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Performance Modeling technology can Enhance Yamaha Vocaloid!

11th Example: MIRIAM before the footlights
September, 14, 2004.


New composition is called "West". This is a simple example of lyrical vocal in almost academic piece with characteristic phrase changes in Tempo and Dynamics. PMStyle have calculated:

  • Tempo changes
  • Velocity changes
  • Auto phrasing
  • Harmonics curve
  • Pitch Bend gliding and melismas
  • Parameters of "Vibrato Objects"
  • Noise curve

No manual tweaking at all!

To analyze the result yourself you can take the following files in mp3 and *.mid format:

West_(voice_and_background).mp3 [1,39MB]
West_Yamaha_Vocaloid_(MIRIAM)_data_file [140KB]

Note: Initial MIRIAM settings were changed just a little: Harmonics = 70, Noise = 45.

Comments by Alexei Ustinov, CTO Jasmine Music Technology

In early April '98 I received an invitation to submit my compositions to the PAE'98 competition (Austria). I then created "Through Previous Incarnations". It consists of three parts in different manners. Tunes of Part 2 and Part 3 (West and East) are the result of harmonic and rhythmic transformations of the Tune of Part 1 (One Step Between Love and Hatred) done with Pattern Variator v1.0. "West" is the middle part of this old composition. All performance nuances, as well as accompaniment tracks (Guitar in West and Drums in East) were calculated by Style Enhancer, the only things done by hand were Master Volume Balance, Tempo Changes between Parts, G.FretNoise and Tempo Changes of Part 3 (East).

Unfortunately, back then, in April '98, I didn't have Yamaha Vocaloid :-), but now "West" is a fully modeled composition: My special thanks to Alexei Yakovlev for writing the lyrics!

Comments by Olga Luneva, PM algorithms developer, musicologist, Jasmine Music Technology

"West" is a vivid example of female vocal intoning, close to academic manner of singing. Smooth curves of the melody are not deprived, however, of tense leaps to large intervals, which add inner expressiveness and excitement to the overall sounding. Timbre palette is full of soft colors of acoustic guitar arpeggio, creating transparent and airy musical texture.

Demo Song details:
Music - A. Ustinov
Lyrics - A.Yakovlev
Arrangement - A. Ustinov


This medieval style -
Forests and green glens,
Towers of stone.

Living poetry
And amazing tales.
Dragons and kings, magic swords.

Tales for young and old.
Could you tell what is real,
What is not?

You would want to try
This majestic life
But it is like catching the wind.

And you seek new home
In the ancient woods,
Under deep blue lakes,
On top of high hills.

When you reach the end
Finding your true self
You'll forget you went
On this search to find
Way to your own paradise