Current state of Linux singing synths?

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Current state of Linux singing synths?

Postby rhydermike » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:06 am

Hiya all

I was looking into the current state of Linux singing speech synthesizer software recently. I want to turn some of my songs into finished demos, but due to my living arrangements, I have to keep the noise levels down, and I can't easily record my singing.

The only thing I've had up and running so far is the native Linux version of SynthV (https://synthesizerv.com/en/). SynthV seems like a good piece of software, and I might get it at the end of the year (80USD). One limitation of that software is that there are no English male voice packs for it (as far as I can see).

I was wondering if there are any currently maintained open source alternatives?

I keep seeing references to something called "A Neural Parametric Singing Synthesizer" (https://mtg.github.io/singing-synthesis-demos/). The demos of this sound amazing, but I keep going around in circles trying to find out if this is a runnable application or just a research project. (Demos of it in action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HANeLG0l2GA)

There seem to be various other bits of software on Linux, but most of it doesn't seem to be currently maintained. I didn't want to invest too much time trying to build older projects that might never work, unless anyone else can tell me that they are viable.

Any heads-ups are appreciated, even if it means adapting something like CSound to do the job. I'd even consider running something under WINE if there are any intriguing applications that don't cost too much.

Thanks in advance for any tips.

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Re: Current state of Linux singing synths?

Postby stanlea » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:05 am

Maybe for the second one you can ask the devs as their mail adress is provided on the site.

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Re: Current state of Linux singing synths?

Postby tavasti » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:39 am

rhydermike wrote:I keep seeing references to something called "A Neural Parametric Singing Synthesizer" (https://mtg.github.io/singing-synthesis-demos/). The demos of this sound amazing, but I keep going around in circles trying to find out if this is a runnable application or just a research project. (Demos of it in action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HANeLG0l2GA)

Sounds good, but have you seen that software anywhere, or just papers and examples?
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Re: Current state of Linux singing synths?

Postby tramp » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:20 am

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Re: Current state of Linux singing synths?

Postby tavasti » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:46 am

tavasti wrote:
rhydermike wrote:I keep seeing references to something called "A Neural Parametric Singing Synthesizer" (https://mtg.github.io/singing-synthesis-demos/). The demos of this sound amazing, but I keep going around in circles trying to find out if this is a runnable application or just a research project. (Demos of it in action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HANeLG0l2GA)

Sounds good, but have you seen that software anywhere, or just papers and examples?


Page says 'In the following examples only timbre is generated by the model. Pitch and phonetic timings are extracted from a recording (in most cases of a different singer).' So does that mean, that someone has been singing those, and then just voice has been changed?
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Re: Current state of Linux singing synths?

Postby rhydermike » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:13 am

tavasti wrote:
rhydermike wrote:I keep seeing references to something called "A Neural Parametric Singing Synthesizer" (https://mtg.github.io/singing-synthesis-demos/). The demos of this sound amazing, but I keep going around in circles trying to find out if this is a runnable application or just a research project. (Demos of it in action - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HANeLG0l2GA)

Sounds good, but have you seen that software anywhere, or just papers and examples?


That's what I'm trying to get to the bottom of.

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Re: Current state of Linux singing synths?

Postby rhydermike » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:25 am

tramp wrote:should be this one:
https://github.com/MTG/WGANSing


I've had a go with this, and I have it installed, but I'm still struggling to get it working. I'll report back on the thread if I get anywhere with it.

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Re: Current state of Linux singing synths?

Postby tavasti » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:42 am

rhydermike wrote:
tramp wrote:should be this one:
https://github.com/MTG/WGANSing


I've had a go with this, and I have it installed, but I'm still struggling to get it working. I'll report back on the thread if I get anywhere with it.

For me, even first step 'pip install' does not work. utf8-interpy does not exist, and vamp install dies in some compiler error.

When reading what main.py does, looks like it is wanting some hdf5 file as input. That looks to be some generic file format, which might contain any data? https://www.hdfgroup.org/
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