MIRIAM from Zero-G is a virtual female vocalist that functions as a VST instrument within any VSTi capable host software running under Windows 2000/XP. Based on research from Yamaha's Singing Synthesis Technology, MIRIAM can perform a wide range of singing techniques and sing virtually any word in English.
While not quite ready to replace the likes of Celine Dion, the software none the less is quite suitable for creating background voices or for experimental music where the composer wants a voice to do the humanly impossible.
The software comprises three parts - Vocaloid Editor, Vocaloid VST Instrument and Vocaloid MIRIAM Female Vocal Font. To create a vocal part, music and lyrics are entered into the editor. The data that was entered in the editor is then sent to the synthesis engine, which fetches what it needs from the phonetic and expression databases to synthesize the track.
- Virtual female soul vocalist modeled on a the voice of Miriam Stockley
- Uses the natural tone and articulation of Miriam Stockley's voice as its source
- MIRIAM can sing any words in English using Vocaloid LOLA Female Vocal Font
- To create a vocal track, the user enters music and lyrics into the Vocaloid Editor
- The melody can be entered by hand in the piano-roll style editor or imported from a Standard MIDI file
- Words are entered manually either as words or as phonemes
- MIRIAM will spread any sustained vowel (or voiced consonant) across as many notes as required, with perfect legato
- A choice of several different natural vibrato types is available