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  • I remember people speculating that the Synth V Gen 1 vbs would stop working on August 31st, so I checked and they're still working for me. I have the demo vbs + editor, not the paid version. I checked the license activation and it says that they will never expire which is really nice!
    Hi! I realize that I haven’t posted much here aside from asking/answering questions every once in a while and I’d like to be more active. I’ve been thinking about making a thread that relates music theory to Vocaloid music. Something along the lines of me attempting to summarize a concept in music theory and then finding an example of that concept in Vocaloid music? It might devolve into me just attempting to analyze different Vocaloid songs, but I’ll definitely try to explain how I’m interpreting things/my way of thinking as I go along. If I were to do that, then where should I put it?
    Does anyone know if the 4-in-1 discount on Anicute has a set end date or not? I remember that one sale for SV ends on September 15, but I don’t remember which one that is. I’m trying to decide between that and Gakupo V4 since Internet Co’s sale ends on Friday.
    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    If it's any help, Internet Co usually has a sale for like all of their characters' anniversaries and major holidays, so they have sales quite often. I don't know when/if the Anicute sale ends, unfortunately.
    Today I found out about this Utau producer who doesn’t want to be named and I just want to say that I really like their music. Here’s a cover Crusher made of one of their songs if anyone is interested: As far as I can tell it’s ok to share their music as long as you don’t say their name (if it’s not just let me know and I’ll take this down).
    Does anyone happen to know what differences there are between VY1V3 and VY1V4? I know V4 has way more voicebanks, but I also saw a cover that Circus-P/Cheezitsareyummy posted a while ago mentioning that the tone of her V3 is different from any of the V4 banks. I'm trying to figure out if I should get V3 Neo since I can't find V4 anywhere.
    Nezuh
    Nezuh
    This is a topic that has always interested me, so I may be able to explain a bit about what I found.

    VY1_V3 is basically VY1 (VOCALOID2).
    VY1V4, however, appears to have been largely re-recorded relative to VY1_V3 (or at least has recordings that the previous voices have not. Maybe it's the same recording session, idk).

    First of all, you need to know your main pitchs (you can known this by decompressing the ddb files)
    A3 - D4 - G4 = VY1_V3 (same as V2)
    A3 - D4 - G#4 = VY1V4 Natural

    VY1_Power is basically just the top pitch of VY1_Natural (G#4) btw. Apparently it's monopitch.

    However, you may notice that there is some overlap in the pitchs that I mentioned. What happens is that the recordings sound different. They are definitely different recordings. I suppose they did this in order to separate the pitchs into different voices? idk
    A3 on V4 sounds more whisper-y, D4 sounds more strong on V3, and G4 sounds more falsetto-like on V3 but very strong on V4.

    TLDR; CircusP is right. They have different tones because they are pretty much different voices.
    DefiantKitsune
    DefiantKitsune
    yeah, Normal and Soft are apparently the middle and bottom pitches of Natural as well.
    this makes them virtually useless, as monopitch banks have very poor effective range
    Älfa Dröttning
    Älfa Dröttning
    Thanks for all of the suggestions and the clarification! I'm going to go listen to some covers to figure out which vb I like better. It's nice to know they're so different!
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    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Man, if only they’d gone on sale sooner! Woulda saved me $80. orz

    Ah well, they’ll make someone deeply happy!
    Is anyone looking for a copy of Rin/Len Act 1? I think I just found a listing for it on Mercari, but I'm not entirely sure since the listing uses doesn't specify if it is Act 1/2. It is the act 1 boxart, though.
    @peaches2217 I just had a random cover idea: Oliver and Len singing Into the Unknown from Frozen 2 with Oliver doing the upper part and Len doing Elsa’s part. I don’t really know how that would sound, but I figured I should mention it in case you’re interested (obviously if you don’t like the idea, don’t feel obligated to do it, I’m just throwing it out here). I don’t plan on doing it since I don’t have Oliver.
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    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    That sounds really cool! It seems like it'd be a better concept than reality though, sadly; Len's English voicebank doesn't have a fraction of the power needed to pull that song off. The only English duet I've managed to use them in was a trance-electronic song. Still, I love the thought!
    Does anyone know if Act 1 Vocaloids work on Windows 10? I just found a really good deal on Rin/Len Act 1 and I'm kind of tempted to get them.
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    Älfa Dröttning
    Älfa Dröttning
    Ok thank you! I'm not sure I'll end up buying them now, but I'll definitely keep that in mind for future reference!
    DefiantKitsune
    DefiantKitsune
    I have heard of a few issues with v2 on win10, but it's fairly rare.
    Leon
    Leon
    No reason they shouldn't. V2 technically isn't supported on it, but I've had no issues running it. Just cause something isn't officially supported on a version of Windows doesn't mean it won't work, just that it hasn't been tested specifically for it, so companies won't guarantee it to save their own ass just in case. But yeah I run V1 through V5 on Win10, no issues (aside from, V1 sometimes gets mad when you try to install it and fails, and you have to restart the computer, and THEN it will install. So extra :P )
    I just found a copy of VY1V4! Of course it's an auction and I have no clue if the seller is reliable or if any of the activation codes have been used up. At least the seller has 201 positive reviews and 0 negative ones. I'm still deciding whether or not I should place a bid. I haven't seen anyone selling VY1V4 since it was discontinued so I might do it.
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