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Bones is vocal for Alter/Ego. He is the second default vocal for the software. Bones has both English and Japanese voicebanks, developed and sourced from Tora-Ouji.

HistoryEdit

DevelopmentEdit

Bones development started around the time that Daisy was finished. At the time of conception Bones was not planned to be an Alter/Ego voice. [1] Bones was first introduced in Jan 2016 as the first male vocal for the software under the name of "Bones_β".[2]

In March it was reported the first working demo was completed.[3]

On October 31, 2016 Bones was released and replaced Daisy as the default bank. There was also an original song contest which took place until December of 2016. [4]

Although Bones is a free software, there is a paid physical copy that can be bought on Tora-Ouji's storenvy.

Cancelled voicebankEdit

Alter/Ego Chinese was first publicly considered in April 2016, and it was finally announced that Bones would have a Chinese vocal in December 2016.[5][6] The idea behind the voicebank, was to thereby prove that the engine could in fact handle Chinese and open up the option for more languages to be used in the Alter/Ego.

Tora later released a sample of the Chinese voice bank in its early developmental stage singing Mo Li Hua.[7]

It has been confirmed that his Chinese voicebank is now cancelled.

His developer has since retired from Alter/Ego, as they felt it did not work out for them, but will continue to support Bones.[8]

ConceptEdit

Bones is a bilingual male vocal that was released on Halloween 2016 and is now considered the default vocal for Alter/Ego. According to his Twitter profile, his location is in a graveyard.

EtymologyEdit

Bones is a given name based upon his concept theme. His Chinese name is Lúgǔ (颅骨) which is the chinese term for "Skull".[9]

AppearancesEdit

Work in Progress

RelationsEdit

  • Diggard - Companion

Product InformationEdit

DemonstrationsEdit

Demonstrations

Bones_β English SILENCE (teaser) SoundCloud
Lake SoundCloud
It's Bones SoundCloud
BONES_Japanese Into Starlight [Unfinished WiP Cover] SoundCloud
BONES_Japanese 1.0 Raw Vocal Showcase SoundCloud
BONES_Talker v1.0 Sample SoundCloud
BONES_English 1.0 Raw Vocal Showcase SoundCloud
Mo Li Hua / “颅骨(β)”榜样【茉莉花】 SoundCloud

Voicebank LibrariesEdit

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Unannounced  Tempo: Unannounced  Range: Unannounced
Basic details
Bones was released on October 31, 2016 by Tora-Ouji.
  • Bones is a masculine vocal and replaced Daisy as the default vocal for the Alter/Ego software.
    • It should be used with Alter/ego engine 1.505+.[10]
  • The voicebank is free to download from the Alter/Ego webpage, however there is a physical copy for 20 USD.
  • It is both Microsoft Windows and MacOS compatible.
  • The purpose is Vocalizing, Singing, and Text-To-Speech.


English vocal explained:

Bones' English vocal has a lower tone with a standardized American accent. He can cover bass, baritone, and tenor regions, but is more adept with the lower ranges.

Talker explained:

This is a speech mode using the same files as the default English voicebank. Bones was the first Alter/Ego to support this feature, being released after the Chipspeech vocals were enabled to use this feature. This mode only supports English.
Language as noted:
  • This voicebank was recorded for the English language.
    • The English or "en" vocal acts as the default vocal when installed..
  • With manipulation away from a more human-like result, he can be made to do dubstep bass "wub" sounds using no external effects.[11][12]
Software issues as noted:
  • Several users have noted that while Bones sound quality is exceptional, his transitions from syllable to syllable are considerably choppy. Often it is recommended to place phonemes on their own notes for better control of this problem. Being released before the multipitch patch, Bones is also monopitch which limits his capabilities.
Voicebank sample
  • Bones English vocal
Bones ENG By Infoholic
  • Bones Talker
Bones Talker By Infoholic

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Unannounced  Tempo: Unannounced  Range: Unannounced
Basic details
Bones was released on October 31, 2016 by Tora-Ouji.
  • It is bundled with the English or "en" vocal in the physical edition.
  • It is both Microsoft Windows and MacOS compatible.
  • The purpose is Vocalizing and Singing.
Language as noted:
  • This voicebank was recorded for the Japanese language.
    • Unlike Daisy, whose Japanese and English vocals were both preset on just one database, Bones has separate databases for each language.
    • In either case, the vocal will still register lyrics for the opposing vocal, but the resulting sound will be a phonetically broken. For full language mastery, users will need to swap between Bones (en) and Bones (jp).
Software issues as noted:
  • There are no presets for this vocal.
  • This database similar problems with transitions as the default "en" vocal, but is generally more noticeable. At times, the voicebank has a noticable accent which is difficult to work around.
Voicebank sample

Bones Japanese

Bones JP By Infoholic


RequirementsEdit

  • Raw File Size: 235MB
  • Recommended Ram: 4GB (Enough to run a 32-bit DAW)
  • File Size of English DB: 198MB
  • File Size of Japanese DB: 61MB

Examples of UsageEdit

Search for music featuring Bones [show/hide]

GalleryEdit

PollEdit

Which characteristic trait of Bones do you like the most?
 
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The poll was created at 17:44 on October 31, 2016, and so far 27 people voted.

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://twitter.com/tora_ouji/status/845295173118705664
  2. Soundcloud teaser
  3. VO Bones demo
  4. https://twitter.com/tora_ouji/status/797059429149589504
  5. https://twitter.com/TORA_OUJI/status/722206980773793792
  6. https://twitter.com/TORA_OUJI/status/811369095140704257
  7. Soundcloud Bones demo2
  8. https://twitter.com/tora_ouji/status/913115472794734592
  9. https://twitter.com/TORA_OUJI/status/811369022335946752
  10. https://twitter.com/TORA_OUJI/status/793111149810216961
  11. https://twitter.com/karoryfer/status/793144954445062148
  12. VO Software capabilities

External linksEdit


Alter/Ego vocals

FEMININE Voices —  • Daisy  • ALYS  • Marie Ork  • NATA  •

MASCULINE Voices —  • Bones  •

Upcoming vocals —  • LEORA  • MS Voices  • VERA  •

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