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kleinbl00  ·  1677 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Adobe demos “photoshop for audio,” lets you edit speech as easily as text

If you want to do it by hand you can do it with magnetic fucking tape. No tinfoil hat necessary.

Legitimately, this is Adobe saying "we can use your own voice as a vocaloid seed."

DJWalnut  ·  1670 days ago  ·  link  ·  

"we can use your own voice as a vocaloid seed."

this has many uses. from making parody videos to restoring old music. the possibility of it making it easier to fake evidence is concerning, but we survived photoshop without too much damage

rrrrr  ·  1677 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, there you go, I just discovered Vocaloid and now I want to play with it. I'm sure it's more fun than Adobe's thing. First release 12 years ago. Evidently I am years behind in what's possible.

kleinbl00  ·  1677 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Up until about 2 years ago it only ran on Windows, which kept most of the music-making world from fucking with it.

Up until last year it only spoke Japanese with no real English port for any of its instructions. Means that if you wanted to do something not in Japanese you had to use Japanese phonemes and katakana instruction and it was kinda tortuous.

Also, there are few things as fuckin' Otaku Japanese as Vocaloid.

now with bonus Archer clip

user-inactivated  ·  1677 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There was one built on Festival called Flinger that sung in English, but it seems to be dead now. Also the UI was a Scheme interpreter.