pitting openUTAU against UTAU is so funny to me, imagine pitting someone's free time, for-fun projects against one another, this sense of "one engine having to be the winner" needs to stop hgfhgf hard work went into both let's celebrate that instead of pitting them
Dunno whether I'm gonna get chewed out for saying this, but I'm not framing this as objective truth, it's my subjective feelings on the matter.
I wish Volor wouldn't recruit regular people from the fandom to demo Eleanor AI, I feel like it's harder for the discussion around Eleanor AI to happen organically when it's people who have long history with the fandom and who are friends with ton of people in the fandom, demo-ing her, it's inherently gonna make criticizing harder and people she's targeted towards are gonna feel this sense of loyalty because "their friend/""one of us"" was in on it". If I'm being frank, it feels like manipulative tactic on Volor's part but obviously that's just how it comes across to me.
I hope it's ok to have this discussion here just been on my mind
I've just been thinking of dehumanization of vps in the vocal synth circles, especially the western ones ( so whenever the topic of Fukase's license and others comes up ), I kinda feel like dissociation has to play a role in said outrage, especially when said vps are really only known as the voice providers of vocal synths overseas and not like the celebrities that they are, with their own brands, over in Japan, perhaps there would be a deeper understanding of the license if western, big name vp, decided to be stricter about it, maybe the dissconnet wouldn't be as big.
There is a certain level of entitlement the buyer has when they purchase said voicebank/s but I also feel like the agency of the voice provider gets left out of the discussion too, and that needs adressing imo.
I say the step back that I mentioned earlier is sounding like a good idea right now! For all the Cul collab participants who would need me, yall can contact me on my twitter, I don't post a ton on it at all but I do check on it regurarly, alternatively yall can ask me about Cul collab stuff through @luwo
I've landed the job! it's incredebly lucky that I've managed to land a full time job under all the circumstances! I'm very grateful for the opportunity!
2nd I'm considering going on hiatus as I'm feeling quite uncomfortable here and depending on the circumstances I might decide that I need to take a step back, I haven't decided on it yet but rest assured that if I were to do so, it wouldn't halt the Cul collab and participants wouldn't lose contact with me! Working on all the necessary behind the scenes stuff as we speak! But that's all in the air!