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Eleanor Forte is an American English voicebank[2] for the Synthesizer V software. She was initially released on August 18, 2018.

ConceptEdit

PersonalityEdit

Despite being a virtual singer, Eleanor has an interest in antiques. She is described as being honest, endeavoring, and as having an unwavering sense of morality.

EtymologyEdit

Her first name, "Eleanor", means "light", and was the name of many royals from the Medieval 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.

Her name is rendered in kana as "エレノア フォルテ"[3] and as "愛蓮娜芙緹" in Taiwanese.[4]

AppearanceEdit

The sealing wax and tied ribbon on the design are inspired by hand-written letters. The thread around her pinkie is inspired by the red thread of fate, which indicated that if two people are connected by a red thread, they are destined to meet each other. According to concept artwork from Sleepy Ho11ow, her hair is styled into two buns each with a loop drooping underneath with the remaining flowing out from the back, parting from the center outwards. Her dress is inspired by dip pens.

In an interview with VNN (vocaloidnews.net), due to the fact that Eleanor's voice is more mature, despite having a larger head-to-body ratio, Kanru Hua said that he was afraid that her design wouldn't fit her voice. However, he 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 August 2020, following the annoucement of "SynthV TP", Eleanor Forte was given a new illustration for her main visual in a tweet from VOLOR. [5]

HistoryEdit

2017 Edit

In November, a demo showcasing SynthV was uploaded to YouTube. One of the songs shown included ENG-F1 singing a Lana Del Rey song.

2018Edit

A demo created by kyaami was uploaded to YouTube and SoundCloud.

2019Edit

In January 8, a demo song called "Something New" was uploaded. It featured Eleanor as the main vocal and AiKO as backing vocals. The whole song was in English.

2020Edit

On June 26, 2020 an update to Synthesizer V Studio for Eleanor Forte was announced on Dreamtonics livestream [6] but no release date.

On July 15, 2020 Eleanor Forte Lite was announced on Animen's ANiCUTE store.

On July 30th, 2020 Eleanor Forte Lite was released as a free download for Synthesizer V Studio.

Voicebank InformationEdit

Voicebank LibrariesEdit

Product Information
Genre
Unknown
Tempo
Unknown
Range
Unknown
Phonetics
Nothing of note.
Issues
  1. Despite being descripted as being "American English"[7], Eleanor shows hints of a British accent, such as pronouncing the intrusive r[8], which is a characteristic of GB English, and pronouncing "t" like "ch", which is a common way to pronounce "t" in British.
  2. It can sometimes feel like she is speaking the lyrics instead of singing. That can fixed by lowering her tension a bit.
  3. On December 28, 2018, a thread was made by Kanru Hua on the official Synthesizer V Forum for users to report pronunciation problems. All voicebanks were mentioned at least once.
  4. Eleanor is known for her mispronunciations. One of the most notable examples would be her mispronunciation of "Eleanor" (el-uh-nawr) as "Eleenor" (el-ee-nor).
Preview
A preview of Eleanor is provided on the Synthesizer V website:

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Additional InformationEdit

Achievements
  • 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.

Lincense agreementEdit

User incense

Article 2: User license

Natural person users can use the synthesized voice generated by or role copyright image included in this product under non-commercial or commercial situations for activities, creation, work spreading, publication, etc.

If the natural person users apply the synthesized voice generated by or role copyright image included in this product for commercial purpose, and the situation involves more than USD 1,000, Or if the user is Corporation or legal entity, the obligation to notify AnimenJP will occur. AnimenJP will sign additional User License Agreement with such users according to the users’ use purpose (licensing fees might be produced according to the agreement situations).

Contact e-mail: volor@animen.com.tw for more information.


ReferencesEdit

  1. 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/
  2. In the Unveiling Synthesizer V, the New Virtual Singer Software video, Eleanor Forte (then ENG-F1) is described as "American English, Female"
  3. https://dreamtonics.com/synthesizerv
  4. https://www.anicute.com/
  5. https://twitter.com/OfficialVolor/status/1295391780729282561?s=20
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4KtdJ55rl4
  7. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named :0
  8. The Rocean (Youtube)

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