updated 08:05 am EDT, Mon July 18, 2005
VocalWriter 2.0 for OS X
KAE Labs has released , an update to the music application that now brings support for Mac OS X, increased vocal polyphony to 20 voices, new PDF documentation and lower pricing. VocalWriter, available as $40 shareware, is "the first" music application that can automatically sing unrestricted English lyrics. It combines an advanced software vocal/instrumental synthesizer with an interactive music editor, offering an MIDI file editor, player and synthesizer in a single integrated environment. "Users simply type the English lyrics for each note and VocalWriter automatically figures out the word pronunciation from its on-line 100,000 word phonetic dictionary as well as determines the syllable timing and synchronization and the required vocal tract model parameters to sing the lyrics.