Singing and Software

Topics: Singing, Vocal range, Musical instrument Pages: 2 (397 words) Published: October 29, 2012
   Yamaha was established in 1887 as a piano and reed organ manufacturer by Torakusu Yamaha as Japanese Company. The company's origin as a musical instrument manufacturer is still reflected today in the group's logo—a trio of interlocking tuning forks. (Wiki)    

   Yamaha has grown to become the world's largest manufacturer of musical instruments, as well as a leading manufacturer of semiconductors, audio/visual, computer related products, sporting goods, home appliances, specialty metals and industrial robots.e    

   Now, let me introduce a software product is made from Yamaha.    
   The software name is Vocaloid that engine in March 2000 and announced it in 2003 by Yamaha Company which is a singing synthesizer. This software can create "a virtual singer of their own" by computer user who they used the software. The first Vocaloid products were Leon and Lola, which released in March 2004 by Zero-G(a company). Yet this first generation of Vocaloid had artificial sound and did not become popular. Because the product only one language can be use that is English, and it have not imaged about the product. As everyone knows, Japanese anime is leading on global. So, the second generation Vocaloid2 platform was released by Crypton Future Media (a company). The second product use anime imaged to indicate the software, and one of the Vacaloid2 products can use two languages (English and Japanese). Then the software was preventing in lot of countries. But, in the beginning, despite the success of the software in Japan, overseas customers have been reluctant on the software overall. For example, a voice provider think, the voice was used once the software was in the hands of others. Because professional female singers refused to provide voice samples, in fear that the software might create their singing voice's clones, Crypton changed their focus from imitating certain singers to creating characteristic vocals. At the next time the software is spreading many...
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