Last post, I mentioned that I was writing some songs with lyrics. Something that’s been helping me write the lyrics to them is SynthV, a vocal synthesizer (you might be familiar with its competitor Vocaloid which is especially known for its “Hatsune Miku’’ voice bank). I can hear the flow of the words in real time, and even put inflections and rough phrasing as I go to get an idea for how the lyrics should be sung, too. What’s especially cool is that I can do this all for free - while the lite version of SynthV does not allow commercial use (so I can’t post or release anything with it), it does allow personal use, like making lyric drafts! While I do have to work with it in a separate software, I can export the audio out of it to put into my DAW to work on with the rest of the song.