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I understand that this probably isn't like, a common thing on the fedi
but anybody got cool follow recs for alternative fashion/kawaii fashion/fashion stuff in general? Any awesome fashion people here?

Apparently a friend of a friend of mine just joined Facebook's research group investigating audio UX in AR/VR.

Call me sheltered, I can't even imagine the mental gymnastics required for a person in tech to join Facebook *now*.

My timer app on Android got all pillowy all of a sudden

@sean_ae wow that's very impressive. it's a great sound aesthetic as well for synthesized singing. real, but not too real.

Lol I may have to borrow "never go full vocaloid" at some point.

@sean_ae will have to give this album a proper listen today. do you have any idea how he's synthesizing/controlling the vocal-like sounds?

@sean_ae it's only a 1d digital waveguide, so not a mesh:

Hadn't heard of Cylob before. Just listened to Rewind. Very cool use of vocal synthesis, thanks.

@cb yeah syro has so much of that. Great album. It takes a LOT of processing before a voice stops being a voice. Our brains want to hear voices in everything around us.

@cb right! a huge perk of synthesized voice. This really fascinating movement towards and away from the Valley sort of falls in your lap.

@futzle yay that was the intent :) I'm glad it came through!

Off the top of my head, what's being modulated:

Tract shape (this gives phonemes of various characteristics)

Vibrato depth

Glottal tenseness (how breathy it is)

Crossfade between glottal signal and distorted FM oscillator (to get talking robot sounds)

Reverb size

Pitch (kind of obvious, but it too is nothing more than a signal like everything else here).

And that's it, really. Just scratching the surface here.

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I think my favorite thing about this is the potential behind it. The instrument here is monophonic, and all parametric. No abrupt state changes, just a bunch of virtual fingers turning a handful of virtual knobs in just the right configuration over time. A concept worth exploring further.

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day 25

Thinking about: melody. the opening to Appalachian spring. transformation.

Breathy alto in the morning
Confident tenor in the afternoon
Grounded bass in the evening
Misunderstood were-bot by midnight

@Ricardus there's a deliberate philosophy baked into those choices. I like that.

@liaizon so is the issue that it is difficult to transcribe the word when it is spoken?

This was not the case for laptop speakers 10 years ago. They were a lot more tinny sounding back then.

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Considering their size, my phone speakers sound pretty good! Mixes I make seem to translate well on it.

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