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Dreamtonics Co., Ltd. (ドリームトニクス) is a compact, multi-lingual team of experienced engineers and music lovers from Tokyo, Japan and are responsible for the development of the Synthesizer V and Synthesizer V Studio voice synthesis software.

According to their official website, rather than building their product on top of conventional patterns, Dreamtonics began with a realization that music software could be made much better if given a deeper thought about how users would actually use the software.

Dreamtonics notes that independence, patience and dedication are what it takes to make a difference. As they are a small team, Dreamtonics's goal is to tackle problems that large corporates can't efficiently solve and iterate rapidly on ideas and develop them into usable products.

They noted that while many startups place product launch and growth in the top priority, they are under the belief that "things" work the other way around. Dreamtonics states that they prefer taking reasonable risks and building quality software over rushing to the finish line. This philosophy combined with the latest software engineering practices is what has guided them towards a long-term success: a line up of high quality products everyone likes.[1]

History

Synthesizer V

Dreamtonics was first formed in February 2019 by software engineer Kanru Hua. Dreamtonics released their first version of Synthesizer V on August 19, 2018 as a Technical Preview and the full Production Release, released on December 24 in the same year. Together in collaboration with AH-Software Co. Ltd., Dreamtonics Co., Ltd. would release the upgraded version of Synthesizer V known as Synthesizer V Studio on July 10, 2020. AH-Software's store acted as a general storefront for the Japanese market and distributed not only their own vocals and usual partners, but also Saki, Dreamtonics's first new vocal for the Synthesizer V Studio software and later the first Synthesizer V AI voice database. They later assisted in distributing more Dreamtonics vocals (except Qing Su) as of February 2022.

On November 20, after the release of Synthesizer V Studio 1.4.0, Dreamtonics also opened their own Taobao store as part of their updated sales model for the Chinese market and pre-orders for Qing Su, their first Chinese AI voice database, were hosted there. Regarding overseas users, she would be available through other means, but the details were not yet specified.[2] This was later revealed to be the official Dreamtonics international store, which was opened on February 4, 2022, along with the release of their new vocals Kevin and Ryo.[3]

VOICEPEAK

On September 18, 2021, Dreamtonics revealed that they were working on a text-to-speech synthesizer that was described to be "ultra-realistic".[4] On February 17, 2022, this was revealed to be "VOICEPEAK" (also stylized as "voicepeak" or "VOICE PEAK"), which was developed in collaboration with AH-Software.[5] According to AH-Software's product page, VOICEPEAK was equipped with the high-quality AI speech synthesis engine "Syllaflow", which was developed by Dreamtonics.[6] A trial version of VOICEPEAK, along with one male and one female voice, was released on the same day, with the commercial version set to release for Windows, MacOS, and Linux on March 11 with four females and three males.[7]

For more information about VOICEPEAK and its compatible voice databases, see Vocal Synthesizer Wiki.

Key people

Kanru Hua (华侃如) is a software engineer from Tokyo, Japan. He is the founder of Dreamtonics and is the creator of the Synthesizer V and Synthesizer V Studio voice synthesis applications. He is a graduate of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In an interview with vocaloidnews.net (VNN), it was revealed that Kanru first thought of the idea for Synthesizer V in 2015 using inspiration from previous work on the Sinsy voice synthesis engine and the UTAUMoresampler resampler program. He released the first generation of Synthesizer V in December 2018. [8]
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Voice Databases

Synthesizer V

Voice databases developed by Dreamtonics

Web Synthesizer V

Voice databases developed by Dreamtonics

Synthesizer V Studio

Voice databases developed and distributed by Dreamtonics

Synthesizer V AI

Voice databases developed and distributed by Dreamtonics

Unreleased

Voice databases developed by Dreamtonics

Announced Vocals

Voice databases developed by Dreamtonics

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