before i head off for a hair cut, heres a preview of the VCV 2020 bank i got otod finally. (oto done by MangoSiRyan12). end part is the render with no edits, using tn_fnds
im always bad at figuring out what genre goes with my utaus lol. so if anyone has cover suggestions i can try this bank with, let me know!! im finding slower songs are good but some not as high range fast songs can be decent.
oh hell yes the oto commission for one of my older banks is done... its the one i recorded a year ago. i think ill release it when i record my new banks again because the main point of getting this other one oto'd even tho its not great, is that i started T so i want to record a new bank whenever my voice is stable after some months.
while i am done making covers for people, i dont think i plan to give up covers completely because i just enjoy using vocaloid. but i really just wanna make whatever i want to. i have multiple covers of english songs with instrumentals i was making myself and yet i have avoided them for years because i made like Two covers of eng songs w my own instrumentals and they are my least loved videos (even the mitski cover i did with avanna and lugged a CRT TV up to an office basement for a cool music video lmao. i thought the video was cool!). but taking off the pressure of "needing" to make videos or showing others, i kinda look forward to finishing a few of those
while ive basically decided to stop buying vocaloids i do think about getting sweet ann... i have much more use for engloids and shes easily available/got expensive. and while easily available i do often wonder if the digital purchase page will someday vanish due to how old she is and how the company doesnt do....much anymore
i was digging through old art and found something i forgot about, some outfit design for a flower cover i never made kinda bc i didnt have the skill to tune it back then and it sounded very bad. but i still think this (albiet, old) design was fun.... i never finished the MV and i did post what i had but i removed it eventually.
i may just buy eleanor now because i have a feeling i will space out and forget about it unless i get that email to remind me. the second discount isnt a huge difference so i have no financial issue buying it but considering the lack of new code still im not sure when theyll send it out...
i while ago i mentioned my vocaloid folder (which contains all covers and downloads of VBs i own+synths) is around 300-400GB, but i decided to see how much each part is and.... well, my japanese vocaloid folder within it (contains all jpn covers and loids) is 98 gb. 76gb of that is only flower's stuff lol.
tho it seems my biggest folder within my vocaloid folder is my original songs folder. kinda surprised? i guess i didnt realize how much space it took up. its bigger than the folders that contain vocaloid install files i saved.
oh man, opening up one of Magpie's old vsq files reminded me, i really liked their stuff and thought the vocal presets they made w loids (naming them cool things in japanese) was neat and i basically did that for a while too lol. i never really said it? and i did it for years after but lost them after my most recent PC moves.
mostly made presets for flower, named after japanese meanings of flowers (Hanakotoba). in my head, all these presets were different Flowers with different looks and personalities. i even drew two a long time ago. for example, one preset for flower was "椿, Perishing with Grace". cant recall what the settings were for them tho.
i kiiinda wanted to try and do a solaria design but im not sure i wanna make myself feel obligated to do a thing im not *that* inspired for.... and ive also always been conflicted on the concept of just doing a contest to hand someone a design hoping itll win after my efforts and the prize is that they just use it for free with no compensation- and yes you get a special physical edition and that tier's rewards but. idk its good for the folk who are hardcore fans! and i do like her, i like vocal synth a lot, but monetary compensation kinda means something specific in what feels like a contest to get free designs to look through without paying someone properly
i mean no shade at solaria/eclipse sounds in particular because id apply this to really any design contest out there that has happened- vocal synth or not. art contests can totally be a fun and normal thing to do but when it comes to actually *using* the art i get a little :/ about it depending on how its dealth with using the art they basically commissioned people to do without pay- the artists rights and their art's rights matter and so does their time making it. the first contest was basically just a fan art show off with a benefit because the art wasnt being used by them in the end (i mean, thats what the page said at least?). but a design contest means using someone's work- not just once but for a long time (and this is also assuming or hoping they dont make profit off the design specifically in the future, and isnt specified on the terms for the contest either). and a contest is kinda like reaching out and saying "we want someone to design something but instead of seeking out a person and paying them straight forwardly, lets hold a contest where everyone does stuff for us *first* and then we decide what we like, while not actually giving monetary compensation for what was basically a free commission". it IS fun to do contests, mostly when theres no age cap and youre young and its exciting!! i totally get it. im just an adult and im tired and i need real work so i guess i have lost all the enjoyment out of things like this /s.
artfight is starting so i may end up being quite inactive over here! i wont be crazy active there but it does take some energy out of me, and i have a lot of IRL stuff to attend to at the same time. so if anyone wants to catch me on artfight, Art Fight
i never have shame in my old art but its always weird when a particular piece just keeps getting attention and its from years ago. somehow ppl still come to my YT channel from that one Ghost video i did art in and its. weird. like goddamn that was 2016/2017
drawing idea in my head but Solaris' design/concept is making me want to make vocaloid designs inspired by elements of space (whether its objects, entities, anomalies, vocab terms, etc)..... yes of course i have one in mind for flower already lol. fyi space/aliens are a special interest of mine and i run a RP discord server that has space elements so i have. a brain full of thoughts of this
patiently waiting for an email from anicute for the previous customer discount code...... they are always very slow imo lol.. but even the price already is like nothing for eleanor's ai bank right now, very much gonna hop on that deal even if the discount code doesnt come in...