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VirSyn Ships CANTOR Vocal Synthesizer

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


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.

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.

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 www.virsyn.com

By our press release coordinator Thursday January 1, 2004
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