Who and what is Takayuki Ryou? Where did they come from?
Takayuki Ryou (隆行遼) is humanoid robot of unknown function and origin. Their name means “moving to distant heights”. They fly through space, alone, traveling from one planet to another. Their intention is unknown, however they have been known to sing. Is this something they were programmed to do? Perhaps they came from or have been engrossed in a society where its inhabitants sing to each other? Ryou’s voice seems to calm those around it, as well as themself.
隆行 (Takayuki) means “moving to heights”. 遼 (Ryou) means “distant”. Together, their name means “moving to distant heights”.
Takayuki Ryou’s voicebank is a cool-toned Japanese voicebank. The lower range is husky and soft, whereas the higher range is sharp and powerful. This voicebank also includes vocal effects like breaths, vocal fry, and glottal stops.
DeepVocal is a vocal synthesis program developed by boxstar and publicly released in beta in 2019. The DeepVocal suite of programs allows users to develop their own vocal database for use within the DeepVocal editor. The DeepVocal editor is a composition program used to compose vocal tracks.
One might be inclined to use a vocal synthesis program as opposed to a human vocalist for a number of reasons. DeepVocal produces impressive results and provides an easy-to-use interface. Learn more at www.deep-vocal.com.
Takayuki Ryou’s Japanese voicebank is scheduled for release in 2019. If you are interested in testing out the beta voicebank, please contact me here.
*This sample is not a demo and is therefore not representative of the final product.