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  • I guess it's safe to say that SynthV R2 looks more promising than Miku NT. Or is that an unpopular opinion?
    Welp, I finished making my video, but rendering will have to be postponed until this thunderstorm passes by. I don't want to lose power partway through...
    So there I was, googling for papers relevant to my dissertation, and on page three of my google results was this webpage:


    All I have to say is: Yikes!
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    Do they think teachers don't know how their students write by the end of the semester and wouldn't catch onto this in a heartbeat? I graded papers for five teachers for a year and a half, and even I could pick up on when services were used.
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    I used to get ads for those stupid services on Facebook, and I always wondered why they existed when lecturers aren't stupid and can tell if someone else has colluded with an assignment.
    parallax_fifths
    parallax_fifths
    This is the first time I've run into anything like that. I guess I'm not too surprised that they exist, but I am surprised that Google thought I'd be interested.
    Wasn't there someone on here complaining that you can't draw pitch directly onto SynthV's piano roll? Because I just found out that you can do that by selecting "Freehand (overlay)". And I'm glad I found that because I really needed it.
    xuu
    xuu
    Honestly this feature alone is one of the reasons I love SynthV... I'm terrible with VOCALOID-style pitch tuning and prefer being able to do things exactly so it's perfect for me.
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    i've only owned synthV for a few days but i recently found this too!! what a life saver, i agree with @xuu vocaloid pitch tuning is hell. although the one thing i miss from UTAU is having what they called 'S curves'. it looks like in synthV the only way to draw pitches is freehand it or linear (and something else maybe).

    i mean, i can still mimic S curves in synthV by freehand but that takes :sick: effort
    parallax_fifths
    parallax_fifths
    I use a Wacom digitizing tablet, which really helps for drawing pitches.

    It also helps with note entry when doing notation, which is why I bought a digitizing tablet in the first place. In fact, it's also great with DAWs, with a few niggles here and there.
    Phew!

    I have finally completed all three movements of my concerto for double bass. Now I can resume work on my vocal synth projects with a clear mind.

    There are four SynthV originals in the pipeline, all at various stages of completion. Two are a collaboration between myself and my usual lyric writer; one is a solo project; and one is a triple collaboration between myself, my usual lyric writer, and a double bass player. Yup, that double bass player is the same person for whom I wrote the aforementioned concerto. And it turns out they are an excellent sound engineer who likes messing with analog (modeled) synths. Stay tuned!

    And in case anyone is interested, here is the double bass concerto:



    Valhalla have released a new delay VST called Supermassive, and it's free:
    I realize this has nothing to do with vocal synth stuff, but I finally finished the second movement to my double bass concerto:

    The other two movements are still awaiting final revisions, as well a cadenzas.

    Writing a concerto for double bass was tricky not only because it's a low-pitched instrument, but also because it doesn't have a lot of overtones. This means it's easily drowned out by other instruments, which makes orchestration an interesting challenge.

    As for vocal synth stuff, I have three songs at various stages of completion. One should be done soon...
    Holy coolness, Batman! I was having difficulty in getting the snare to cut through my mix. So I decided to try TDR Nova's sidechain feature and use the snare track to trigger a narrow dynamic EQ cut in the guitars at 217 HZ (the snare's main attack area). Wow, It worked wonderfully!

    Now to use the same technique to make the bass guitar and kick drum play nicely together.

    I've tried sidechain compression in the past for similar reasons, but always felt it was too intrusive. However, sidechained dynamic EQ is awesome!
    Yay! I finally finished my last paper for the school year—21 pages of pure fun!

    Honestly, this particular paper really was fun: analysis of six first-movements from six different symphonies by Carl Friedrich Abel. Hopefully the knowledge gained will improve my (non-voice synth) compositions.
    I challenge anyone to make a cover of this performance:

    (The YouTube comments made me chuckle, but the video itself gave me hiccups.)
    Hmm... Still needs work. (And lyrics, of course.) Not happy about the clean guitar. And something about the mix sounds kinda cheap. At least Renri sounds fine. (Until lyrics are added and then I've got bazillions of plosives and sibilants to tame.)
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    you're way too hard on yourself!!! I think it sounds fine as is (ofc other than lyrics needed). did you make this by scratch? music making is something i know virtually nothing about but from a listener's point of view it sounded good. I thought the refrain was especially cool. definitely continue this!!

    and i will ALWAYS approve of Renri.
    Ugh. I just tried layering the "N" and "C" Yamine Renri sub-libraries in SynthV and the result was phasey as phuck. Damn.
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    Obviously a synthesis issue because Genbu also has his phasers set on stun.
    I had to make a video presentation for school this weekend. To level out my voice, I tried using the free TDR Kotelnikov compressor, and it worked fantastically. So if anybody else on this site is making a video presentation, give Kotelnikov a go! (To keep things easy, I used the "warm vocal" preset.)
    Classes cancelled due to COVID-19, but homework continues on as usual. (The cancellation might only be for today because the Provincial Government's recommendation is to avoid gatherings of 250+ people, and all my classes are tiny graduate seminars. Monday might be business as usual.)
    Here is the intro for a Yamine Renri WIP song. Mix levels, EQ, and effects are all preliminary, except the voice where I barely even tried. There's no point in doing vocal processing until I have actual lyrics to enter, because plosives and other nasties can really affect what sort of plugins and/or settings are needed.


    This won't be finished for at least a month (or more) because I have papers to write. All I can get done is an hour here and an hour there.
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