Yamaha has just announced the release of the PC software “VOCALOID 4 CYBER DIVA”. This software synthesizes words keyed into the system and creates a natural English speaking singing voice. It will be sold for about ¥10,800 ($125SGD) in early February.
Yamaha hired a native English speaker from the U.S. and spent 2 years to create this software. It aims to attain a natural American English accent and a clear and strong vocal that is suitable for all sort of songs.
With the release of this software, we are definitely looking forward to what kind of creativity composers can bring out with VOCALOID 4. I also wonder how she sings. It should not be long before we can hear her voice.