I’m impressed with the progress and overall technological ability of this product, but I’m disappointed with the limitations of the type of voice banks and modes being developed/offered. While electronic music is considered to be more mainstream these days, it’s quite exclusionary to not consider the customer base that is looking to produce more rock/heavy metal or alternative styles of music. If Dreamtonics could release voice banks and/or modes that would be much better suited to these styles of music, it would widen its net of consumers in the AI synth voice market and have an additional edge over the competition… not to mention, it would make the fan-base of those types of music really excited and inspired to pursue music production with a new kind of approach to creating vocals. Please show some support for this request!
“Dreamtonics could release voice banks and/or modes that would be much better suited to these styles of music”
i remember they used to have a growl editor a few years back but i don’t know when they will bring it back. they said they were fixing it or something cant remember the exact thread or whatever. i would love to have this too tho!
“not to mention, it would make the fan-base of those types of music really excited and inspired to pursue music production with a new kind of approach to creating vocals”
i definitely agree. i think Solaria’s marketing is amazing because it shows the product in a variety of usages instead of the same 2 or 3 generic genres/stuff. if more people see the many different ways/situations SynthV can be used i’m sure they’d be more likely to buy it
i feel like DT taking the versatility approach would be very beneficial since having too many voices sounding the same/generic wouldn’t help too much especially cuz like “why buy like this new voice when it sounds almost like this and has the same limitations and timbre as this other one they release a while ago”?
(not saying SynthV voices are like this it’s just an example)
While I agree that more variety would be ideal, it’s a bit of a stretch to accuse Dreamtonics of being “exclusionary”.
They’re a small team, and they’ve only just started to achieve coverage of more generally-applicable vocal types. It’s also clear that versatility is a priority since vocal modes have been introduced.
More niche vocal types would be good for the platform, however just because your specific desires haven’t been met doesn’t mean that Dreamtonics hasn’t “considered the customer base”. It just means that they have other priorities at the moment.
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I AM part of the customer base. Any money I spend or similarly interested buyers is money into Dreamtonics pocket, and for any others producing such mentioned music who I know or come across, I’d be the first to recommend Dreamtonics’ product, especially if they offered vocal packs/features more suited to these other genres. It’s just business, and the fact is that there is demand and the potential to open up a lot more interest/curiosity in what synth has to offer. Hopefully, Dreamtonics will tap into it sooner than later.
Yes, but so is every other person who wants a specific type of vocal. I’m not arguing against your chosen niche, I’m just saying that Dreamtonics has most certainly put a lot of consideration into their priorities and just because they haven’t done it yet doesn’t mean they’re being “exclusionary”.
The focus of my post is about product feedback. Anything else that’s interpreted from what was said is irrelevant. If you work for the company, you shouldn’t be wasting time getting offended by people’s feedback. If Dreamtonics had a contact email for just product feedback, I’d happily send my message there instead. They’ve chosen a forum format however, so this is my feedback. Feedback is meant to be constructive, not a competition of personal feelings. Priorities change and new opportunity is always on the horizon. If you can make more money meeting such demand, all the merrier for you.
We have to remain grateful for what we have. As grown up as the offerings are now it’s still in it’s infancy. Not too many years ago it was Vocloid only and … yeah.
We have to be patient and wait before we have any angry english voicebanks.
Actually, “angry English” voice banks already exist and are sold on the market by SoundIron. However, this available style of “singing” is not very usable for a broader slate of rock/metal or alternative genre of music as I would describe it as a bit too far to the extreme. But this opens the opportunity for a more nuanced technology like that made by Dreamtonics or even Vocaloid to capitalize on those genres by making a better, more usable version for those looking for something more in the middle, or at the very least, less to the extreme.