Poet At Large Reviews, Music, Vocaloid   Leave a comment

I was recently introduced to something from Japan that has me absolutely crazy for more.  Yamaha created a computer synthasized voice program using sampling from voice actors.  The dozen or so voices which can be perchased and used buy any composer have taken Japan by storm over the last several years with both joy and controversy.  The Vocaloid voices have animated Manga style mascots which have been turned into holograms for live concerts.  The voices themselves are what I would call idealized.  The tones and pronounsation under the right composer and programer are melodys that can drive one to the hights that any human diva would strive for.  Under the wrong composer or programer they are absolute torture.

The trick when looking for the music is to remember that there is no human singer.  The composers are what maters.  Look for vocaloids on YouTube to listen to the music.  The voices are called Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Kaito, Meiko, Gumi, Kumi Gekupo, Kasane Teto, Kasane Ted, Lily and soforth.  Once you have found the song you like note the title, then look for the song title on iTunes or another download site if you wish to buy.  Be warned you will not find every song since only the ones in Japanese are for sale and not all of them can be found in the U.S.

The voice sampleing and hologram technology is now being used to reserect dead preformers here in the U.S.  Marilyn Manroe, Jimmy Hendrix, and Tupac Shakur are some of the different projects coming to a stage near you.  One can only wait and see what comes next in the world.

From the Poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

You may reach the Poet by e-mailing (ravendove922@yahoo.com).


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