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Soaring

This song was the result of both writing lyrics and playing with vocal synthesis for the first time. There’s certainly improvement to be made, but you gotta take that first step at some point.

Eleanor Forte is a virtual singer featured in the software Synthesizer V. I went with SynthV instead of UTAU (another vocal synthesis program) mainly because SynthV has built-in language processing, which means I didn’t have to enter all the phonetics manually. Saved me a lot of time, but I wanna get into UTAU since there’s a ton of different vocalists out there.

I used quite a bit of sounds from the Sega Genesis because I like the sound the console makes and I was used to them. Eventually I’d like to add to my musical library and figure out how all these synths work.

Lyrics

3am, what am I doing?
Can't settle down, there's something brewing
These thoughts won't stop
And I can't get you out of mine

You were there, but I couldn't see
My gaze was always behind me
I never knew you were
The hope that I couldn't find

Down, down deep underground
You uncovered my sound, exposed me
And you brought light to my eyes
No wonder I'm mesmerized

Look to the sky!
You'll see me high aloft with wings of light
There's nothing stopping me tonight
The weight of worry down and out of sight
Below the star-lit sea
I may not know how or why
But I'm sure I can fly
With you, 'cause you're soaring high

Down, down deep underground
You uncovered my sound, exposed me
And you brought light to my eyes
No wonder I'm mesmerized

Look to the sky!
You'll see me high aloft with wings of light
There's nothing stopping me tonight
The weight of worry down and out of sight
Below the star-lit sea
I may not know how or why
But I'm sure I can fly
With you, 'cause you're soaring high