MM-035: Let It Be ~ Sweet Ann



Hi everyone! It’s almost the end of Ramadhan and Syawal is about to greet us, Alhamdulillah. Music Monday this week will be a Robot that will sing for us. Yes a SOFTWARE called “Vocaloid” that sings!

Vocaloid Box Art

VOCALOID is developed through a joint research project between the Pompeu Fabra University in Spain and Yamaha Corporation. It is a vocal-synthesizing software that enables song writers to generate authentic-sounding singers on their PCs by simply typing in the lyrics and music notes of their compositions. The software synthesizes the sound from “vocal libraries” of recordings of actual singers, retaining the vocal qualities of the original singing voices to reproduce realistic vocals. The software also features simple commands that enable users to add expressive effects – such as vibrato and pitch bends – to their synthesized vocals.

Sweet Ann Vocaloid Box Art

This piece is sung by “Sweet Ann” and her vocal is based on an Australian singer whose artist name is Jody. It is not as easy as it sounds. You’ll have to have some musical knowledge to be able to reproduce a humanlike tonality. It takes effort. But the application to it is endless as far as vocals go. There’s a lot of talented song writters out there that benefits hugely from this technology. It’s like this, most of us can read but it doesn’t mean that we can write a best selling novel. A song writter may have the same situation whereby he can compose melodies but just doesn’t have the vocal range to properly do the song justice. And most of the time the song may vary somewhat when the actuall singer sings it. This is where a song writter benefits from it. It will sing as the composer intended it to be. Cool huh!

So without further a due, here is Sweet Ann singing the evergreen ballad ~ Let It Be. I chose this song to celebrate Eid with as I miss my mother very much. She is as close to Mother Mary to me. And I’m sure John Lennon would be jumping too if he got a taste of this technology. Here’s wishing you guys a joyous Eid, happy National Day Malaysians and happy MM Blogger Buds! Last but not least, Happy Birthday to Mariuca and Bella!

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14 Responses to “MM-035: Let It Be ~ Sweet Ann”

  1. LadyJava says:

    wow.. this is awesome Namz… i can hear the diction so clear!
    I miss my father too times like this.. sigh…

    Happy birthday Bella and Mariuca… and Selamat Hari Raya to all!!!

  2. stevebethere says:

    What a novel idea lol good version too :-)

    Have a great week Namz and MM!

  3. Dazediva says:

    Beautiful song !
    Never heard of the software before – so good thing to learn about
    Happy MM

  4. Liz says:

    Haven’t heard this in a long time. :) I’m a Beatles fan!

    Happy MM!

  5. Cafe au lait says:

    Great pick. Happy. MM!

  6. Namz says:

    Yup…technology at it’s best!

  7. Namz says:

    Still sounds digital but close enough isn’t it?

  8. Namz says:

    It’s a great software DD. Happy MM to you too :)

  9. Namz says:

    Glad that I could refresh a Beatles fan :) Happy MM Liz!

  10. Namz says:

    Happy MM Tekla!

  11. Joyce says:

    So this is not a human singing? Wow!

  12. Namz says:

    Yup! Not a human. Cool huh? :)

  13. Classic NYer says:

    Wow… that’s kind of cool and kind of disturbing…

  14. Simply amazing this technology! So beautifully sung, I love this song, and I know how you feel about your mom, I miss mine too, so very, very much! Great choice Happy MM!

Komen di dalam Bahasa Malaysia juga di aluĀ²kan, sudiĀ²kanlah diri..

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