
yellow corn fields
beneath the azure sky.
The rising grain
the harvest of toil
the yield of the soil
feeding the hungry kids
the future secured
despite the falls
the people have endured.
The rising freight
the ships full of exports,
ready to sail
through the world's every gale.

Rise the nation that's hurt
rise above the troops of hell
rise from the ashes of Apocalypse
to toll again the freedom bell.

The rising threat
the beacon of blight
pales achievements
serves agony and fright.
The rising beast
is burning the oats
and sinking the boats
killing the crying kids
the future's in doubt
when Satan sheds
the darkness and the drought.
The rising help
awakes from the slumber,
takes off the night
wears the armor of light.

Rise the nation that's hurt
rise above the troops of hell
rise from the ashes of Apocalypse
to toll again the freedom bell.

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Janne,

2 BIG thumbs up. Absolutely great all around.

If there is a way to send this to Volodymyr Zelenskyy you should.


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The synth vox really do take the idea of song demos to a new level.
I can't do a decent job on vocals with my songs and this sort of thing would be good for me.
The song is terrific and the "selling" by the synth vox is up to the task.


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Janne,
Wow!

This is so different and great on so many levels. You are catching up fast with technology. Sad subject, but a beautiful and very well produced tune. Looks like David C. got a competitor smile Listens very well.
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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Janne

Superb! The vocalists sound excellent and the build, and progression is top notch.

An epic sound.

Great work all round.

Peter

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Absolutely fantastic song! Such somber majesty in the music. A new favorite.

The synth vocal is phenomenal.

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Hi Janne,

Amazing song, amazing AI vocals! Beautiful lyrics too! I'm impressed!
David C gave me the link to these AI vocals and I was thinking about how to use them and then I heard your song.
As Misha wrote, you are a fast learner and David has a competitor. I can only agree on that, however, a competitor? I can imagine you together make one great AI opera one day.

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Hi Janne
Absolute Top Song
Excellent written and arranged
The vocals are awesome
Great job Janne
Many greetings
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Originally Posted By: Bass Thumper
2 BIG thumbs up. Absolutely great all around.

If there is a way to send this to Volodymyr Zelenskyy you should.


Thanks BT for your kind comment and big thumbs smile I hope this song gets some airplay in Ukraine and mr. Zelenskyy will hear it that way wink

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Originally Posted By: rayc
The synth vox really do take the idea of song demos to a new level.
I can't do a decent job on vocals with my songs and this sort of thing would be good for me.
The song is terrific and the "selling" by the synth vox is up to the task.


Thanks Ray for your kind feedback smile Yes, finally the synthesized vocals sound real enough to be used in quality demos.

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Double Wow!!

The lyric is strong, the band and arrangement are excellent and that Solaria is stunning! She truly would have fooled both of us.

It’s sad to have the current situation fit a reworking of this fine lyric but you have produced a beautiful song, Janne.

Excellent,

J&B

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Bright and Breezy style/ type song , uplifting and inspiring .

The sort of tune/song that has an inspiring feel to it !!.

Nice one !!.


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That is absolutely fantastic!

I really like the way that rhythmically, the vocal Melody cuts across the rest of the track. And there's some unexpected turns of Melody they are quite arresting.

I also really like the way it builds when the drums come in. Mix-wise, I think they're a little loud. But otherwise a perfect compliment.


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Wow, Janne this is truly excellent and definitely the best I've heard from you so far.

The song is highly melodic and the programming of the voices is done so well.

I was particularly struck by the high-pitched sound (with emotion!) of V Solaria. Man, do these synthetic voices get better all the time!

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A really meaningful song, where the lyrics work wonderfully with the melody.

Melodically, this is really excellent, and your vocals have done absolute justice to your delivery.

Very nice.


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Wonderful song on every level, Janne! Certainly one of your best.

Very much enjoyed!

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The story IS gloomy, Janne, and impossible to speak of it otherwise. Your song, however, includes a measure of hope. It can even be described as beautiful. Man, those synth vocals are really quite amazing, and you work them like you invented them. Great band. Those guitars play off each other perfectly, and lay down the perfect bed for the vocals. There's a dirge-like feeling that is so appropriate; it brings in despair and hope simultaneously.


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This is so cool. Just loved the vocal. This technology blows my mind. Excellent tune Janne. Well done


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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Janne,
Wow!

This is so different and great on so many levels. You are catching up fast with technology. Sad subject, but a beautiful and very well produced tune. Looks like David C. got a competitor smile Listens very well.
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.


Thanks Misha for your heartwarming feedback smile Well, I cannot compete with David C., his understanding of English will always be better than mine, but I feel honored smile

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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Superb! The vocalists sound excellent and the build, and progression is top notch.

An epic sound.

Great work all round.

Peter


Thanks Peter, I really appreciate your very nice comment smile

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