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Vocaloid SONIKA is a plug-in VIRTUAL VOCALIST modelled on the voice of young girl pop singer, and powered by Yamaha VOCALOID2 Singing Synthesis Technology.
Sonika is a sweet virtual voice at your fingertips, a new cyberspace starlet. Once she is installed into your PC she will allow you to create synthesized singing of unprecedented quality and remarkable realism.
MIKE OLDFIELD is just one high profile artist who has used Vocaloid to add a new dimension to his music (for example the Vocaloid sound is a key element in his album "Light & Shade" - check out the hauntingly hypnotic single he released from it, "Surfing").
SONIKA will hit those high notes every time with perfect accuracy.
Whether it's soaring leads, harmonies or backing vocals, SONIKA can sing any word from the English language (and other languages too with a little work).
SONIKA is also very well suited if you want to be adventurous and experimental, since her voice can be easily modified and shaped in many ways.
In addition to singing any words or combination of syllables or phonemes you can imagine, SONIKA will spread any sustained vowel (or voiced consonant) across as many notes as you like, with perfect legato. You can select from several different natural vibrato types and drag and drop your chosen type to any note or notes, and control the time-position and amount of the vibrato.
And that's just the beginning - you have control over all of the following parameters, which you can bring to bear on any part of your creation:
- Changing syllables/phonemes
- Timing of each note (precise position/length).
- Vibrato (you can change its type/position/amount/frequency).
- Crescendo or diminuendo
- Pitch bend (amount, and positionable in time).
- Glide (portamento).
- Resonance (Frequency/bandwidth/amplitude)
- Gender factor.
Key Features of VOCALOID2
- Compatible with VOCALOID3 editor (so for example, if you have purchased the Vocaloid3 editor you can use SONIKA and AVANNA together within the editor). You can buy the Vocaloid3 Editor on its own, by download at www.vocaloid.com
- Improved GUI: The VOCALOID Editor (score editing tool) of VOCALOID2 has a cool look with improved user functionality.
- A much more realistic and natural sounding vocal: The synthesis engine of VOCALOID2 uses a different signal processing technique from Version 1, creating a clearer and more natural vocal.
- Realtime Keyboard Performance (VST Instrument): Written lyrics can be assigned a note by touch of a keyboard. Now you can "sing" using a keyboard.
- New functionalities and improvements: Much easier to use functionalities are newly implemented, which reduce workloads in creating your music. Existing functionalities are also improved.
- Note auditioning: If you press a note, singing with lyrics and pitch will be assigned to the note. Instantly check lyrics and notes.
- Transparent control track: Control track for controlling timbre is transparent, so you can check two parameters at once.
- Toggling between Playback and Rendering You can specify playback/rendering mode for each track. By rendering the finished track, you can reduce CPU load in playback. Maximum number of tracks is 16.
- Expression control: You can easily specify musical expression (attack and vibrato) with this intuitive user interface.
- Piano-roll editor;
- Note editing / Automatic phonetic conversion / Phonetic editing / Note auditioning;
- Transparent control track;
- Toggling between playback/rendering;
- Expression control;
- Synchronization with host sequencer through ReWire
VOCALOID2 Playback VSTi:
- Playback sequence created with VOCALOID Editor
VOCALOID2 Realtime VSTi
- Keyboard performance with lyrics input in advance;
- 4 polyphonic
VOCALOID PRIMA voice database
- Compatible with both the Vocaloid2 Editor and the new Vocaloid3 Editor.
Supported Interfaces & Standards:
VST 2.0, ReWire. (Please note however that VST with Cakewalk Sonar is not supported)
- Windows XP or Vista (Windows 7 not supported)
- 64 bit not supported
- Pentium 4 or Athlon XP 2000
- 2 GHz
- RAM: 512MB (1GB recommended)
This product is not currently Mac compatible!
An internet connection is required to authorize / activate the product.