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Posted: 13 Sep 19, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi,

So, I like to play around with speech synthesizer. There's a particular speech synthesizer called DECtalk, which by the way is a upgraded version of the speech synthesizer Stephen Hawking used. DECtalk can, among other things, be programmed to sing, so I've programmed the Queen song, '39.

I transposed the song to g major insteat of g sharp major. For the instrumentation I used a midi-file from the internet, played it through my Yamaha-keyboard, and added some extra drums.

The link is:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qgy02c8swc3gb7g/DECtalk%20Sings%20-%20%2739%20by%20Queen.wav?dl=1

I would love to hear your thoughts about it.

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Aksel Christoffersen

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Posted: 16 Sep 19, 01:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, that's crazy, what an interesting exercise. How many years will it be before we won't be able to tell the difference between a synthesized voice and a real one? Not too long, I'm sure.

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Posted: 16 Sep 19, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice, I like it! I'm sure it was fun working on it.

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Posted: 17 Sep 19, 04:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, it was very fun.
DECtalk is a synthesizer from the 80's and 90's, so it's a bit outdated, however it's the best synthesizer with a singing capability, I think.
There already exist various synthesizers, that it's almost impossible to tell the difference with a real human voice. These synthesizers are made by recording lots and lots of human speech, and then a program cuts it into bits to be used in synthesized sentences.

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Posted: 25 Oct 19, 15:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

akse0435, it's absolutely great, man!!!

Since i've downloaded the song, went on to hear it twice a day and it's never make me boring!

Can you made DecTalk to sing Man on the Prowl, for example? Not asking about urgency, just any time you'll be able.

In fact, i assume this synthesizer can make good result with any Queen song which is in the folk key (or sung drawlingly).

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Posted: 04 Nov 19, 18:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL, this is brilliant