Who needs Autotune if you can just make up the vocals as you go?
Tired of singers over pro-ho-ho-ho-nouncing every vowel?
Perhaps the solution is to just remove their ilk from the equation altogether. That’s the idea behind Yamaha’s new Vocaloid Keyboard, which transforms the Vocaloid software into a ready-to-play device. 16 keys represent consonants, vowels and the types of voicing marks used in Japanese, while at the same time selecting a tone on the keyboard. An LED display prints out each letter as its plays, ensuring that you aren’t making any playing errors (or should that be “typing errors?”). Experienced musicians who have used the device found that they were able to produce nursery rhymes after three hours of practice, but sadly the company isn’t planning to press it into production. Instead, as the chip inside is “removable,” it might contemplate licensing it to another interested party.
Sure, it’s not quite ready for prime time, but improvements have been made since that video was made sometime in March of this year. For an improved English version, running on Miselu’s Neiro Android powered synth no less, check out this video:
Note the use of Google voice input for typing in lyrics
but given the availability of cheap Android tablets as of late, that’s not a deal killer)
from a post Google I/O article on the Miselu Neiro on Engadget :
The app features two modes of operation — edit and play - the former letting you type or speak text and map it to an existing melody and the latter allowing you to chose preset sentences and “sing” them with the keyboard.
The Neiru’s no slouch of a platform otherwise – Korg and Yamaha have software for it -
there’s a video featuring Korg’s Polysix app, but first, yup, another Engadget quote:
The Polysix app faithfully recreates Korg’s legendary 1981 synth — known for its rich, thick analog sound. A real, mint-condition Polysix was even available for comparison during our brief time with the app (see our gallery)
Let’s see what happens…
from metagrinder http://metgrinder.blogspot.com/2012/07/yamahas-singing-keyboard-with-vocaliod.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FiUWiE+%28metagrinder%29