Here's a live alternative to programming songs with Vocaloid software. The Yamaha Vocaloid Keyboard allows musicians to enter Japanese characters with one hand while playing the keys with the other, generating a voice effect so you can jam your favorite tunes live. It definitely still requires multiple skills—both in Japanese language and music—but it's cool to see how it all works. Check out the keyboard in action, along with an explanation, below.
Would you be able to pull off a real-time Hatsune Miku with one of these?
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