A New Teto
FAQ: What is a Vocaloid/UTAUloid?
Having heard of the news of the new Synthesizer V voicebank release of Kasane Teto at the end of April (4 weeks ago), I was looking forward to the covers with her new voice. Unfortunately, it was the end of the semester so school requirements were coming from left and right and so took priority. But, I was not expecting this.
「Synthesizer V AI 重音テト」本日より販売開始！！— 重音テト(かさねてと)おふぃしゃる「ツインドリル」🥖4/1で15周年🥖🥖 (@twindrill_teto) April 26, 2023
重音テトの新しい歌声がみなさんのもとへ！Synthesizer V AIが可能にした流暢な歌唱と、重音テトが持つ唯一無二の声が、あなたの作品を輝かせてくれる事を願っています。#重音テト #kasaneteto #SynthV pic.twitter.com/6r89mbMH1U
I was only able to listen to the covers today and I was surprised to hear that her voice was so clean, clear, and human-like. I was expecting closer to her robotic voice, like her original UTAU Teto voice, but she sounds so realistic and even clearer than some of the modern Vocaloids. The breaths and the inflections are just so nice to hear. Where Yamaha’s performance has been lagging recently, Teto’s new voice is a breath of fresh air.
The years 2020 to 2023 just keep on coming with the technological surprises. From quickly synthesized mRNA vaccines, to being able to talk in real-time with a Large Language Model, to being able to synthesize a voice so clearly like Teto, what a time to be alive!
Here are some of the covers I particularly liked: