What are the best VOCALOID alternatives in 2020?

    VOCALOID is described as 'Virtual singing synthesizer for music production using high quality vocal phrases to simulate a real singer'. There are more than 10 alternatives to VOCALOID for Windows, Mac, Linux and the Web. The best alternative is UTAU, which is free. Other great apps like VOCALOID are Synthesizer V (Paid), Emvoice (Paid), Sinsy (Free, Open Source) and DeepVocal (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 20, 2020

    • UTAU or Vocal Synthesizer Tool UTAU is a voice-synthesis software developed by Ameya/Ayame and made for the Windows operating system. View 10 alternatives to UTAU
      Almost everyone thinks UTAU is a great alternative to VOCALOID.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      UTAU vs VOCALOID
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      its the free version of vocaloid.
      Top positive comment  12 months ago

      It's similar enough as to be easy-ish to get into when you have experience with vocal synths and you can make your own voicebanks! You do need a different program (e.g. FL Studio) to create decent USTs
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      No way to use English voices or even a keyboard set to English.
      Top negative comment  26 days ago

      It has a truly absurd amount of voices available for use if you do even the slightest amount of googling, and can sound very good if used well. Additionally, while it may be intimidating at first, it isn't that hard to learn how to use it well.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      it is not playing the sounds and the letters are corrupted when I go to certain windows
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      just perfect alternative with similar using means
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      You have to change your keyboard settings to Japanese if you want to use UTAU. Without it, the Vocaloid won't sing.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    • Synthesizer V is a vocal synthesizer developed by Kanru Hua, aiming for "artistic perfection of artificial voices". View 8 alternatives to Synthesizer V
      Almost everyone thinks Synthesizer V is a great alternative to VOCALOID.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Synthesizer V vs VOCALOID
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's good and easy to use, go for utau if you can tho
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      Very easy to just put in notes and lyrics, the arpasing vocabulary is easy to understand. And it's new! I hope more voicebanks will become available, though..
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      Incredibly user-friendly interface, with incredibly high-quality voices available for use.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      i personally think it can be more realistic
      Positive comment 12 months ago

      It is the same thing but there are no japanese voicebanks
      Positive comment over 2 years ago



    • We're building a Text-to-Voice engine that can sing and speak expressively. We're giving music producers access to the only virtual instrument they lack: the human voice. View 9 alternatives to Emvoice
      Almost everyone thinks Emvoice is a great alternative to VOCALOID.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      Emvoice vs VOCALOID
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Extremely good documentation for anyone just starting out. Easy to download and install, and super simple.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    • Singing voice synthesis system based on HMM algorithm. View 7 alternatives to Sinsy
      Most users think Sinsy is a great alternative to VOCALOID.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
    • DeepVocal is a free to use singing synthesizer application software developed by Boxstar. It is the successor to the Sharpkey Galaxy software, which was a successor to the Sharpkey software. View 10 alternatives to DeepVocal
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows


    • Alter/Ego is based on the award winning technology featured in chipspeech but instead of targeting Vintage voice technology, it focuses on more ‘modern’ (1990+) singing synthesis... View 8 alternatives to Alter/Ego
      Some users think Alter/Ego is a great alternative to VOCALOID, some don't.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Alter/Ego vs VOCALOID
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Alter/Ego is great. its sad that you need a midi keyboard though. you can add english or japanese lyrics or use the sounds (like for duh something like D uH)
      Positive comment 5 months ago

    • RenoidPlayer is a web-based, free vocal synthesizer that runs on Renoise XRNI and SoundFont SF2. View 9 alternatives to RenoidPlayer
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      RenoidPlayer vs VOCALOID
      pros, cons and recent comments
      i think that renoid player is one of the best no download alts to vocaloid. it has good voice bank options and is easy to use.
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

    • chipspeech is a vocal synthesizer that recreates vintage vocal synths from the 1980s, developed by Plogue. View 9 alternatives to Chipspeech
      No screenshots yet
      • Mac
      • Windows
    • eCantorix is a singing synthesis frontend for espeak. It works by using espeak to generate raw speech samples, then adjusting their pitch and length and finally creating a LMMS project file referencing the samples in sync to the input file. View 10 alternatives to eCantorix
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
    • Cadencii is a program that allows cross-importation of vocal MIDI, VSQ, UST, and VSQX files. It supports both UTAU and Vocaloid voice banks. View 4 alternatives to Cadencii
      Some users think Cadencii is a great alternative to VOCALOID, some don't.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.4.1, released in August 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Cadencii vs VOCALOID
      pros, cons and recent comments
      guys it never said it can synthesize
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      Cadencii can synthesize. Its just hard to get it to.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      Not written in the description that it can synthetise vocal, just it's compatible with Vocaloid voice banks.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      Doesn't actually synthesize, it's just an importer.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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