What is RealSinger?
RealSinger is a Virtual Singer extension
that allows you to use more realistic voices to sing lyrics.
The method for generating synthesized
voices is different from that used by the regular Virtual Singer.
Virtual Singer's voice generation
algorithms, as described in the Technical
artificial voices, produced with the Formant synthesis method.
RealSinger algorithms are based on
recordings of real human voice elements. These voice samples are then
processed to extract the voicing parameters for each phoneme.
This unique process enables us to get around the biggest problem with
the usual Recorded elements connection method: by keeping
only the voicing information, data files for describing and storing a
are extremely short (usually less than 1 Mb for a full voice in one
and the voice can be re-synthesized at any pitch without noticeable
How does it work?
To be able to sing using a new voice,
RealSinger needs a recorded sample of each phoneme of a given language,
(or sung) by the same speaker (or singer).
It then processes all these sound
samples and extracts the voicing parameters for each phoneme.
The voicing parameter data
can then be either embedded in the document file itself, or saved into
a separate file to be re-used later in another piece.
To generate a
voice following the lyrics and melody, specialized algorithms are used
process pitch changes and to simulate coarticulation (smooth
transitions between two consecutive phonemes).
How do I use RealSinger voices?
RealSinger voices are selected
in the same way as regular Virtual Singer voices. They are marked
by an RS icon in the voice list.
Simply select one of these voices in
the voice list to have a staff sung by RealSinger.
For more information about how to have a staff sung by
Virtual Singer or RealSinger, please read the appropriate
You can record your own voice to
build a new RealSinger voice file. The following chapters explain how
and how to adjust settings for this new voice.
RealSinger provides more realistic
sung voices, but the computing time is longer, and the voices can be
(best within a smaller pitch range).
is generally best to use a standard Virtual Singer voice while creating
sung piece, and only select and adjust the RealSinger voice at the very
end, once the piece is completed.