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 as being honest, endeavoring, and as having an unwavering sense of morality.
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.
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 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, 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.
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.
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A preview of Eleanor is provided on the Synthesizer V website:
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