I have some software to synthesize instruments, and some to synthesize speech. What I can't find is a program to generate singing (with or without a GUI).

I want to be able to input text and their notes, and get back an audio file.

Any recommendations?

Note: Just "any TTS program and then Autotune" is an idea, but I don't know how well it would work.

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    What exactly do you need the software to do?
    – wax eagle
    Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 21:13

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This is not Linux-native (perhaps try Wine or a virtual machine?), but as far as I know the best software currently for synthesized singing is Yamaha's Vocaloid3 product (Windows, ~$100 for editor, $100-$200 for voices, some voices come with a license for a 3rd party editor):

There are many others, these seemed to be more geared towards English singing.

This is definitely the higher end of things, but the voices can sound very good.

  • I would be all for this answer if it were linux native. Although I don't feel it deserves to be downvoted, so i won't do that either.
    – dotVezz
    Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 23:14
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    As it mentions VOCALOID: so does Linux MultiMedia Studio. I'm not home in this area, so I cannot tell whether it would serve the topic; but it might be worth checking.
    – Izzy
    Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 23:44

Now there is at least this one: Dreamtronics Synthesizer V Studio https://dreamtonics.com/en/synthesizerv/

You can download a free or paid version. There are only two free voices that can sing English; Eleanor Forte (good) or Tsurumaki Maki (not useless). There are a few others that cost about as much as the paid version.

You have to install them separately by dragging their svpk files into the running application.

Here's a demo that uses Eleanor Forte: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3XK9tw7DHI

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