Marie Ork is a voice bank for the free Plogue Alter/Ego synthesizer. She was created from recordings of a female death metal vocalist, but is capable of much more than just death metal growls. She was an entry in the 2016 KVR Developer Challenge.
She can be used as a virtual death metal vocalist, a source of monster voices for game and film audio, and a synthesizer which generates strange textures. Her voice bank contains two voices: growl (noisy unpitched vocal) and space (capable of producing a discernible pitch, just plain weird). All the recordings were of English phonetics, but Japanese is also supported. More than 20 presets are included ranging from death metal to chopped vocals. The total download size is 247 MB (280 MB extracted). We may create conventional singing voice bank at a later date, working with the same voice provider.
Marie is a cyborg, a goblin and a witch, which explains her cybernetical-magical ability to produce so many different sounds with her voice. Her favorite human vocalist is Edith Piaf. We didn't bother to think about stuff like age, height, weight... We did think about whether she has a bellybutton or not, but didn't actually decide. Then several people drew her with a bellybutton, so we suppose that means she does have one after all.
Here's the first complete song published with Marie Ork:
And here's a metal one:
As quite a few people have made tracks with Marie already, we've collected them all on a separate page, and also made a gallery with all the art we've come across.
Marie Ork voice bank distributed under a Creative Commons CC-BY license. Marie Ork character design and illustrations distributed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC license. Copyright 2016 Karoryfer Lecolds.