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Working with AI Singers - the future?

03 April 2023 | Darren Wilson

As a musician, there are few things more exciting than diving into new technology and exploring the creative possibilities it offers. Recently, I had the opportunity to experiment with Vocaloid6, a cutting-edge AI vocal synthesizer, and I am thrilled to share my experience with you.

For my latest synthwave track, "An Extra in Other People's Dreams," I was looking for a unique vocal sound that would complement the atmospheric, dreamy vibe of the music. Rather than working with a vocalist, I decided to give Vocaloid6 a try.

Getting started with Vocaloid6 was surprisingly easy. The software comes with a variety of pre-built vocal libraries, each with its own unique sound and characteristics. I chose the "Haruka" library for my project, which offers a futuristic, robotic sound that I thought would be perfect for my track.

Once I had selected my vocal library, I was able to create my vocal track by simply typing in the lyrics and adjusting various parameters such as pitch, timing, and expression. I was blown away by the level of control I had over the vocal sound. With just a few clicks, I was able to create harmonies, add vibrato, and adjust the intensity of each note.

One of the coolest features of Vocaloid6 is the ability to manipulate the phonemes, or individual sounds that make up each word. This allowed me to create a truly unique vocal sound that was tailored specifically to my track. By tweaking the phonemes, I was able to create a vocal sound that was simultaneously robotic and human-like, which added an eerie, dream-like quality to the track.

As I continued to work with Vocaloid6, I found that the software offered almost limitless possibilities for creating unique vocal sounds. With a little experimentation and creativity, I was able to craft a vocal track that perfectly complemented my synthwave music.

Overall, I couldn't be happier with my experience using Vocaloid6 to produce AI vocals for "An Extra in Other People's Dreams." The software offered a level of control and customization that simply isn't possible with traditional vocal recording methods. If you're looking to add a unique vocal sound to your next music project, I highly recommend giving Vocaloid6 a try.

I would like to add that Vocaloid6 is a software developed by Yamaha, a leading manufacturer of musical instruments and audio equipment. As a musician with over 30 years of experience, I was excited to explore this cutting-edge technology and incorporate it into my music production process. Vocaloid6 offered a level of customization and control that I had never experienced before, and I was able to create a truly unique vocal sound for my synthwave track, "An Extra in Other People's Dreams."