DEX and DAINA are Zero-G's newest Vocaloid voice banks and are our most emotive and expressive virtual vocalists to date. Much care has been taken with their development to create realistic and unique sounding voicebanks. They are set apart from previous releases due to both their American accents and their diverse vocal characteristics.
DEX is a powerful male singer who will shine in multiple types of music, with emphasis on Rock, Pop and EDM styles.
The ultimate duo…
These exciting new singers are the ultimate duo and counterbalance each other’s strengths and weaknesses, making duets between them an absolute delight!
DEX and DAINA's release also marks Zero-G's foray into new styles of English Vocaloid editing, with the inclusion of specialized phonemes designed to emphasize Dex and Daina's American accents. These new phonemes also improve the overall pronunciation of the words and lyrics that producers will implement into their own creations.
DEX and DAINA also take advantage of the new developments in Vocaloid 4 with improved dynamic capabilities and a new “growl” function that enables more character and impact from the vocal.
These two new Vocaloid4 voice libraries are shining examples of how English Vocaloid technology is growing and expanding, reaching new levels of understandability and realism. They are excellent voice banks for beginners in Vocaloid production, as well as for professional musicians and composers.
DEX and DAINA not only provide features which can be used to create temporary demo tracks before choosing a human singer, but also allow completely new and unique musical vocal expression and effects which humans simply cannot sing.
They have flexible voices with clear speech, powerful sustained tones, and smooth vocalization that enables you to use them for any song and any genre of music.
Please note: This is not a ‘standalone’ product. It requires the VOCALOID4 EDITOR from YAMAHA. You can purchase VOCALOID4 Editor from Yamaha HERE.
What is Vocaloid software?
VOCALOID is a singing voice synthesis technology developed by Yamaha Corporation. VOCALOID software allows users to input melody and lyrics in order to synthesize a singing voice. In other words, a singing voice can be produced without a human singer by using this technology. Synthesized singing from this tool is produced from Voice/Singer Libraries, which are databases of fragments of voices and phonemes recorded from actual singers. Various voices can be used by changing the Voice/Singer Library. There are lots of musical pieces and works created by users using products with VOCALOID technology, on Youtube and many other types of media. There are more details and information on Vocaloid technology and Yamaha's VOCALOID4 EDITOR here.
*You will need the VOCALOID4 Editor from YAMAHA to use DEX or DAINA.
You can purchase VOCALOID4 Editor from Yamaha HERE
To start producing a singing voice using VOCALOID, you need to own both a VOCALOID4 EDITOR (which is a YAMAHA product, available elsewhere) and a VOCALOID4 Library (voicebank) such as DEX or DAINA. The EDITOR is the composing software and singing voice synthesizing engine, and there are two types available from Yamaha: "VOCALOID4 Editor" and "VOCALOID4 Editor for Cubase". The Library is the product that contains the voice databank, such as DAINA or DEX. You need to load a library like DEX or DAINA into the EDITOR to use it.
Note that Yamaha’s VOCALOID4 Editor can also directly load VOCALOID3 libraries like "AVANNA" (however, please note that VOCALOID4 specific features like "Growl" can’t be used with VOCALOID3 libraries).
You can also use VOCALOID2 Voice Libraries (like Prima, Tonio or Sonika) in the VOCALOID4 Editor providing they have first been imported into the VOCALOID3 Editor using the "Library Import Tool".
Please note that the "Library Import Tool" is not included with Yamaha's VOCALOID4 Editor. You have to complete a "Library Import" into the VOCALOID4 Editor (or into the VOCALOID3 Editor**) by using the "Library Import Tool". You can download the Library Import Tool on a PC here. Also, you can use vsq files in VOCALOID4 Editor even if a VOCALOID2 Voice Library is not installed.
Minimum system requirements for using DEX or DAINA:
- Windows OS: Windows 10 (32/64bit) / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 (32/64bit*)
- CPU: Intel Dual Core CPU
- Memory: 2GB minimum
- Hard Drive Space: 4GB minimum
- The performance of the application, such as the number of usable sound tracks, may vary depending on the power of your computer.
- In addition, you will need to own either the VOCALOID4 EDITOR or the VOCALOID4 EDITOR FOR CUBASE, which are separate Yamaha products.
- Only Vocaloid 4 Editor for Cubase is Mac and PC compatible.
How to purchase the VOCALOID4 Editor:
You can purchase VOCALOID4 Editor from Yamaha HERE
VOCALOID4 Editor software updates:
Any and all VOCALOID4 Editor software updates can be downloaded from Yamaha's website HERE
VOCALOID4 Support and FAQs:
Get general help or advice on VOCALOID4 HERE
Download Size (RAR files):
- Setup PC Parts 1 - 5: 500 MB each
- Setup PC Part 6: 314 MB
- Instructions and demos: 23 MB