January 22, 2009

Song of Lament

Filed under: classical,Composition,strings,vocals — steve @ 8:45 am

A rather sorrowful yet at times happy waltz. Not certain whether to take this further or just leave it as it is…

Strings and French horns from Independence 1,5; timpani/percussion from Garritan Personal Orchestra; Choir Aahs from Creative/E-MU sound font; and, Papelmedia_Irina_Brochin.sf2 and Boychoir.sf2 soundfonts…

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  1. [...] this to the original using the Papelmedia_Irina_Brochin soundfont – ‘chalk and cheese’ really – easy to see who is the ‘prima’ out [...]

    Pingback by tigerleo.com » Song of Lament with Prima vocals — February 1, 2009 @ 12:18 am

  2. Interesting. Prima produces vocals that are recognizable as English, where as this software doesn’t. I read somewhere else here you are not interested in the lyrics per se, just the sounds, so for your purposes I guess the accuracy of pitch is more important.

    Comment by Jim E — February 3, 2009 @ 9:16 pm

  3. Yeah, Jim, this uses simple soundfonts – just ‘la-la-las’, ‘ooh-ooh-oohs’ and ‘ahh-ahh-ahhs’ etc. Pitch is important – especially when one wants to combine the out of pitch Vocaloid2 Prima with the existing in pitch ‘la-la-las’, ‘ooh-ooh-oohs’ and ‘ahh-ahh-ahhs’. The other factor with Prima is that her vocals are only just recognisable – it seems to be design purely as an operatic performer than does well on vowels but not so much with consonants – the end result is that the in pitch ‘la-la-las’, ‘ooh-ooh-oohs’ and ‘ahh-ahh-ahhs’ [as well as some hmmms somewhere] are far more usable than vowels out of pitch – despite the fact I do not have “i’s” and “e’s” in soundfont samples.

    Comment by steve — February 3, 2009 @ 9:26 pm

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