8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Antwerp, Belgium
August 27-31, 2007

VOCALOID - Commercial Singing Synthesizer based on Sample Concatenation

Hideki Kenmochi, Hayato Ohshita

Center for Advanced Sound Technologies, Yamaha Corporation, Japan

The song submitted here to the "Synthesis of Singing Challenge" is synthesized by the latest version of the singing synthesizer "Vocaloid", which is commercially available now. In this paper, we would like to present the overview of Vocaloid, its product lineups, description of each component, and the synthesis technique used in Vocaloid.

Full Paper
Acoustic Example
(8 MB). The vocal track in this file is generated using Vocaloid. Slight reverberation is added afterwards in mixing.

Bibliographic reference.  Kenmochi, Hideki / Ohshita, Hayato (2007): "VOCALOID - commercial singing synthesizer based on sample concatenation", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 4011-4010.