Emvoice has released their flagship product, Emvoice One, dubbed by the company as “the world’s most realistic vocal synthesiser”. The plug-in is available in VST/AU formats, and is free to download, although only a limited range of notes can be played until a full ‘voice’ is purchased. The company’s first voice is called Lucy.
Lucy was created through deeply sampled vocal performances, breaking down the recordings to a granular level, contrasting the usual methods of modelling techniques to create vocal synths. Emvoice recorded the elements that make up individual phonemes at multiple pitches, and using these elements you can dictate Lucy’s speech and pronunciation. You can even create your own words from the phonemes.
Emvoice One runs on a cloud-based engine, which reconstructs thousands of samples as you work, returning the complete vocal to your DAW over the internet. “What you’re hearing when you listen to Emvoice One isn’t artificial – it’s a real singer’s voice, recombined to interpret your own words”, the company says. Even breath sounds are generated to work realistically around the notes you programme in.
Notes can be input into the piano-roll note editor, which takes inspiration from the native piano roll found in your DAW. In this editor, you can type the desired words underneath the notes, and can programme vibrato and add tweak pronunciations. Lucy will sing back notes over it’s two and a half octave range, between E2 and A4. You can hear Lucy in action in the songs featured below.
Emvoice One’s first voice, Lucy, is available now for $199. Find out more at emvoiceapp.com