Yamaha Develops Vocaloid Keyboard for Real Time Character Vocals

Filed under: Hatsune Miku,Miku Originals — Written by jrharbort on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 @ 11:31 am

In a recent technology demo, Yamaha showed off a new keyboard that allows users to “play” Vocaloid characters in real time. The unique keyboard design allows users to control the vocals and phonetics with the left hand, and the tones and pitch with the right hand. It’s a really interesting concept that could potentially be used to allow live demonstrations. Typical users were able to learn the controls quickly enough to play simple songs after just a few hours.

There’s no word on if this is simply a concept product, or if it will be mass produced. The cost, however, will surely be quite expensive.

  • Comment by Nuglam | March 21, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

    i had this idea but with a guitar…
    users of grecoroman alphabet and cirilic go to suffer.

  • Comment by Kyon. | March 22, 2012 @ 3:28 am

    This is simply amazing. Another creative creation

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