D Smolken, on 14 April 2017 - 11:01 AM, said:
We've proven that it's possible using technology designed for singing. This particular technology "significantly reduce(s) training and generation times". That could also significantly reduce the development costs of a new voice, making vocals that have a smaller niche commercially viable.So, it could well happen, similar to how Toontrack or Drumdrops make very genre-specific drum kits. I'm sure they're getting lots of "can you do this with my voice" requests, but...
Look at how long it took
for us to get a metal vocal library that growls in English
As far as I know, the number of metal singsynth voicebanks out there of any language could probably be counted on one hand.
It's a very difficult thing to anticipate when:
-the people working on this tech don't seem to care to cater to metal vocals
-metal vocal libraries don't even seem to be commercially viable looking at stats since not enough metalheads are also singsynth fans (and there arent a lot of Marie/Maiko users, are there?)
-metal vocals might even require huge additional engine changes that the team doesn't see as necessary (although this is from my standpoint since I don't have deep knowledge of how this stuff works)
-there are actually a lot of types of metal vocals, not just growls (false chord, fry, inhale, squeals, etc.)
Metal with singsynth vocals is a very problematically niche interest...