Careful what you demand, you never know what else hides out there in some corporates mind!
I actually watched it while diggin’ in to a pizza. It was like tea-time kids TV all over again and had an oddly mellow, relaxing and slightly hypnotic feel to it due to the lightly muffled sound that I felt had just the right amount of muffleness to it!
First there was Wavestate, then Opsix, then Modwave, so it goes without saying that Vocawave is next, making it a nice round foursome! Personally though I was hoping the fourth would be a creative sampler, like the Volca Sample but with actual sampling and more knobs!
Cheers mate, took a good look at that! I think the timbre transfer technology is really cool but as pointed out in the video, it does raise IP issues so it’s not something I’d be into personally. It’s also no good unless you provide it with singing in which to transfer the tone too anyway. Another problem with this stuff is the fetish modern software developers have for taking charge of everything, making it browser based and charging subscriptions.
Nah, fuck that.
So as awesome as it is, I think a better solution is actual vocal modeling (preferably open source so that it can evolve quicker and escape the browser and subscription bullshit). To model the human vocal as well as brass and strings and pianos can be modeled these days. That way, it’s an actual synthesizer that you can tweak to your liking and just save your vocal designs as a VSTi preset, just like we do with every other VSTi synth. Such things can also be sequenced with text and a piano roll in much the same way as Vocaloid can.
I reckon the problem with Vocaloid is that they need to remove the sample aspect of it and instead, make it a purely modeled vocal synthesis system. It would also be significantly smaller in size than a Vocaloid library. The closest thing to vocal modeling I ever came across was a very old product called ‘Cantor’ made by ‘VirSyn’. Unfortunately it appears to have been temporarily pulled due to Steinberg dropping production of dongles, so they’re transitioning away from dongle protection.
Soon all singing humanoids could be replaced by Vocaloids!