Initiatives in New Businesses

Omotenashi*Guide

Yamaha’s Omotenashi Guide application is a service that provides translated or original text information on smartphones and tablet devices to people who visit shops and other venues by transmitting the Japanese audio announcement. This service makes it possible to transmit the Japanese audio information to the increasing number of tourists visiting Japan as well as people with hearing impairments, including seniors.
*"Omotenashi" in Japanese means "hospitality."

[image]Example of Omotenashi Guide in Use
Example of Omotenashi Guide in Use

VOCALOID

Yamaha’s VOCALOID is a singing voice synthesis technology and its application software. Many companies have introduced products that make use of this system to create singing voice sounds by inputting the melody and lyrics. Applications have been developed to run on various platforms, including PCs, iPads, and iPhones*.

*iPad and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and other countries.

[image]VOCALOID4 Editor for Cubase is a composition software system developed by Steinberg.
VOCALOID4 Editor for Cubase is a composition software system developed by Steinberg.
[image]VOCALOID4 Library CYBER DIVA, is a set of English-language databases of fragments of voices and phonemes.
VOCALOID4 Library CYBER DIVA, is a set of English-language databases of fragments of voices and phonemes.