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AquesTone Software-icon

AquesTone is a VSTi plugin developed by Aquest, there are four voice options: Female F1, Auto F1, Male HK, and Auto HK. UTAU Uta Utane (aka. Defoko) uses Female voice 1 as a source for the UTAU default voicebank.

The female voice is credited in Pop'n Music ("Chilt Featuring AquesTone") and other BEMANI rhythm games like Dance Dance Revolution.

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Examples of usage

  • "ちかてつ (Chikatetsu); Subway" by Calmwind01x ft. TILT (Aquatones)
  • "ミルキーポケット (Miruki Poketto); Milky Pocket" by Calmwind01x ft. TILT (Aquatones)
  • "Time's Intersection" by Calmwind01x ft. TILT (Aquatones)
  • "真夜中の華 (Mayonaka No Hana); Midnight Blossom" by creekogawa ft. AquesTone
  • "合言葉は0 (Aikotoba Wa 0); The keyword is 0" by creekogawa ft. AquesTone
  • "(仮)あいうえおの唄- ((Kari) Aiueo No Uta-); The AEIOU Song (Informally)" by TAKESHI NAGASAWA ft. AquesTone
  • "エアポートシャトル (Eapoto Shatoru); Airport Shuttle" by Chilt ft. AquesTone
  • "Springtime Air" by chunter ft. AQUESTONE
  • "ツボミ (Tsubomi); Flower" by ha0300 ft. AquesTone
  • "どこまでも (Dokomademo); Wherever" by Jean Luc ft. AquesTone
  • "団地のおばさん (Danchi No OBASAN); Old lady in the Apartment" by zepharma09 ft. AquesTone


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Cadencii is a voice synthesizer program and frontend for several other voice synthesizers: VOCALOID, VOCALOID2, UTAU (or rather, UTAU resamplers), STRAIGHT with UTAU, WORLD, and AquesTone. It has its own engine (written by shuraba-P / HAL) named v.Connect-STAND. The source code used to be hosted on SourceForge.JP, but has moved to GitHub.

Cadencii's interface emulates the VOCALOID interface very closely. The piano roll can also change color depending on the synthesizer engine being used; for example, when VOCALOID2 is selected as the synthesizer, the piano roll becomes grey and green, and when UTAU is selected, it becomes blue and pink.


It is currently officially available for Windows and Mac OS X. The latest version available is v3.5.4 for Windows and v3.4.1 for Mac OS X. There is also an unofficial port in the Debian repositories at v3.3.9.[1]

On Mac OS X and other Unix-based operating systems, Cadencii requires Wine to be useful. For OS X there is jCadencii, a JAVA version of Cadencii for OS X. The JAVA frontend is actually compiled from a lot of #ifdef JAVA in the C# Code.[2] If you take a look into the OS X .app bundle, you'll still find minimized wine bundles to support the dlls with native Windows code.

It's not possible to use Mono to build and run the CSharp program cross-platform yet, since there is some native Windows code. Workarounds may be possible in a way like pipelight, a method to provide better SilverLight/Flash support in Unix(-like) systems using wine.

Cadencii has its own file format, .xvsq (not to be confused with VOCALOID3's .VSQx). Cadencii can also import and export other synthesizers' project files, such as VOCALOID's VSQ and UTAU's UST file formats. Notably, it can export as MusicXML, making it a popular choice for creating files that work with Sinsy, especially in combination with its ability to import VOCALOID and UTAU project files.

Besides simply being able to import VSQ and UST files, Cadencii can also read the pitchbends (old pitchbend type/Mode1-only for UST), which can be used in combination with Cadencii's ability to use multiple synthesizers, as seen in the example video below (Tori no Uta).

  • License
    • Cadencii is free software.
    • Source codes of Cadencii are the copyright of kbinani.
    • It's stated that Cadencii is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
    • Cadencii is released under the GNU General Public License, version 3.0.

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Examples of usage

  • "CadenciiをインストールしてSinsyに歌わせるまでの録画" by nwp8861 (Mimirobo-P) ft. Sinsy; export tutorial
  • "Tori no Uta" by FastSpeedy ft. Nukupoid; UTAU voicebank


Cantor CANTOR1
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Cantor (and its successor Cantor 2) is a synthesizer developed by VirSyn and utilizes Formant synthesis. It was released at the same time as MIRIAM, and was a rival to the original VOCALOID software. It was sold for £199.99 including VAT which was said to be expensive for its time, but that was due to offering a far greater selection of vocals.

Unlike VOCALOID, it had 50 voices for use, which was far greater than what VOCALOID had to offer upon its release. But because of its design it was more intended to resemble a virtual instrument than a virtual singer. It had capabilities for both German and English, and supported both Windows XP and Mac OS X, as opposed to VOCALOID which was restricted to just Windows XP. However, similar to VOCALOID, it worked as either a stand alone or plug-in and supported ReWire.


As with the early version of VOCALOID, Cantor was a victim of change in the way indie music was produced, and by Cantor 2 was being impacted by this change (alongside VOCALOID) as the demand for synthesized voices began to disappear.

The final version of the software, Cantor 2.1 was released on February 6, 2007. Though updates have since ceased, the software remains on sale, and is confirmed compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X 10.5/10.6 versions. A demo is able to still be downloaded from VirSyn's website, although it requires an eLicensed Syncrosoft dongle to be able to download the demo and the full software version itself.[3] The special dongle was included with the boxed version of the software, as well as other software sold by VirSyn. It was not able to be bought with the downloaded versions but could be purchased separately.[4]

Cantor 2 later became available for purchase on the Crypton Future Media Website in 2008, and a demo was released on Crypton's Youtube account.[5]

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Examples of usage

  • "Tears of an Angel" by Mike Oldfield ft. MIRIAM + CANTOR

Festival Speech Synthesis System

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Festival Speech Synthesis System is a free (libre) / open-source software speech synthesizer developed at the Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR) of the University of Edinburgh. In order to enable Festival to sing, there is a plugin required called Flinger (Festival Singer) developed at the OGI School of Science and Engineering that was released in 2001. Free(b)soft has contributed Czech diphone voices and an accessible editor similar to the VOCALOID editor.

Flinger has been used by users in the western world for creating English demo songs.

Most voicebanks for Festival are available under a free license, whereas VOCALOID (and UTAU) use proprietary licenses. However, the voicebanks that come with Flinger are still proprietary. The experimental LMMS plugin Singerbot uses Festival for singing releases.

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iVoxel is a singing vocoder with a vocal sequencer developed by VirSyn. It is a built in application for the iPhone and iPad. It has many features beyond a sequencer.

Like other VirSyn products it is based on the same ideas and concepts that IVOCALOID is based on. But like previous software, such as Cantor, it is not intended to be a realistic singing voice.

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Symphonic Choirs

Virtual Singer





Macne Series



Synthesizer V



CeVIO Multimedia Studio

CeVIO Creative Studio

Gynoid Talk


Megpoid Talk




Talk Ex


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