Synthesizer V Studio 1.11.0b1 Update

Dreamtonics releases Synthesizer V Studio 1.11.0b1 update.


This beta update makes a significant advancement in our commitment to enhancing the music production workflow. A key highlight of this release is the introduction of ARA plugins: through ARA, Synthesizer V Studio can now control the DAW’s playback, seamlessly synchronize the tempo changes and even link note groups with audio clips inside the DAW.


Additionally, this update brings Voice-to-MIDI conversion feature, designed to greatly simplify data entry processes and streamlining tasks such as layering existing vocal tracks with harmonics or doubles.


We are also excited to introduce experimental Spanish support in this version. Alongside 1.11.0b1 update we are also releasing a beta version of SAROS with Spanish available as one of the input languages.


Please see below for details on these features, along with tutorials and links to the beta installers.


Deep ARA2 Integration



The Synthesizer V Studio 1.11.0b1 update introduces ARA2 support. ARA, or Audio Random Access, is a protocol developed by Celemony and PreSonus, now a standard in many DAWs, facilitating enhanced communication between the plugin and DAW project data.


With ARA2, Synthesizer V Studio achieves deeper integration with DAWs. Audio clips in the DAW can be mapped to Synthesizer V Studio as note groups, automatically reflecting any changes made in the DAW, such as moving, resizing, or splitting clips. This feature ensures a seamless and dynamic workflow, particularly beneficial for complex editing tasks.


Additionally, the plugin can now control host playback and loop status, and synchronize tempo changes across the project. This level of control streamlines the editing of vocals with the rest of the arrangement, making it more efficient and intuitive.


Synthesizer V Studio’s ARA2 implementation comes as additional plugins alongside the existing VST3 and AudioUnit instruments. Compatibility varies with each DAW and its version. For DAWs with limited ARA support, the ARA plugin operates in Bridge mode, primarily providing playback and tempo synchronization features.



Deep ARA Integration ARA Bridge
Studio One 5/6 Yes Yes
Cubase 12/13 Yes Yes
Reaper 6 Yes Yes
Logic Pro (Rosetta/x86) No Yes
Logic Pro (Apple Silicon) No No


For detailed instructions on setting up and using the ARA plugin and ARA Bridge, please refer to the tutorial in the provided document: https://dreamtonics.com/synthv/help-ara-en



Voice-to-MIDI Conversion



Besides deeper integration with DAWs, the 1.11.0b1 update introduces a transformative Voice-to-MIDI conversion feature. Accessible via a right-click on the imported audio, this utility allows for the extraction of notes from monophonic vocal recordings, significantly simplifying the input process.


Additionally, Voice-to-MIDI offers an option to transcribe lyrics. While this transcription focuses on the phonetic pronunciation and may not match the exact literary form, it aims to replicate the original performance closely.


In ARA mode, Voice-to-MIDI can be directly applied to a note group linked with an audio clip. This functionality is particularly beneficial for creating harmony tracks from recorded vocals, doing all of these without leaving the DAW environment.



Experimental Spanish Support


Synthesizer V Studio is expanding its language capabilities with the introduction of Spanish support. In collaboration with Eclipsed Sounds, we have developed a beta version of the SAROS voice database, making it the first in our range to offer Spanish-language vocal synthesis capabilities.


It is important to note that the Spanish support in this version is experimental and still in development. Users can expect future updates and specification changes as we continue to refine the pronunciation. Details regarding updates for other voice databases to include Spanish support will be provided in subsequent announcements.


How to Access the New Release


Separate beta versions will be released for both Synthesizer V Studio and the voice databases.


Synthesizer V Studio 1.11.0b1

1.11.0b1 is a beta version. Beta releases of Synthesizer V Studio are offered before the final release for early preview of new features. Before installing and using a beta version, please understand that:


  • The beta version is still a work in progress.
  • The beta version may not function properly as described.
  • Unexpected behaviors may happen while using the beta version.


You can access the beta versions for Synthesizer V Studio through the download page.



Voices Updates for Synthesizer V Studio 1.11.0b1


Besides experimental Spanish support for SAROS, at our partner’s request we also offer updates for TOKYO6 voices (licensed through AHS) which disables RLHF enhancement for pitch generation by default. See below for the list of voice databases with beta versions available for download:


Eclipsed Sounds SAROS
AHS (TOKYO6) Koharu Rikka AI, Natsuki Karin AI, Hanakuma Chifuyu AI


You can access the beta versions for these voice databases through the download page.


See below for detailed release notes.


Synthesizer V Studio 1.11.0b1 (Nov 24, 2023)


New Features

  • Plugin: new ARA plugins (only for Pro edition)
  • Deep ARA integration for Cubase, Studio One and Reaper (VST only)
  • ARA Bridge for other DAWs with ARA 2 support
  • Auto-Process: added Voice-to-MIDI conversion on audio groups (only for Pro edition).
  • Synthesizer V Engine: added Spanish support*.


Feature Enhancements

  • Arrangement: allow resizing a note group (including audio groups) from both ends.
  • Parameter Panel: added a delete button for unused Vocal Mode items in the menu.
  • Linguistics: updated the Mandarin Chinese pronunciation dictionary.


Bug Fixes

  • Linguistics: fixed another case of phoneme conversion error on Japanese notes with a sole “っ” in the lyrics.


Note: by the time of this release, only the beta version for SAROS supports Spanish. Updates for other voices will be announced at a later date.