If you like the idea of singing without singing, Yamaha’s new Vocaloid keyboard could be what you’re looking for. Right now, users need to enter notes separately to create tunes on a computer with a Vocaloid, but with this new Vocaloid keyboard, users can create tunes on the fly. They get one set of keys for pronouncing consonants and vowels, while another set of keys for selecting the notes/chords to sound the voice in. A screen on top of the keys gives users confirmation of what they’re pressing on the keys.
With the Yamaha Vocaloid Keyboard, musicians are able to give real time performances on stage, something that hasn’t been done before. Unfortunately, Yamaha doesn’t intend to sell the keyboard just yet. However it is open to other companies purchasing the chip inside to use its technology. Check out a video demonstration above.