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This article is about the Synthesizer V Studio software known as a voice database. If you are looking for the Synthesizer V concept then click here.

History[]

Prior to release on Synthesizer V Studio, Saki was known as "JA-F2" by codename and later "Masaki" when released for Web Synthesizer V on December 31, 2019.[1]

2020[]

On June 26, 2020, Synthesizer V Studio made its debut and a livestream demonstrating the new engine was launched. Saki was featured in this livestream and was announced to be partnered with AH-Software Co. Ltd. in releasing her physical copies, as well as digitals from both them and Animen.[2] Pre-orders for Saki packages started on the same day.[3]

Trial versions of Saki were released for Web Synthesizer V on July 22.[4] She then released on July 30 as a Standard voice database.[5] Saki's Lite voice database was made available on the same day.

On October 30, an AI voice database was announced known as "Saki AI". Saki AI was released on December 25 and a Lite version was also made available.[6][7]

2021[]

On November 20, 2021, Saki Standard and AI were made available on Dreamtonics's official Taobao account, which they had opened as part of their new sales model for the Chinese market.

As of December 1, the Web version of Saki became non-functional as error messages were returned in spite of meeting minimum Chrome/Edge version requirements. The JA-F2 version became the only Web voice database to still work.

2022[]

On February 4, 2022, Saki Standard and AI were made available on the official Dreamtonics International Store. On June 13, Dreamtonics announced that they launched a new official store for the Chinese market built on WeChat's Mini Program. Users would be able to purchase the Synthesizer V Studio Pro editor and Dreamtonics' vocals through the application in a convenient manner, enjoying the automatic real-time distribution shopping experience. From June 13 to July 13, users were able to take advantage of unlimited 10% off coupons in the new store.[8] It was later clarified that the decision to open this new shopping option was made due to Taobao's new restrictions on the sales of virtual goods as of April 2022, especially for restrictions on shipments without logistics since virtual goods would need to be delivered via email.[9]

On June 30, it was announced that Saki would be receiving a physical standalone for her AI voice database, which featured a new design. This was expected to release on July 21, with pre-orders beginning on July 1.[10]

When users started to use Synthesizer V Studio Pro's 1.7.0 update (which also released on July 21 and introduced High Dynamics Voice Models (HDVM) and AI Retakes), they complained about unstable voice-quality results when re-rendering projects saved under earlier versions of the editor that made use of Saki AI (after updating her voice database to v123). On July 22, Dreamtonics explained that by default, the AI Retakes feature favors "rich timbre and expressions over smooth and stable vocalization", resulting in inconsistent behavior relative to previous versions;[11] as a workaround to stabilize the voice output, both Dreamtonics and AH-Software offered these steps below:[12][13]

  • Empty the selection.
  • Open AI Retakes panel, go to Timbre tab.
  • Under Takes -> Global Settings, reduce Expressiveness.

Responding to requests from users, both Dreamtonics and AHS made available for download that same day rolled-back versions of Saki AI (as well as other affected AI voice databases distributed by them) by logging in to their respective websites.[14][15]

Updates[]

Saki AI v104 - February 18, 2021[16][17] 

A free update for Saki AI was released following the Synthesizer V Studio 1.2.0 update.

Saki AI v110 - June 18, 2021[18] 

This update supports the 3rd generation AI singing voice synthesis.

Saki AI v118 - December 23, 2021[19] 

A free update for Saki AI was released following the Synthesizer V Studio 1.5.0 update. This enables her to support cross-lingual singing synthesis.

Saki AI v119 - March 25, 2022[20] 

A free update for Saki AI was released following the Synthesizer V Studio 1.6.0 update. This enables her to use the new Vocal Mode options. Four variations were included: Chest, Airy, Open, and Soft.

Saki AI v123 - July 21, 2022[21] 

A free update for Saki AI was released following the Synthesizer V Studio 1.7.0 update. This enables her to use the new High Dynamics Voice Models and AI Retakes features. Her profile image was also replaced with the new pink version and the background illustration for the editor was removed.

Voice Database Information[]

Demonstrations[]

Web Synthesizer V (JA-F2)[]

Demonstrations

赤とんぼ (Akatombo) - Short Version Twitter

Synthesizer V Studio Standard[]

Demonstrations

Ripples - Short Version YouTube
赤とんぼ (Akatombo) / カトレアの咲く頃に (Katorea no Saku Koro ni) bilibili

Synthesizer V AI[]

Demonstrations

翼 (Tsubasa) / カトレアの咲く頃に (Katorea no Saku Koro ni) YouTube
カトレアの咲く頃に (Katorea no Saku Koro ni) YouTube bilibili
翼 (Tsubasa) YouTube bilibili
赤とんぼ (Akatombo) / カトレアの咲く頃に (Katorea no Saku Koro ni) bilibili
MASHIRA Niconico YouTube
脳汁どばどば (Noujiru Dobadoba) (2022 Remix) Niconico YouTube

Voice Databases[]

Product Information
Optimum
  Range: C4

Versions
  Lite Version Available?: No  Starter Pack Available?: No  Web Version Available?: Yes

Package details as noted:
JA-F2 (later what came to be "Saki") is a young feminine voice database based on a professional singer. She was made to demonstrate the capabilities of Web Synthesizer V and was the first to be made available for it. This minimized voice database was optimized for the current trends in the audio production industry.[22]

Software issues as noted:
  • JA-F2's voice database was released after Synthesizer V and prior to Synthesizer V Studio, which was before the commercial versions (through Saki) were made available. Web Synthesizer V was noted to be more of a "branch off" of the Synthesizer V Studio development.[23] Therefore, it should be noted that JA-F2 may be very different to the Saki voice databases.
  • As Web voice databases are generally restricted to monopitch (one pitch) only, JA-F2's range is noted to be C4 in this version.

System requirements as noted:

Supported web browsers:

  • Google Chrome (version 77 and up)
  • Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based, version 79 and up)
  • Mozilla Firefox (nightly builds only)

Voice database sample

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Ballads, Pop, & Rock  Tempo: 80 ~ 150 BPM  Range: F3 ~ E5  Pitch Group: G#3, C4, F4, B4 (Falsetto)

Versions
  Lite Version Available?: Yes  Starter Pack Available?: Yes  Web Version Available?: Defunct

Package details as noted:
Saki is a young feminine voice database that was ideally marketed toward professional musicians. According to AH-Software Co. Ltd., she has a natural singing voice that adapts to any occasion. She was described to work well in the high ranges.

Vocal traits as noted:
AH-Software noted that Saki is particularly good at ballads and pop, but also wrote that she can handle rock in her higher registers.

Software issues as noted:
  • As the Lite and Web voice databases are generally restricted to monopitch (one pitch) only, Saki's range is noted to be C4 in these versions.

System requirements as noted:
  • OS: Windows 10/8.1; Mac OS X: 10.11 and up; Linux Ubuntu 16.04 and up.[24] In or around October 2021, the AH-Software product page changed the Linux requirement to Ubuntu 18.04 or later (64-bit).[25]
    • In November 2021, with the release of Windows 11 and the retirement of 32-bit support, AHS reworded the OS spec to: Windows 11/10/8.1 or later (64-bit); Mac OS X: 10.11 or later; Ubuntu 18.04 or later (64-bit).[26]
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or higher, or equivalent AMD processor.[24] AHS later increased this to: Intel Core i5 or higher, or equivalent AMD processor.[25]
  • Memory: 2GB or more.
  • HDD: 1GB or more for one voice database; 2GB or more if installing both Standard and AI databases.
  • Display resolution: 1280x800 or higher resolution.
  • Others: DVD-ROM drive (physical version only), audio device, internet connection.

License agreements as noted:

Voice database sample

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Ballads, Pop, & Rock  Tempo: 80 ~ 150 BPM  Range: F3 ~ E5

Versions
  Lite Version Available?: Yes  Starter Pack Available?: Yes  Web Version Available?: No

Package details as noted:
Saki is a young feminine voice database that was ideally marketed toward professional musicians. According to AH-Software Co. Ltd., she has a natural singing voice that adapts to any occasion. She was described to work well in the high ranges. According to Dreamtonics, Saki's AI was built for maximal realism.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • As of March 25, 2022, Saki AI became compatible with the Vocal Mode function introduced in Synthesizer V Studio 1.6.0. Her v119 update included four variations: Chest, Airy, Open, and Soft. This function is only available in the Synthesizer V Studio Pro Editor.
    • This does not apply to the Lite version, thus restricting the voice database to default only.
  • As per the Synthesizer V Studio 1.7.0 update launched on July 21, 2022, through High Dynamics Voice Models (HDVM), AI voice databases may use AI Retakes to create multiple "takes" of a sung section with variations in pitch, dynamics, and timbre. This replicates the randomness of human vocalists, adds a more realistic feel, and allows users to find an ideal vocal without the need for "laborious tuning." This feature is only available in the Synthesizer V Studio Pro Editor.[27][28]
    • This does not apply to the Lite version.

Phonetic notes as noted:
  • Saki AI's pitch model was noted to be trained on 5 songs.[29]
  • Phoneme format: Romaji
  • On December 23, 2021, with the announcement of Synthesizer V Studio 1.5.0, all AI voice databases would be able to use cross-lingual singing synthesis. This allows Saki AI to be able to sing in not only Japanese but also in English and Mandarin Chinese using this new feature, which is only available in the Synthesizer V Studio Pro Editor.[30]
    • This does not apply to the Lite version, thus restricting the voice database to Japanese only.

Software issues as noted:
  • On February 19, 2021, Dreamtonics noted that users were experiencing issues with Synthesizer V Studio crashing along with the loss of activation statuses after upgrading to Saki AI v104.[31] It was noted that upgrading to Synthesizer V Studio 1.2.1 and re-entering the activation code would solve this issue[32]

System requirements as noted:
  • OS: Windows 10/8.1; Mac OS X: 10.11 and up; Linux Ubuntu 16.04 and up.[33] In or around October 2021, the AH-Software product page increased the Linux requirement to Ubuntu 18.04 or later (64-bit).[25]
    • In November 2021, with the release of Windows 11 and the retirement of 32-bit support, AHS reworded the OS spec to: Windows 11/10/8.1 or later (64-bit); Mac OS X: 10.11 or later; Ubuntu 18.04 or later (64-bit).[26]
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or higher, or equivalent AMD processor.[33] AHS later increased this to: Intel Core i5 or higher, or equivalent AMD processor.[25]
    • For high-quality editing of AI audio: Intel Core series 4th generation i5 (i5-4xxx) or higher is recommended, or AMD Athlon X4 845 or higher, including Ryzen series.[34]
  • Memory: 2GB or more.
  • HDD: 1GB or more for one voice database; 2GB or more if installing both Standard and AI databases.
  • Display resolution: 1280x800 or higher resolution.
  • Others: audio device, internet connection.

License agreements as noted:

Voice database sample

References[]

  1. https://twitter.com/khuasw/status/1212025665823723522
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQNVX90g1C4
  3. https://twitter.com/ahsoft/status/1276351253073629185
  4. https://twitter.com/ahsoft/status/1285822368712032257
  5. https://twitter.com/ahsoft/status/1276349537079029760
  6. https://twitter.com/ahsoft/status/1322055701938622464
  7. https://www.ah-soft.com/press/synth-v/20201030.html
  8. https://t.bilibili.com/671200609838301200
  9. https://www.bilibili.com/read/cv17082866
  10. https://twitter.com/ahsoft/status/1542711016860962816
  11. https://twitter.com/dreamtonics_en/status/1550520904291012609
  12. https://twitter.com/dreamtonics_en/status/1550520905868009472
  13. https://twitter.com/ahsoft/status/1550385484027035649
  14. https://twitter.com/dreamtonics_en/status/1550520907159851009
  15. https://twitter.com/ahsoft/status/1550385686389616640
  16. https://twitter.com/dreamtonics_en/status/1362598004100800519
  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_cXLpO0qIw
  18. https://twitter.com/ahsoft/status/1405724392936509440
  19. https://dreamtonics.com/en/cross-lingual-support-for-synthesizer-v-ai/
  20. https://dreamtonics.com/en/synthesizer-v-studio-1-6-0-update//
  21. https://dreamtonics.com/en/synthesizer-v-studio-1-7-0-update-ai-retakes-feature/
  22. https://twitter.com/khuasw/status/1212028889033297921
  23. https://twitter.com/khuasw/status/1212027759171534848
  24. 24.0 24.1 AH-Software Co. Ltd.'s Synthesizer V Saki specifications page, archived June 26, 2020
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 AH-Software Co. Ltd.'s Synthesizer V Saki specifications page, archived October 21, 2021
  26. 26.0 26.1 AH-Software Co. Ltd.'s Synthesizer V Saki specifications page, archived November 26, 2021
  27. https://twitter.com/dreamtonics_en/status/1550048543624564736
  28. https://twitter.com/dreamtonics_en/status/1550048543624564736
  29. https://twitter.com/khuasw/status/1343127241375457280
  30. https://twitter.com/dreamtonics_en/status/1473941453810577410
  31. https://twitter.com/dreamtonics_en/status/1362607750782414848
  32. https://twitter.com/dreamtonics_en/status/1362709006544826370
  33. 33.0 33.1 AH-Software Co. Ltd.'s Synthesizer V Saki specifications page, archived December 30, 2020
  34. AH-Software Co. Ltd.'s Synthesizer V Saki specifications page, archived May 13, 2021

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