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VOCALOID - commercial singing synthesizer based on sample concatenation

  title={VOCALOID - commercial singing synthesizer based on sample concatenation},
  author={Hideki Kenmochi and Hayato Ohshita},
The song submitted here to the “Synthesis of Singing Challenge” is synthesized by the latest version of the singing synthesizer “Vocaloid”, which is commercially available now. In this paper, we would like to present the overview of Vocaloid, its product lineups, description of each component, and the synthesis technique used in Vocaloid. Index Terms: singing synthesis 
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Comunicacio presentada a la 111th Audio Engineering Society Convention, que va tenir lloc del 30 de novembre al 3 de desembre de 2001 a Nova York, Estats Units.
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