Today, December 11, 2022, is ANRI’s first anniversary! AUDIOLOGIE released an original song for her: " 1NTROSPECTION". In the description, AUDIOLOGIE noted that there would be a new voice library to be announced within the first quarter of 2023. You can also see a silhouette in the PV, which I’ll post here. We otherwise don’t know anything else about this character, such as the gender. We will have to wait and see next year!
EDIT: AUDIOLOGIE updated their site with a “Staff Intro” page. They talk a little more about their upcoming projects. The won’t say what the other one is (whether it’s a new character or something in the works for ANRI or anything like that), but for the one that was teased in this original song, they mentioned that the voice complements well with ANRI. For either project, we can expect something to release within 2023.
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Right now, we’re developing two new projects, one of which should be released early next year.
As you heard from Aria, we’re parallel developing some projects right now. We’re pretty much finished with the first one, and working through the rollout plan. I won’t be sharing anymore details but the new singer is a perfect complement to ANRI. Our rollout schedule was hurt by the pandemic but we have budgets for things that we have to get done, regardless of pandemic or not, and that made it very easy for us to allocate funds to up-and-coming projects. Aria’s leading the development on both projects and we’re also working with a junior developer for the wrap-up.
Second demo “Outta My Head” is up now and reveals JUN’s 7 Vocal Modes: Dark, Chest, Soul, Power, Light, Tsubaki, and Soft
The following description of each of the 4 modes used in this song was given by AUDIOLOGIE in the song’s upload:
→Dark: Mature and slightly breathy tone (Effective Range: B2-G#4)
→Chest: Meant for energizing lower range songs (Effective Range: F2-A3)
→Soul: Expressive mode that can also change pronunciation (Effective Range: G3-E4)
→Power: The strongest tone, contains all belt samples. Used for higher range and high energy songs (Effective Range: F3-A4)
Y’know, given that tsubaki is a Japanese word, I wonder if that vocal mode will end up having to do with JP crosslingual synthesis or something like that. It’s really the only vocal mode that doesn’t have a name that intuitively explains what it does.
Today’s demo features JUN’s Power and Tsubaki Vocal Modes.
‘Tsubaki’ mode contains a bright tone and data primarily used to improve Japanese pronunciation. Tsubaki is a vocal mode designed specifically for Japanese XLS. In the future, ANRI will receive a similar update. (Effective Range: C3-G4)
So it seems, like Weina and Xingchen Infinity (both having data to improve their Cross-lingual; with Weina taking a step further to be officially described as bilingual), JUN was confirmed to have data that would improve his Japanese Cross-lingual Singing Synthesis.