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  • Has anyone managed to locate a manual for Synthesizer V Studio Pro? The help option just takes me to a YouTube link, GUI translations, and scripting information.
    Shiver me timbers! I just received my Eleanor Forte AI download code and serial number. Expect a new video in a day or two! (Unfortunately I doubt anyone on this site will enjoy the upcoming video because I'm heading down a different path with my self-authored English lyrics.)
    lIlI
    lIlI
    Congrats! Looks like they shadowdropped her.
    Älfa Dröttning
    Älfa Dröttning
    I got her code too! So far I love her vb! I have some time off coming up so I'm going to work on a cover with her that I started with her lite vb. I'm looking forward to your video!
    morrysillusion
    morrysillusion
    same! looking forward to installing her asap!!
    For the one other person on this site that uses Reaper, a cool new "delta solo" feature has been added. Of course, some plugins already have a delta solo function, but many don't, making this addition super-duper handy.
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    WyndReed
    WyndReed
    Woah, this is so cool! Thank you so much for sharing!!
    parallax_fifths
    parallax_fifths
    I knew there was at least one other Reaper user on this site!

    Because Reaper is updated so often it's easy to miss when major new features are added. But at least the frequent updates are teensy-weensy to download and quicky-wicky to install.
    Recently I've been messing around with mic IRs to help colour some synthesized sounds that I use. (Modo Drum to be specific.) But as an experiment, I decided to try a mic IR on Eleanor Forte Lite and got some good results.

    Below is a short song sung twice, the first time without a mic IR (100% dry) and the second time with a mic IR (100% wet). They have been level matched so you won't be fooled by a change in volume.

    No EQ (apart from the IR itself), no compression, and no effects. The difference is subtle, but the mic IR does clear up some mud. Pay particular attention to the held vowel in "song."

    There's a bunch of free mic IRs available here:
    Microphone Impulse Response Project

    The above collection is all "vintage" mics, complete with a smattering of broken mics, which could be interesting for special effects.

    Unfortunately, the mic IR that I used in the above demonstration is not free. I bought it from PastToTheFuture. It's an AKG C12 IR using a cardioid pattern placed at 2 inches. You can get it as a single mic package, or in a collection package with a bunch of IRs.

    Note that IRs only capture a static frequency response of a microphone, rather than a real-world dynamic response. Additionally, all voicebanks have either been recorded with a microphone (concatonative) or trained with a microphone (AI), so they've already been coloured by a microphone. By using a mic IR, you're essentially recolouring a precoloured signal.
    So, yeah. Here's a song from 1968 by an all-girl "group sounds" band called Pinky Chicks. The track is supposed to be a joke, but the vocal effects are so silly that I spent more time laughing at the song rather than laughing with the song.

    MillyAqualine
    MillyAqualine
    Sounds like a cartoon song mixed with a yé-yé-styled (no wonder since the date of release) tune =o

    It's strange because it's kinda like Cendrillon from Disney's adaptation with Gusgus and the other mice x'D Shame though because they have a nice voice

    Kagami Kawaiine was here
    So... Some sort of distant cousin of mine (whom I've never met) was just cast as a super villain in the MCU. Good for him!
    WyndReed
    WyndReed
    Wicked awesome!
    parallax_fifths
    parallax_fifths
    In case anyone is wondering, he'll be playing Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. I'm sure you can figure out the rest of the details from that.

    The funny thing is, Will Poulter is from my dad's side of the family, and my dad has been keen to watch all of his films. However, my dad's not exactly an MCU fan, but now he will have to endure an MCU movie whether he likes it or not!
    MillyAqualine
    MillyAqualine
    Holy milk !!!
    I just finished work on an Eleanor Forte song, but it won't be "officially" released until I can replace the vocals with the AI version of Eleanor Forte. I guess that means October at the earliest. (Composition began in late January.)

    At any rate, here it is:
    Dream...

    The fast-paced, lower-pitched vocals are difficult to understand. Hopefully this won't be an issue with AI Eleanor. (Absolutely no tuning was done for this current version.)

    It's a Minecraft song, and the words and music were written side-by-side, with each pushing and pulling at one another. I'm quite happy with how it turned out. My favourite verse is this:

    Cull some sheep
    And craft yourself a bed from murder
    Cull some sheep
    And go to sleep...
    So I created a forum thread on guitar cabinet impulse responses. Why?

    About 18 months ago I wrote a guide on how to use free Ignite Amps software, but since then my knowledge of amp sims has improved. (Not to mention that better free alternatives have also emerged.) I began pondering if it would be worthwhile to clear up any explanations or fix up any errors in that guide. My initial instinct was to not bother, after all, nobody has ever responded to that thread. Perhaps not surprising when considering that amps sims aren’t exactly this website’s raison d'être.

    However...

    Much to my surprise that guide has over three-thousand views! Who’s reading it? Probably not the VocaVerse regulars, so it must be casual visitors.

    So I decided to write an entirely new thread on a similar subject just to see what happens. The only thing for me to do now is wait 18 months and then check the view count.
    mobius017
    mobius017
    I have a suspicion that there are lots of people who come here who aren't members, browsing the threads for news or the resources for info.
    I'm beginning to suspect the "harshness" in Saki AI, which is still audible in version 104, is aliasing distortion.
    parallax_fifths
    parallax_fifths
    It's not so much that Saki is difficult to mix, but that as you go higher in pitch, the more harsh she sounds. In fact, just the observation that it gets worse with higher notes is further evidence that this may be some sort of aliasing distortion. And this is not a problem limited to Saki AI, as I first noticed this in the original SynthV using both Eleanor Forte and Yamine Renri.

    But to answer your question, yes, the audio is being distorted (or whatever) at SynthV's end.

    Additionally, I've since learned that the "mirroring" effect I saw in some of my prior tests is called "folding" and that it can also be evidence of aliasing. At the time, when I first saw that folding, I wondered if it were related to foldback distortion (another name for audio aliasing), and now I know that it is related. It seems to be an unfolded type of foldback distortion. (Don't ask me for details because I don't have 'em.)

    Regardless of whether or not I'm hearing aliasing, there is something wrong with SynthV's higher notes. Back when I goofed around with Hatsune Miku V2 and V4, you could easily go an octave above the recommended range without any harshness. Sure, it would be squeaky like a lung-full of helium, but it wasn't brittle. I can't do the same with SynthV without blood dripping out of my ears.

    It's kind of a shame because I think SynthV has some of the best underlying technology out there. And if there is an aliasing issue, Mr. Hua has obviously put it very far down on his list of priorities.

    On the other hand, if you don't go above D5 you're probably okay.
    Ronny777
    Ronny777
    The way you explain it makes me think that this is what I am encountering when I tune with Miku english. I found that by using singing skills or Attack and Release effects on every note it give the voice a "sand in mouth" type of sound when it goes too high of too low. So, maybe it's the AI technology itself. Like the Attack Release from V5 the AI from synthV might be adding too much to the voice. I really don't know how SynthV works but if she was fine before the AI ver. of her voice, this the most logical thing I can think of. With V5 you can tone down the amount of effects and singing skill but can you do that with SynthV?
    parallax_fifths
    parallax_fifths
    Harshness issues have been with SynthV since before SynthV Studio was ever a thing. It is unrelated to the AI features.
    I recently started working on a book review for school. The book was only available from my university's library as an eBook, which is unfortunate because I prefer reading physical copies. Nevertheless, I read it last week, and yesterday I typed in all the points I wanted to discuss in my review.

    This morning I began researching the author to learn more about their qualifications. However, while doing so, I discovered why the book was only available electronically: the publisher had recalled and destroyed all unsold physical copies. The reason for this was because large swaths had been plagiarized from other sources.

    Ugh. I may have to read another book for my review.

    Moral of the story: Remember to check your sources!

    And as is usual in plagiarism cases, this guy had a history. I wonder if his PhD was revoked?
    mobius017
    mobius017
    I think it'd be worth bringing the issue up to your professor and seeing what he/she says. Just because the book you're reviewing (Which I assume is like a critique or book report?) was produced using improper means doesn't mean you can't write a fully proper review of that book, at least to my mind. You could even bring up the plagiarism in your review.

    Unless a "book review" means something different than I'm thinking. Worth checking to be sure, I think, just to avoid the loss of the time/effort you've spent so far.
    parallax_fifths
    parallax_fifths
    I've already discussed this with the professor and he just let me know that I can continue on the current trajectory. However, once I'm finished with the review, we have to alert the library and get the eBook removed.
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    I had to do a book review during my first year of uni, and I didn't particularly enjoy it because I'd never done a review before. (Yes, not even for school). But I find the idea of reviewing a plagiarised book really interesting from an analytical perspective. You could really go into the legal and ethical issues surrounding plagiarism.
    I have three songs underway (and a fourth planned) in anticipation of Eleanor Forte AI being an actual thing by the time my current school term is finished.
    Alright, I'm going to start uploading my SynthV sample rate "investigation" in piecemeal. It could take a couple of hours before all parts are up.
    Does anyone have experience with mini MIDI keyboards? I'm thinking of purchasing one with full-sized keys, but with only a couple of octaves so that it can sit comfortably in front of my monitors.
    parallax_fifths
    parallax_fifths
    Yeah, I'm just looking for notation input. I already have an 88-key piano for composition. But I'm wondering if one with twizzly knobs might also work with EQ plugins and the like so I can also use it when mixing.
    Älfa Dröttning
    Älfa Dröttning
    I got an Arturia Keylab MKII and love it. Mine is 61 keys, but they also have a 49 key version. It has multiple banks of knobs and faders which is nice for adjusting plugins, and it works with a bunch of different DAWs. It also has different modes for DAW control vs instrument control and it comes with Analog Lab which has a bunch of different instrument presets. The price point is on the higher end for midi keyboards, but Arturia also has a Keylab Essential version which is cheaper and doesn’t have as many features. It still has the knobs, faders, and DAW control, but I’ve read that the key feel isn’t as good. I did a ton of digging on MIDI keyboards last year and I found Sanjay C’s channel to be really helpful: https://youtube.com/c/SanjayC

    Imo you’d probably be better off with at least a 49 key keyboard than a 25 key one since you’re looking for notation input. Most keyboards have octave up/down buttons, but it’s easier to input notes if the octave change isn’t an issue.
    parallax_fifths
    parallax_fifths
    Whilst looking at the Arturia website I realized that space was an issue—my desk isn't exactly gargantuan. After some measurements I settled on the Arturia Keystep, and it does indeed fit snuggly atop my workspace. Plus, it has a nice solid metal base!
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