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  • i still cant decide on a duet song for lola (will take suggestions!) but decided to plug her into one of the praat/real pitch files to see if shed work w it. it is purely pitch bends, so i assumed it would, and boy! certainly fun to hear. heres a short clip of 'easy on me' that i covered w solaria recently, but instead lola:

    I think interestingly, it gives a real good perspective on how much has... changed, but also how the bones of tuning remain the same. its not like plugging her into a note-bended file because voices often work very differently with note bending (most w older ones like v1 that didn't have "-".

    solaria sings the same exact pitch bends, lola does, and they honestly sound identical *due* to that, if their age/quality werent about 20 years apart! its kinda cool to see imo, with a file that relies purely on pitch bends. the differences in theory are minimal and only apparent bc of the technology aspect.
    i really dont get why vocal synths dont have remote deactivation. since i built my new PC i hadnt actually deactivated my synths bc i still have my old PC and planned to us it still. however, i think my old HDDs may have gotten wiped due to RAID configuration being cleared on them for some unknown reason (everything had already been transferred). and today i just reinstalled Melodyne which.... lets you log in on the site to deactivate old PCs so you can recover activations.

    i just. do not understand why vocal synth just dont do this. the amount of "help my PC died and i cant activate my vocaloids anymore" is ridiculous, and how getting them reset by companies isnt always possible (for real, why not make it easier on themselves and just do what melodyne does??) and now i just gotta hope this wont be an issue again. its no surprise that piracy becomes appealing not just because of price, but because it gets rid of the ridiculous activation process that sometimes causes you to lose you product if not handled properly.
    aru ii
    aru ii
    I'm not sure if it counts as remote, but if you activate a cevio vb on a different computer, it will deactivate on ur old one and activate on the new one in 24 hours, i think. I haven't tested it bc I never needed t change computers since I got cevio, but I heard it's that way
    Legally Pipp Petals
    Legally Pipp Petals
    @aru ii it does! I transferred Minato and exchanged vbs with my gf that way.
    morrysillusion
    morrysillusion
    that should definitely do that more, if no one adopts managing computers in some kinda online portal...! so many softwares do it at this point and for an obscure scene that is quite expensive.... yeah.
    hey does anyone talk about the fact vocaloid 1 has a LOLA theme for the UI but its blue. and Lola is themed with pink. whats up with that
    on the mindset of how i Do keep wanting to use vocaloid but end up not (honestly t this point for me its all about Ease of Use more than anything bc this is a hobby and i get lazy if its too tedious) i actually really keep wanting to cover something with Lola. i have actually owned her for years now but i dont think i have every posted a full cover with her?? i kinda think itd be fun to do a duet with her and a wildly new synth voice like solaria. im just bad at thinking of songs i could cover...

    but yeah as much as i love talking about the progress of synths right now, i absolutely LOVE old technology. of course the issue w old vocal synths is they became be less user friendly lol. so i dont often open up vocaloid 1.
    got three covers schedule to go up on youtube in the next two weeks!! :) maybe one more if i can get the video done
    you know ive been using solaria's vocal modes so much by default, especially Solid, that solaria's totally default voice feels so much more mellow lol.... i know people complained a lot early on she was too strong and powerful but man her vocal modes really changed my impression in that regard. she is strong by default still, buuuut i think her default voice has a lot more variety than i gave it credit to early on. now with the vocal modes theres so many more possibilities w her tone
    morrysillusion
    morrysillusion
    they absolutely need a sorta XSY parameter where you can change the intensity live in the song bc i think some modes really work better as temporary in parts of the song-- mostly solid/power ones... hearing a song where Solaria has Solid/Power, not fluctuating at all, sounds a lil weird after a bit tbh
    am having some... odd mic issues that arent terrible but i recorded a CV bank to see how it'd sound- im in the middle of oto right now. and i kinda refreshed my memory on the technical side of oto bc i think after a bit i just. Forgot many parts of it and just did what i always do- 'move this thing there, this thing here. yeah it functions' and just proceeded to not think about Why i was doing certain things haha... and since im sticking to CV i wanted to remind myself how it really can be made better! oto is so tedious its easy to just bc like. ugh ok i want this done NOW. but i want to improve my CV utaus this time around!
    still struggling to find a luo tianyi song i remember listening to a lot years back on youtube... im starting to fear it may have been deleted or something.... i posted about it on the thread for finding songs but man i just am having no luck.

    all i can say for sure it was simple, sad, had a piano, and the pv had tianyi (or a little girl) drawn with a rabbit plush animal, and seemed to be about death or divorce (cant recall). i dont know if it was popular (i dont think i searched v hard back then so, probably had a good amount of views). the pv was just a white bg with black lined characters. v easy to recognize but i havent seen anything that fits as i search.. :/
    i kept thinking abt this but i kinda wanna make some kind of poll that goes over aspects of vocal synth editor UI to gather the general opinions of what people tend to like. obviously its all subjective, but it makes me wonder- mostly when many have lived with the "standard" like vocaloid's UI for so long (me, its me)....
    since im back on my pc im gonna get back on some art for my utau stuff- however in relation to my utau (mez) im redoing parts of his design *again* and i swear its the last time. but its because it hit me....

    while i have been drawing his various rough drafts i kept having this feeling at the back of my mind.. "this is familiar... i dont know why" (see in thread here) as i worked on the outfit. but i couldnt recall what. i kept doodling and drawing until a few weeks ago i was scrolling through some ACE studio stuff and googled the male voices. and then it hit me. i saw Wen Li and i was like OH. i am quite sure i mustve seen his design breifly way back when ACE was in early development, and the general vibe stuck in my head and i unknowingly recreated the look. lmao.

    obviously, its not a direct copy. the sorta... techware (??) fashion is known for neon colors accents on black and nonsense belts, and i have used the caution tape motif on some older ocs before too which is why i picked it. but gosh, its so annoying when you unknowingly recreate something you saw for a minute ages ago.

    so im altering his design again-- not massively. honestly i havent been hugely into the techware belt nonsense anyways and i want to pull back to some more comfortable clothes to draw, something more simple, so i can pick different looks for future voicebanks. so yeah thats been on my mind ever since lol
    morrysillusion
    morrysillusion
    sadly that means i probably wont use this reference sheet i made JUSt before i realized this lol. rip


    but everything here will be the same minus some things w the pants/no belts/jacket (plan is to put the caution tape on the jacket sleeves??)
    i was checking what stuff on my old C drive took up the most amount of space so on my new PC i could better manage that and install things on other drives-- turns out aside from the mod folders fo sims (which reside in the C drive documents folder) and the Voice folder for Utau (as these arent considered "installed programs"), Vocaloid voicebank installs took up a majority of my space. My C drive wasnt full my any means, but they were ranked as the larges things installed on my system drive.

    im definitely better organizing my hefty installs this time. my drives are all 1TB or larger so its not a big concern, but now that im running my system on a SSD i want to make sure i utilize the speed properly.
    exploring my old soundcloud accs and jotting down some songs i want to recover. and also finding that numerous old posts of mine are *still* getting comments and reshares??? wild. i just never log into those accounts since i have like... five. so i never realize
    new pc is technically built! i just....need to install everything all over again. and move 3TB of data. @[email protected] .... so itll probably be a moment until i get all my vocal synth stuff sorted lol. but my old pc is still available to me (im keeping it for server stuff) so i can easily access stuff somewhere in some form if i need to..........once i have an extra monitor for it, that is.
    morrysillusion
    morrysillusion
    dont know how many people are curious about specs/parts but here! made with a focus on gaming & media creation (videos, light 3d modelling)- pretty typical powerful build i think and its all working smooth.

    Intel Core i7-12700F
    air cooling (Scythe Fuma 2)
    MSI PRO Z690-P motherboard
    Kingston FURY Renegade RAM (2x16 GB)
    Western Digital Blue SN570 1 TB SSD
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G+ 750W
    Fractal Design Define R5 case
    MagicalMiku
    MagicalMiku
    perfect specs! you have a PC that is more than good for production, editing and also gaming, and it will last many years (5years+) ^-^
    since you mentioned 3 TB of data, and backup is always important, I recommend (in case you don't already have) to buy also a 3.5" hard drive, you could go with Western Digital Red of 6TB or 8TB ^-^
    morrysillusion
    morrysillusion
    luckily for me i do have loads of hard drives sitting around! i will likely be keeping two 3-4TB hdds in my pc while i boot from the 1TB SSD! (this case has room for.... 8 hdds, if i need it LOL) very excited to have this thing, knowing it will last me a good while. im not really the type to want to upgrade all too often so i decided getting some real current, good stuff would be the best bet.
    this is adjacently related to vocaloid but i heard how bee and puppycat was finally getting its release for netflix coming out, i only just watched the trailer namely to find out if they kept Oliver for puppycat's voice.(i watched BP ages ago but never watched it all) honestly i kind of thought they'd change it- not to say theres a problem with it, but considering i heard it in the trailer i guess id have to assume theres no issues using him?

    im sure vocaloid TOS's account for uses like this (i havent read Oliver's tho). im just surprised to see them keeping the vocaloid voice for puppycat in an actual netflix release tbh! its neat to see. i never really see any recognition from the vocal synth community that Oliver is being used for such a project and see it go all the way to Netflix is certainly cool milestone even though the software isn't often regarded when talking about the show.
    might be a little absent, but excited to say im building my own pc! ive been living w prebuilts for ages and now im building one to really suit my needs... but ill be off as i get parts in the mail and backup some files. but i will def have some new utau related things to share- been finalizing mez's design and i think ive got something im not gonna change anymore :P i waqs gonna try and share before i did this pc stuff buuut i need to tweak the art a bit...
    i do hope ACE gets english support and potentially english cross language function- at least from what i have heard i think its cross language with japanese is really really good compared to synth v so id be curious to see what the outcome of english would sound like in ACE... it would be cool to have another AI focused synth with similar abilities to synth v, that is also accessible to western users
    TheStarPalace
    TheStarPalace
    The devs have said in the discord they are working on an English cross language function ! Won't be out for a while though and they'd ideally need to make an English version of the interface first
    morrysillusion
    morrysillusion
    yes, would much rather get that english UI done before anything :P im glad theyre up for giving english support! so many chinese synths in the past i just didnt stick with because they never had a english interface;;
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