Today was my first day of school, but this time I'm actually in the school djfn
Since I couldn't begin my vocational course like most of the students the first semester, my schedule is full of classes I have left before I graduate. That said half of my classes I have with the seniors which feels a little different than I'm used to.
Since today's Leon and Lola's anniversary, I also wanna talk about one of the earliest landmarks in vocal synth "history" . I'm pretty sure some here will already know this but-
This year also is the 60th anniversary of when some computer programmers had an IBM 7094 sing "Daisy Bell." Both creepy and fascinating to many people, this really shows how far vocal synthesis has come in the past couple of decades.
While this may not exactly lead to the direct introduction of the vocal synths we know and love today (I still don't know), it can be inferred that the idea that a computer can sing definitely came from this event.
There are some covers of this song with some vocaloids, including this one from 7 years ago which I think is cute.
I think there should be more covers of this song with every vocal synth. Doesn't matter if it's VOCALOID, UTAU, Synth V---every synth should sing this.
I might repost this on Twitter later, I'm still debating if I should log back in though.
The fact that recently I keep learning of my favorite things have bad history (this is aside from vocaloid, I'm mainly talking about other media) is just disheartening. I see this criticism and I know it's all valid for the most part, but the fact that I only learn of it just now really makes me think that I should've known. Now more than ever there's just this pressure to know everything and which is right and wrong. To be "woke". Otherwise, what does that say about me? I wish I didn't take this too hard but tbh I'm too scared to try something new because of all this.
Ngl I'm kinda disappointed in myself for how I managed the Ruby Countdown thread this year. Like it was a mix of lack of planning, lots of other work to worry about, and basically just days where I didn't have any motivation. Hopefully with it's Dex and Daina's turn it'll be a lot smoother.
I just have to make sure I don't join any more collabs lol