Solaris is a new AI-powered virtual vocalist that’s based on a professional singer

The music software developer that can truly crack realistic vocal synthesis stands to make a real name for itself - and a fair bit of money, we’d imagine - and now Eclipsed Sounds is entering the fray.

The company is currently seeking funding for Solaris, a new English language singer that’s powered by Dreamtonics’ Synthesizer V. It’s billed as the first native English AI-style vocalist for the software, and replicates the vocals of singer-songwriter Emma Rowley.

Solaris seems to follow a similar format to other vocal synths: it looks like you can type in lyrics and pitch them on a piano roll-style interface. There are expression capabilities, too.

Eclipsed Sounds suggests various applications for Solaris: you could use it to create a draft vocal that a real singer can later use as a reference, to create harmonies, or - if the results are good enough - on a finished project.

You can find out more on the Solaris Indiegogo page, with the digital version ‘perk’ being offered at $125. If the project gets funded, delivery is expected to be in February 2022.

Solaris is compatible with both the free version of Synthesizer V, available as a free download on the Dreamtonics website, and the Pro version, which adds VST/AU support.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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