The voice of the BJ Mask Girl that appears in the Netflix series ‘Mask Girl’ is a hot topic. How was a natural third voice created by combining the voices of real actors? According to Supertone, a Hive subsidiary, on the 31st, the company’s unique technology, ‘multi-speaker voice morphing technology’ , was used to create a new voice for BJ
Mask Girl appearing in Mask Girl . It is a method of combining the voices of actors Nana and Lee Han-byeol, who played the role of Kim Momi in Mask Girl. Multi-talker voice morphing technology is a technology that can create a new voice by combining the voices of two or more people. The company’s NANSY ( Neural Analysis and Synthesis ) framework can freely decompose and synthesize voices into timbre, speaking style, volume, pitch, etc. The company explains that it is possible to create new hyper-realistic voice acting by freely combining the voice acting of two or more people. Supertone analyzed the voices of the two actors and created a voice suitable for Mask Girl BJ that matched the director’s intention, then combined the acting and voice in various ratios and placed them appropriately to suit each scene. This is also the reason why some viewers imagined her as Hanbyeol and others as Nana.
Mask Girl is a seven-part drama that tells the story of Kim Momi, an ordinary office worker with a complex about her appearance, who covers her face with a mask and works as an internet broadcast BJ . Actors Go Hyun-jung, Nana, and Lee Han-byeol played three roles and became a hot topic. It is so popular that it surpassed 7.4 million views and ranked first in the Netflix Global Top 10 TV category (non-English).
The production team decided to create a new voice unique to BJ Mask Girl in order to portray the main character, who changes into a different person when she puts on a mask.
Mask Girl director Kim Yong-hoon matched various voice models for each scene in the recording studio and selected the most suitable model. Partner company Livetone was in charge of sound design and detailed technical adjustments to match the production’s intent. Previously, in July, Supertone and Livetone signed a business agreement ( MOU ) for sound technology development and mutual cooperation.
Lee Gyo-gu, CEO of Superton, said, “ As BJ Mask Girl shows a안전놀이터 different personality from the existing role, we decided to utilize Supertone’s technology to meet the production team’s directing intention of needing a third voice.” He added, “Supertone’s technology is “It is meaningful to be able to contribute to innovation in the content production environment and improvement of content quality,” he said.
As it became known that Mask Girl’s voice was created using voice technology, viewers are also showing interest. While expressing a liking for the voice itself, reactions such as “It somehow felt a little different from the existing actor’s voice” and “It was amazing to hear the voices of actors Nana and Hanbyul together” were also expressed. Supertone, a company specializing in
AI audio technology, is a subsidiary of Hive. In 2021, it invested 4 billion won in Superton to initially acquire an 18.2% stake, and then invested 45 billion won in January to secure a total stake of 56.1%. Hive explained that it pursued the acquisition of Supertone in order to realize the convergence of the music industry and technology, which is part of its growth strategy.
Supertone is AI that deep learns the voice and singing style of a specific person.possesses the technology to embody the character’s voice. A variety of services can be developed, such as recording the latest pop songs with the voice of a deceased singer or synthesizing the original actor’s voice when dubbing a domestic drama into a foreign language.
For example, in the Disney+ ‘Casino’ series, a technology was introduced to convert the voice of an actor in his 60s into that of someone in his 30s for a scene reminiscent of actor Min-sik Choi’s youth. In addition, through TV programs, they showed off their technology that allows them to hear the voices of various artists such as ‘Kim Gwang-seok’, ‘Kim Hyun-sik’, ‘Turtle’, ‘Yoo Jae-ha’, and ‘Im Yun-taek’. The Midnatt project , conducted in conjunction with
Hive subsidiary Hive IM , presented music in six languages for the first time in the world, and at the performance site, a performance was performed in real time with other people’s voices.