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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)


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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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Filoyo Realivox - The Ladies
Filoyo Realivox - Blue

Realivox is a vocal synthesizer by Realitone. There are two software packages for Realivox entitled The Ladies and Blue. The software used to run the voices are powered by the Kontakt which has a full version which goes by the same name, or Kontakt Player which is free but comes with less features. Kontakt runs on Windows and Mac meaning that Realivox does as well.


The Ladies consist of 5 vocals :

  • Cheryl; A voice described as airy and pretty that is perfect for ethereal film cues.
  • Teresa; Described as a Soprano opera diva.
  • Patty; A voice suited for pop and ethnic music.
  • Julie; For full range songs.
  • Toni; For smooth R'n'B songs.

The voices have 30 multi-sampled articulations, being Oo, Ah, Ee, Oh, Ey, Hmm, Mmm, La, Bah, Bee, Boh, Boo, Buh, Bop, Bow, Bah Fall, Dah, Dee, Doh, Doo, Duh, Boom, Bom, Hey, Ha, Ho, Hoo, Me, Shoo, and Yeah. On top of that the voices have true sampled legato. These voices can also be stacked to create choirs as well as solos.

The Ladies software comes with Kontakt Player in it's installation.

Blue comes with a single voice that comes with 12,000 vocal samples. Each of the six vowels has thirty-two samples accompanying it. This is because when pronouncing different consonants before or at the end of different vowels, the mouth will open and close differently based off of what vowel has been pronounced. This reduces the amount of incorrectly sounding pronunciations and replicates sung English more accurately.

Like with The Ladies, Blue also has true sampled legato, but it also has polyphonic legato.

There is also an Ensemble Mode which allows the user to switch between 3 voices that comes with the package without the need to switch between tracks. This comes with settings for volume, pan, tuning, timbre and offset for each voice that is activated.

Blue produces a crystal clear sound.[6]

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Examples of usage

The Ladies

  • "How We Created "Mmmquiring Minds" with Realivox" by Realitone ft. The Ladies
  • "Mmquiring Minds" by Realitone ft. The Ladies
  • "Walking Through a Dark Town" by Realitone; Frank Raschke ft. Cheryl


  • "Realivox Blue Walkthrough" by Realitone ft. Blue
  • "Blue Demos" by Realitone ft. Blue; Kontakt
  • "The Wonderful Blue" by Realitone; Man Parrish ft. Blue


Filoyo Renoidplayer

RenoidPlayer is an online synthesizer created by g200kg. It is compatible with various web browsers and also works on the iPad and iPhone as long as they run iOS 6. Note: Safari running on Mac OS X cannot export the final product. Use Chrome/Firefox when exporting.


It has a built-in sequencer, unlike Sinsy. However this Editor can be a little confusing to new users, but for those experienced, there is MML available for use. RenoidPlayer is similar to AquesTone in the fact that pitchbends and other flags and tunings are ignored. This applies to all voices. Currently, there are only 8 voicebanks available to use, many of which are UTAU voicebanks which the author got permission from their creators to make RenoidPlayer compatible voice libaries for.

  • Data import: RenoidPlayer can accept file-drop as a sequence data. (Note infomation and basic lyric informations only. Pitch-bends and other additional informations are ignored.)
    • VOCALOID: VOCALOID Sequence files (.VSQ/.VSQx)
    • UTAU: UTAU Script files (.UST)
    • CeVIO: CeVIO Creative Studio files (.CCS)
    • MusicXML (.XML)
  • Parameters
    • Volume - Output volume control.
    • Transpose - Output pitch control, semi-note step.
    • Portamento - Pitch change smoothness control.
    • FormantCorrection - Keep formant independently of output pitch.
    • Formant - Formant control.
    • Humanize - Add some fluctuation to pitch and dynamics.
    • VibratoDepth - Amount of vibrato. Note that the vibrato has the delay time to start by 'VibratoDelay' parameter.
    • VibratoRate - Vibrato speed control.
    • VibratoDelay - Delay time to start vibrato.

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Filoyo Software-icon

Sinsy (Singing Voice Synthesis System) (しぃんしぃ) is an online HMM-based singing voice synthesis system by the Nagoya Institute of Technology that was created under the Modified BSD license.


The synthesizer is free to use, but will only generate tracks up to 5 minutes. The user uploads data in the MusicXML format, which the Sinsy website reads to output a WAV file of the generated voice. Gender factor, vibrato intensity, and pitch shift can be adjusted prior to output.[7]

MusicXML files can be made in Symphony Pro, Cadencii, MuseScore, and finale NotePad.

Some users have praised Sinsy for its realism. This can be attributed to Sinsy's voice source being a TTS (specifically, HTS, also by the Nagoya Institute of Technology), a process known for producing human-like results.

As of December 25, 2013 the official creators of the Sinsy are Keiichi Tokuda (Producer and designer), Keiichiro Oura (Design and Development), Nakamura Kazuhiro (Development and Main Maintainer), and Yoshihiko Nankaku.

  • Voices: Sinsy has four known voices: Yoko, Xiang-Ling, Matsuo-P, and Namine Ritsu S. Sinsy supports Japanese and English. A Chinese version has been released of Xiang-Ling as of Christmas 2015.
    • Yoko (謡子; f001j) is a Japanese-only voice.
    • Xiang-Ling (香鈴; f002j; f002e; f002m) is a Japanese, English, and Chinese (Mandarin) voice. The English voice was added on Christmas 2012. The Chinese voice was added on Christmas 2015.
    • Matsuo-P (松尾P; m003e_beta) is an English voice that was released to the public on December 25, 2013 along with the version 3.4 release of the Sinsy website. Unlike other banks on the Sinsy website that were created using female voices, Matsuo was voiced by a male voice actor. Its voice can be heard here singing "Who's Crying Now". Matsuo-P's voice actor is a YouTube and Niconico user who goes by the name Koya Matsuo.[8]
    • Namine Ritsu S (波音リツS; f004j_beta) is a Japanese voice. It can be heard here singing RIP=RELEASE. As of December 25, 2013, Namine Ritsu S became available for public use.

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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. Tutorial
  • "MuseScoreで楽譜作成し、Sinsyに歌わせる手順(2010/09/02版)" by nwp8861 (Mimirobo-P) ft. Tutorial
  • "Golden Slumbers" by Koya Matsuo (Matsuo-P) ft. Tutorial

Symphonic Choirs

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Symphonic Choirs is a choir synthesizer produced by EastWest/Quantum Leap, able to recreate the effect of an entire choir for any song. It is popular with indie musicians.

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Virtual Singer

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Virtual Singer is an plug-in module released late 2000 for Melody Assistant or Harmony Assistant and was made by Myriad.


Virtual Singer was a relatively small time package. It was a relatively cheap program at only $20, a total of $50 would be spent acquiring both it and Assistant programs. The software's forum is still seeing activity despite the software being dated and users were still producing works using the software in October 2011. There exists a work produced in March 2018, although this seems to be an anomaly, not a revival.

The results are comparable to other software in terms of clarity for its time including Cantor, but was a little more realistic in comparison to Cantor since it was based on human results. It was capable of singing in the following languages: British English, American English, French (Northern and Southern), Finnish, German, Latin, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Occitan. However, more scripts are being written by the users of the software that would allow it to produce more than this.[9]

It generated a "human" voice from the score lyrics. It came with the Real Singer II technology. Like UTAU a new voice was possible to be created from your own. However, if you downloaded the software several "free" voices could be downloaded from Myriad's website, some capable of multilingual results and others were made just for one language. Updates were also free of charge, however the latest version is 3.2.

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Filoyo Software-icon

SING (upcoming name SOHO) is a software by Emvoice for OSX and Windows. The software will allow music producers to create vocals without the need of a singer.

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