Recent content by Nokone Miku

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    Because it's Teto's birthday, I've had this song stuck in my head all day: [MEDIA]

    Because it's Teto's birthday, I've had this song stuck in my head all day:
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    In classical Latin "U" looked like "V", so a double-U looked like "VV" Caesar Augustus looked...

    In classical Latin "U" looked like "V", so a double-U looked like "VV" Caesar Augustus looked like "CAESAR AVGVSTVS"
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    I've been reading up on music theory. One thing that has always made my head hurt is when they...

    I've been reading up on music theory. One thing that has always made my head hurt is when they go off about C Major this, or B Minor that, G Major to E Minor, blah blah blah. I just figured out the reason for my confusion. I wish that at some point someone would have taken a quick moment to...
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    Just wanted to say that I often run into the same sort of thing with Miku English. I usually...

    Just wanted to say that I often run into the same sort of thing with Miku English. I usually fix it by adding a [j] phoneme into the word. So "sight" would be [s aI j t] and "pain" might be [ph eI j n]. In extreme cases I end up needing to add an extra vowel like [s aI][- j V t] or [p eI][- j...
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    Lyric Writing with Nokone

    "You Don't Deserve My Tears" (Placeholder image by 岡田α) This isn't a typical subject matter for me, personally, to write a song about. It's based on a story I came up with. It will probably be a sort of nu metal song sung by Kaito. This is a first draft. I feel like it has too many...
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    Lyric Writing with Nokone

    An Angel On One Shoulder, A Devil On The Other When writing material, I feel like I have a little angel on one shoulder and a little devil on the other. Angel: "That's a good line. People will appreciate the subtle connotations of the wording and how it phonetically meshes with the other...
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    If someone say's they're a "vocalist," a "vocal artist," or that they provide "vocals" I'd...

    If someone say's they're a "vocalist," a "vocal artist," or that they provide "vocals" I'd usually assume they're referring to singing. If they do "narration," "oration," or "voice acting" I'd assume they're talking about spoken lines of dialogue (or a monologue). And if something is related...
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    Just my two cents, but "vocal synth" usually refers to a synthesized vocalist (i.e. singer). If...

    Just my two cents, but "vocal synth" usually refers to a synthesized vocalist (i.e. singer). If it isn't musical in nature you would usually refer to it as a "voice synth" or "speech synth." I might argue that "vocal" is singing, "speech" is talking, and "voice" could be either. If the...
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    Fattening vs Stereo Spreading with Stereo Imaging Plugin

    In-person when you are listening to sound, the sound waves are reverberating around the space and being reflected off of surfaces at various angles. And because our ears are on the sides of our heads, the sounds reach them at different angles, different times, and have slightly different...
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    An Article That Illustrates Another Reason I've Been Drawn to Vocaloid

    The writer covers types of song lyrics that will never get recorded or published in the music industry. Excerpts from americansongwriter.com (emphasis added): Between the Rhymes: Writing Lyrics An Artist Would Sing Many times when I’m mentoring SongTown songwriters, I come across a truly...
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    [IMG] Happy Year of the Tiger 2022 everyone!

    Happy Year of the Tiger 2022 everyone!
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    Fattening vs Stereo Spreading with Stereo Imaging Plugin

    Oh my god, I spent dozens of hours during November working on this same sort of thing! For human vocals you can record two nearly identical takes and play one in the left channel and the other in the right. I tried doing this with my synth vocal track by adjusting the tuning on a second...
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    Narcissists always try and make others feel bad about themselves. It's just one of their tools...

    Narcissists always try and make others feel bad about themselves. It's just one of their tools of manipulation. These negative existential feelings are just a common part of dealing with depression. All you can do is remind yourself that it's a temporary feeling (even if it is a recurring...
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    When covid hit all the live music venues basically had to shut down for over a year. But it's...

    When covid hit all the live music venues basically had to shut down for over a year. But it's starting to look like some of them are opening up again. This looks like a really awesome concert:
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    [IMG] The impossible decision.

    The impossible decision.