Yamaha Releases New Vocal Synthesis Software VOCALOID™5 - KeyboardMag

Hamamatsu, Japan July. 12, 2018 –Yamaha Corporation today released VOCALOID 5, a comprehensive solution for virtual vocal production. This new software can be downloaded, beginning today, from the official VOCALOID Shop (https://www.vocaloid.com/en/).

The VOCALOID singing synthesizer makes it possible to easily produce any kind of singing voice you can imagine using just a computer. The production flow has been drastically overhauled in line with the aim of having today’s diverse music producers incorporate a wider line-up of virtual singers into their music. This new software helps increases speed and efficiency when producing singing voices.

The all new production flow makes it possible to create singing voices as simply as dragging and dropping from a choice of over 2,000 audio and phrase presets. Adjusting singing styles and vocal expressions such as vibrato are also simple to master – just select the icons. It’s possible to create lyrics and melodies from scratch too. With a total of 3 new parameters to control vocal expressions added (making a total of 13), in addition to the standard dynamic and pitch parameters, VOCALOID5 offers finer control of vocal tone, amount of breath, and more. The software also comes pre-loaded with 11 powerful audio effects for vocal tracks, making this product the only one you’ll need for creative work.

To help support artistic expression that suits a wide variety of genres, VOCALOID5 includes 4 voicebanks*, both male and female and in both Japanese and English.

*The voice databases are generated based on human voices. Various voices are available to use via switching voicebanks.

*8 voicebanks are included in the Premium version.

Moreover, to accommodate the diverse workstations of contemporary music producers, VOCALOID5 supports both Windows and Mac operating environments. The ability to coordinate with other music software, plug-ins, and input devices has also been significantly strengthened by allowing VST (Virtual Studio Technology), AU (Audio Units), and external MIDI input capability.

Contemporary music software designed to be a total solution for virtual vocal production in a single application – this is VOCALOID5.

Features & Functions Overview

· Drag-and-drop song creation … Over 2,000 preset phrases & audio

· Allows for realistic vocal expression ... Attack & release effects, emotion tools

· Instant conversion of your disired styles & voices ... Style function

· Fine control of vocal tension and amount of breath ... 3 new vocal expression parameters

· Includes a wealth of voices for every genre ... 4 voicebanks (male & female, Japanese & English)

· Create complete vocal tracks with a single application … 11 kinds of audio effects

· Better external functionality, improved production efficiency ... VST, AU, external MIDI input

· Power up your favorite voices with VOCALOID5 ... Compatible with VOCALOID3 & 4 voicebanks

  · Includes support software for Cubase ... VOCALOID 4.5 Editor for Cubase

For more information visit https://www.vocaloid.com/en/