Comparing The Top 3 Vocal Synthesizers

· By Will Harken

Comparing The Top 3 Vocal Synthesizers

Having trouble learning to sing or finding a singer? A vocal synthesizer can be a lifesaver. Let’s dive into why you might use one and the top three on the market. 🎤

Why Consider Vocal Synthesizers?

Vocal synthesizers can be incredible tools for creative freedom. But, they aren’t always the easiest to use. 🎧

A singer can knock out lines in minutes, but fine-tuning the same vocal with a synthesizer can take HOURS.

So why bother? Control. Want an ethereal voice? Or perhaps someone who can sing in multiple languages?

Synthesizers come with their own sets of limitations, from voice library constraints to the sheer complexity of use. Sometimes, it’s best left to the pros. Check out my personalized service if you'd rather leave it to experts.

👉 PRO TIP: Looking for a very specific voice? Whether you start with a real vocal, or use the tools below, you can process your result with a tool like Jammable to match a precise tone of specific singers.

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Top 3 Vocal Synthesizers

Alright, let’s tear into the top three. The ones making waves: Synthesizer V, VOCALOID, and Emvoice. Each has its pros and cons. And a strong fanbase.

Synthesizer V (SynthV)

With access to customizable, realistic vocals at your fingertips, you can bring your idea to life with Synthesizer V.

Pros:

  • Great cross-language synthesis
  • Import audio + detect MIDI
  • Free vocal modes
  • Frequent updates

Cons:

  • Voicebanks are a little expensive
  • Female VBs can feel too similar
  • Hard to get certain VBs to sound good

One major benefit of Synthesizer V lies in its constant evolution. They also release regular updates to give you the best experience possible. Learn more from Dreamtonics.

The price of the voice banks can be a BUZZKILL. Like ~$79.00 for each singer - which many would consider a decent chunk of change.

And while you might crave those “realistic” tones, some argue its robotic tones don't hit the mark. But this will be true of any of the synths on this list.

If you need a more detailed breakdown of SynthV, check out this link.

VOCALOID

VOCALOID has been around for a while. It's virtually the patriarch of vocal synths.

Pros:

  • High quality voice banks
  • More user input and flexibility
  • Fresh and unique VBs

Cons:

  • Pretty expensive
  • Limited number of VBs, particularly English
  • Limited multilingual capabilities

VOCALOID decent-sized library. But it comes at a cost—both literally and metaphorically. If high vocal customization is what you seek, VOCALOID excels. But, it’s definitely a hit to the wallet. 💸

VOCALOID 6, featuring AI-driven technology, has upped the ante with new features like natural singing voices and enhanced editing tools. It can even mix languages in a single song.

Tackling this beast might be tiresome, so if in doubt, look into a more tailored service. Consider my personalized music service for a stress-free musical journey.

Emvoice

Simply type lyrics, enter notes for each syllable, and hyper-realistic vocals are generated within your DAW on the spot.

Pros:

  • Realistic voices thanks to granular synthesis
  • Cloud-based processing eases computer load
  • Simple, intuitive plugin

Cons:

  • Not as flexible in vocal styles
  • Requires internet connection
  • No multi-language dictionary

Emvoice builds from actual recorded samples, aiming for high realism. A con is its dependency on internet for the cloud-based engine. Learn more about Emvoice here.

Conclusion

So there you have it. Each of these tools has unique strengths and weaknesses. Your choice hinges on your specific needs. If complexities overwhelm you and you’re losing SLEEP, consider hiring a singer or opting for expert services.

Overall, I'd probably pick SynthV over the other two, but the choice really depends on your exact goals.

If you're thinking about dabbling in AI music, check out these relevant posts: AI Text to Speech Singing: Hype Or Helpful?, AI Producer Reveals The Problem With AI Music. For personalized music help, visit this page.

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