Getting back into my singing synthesizer projects, after being on the back burner for a few months. Developing improvements for both the glottal and vocal tract models.

The vocal tract is going to more closely follow Perry Cook's waveguide topology, and will include both frication and velum (nasal) support.

The glottal flow model will follow more closely the one described by Lu in their dissertation, which is a LF model with pitch-synchronous aspiration noise.

The challenge after this is interface. How to sculpt or find phonemes and manipulate them in a musically interesting way.

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Composition-wise, I'd like the "singing" to be less Hatsune Miku, more Roomful of Teeth. The existing singing software I've seen doesn't seem like it would lend itself well to this, hence why I'm writing my own software.

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Larger concepts I'm thinking about: Synthesized Gesture controlling Synthesized Sound. Musical Speech vs Speeched Music. Anthropomorphic Sound. Sound with a Face. Character Arcs as musical form through synthesized babel with expression?

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