Robotic or not Robotic, that's the Question...
I've seen some discussions 'bout the Vocaloid usage.
Some people argue:
- "Vocaloids must sound robotic, because, if they sound like humans, they'll lose their distinctive quality"
- "If vocaloids sound like humans, there's no big difference between listen a real singer or a synthetized voice, so, why to listen them?"
- "Vocaloids were designed to sound different from any real singer. No matter how much you work tuning them, they'll always sound robotic, so, why bother?"
And some people (me included) argue:
- "Vocaloids are a replacement for those who can't get/afford/hire a real singer, so, they're made to sound as real as possible"
- "A well used, human-like singing vocaloid will show the difference between good professional producers and just amateur producers"
- "A realistic vocaloid song show the capabilities of the software, and helps to promote it"
NOTE: I put "well used", not "well tuned". Some Vocaloid songs are intended to sound robotic because of the genre, for example, techno, trance, dubstep... But some others are intended to be "formal genres", for example, operas, ballads and traditional music, and that's the point I'm trying to clear.
What do you think about guyrls?
What do you prefer? Robotic or non-robotic? And why?
.*takes a horse appeared out of nowhere and escapes into the sunset*