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Virsyn is shipping Cantor 2, described as “a breakthrough in synthesis of solo, background and choir voices.”

According to Virsyn, a vast improvement in sound quality and intelligibility has been achieved. The range of voice characters is virtually unlimited: it goes from robotic voice characters to highly expressive and nearly realistic sounding voices.

The completely reworked score editor makes it easy and fast to edit the most important sound parameters which give you access to the finest detail of pronunciation and expressivity of the vocal line.

All those editings can be done in realtime: What you hear is what you get.

The new MIDI import feature makes it possible to use pitchbend and expression information.This opens up entirely new applications: if you take for example an analyzing program like Melodyne from Celemony you can take a “real” vocal part and analyze it. After importing you can use this vocal line and combine it with a new voice made by Cantor.

More than 20 ready to use voices in german and american pronunciation are part of CANTOR 2. Extensive possibilities for phoneme and voice editing makes it easy to create your own individual voice characters – even creating „new“ languages is in your reach.

Cantor 2 is available as a stand alone program and as host plugin ( VST2.4, RTAS, AudioUnit ) for the platforms Windows XP and Mac OS X. The Mac version is delivered as Universal Binary for Intel-based Mac compatibility.

Pricing and availability:

Cantor 2 ia available for a suggested retail price of 349 € from dealers and in the VirSyn Online shop. Upgrades for users of CANTOR 1.x are also available.

 

VirSyn sends word that Cantor 2 is coming soon.

This bilingual vocal synthesizer creates eerily lifelike vocals. While they aren’t likely to be confused with real vocals, they have a realistic vocal quality to them that’s very different than vocoder effects.

Mike Oldfield used Cantor recently to add vocals on his latest CD, Light and Shade.

Here’s an example of Cantor in action, “singing” Daisy.

Features:

  • Turns your computer into a singer
  • Expressive solo-, background- und choir vocals
  • Score editor with total host integration ( VST / AU / RTAS )
  • 20+ ready to use natural and artificial voice characters
  • Sings in German and American English
  • Available soon for Windows XP and Mac Universal Binary