Eleanor Forte is an American English voicebank for the Synthesizer V software. She was initially released on August 18, 2018.
Despite being a virtual singer, Eleanor has an interest in antiques. She is described to be honest, endeavoring, and to have an unwavering sense of morality.
Her first name, "Eleanor", means light, and was the name of lot of royalties from the midievel period. Her last name, "Forte", means strength, and references the musical dynamic, f (forte), which is used to represent a degree of loudness in music.
The sealing wax and tied ribbon on the design are inspired by hand-written letters. The thread around her pinky is inpisred by the red thread of fate, that indicates that if two people are connected by a red thread they are destined to meet each other. Her dress is inspired by dip-pens.
In an interview with Vocaloid News.net, because Eleanor's voice used to be more mature and have a larger head-to-body ratio, Kanru said that he was afraid that her design wouldn't fit her voice. However Kanru modified the voice to fit the design more in early August and was relieved that, after the modification to her voice, the design and voice matched.
In November, a demo showcasing SynthV was uploaded to YouTube. One of the songs shown included ENG-F1, singing a Lana Del Rey song.
A demo created by kyaami was uploaded to YouTube and SoundCloud.
In January 8, 2019 a demo song called "Something New" was uploaded. It featured Eleanor Forte as the main vocal and
AiKO as backing vocals. The whole song was in English.
Music featuring Eleanor Forte Edit
Examples of usage
Dear Sad Eyes
Dear Sad Eyes
The Red Ivy
The Red Ivy
Raindrops (An Angel Cried)
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Voicebank Information Edit
Voicebank Libraries Edit
Genre: Unknown Tempo: Unknown Range: Unknown
A preview of Eleanor is provided on the Synthesizer V website:
Software issues as noted:
Sometimes says ch instead of t. Despite that being a way it's pronounced in the UK, Eleanor was described to have an American accent.
It can sometimes feel like she is speaking the lyrics instead of singing. That can fixed by lowering her tension a bit.
In December 28th, 2018, a thread was made by Kanru on the Official Synthesizer V Forum for user to report pronounciation problems. All voicebanks ( Eleanor Forte, Yamine Renri, Genbu, and AiKO)got mentioned.
Additional Information Edit
Eleanor Forte's character status
One of the first Synthesizer V voicebanks to be revealed.
First Synthesizer V voicebank to be released overall.
First English voicebank to be released.
First female voicebank to be released.
First 1st party voicebank to be released.
First Synthesizer V voicebank to get an avatar.
First Synthesizer V voicebank to get a name, other than her codename.
↑ In an interview with Vocaloid News.net Kanru said that a contract was signed with the VP to prevent disclosure of any personal information. Please read the interview for more information.
https://www.vocaloidnews.net/vnn-interview-kanru-hua-synthesizer-v/ ↑ In the
Unveiling Synthesizer V, the New Virtual Singer Software video, Eleanor Forte (then ENG-F1) is described as "American English, Female"