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VirSyn Ships CANTOR Vocal Synthesizer

VirSyn Ships CANTOR Vocal Synthesizer


July 6, 2004

The human voice is the most sophisticated and versatile instrument,
and now VirSyn is taking on the challenge of recreating it in software with

CANTOR allows you to enter your lyrics in plain english and then “sing” your
lyrics instantly just by playing the melody on your MIDI Keyboard. Add expression
with realtime parameters controlling vibrato rate and depth or even changing
the character of the singing voice from female to male. All edits take effect
in real-time for instant feedback.

But CANTOR even goes beyond creating realistic “human” singers. Many parameters
have no relation to human vocals like “Metallize” which turns your virtual
singer more into a singing Gong. The voice editor allows you to edit the character
of your virtual singer by defining the base spectrum for vowels and consonants.

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For those of you ever wanting to create your own alien language the Phoneme
editor gives you full access to the atoms of the vocal synthesis engine. With
this editor you can define the formant structure and the noise characteristic
of each phoneme used by the vocal engine.


  • 8 part vocal synthesis engine

    • plays lyrics in realtime
    • english phoneme dictionary (120000 words)
    • no samples used
    • score editor
    • voice editor
    • phoneme editor

  • Realtime editing

    • Brightness
    • Humanize
    • Metallize
    • Gender factor
    • Vibrato
    • Breath noise

  • Interfaces

    • stand alone mode
    • VST 2 / AudioUnit
    • ReWire / RTAS (Sept. 2004)

  • Microtuning

    • Scala compatible microtuning

System requirements:

  • Mac G4 > 400 Mhz
  • PC Pentium III > 600 Mhz
  • Athlon XP/MP
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Mac OX 10.2 / WinXP

Demo version are available for download, as well as some audio examples of
what CANTOR can do.

For more information, visit their web site at

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