Our new dedicated app for lyric creation with the Casiotone CT-S1000V’s Vocal Synthesis feature.
Once the Lyric Creator app is installed on your smartphone or tablet, you can start transferring lyrics, sequences, vocal samples, etc., by connecting your device to your CT-S1000V via a USB cable, like the PPKB21. While connected, you can also use the app to view how much space is available on the CT-S1000V’s internal drive, delete files, and edit file names. Program files are exported using a proprietary format that enables sharing between CT-S1000V users. You can also import Music XML lyric data and note values from your DAW.
Upload Original Verses Using the Lyric Creator App
Enter your Lyrics
Favorite song lyrics and original creations alike can be entered in English and Japanese using your iOS or Android device via Casio’s own Lyric Creator app. This text is automatically divided into syllable units (though you can also assign divisions manually and group multiple syllables together), and after exporting the resulting data to your CT-S1000V, you’re ready to play.
Set the meter
In Phrase Mode, the playback meter of the lyrics is determined by assigning note values (8th notes, quarter notes, etc.) to the individual syllable units and inserting rests. Individual lyric tones include tempo data that can be adjusted via the CT-S1000V itself. Tempo can also be synced to the MIDI clock from your DAW or other external MIDI device to ensure that your vocal phrasing always remains in time regardless of how adventurous you get.
Get Granular with Phrasing and Diction
Users with the appetite for a truly granular approach can go even deeper and edit the phonemes that comprise individual syllables. And besides crafting clearer vocal diction, this process can be used to approximate regional accents or mimic the pronunciation of words in languages other than English and Japanese. (Note that the available phoneme library consists only of sounds that occur in standard English and Japanese.)
Chain Lyrics Together for Longer Sequences
While Lyric Creator places a limit on the length of lyric that can be entered (up to 100 eighth-note syllables), once uploaded to your CT-S1000V, individual lyrics can be chained together into much longer sequences. This function allows you to fine tune individual sections at the input stage before combining them within your CT-S1000V to create a complete song.
Create Your Own Vocalists
The Lyric Creator app can also be used to transform a WAV audio sample (16bit/44.1kHz, mono/stereo, max. 10 seconds in length) stored within your smart device into an original Vocalist patch that can then be loaded into the CT-S1000V. The editing interface allows you to set characteristics such as age, gender, vocal range, and vibrato.
The CT-S1000V’s 22 Vocalist presets have each been designed for maximum clarity of enunciation by blending different waveforms with elements such as white noise, and as such User Vocalist waveforms may not achieve the same level of articulation. But with some experimentation you can create new sounds, including abstract ones akin to the CT-SV1000V’s Animal preset.
Connecting the CT-S1000V to Your Smart Device
Once the Lyric Creator app is installed on your smart device, you can start transferring lyrics, sequences, vocal samples, etc., by connecting your device to your CT-S1000V via a USB cable. While connected, you can also use the app to view how much space is available on the CT-S1000V’s internal drive, delete files, and edit file names. Program files are exported using a proprietary format that enables sharing between CT-S1000V users. You can also import Music XML lyric data and note values from your DAW.