LEON is a plug-in VIRTUAL MALE SOUL VOCALIST from ZERO-G.,
powered by Yamaha VOCALOID. Singing Synthesis Technology
The Human Voice.
It's still the most expressive and emotionally communicative
musical instrument available to mankind.
UNLESS, of course, you cannot sing. Or you don't have access
to a quality singer when you need one, to bring reality to
your ideas or your lyrics.
Either you can sing or you can't. Either you have a great
singer who realizes your ideas or you don't. For most creative
music producers, this means that in one sense the human voice
has also always been a sonic boundary - a musical frontier,
through thousands of years of evolution:
A true revolution.
When it comes to creating quality vocal tracks, Yamaha's
VOCALOID singing synthesis technology literally changes
everything. The future will now be very different. The
last bastion of human musical expression - the singing
voice - through LEON, LOLA, MIRIAM, and other VOCALOID
virtual vocalists from Zero-G, thanks to the incredible
new technology developed by Yamaha.
LEON is a virtual male soul vocalist modelled on a real
professional singer, and when he is installed into your
PC he will allow you to create synthesized singing of
unprecedented quality and realism. LEON will sing ANY
words you ask him to in English - literally anything -
be they beautiful lyrics or comical trivialities,
Monteverdi madrigals or manic chants. You can create
vocal tracks of soulful singing in any lyrics you want.
You enter notes, type in lyrics, and the software
renders the synthesized vocal. Then add expression to
taste and render again. LEON is under your total
control, and the really mind-blowing thing is - he can
truly sound like a professional singing voice. With
practice you can learn the skills to synthesize singing.
with LEON that will fool your friends- they will believe
they are listening to a real singer performing.
Your own backing singers, 24/7, and no session fees.
With Vocaloid, creating your own professional sounding
backing vocals is a realistic proposition- even for
complex harmonies and arrangements. And as you gradually
develop your Vocaloid editing skills, you will find that
with patience even realistic lead vocal lines can become
a reality, thanks to the arsenal of expression tools
provided, which permit editing and manipulation of the
IMAGINE what all this could mean for your music!!
Now you can COMMUNICATE emotion so directly. You can add
HUMANITY to ANY production in ANY style without needing a
human. You can CONTROL and PERFORM your OWN private virtual
professional soul vocalist. You can even scat. You can
create awesome backing vocals in harmonies for your tracks
in minutes. With skill and application, you can create
stunning realism. OR... you can live in the exciting world
between human and machine, where LEON can even provide
vocals that sound like they were performed by a superhuman
virtuoso android. Using Vocaloid in this way, as a true
hybrid of human voice and synthesizer. The potential for
innovation is limited only by your own imagination.
What will YOU make LEON sing?
Do you simply want him to perform your lyrical ideas in
rough form as an aid to your songwriting process? Or will
you use his freedom from human limitations to create
stunningly innovative and experimental vocal effects? He
can sing over a superb pitch range, he can sing much faster
than a human could if you want him to, as fast as you like
in fact, and he can jump any interval yet hit every note
beautifully, IF that's want YOU want him to do. And he'll
NEVER tire or complain. In addition to singing any words or
combination of syllables or phonemes you can imagine, LEON
will spread any sustained vowel (or voiced consonant) across
as many notes as you like, with perfect legato. You can
select from several different natural vibrato types and drag
and drop your chosen type to any note or notes, and control
the time-position and amount of the vibrato for superb
expressiveness and realism.
And that's just the beginning! - you have control over all
of the following parameters, which you can bring to bear on
any part of your creation:
* Changing syllables/phonemes (e.g. enter "liddle" instead of "little" etc).
* Timing of each note (precise position/length).
* Vibrato (you can change its type/position/amount/frequency).
* Crescendo or diminuendo.
* Pitch bend (amount, and positionable in time).
* Glide (portamento).
* Resonance (Frequency/bandwidth/amplitude).
* Gender factor.
* And of course, you can even change the singer (if you have purchased
and installed more than one virtual singer) - perhaps get LOLA or MIRIAM
to sing your creation instead of LEON, Instantly.
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