Virtual Singer is an additional module for Melody Assistant or Harmony Assistant and was made by Myriad.
Virtual Singer was a software plug-in released late 2000 and is a relatively small time package. Virtual Singer was a relatively cheap program at only $20, a total of $50 would be spent acquiring both it and Melody Assistant or Harmony Assistant. 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.
Usage for MusicEdit
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)
However, more scripts are being written by the users of the software that would allow it to produce more than this.
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.