Comments by Alexei Ustinov, CTO Jasmine Music Technology
I would like to explain some basic scientific and methodological
provisions in a simple manner for "big, natural skeptics", and
probably, it will also be interesting to Vocaloid and other vocal
1. "Type your words along your tune and you get excellent vocal
track" is a bluff. It's impossible.
2. Traditional (acoustic) scheme of musical communication has a
very big difference from electronic scheme. Please look:
"paper score" > "performer (a person)" > "instrument" >"real
"electronic score (*.mid) > "sequencer" > "synth" > "real sound"
The first scheme has a performer that produces not only the score,
but "expressive elements" as well, but the second one hasn't got such
About your doubts. If you have the right vision of "an order of
things" you are welcome to make any attempts to achieve result. BTW,
the first airplane was by many considered useless, and the director of
first big IBM computers company said that the demand for them won't be
more than 5-6 machines a year, etc.
About our work. I didn't say that we know exactly how it will be
done, but I said we know where we are going.
* As soon as I have more free time, I will try to make an English translation of the section of my
Modeling: Possibilities And Limitations", published in 2002 and based
on my dissertation work.