Vocaloid, a virtual voice, and the rise of a new generation of musical voices
Vocaloids are a new class of musical instruments that are synthesised, programmed and controlled using software.
A vocal can be programmed to sound like a vocal, or a vocal that sounds like a different person, and they are often designed to be as unique and expressive as possible.
Vocalists often use their vocal skills to sing a melody or a piece of music.
In fact, in the past decade, vocalist Julia Michaels has made a career of producing music in virtual reality.
Ms Michaels has also created a virtual studio, where she can record her songs in real time.
In her virtual studio there is a virtual piano, a digital voice and a virtual violin.
Ms Michals work has been published in the music magazines Melody Maker, Vocalize, VOCALOID Magazine, VocaMusic and Vocalium.
In this new issue of Melody Maker magazine, Ms Michaels talks about her work and how virtual vocalists are changing the music industry.
Victoria Dreyer: Can you tell us about the history of vocaloid music?
Julia Michaels: Vocalism in general has always been an art form, because it was the first musical instrument that had a voice, the first instrument that could be produced digitally.
It was the very first instrument to have that kind of control, to have it be the one thing that was made to sing.
So when you hear a vocalist singing a piece you know it’s a vocal because the whole instrument sings.
You can’t hear it, but you know the vocalist is singing.
Victoria: I know that’s what you’re saying.
But I wonder if that’s the case.
What about the technology that was used to produce those voices?
Julia: There’s been a lot of technology that has come along in the last 15 years that has allowed us to do that.
The technology that’s really created virtual voices is virtual reality, because VR is where we can play music in the way that we play games and live performances and so on.
Victoria : So I guess virtual instruments have always been a thing, but have you noticed the popularity of vocalist music lately?
Julia : No.
In the last couple of years, the popularity has gone up, so there’s definitely a trend towards vocal music now.
Victoria What is it about vocal music that appeals to you?
Julia Well I’m fascinated by the idea of vocalism.
It’s not about the vocal itself.
There’s no such thing as vocal music.
What I like about vocalism is that it’s an artform, so it’s not just a thing that’s used to make music.
It has its own identity, and its own life and story.
Victoria Now, I know there’s a lot more to your story than just this, so let’s talk about your musical background.
Julia : Yes, so I grew up in Claremont, California.
I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the town is in a pretty big valley in the San Joaquin Valley.
There are a lot places that are beautiful to walk around in, but Claremont is also known for being very urban and a really small place.
And the only reason that Claremont had such a large community is because of the people who worked there.
I would always get invited out for events.
One time a friend and I went out to a club in Clarendon and he brought a microphone.
I was just so happy because we were the only people there, because the club had so many people.
I had a microphone with me, and so he brought it with him and we were all having a great time.
He came back the next day, we were like, oh yeah, I’ll see you there.
He brought me back to the club and he went, we’ve just got to go back to our rooms and watch some music.
So I walked in, and he had a tape player, and we played it.
And I remember feeling so happy, and I remember thinking, this is great, this was a great opportunity.
So we got back to my room, and it was raining, so my room is in the back, and my parents were watching TV in the room, so we went upstairs, and this was the most amazing thing, my parents, my brothers, my sisters, we just had so much fun, and that’s why I love Claremont.
Victoria Today, it’s hard to imagine how it was possible for anyone to make a living from music.
Julia So when I started working on my music, it was a hobby.
I didn’t think I could make any money doing it.
I just thought it was something I was going to do for fun.
But then I got a job at a record store and I got to make enough money to pay my bills, and then my girlfriend started to work