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  • There's fireworks sporadically going off a few houses down. Just when I get into my work and forget about it, it goes off again, and I think someone just got shot, because I DO live in the Southern States, so, like... whether it's fireworks or a gun is 50/50.

    It IS fireworks though. I think. Hopefully.
    Work’s gonna suck the next week or two. I have to work three eight-hour shifts the next three days (currently almost an hour into the first one), then I’m scheduled for 35 hours next week. My mom’s happy, because it means 1.) I’m not in the house as much, 2.) when I’m home, I’ll be too tired to bother her, and 3.) my next paycheck’s gonna be astronomical, which means the half that goes to her is gonna buy her and her boyfriend a nice, relaxing weekend. As for me... I wouldn’t even think to complain if it was a job where I could sit down for more than a few seconds at a time. Yesterday’s seven-hour shift, on the coattails of a week of quarantine, killed my legs, and I’m pretty sure I fractured my middle toe on my right foot.

    Adding insult to injury, I work exclusively morning to afternoon/morning to evening shifts the next two weeks, meaning I have minimal time to work on covers or even talk to my girlfriend before I pass out, only to have to get up at 5:30 or 6 the next morning and do it all over again.

    The pay is great. That’s what I have to keep telling myself. The pay is great. The pay is great.
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    Though I must admit, it’s always a good day when your head manager casually admits to committing an OSHA violation. (The violation in question is pouring disinfectant into a non-labeled bottle and labeling it with marker to make buying in bulk possible, which is hardly an issue I think, considering it’s exclusively for employee use, we’re all over 20, and the bottles are still VERY clearly labeled.)
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    I had a sitting job before Covid, and I still felt constantly tired after the end of the weekly shift because I had to do it between 8AM and 6PM. =_= (I stuck with it because I was getting around £80 a week to just digitise documents for ten hours lol.)
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Yeah, both of my jobs before this one were sitting jobs (I was more mobile in my first job, but I basically sat in one place for most of my second job) - I feel ya, because I felt tired too after a long day of not moving. But now when I get off work, I’m tired AND hurting, rather than just tired.

    I make 150% here what I made in either of my previous jobs, though, plus I get significantly better hours, so I’ll take the pain, I just wish it didn’t hurt so much. :clara_ani_lili:
    Dernière Danse is such a lovely song, but holy hell it's hard to replicate in a synth. The vocals very rarely stick with the beat, so a lot of it is just... guessing it by ear. Complicating matters, of course, is the fact that I'm making a Chinese synth sing it in its original French, so I have to occasionally add in different notes just to replicate sounds that don't exist in Chinese...
    HnnnnNNNNNNNN-

    I want Rin and Len Append. Someone is selling them on Mercari. I also want to USE them, and I'll need Act2 to do so. So who do I buy first: the ones I want, or the ones I need??

    I'm leaning heavily toward Append. Copies of Act2 tend to go up fairly often, but this is the only copy of Append I've seen on there.

    (Also, IA and IA ROCKS for $80 total, if anyone is interested!)
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    UPDATE: I bought the Appends. God only knows if I'd ever find them so cheap again!
    Leon
    Leon
    I've seen the Appends around a few times but I've always stayed my hand bc I worry they'll be registered already and I won't be able to get an import code,,
    Although it appears to be the case that import codes don't have activation limits like normal serials, so maybe I could find someone willing to share. Idk! I'm glad you got them!! Best of luck :D
    Good evening everyone! I feel we could all use some more positivity, so allow me to say: I'm really proud of all of you! If life has you knocked down, just remember: you've survived every single day you've experienced up to now. You're a badass, and nothing can keep you down! So take a nap, drink some water, do something that makes you happy, then try again tomorrow. You've got this!
    The next person to bitch about BokuMono being rUiNeD fOrEvEr 😭😭😭 is getting a steel-toed boot to the face.

    "Why is everyone so unrealistically attractive? Why is the gameplay so intricate?? When did the focus on simple characters and gameplay go away???" ELEVEN YEARS AGO, GET THE 🐬🐬🐬🐬 OVER IT BOOMER.
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    If you haven't liked a single game to come from the series since Animal Parade, you could always - *GASP!* - stick with 64 and the OG FoMT instead of hanging on just to shit on new installments! LET PEOPLE ENJOY THINGS, DAMMIT.
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    RoboCheatsyTM
    RoboCheatsyTM
    Peaches, I feel this in my soul every time someone complaining about Pokémon games these days being so bad. Like, if you hate newer games so much (and I mean the people who harass the devs about it and never shut up)? Why not just go back and play the old ones that you swear are a million times better??? :ring_ani_lili:
    So, yeah. I feel your pain.
    My one wish is that Cangqiong had a bit more power in her mid-range. Her upper range is so powerful and wonderful! But she sounds a bit soft in her mid-range... not that she sounds any less lovely.

    Tema
    Tema
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH [ultimatechickenlegsemoji.jpg]

    (Yes I will probably listen to this one 36 times too because I swear it's helping my headache right now rofl)
    Leon
    Leon
    HOLY shit i LOVE this!! GOD what a wife. I fucking love Cangqiong. Also the title of this track 😂
    Krin
    Krin
    i umm... lov.. her ? all the synthV chinaloids have been taking my heart lately wtf
    Me: “Man, it’d be kinda cool to see some Vocaloids get ported to SynthV in the future!”

    Lupin: :)

    Me: “...no.”
    patuk
    patuk
    Those are all valid feelings to have Kazumi, you do whats best for you. I wish theyd realize theyre in a way representing their vocaloids ( especially Aki and Lupin who promote them heavily ) and how this can be a turn off to some, Ruby is the one I personally cant enjoy the same anymore.
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    I don't get involved in producer drama, but I have noticed that the Western side has a massive problem with unprofessionalism (is that a word?) both in terms of creating songs as legit musicians, and trying to make (paid) vocal synth banks. I dunno if it has something to do with both the Japanese side being firmly established years earlier than the Western side, and the Japanese side also trending a bit older in terms of age too, but I've noticed over the years that Western producers have a nasty habit of being immature and not being the least bit professional for musicians.
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Ah, it’s such a relief to know I’m not alone in this! They’ve bothered me more and more the more I read... Aki’s fetishizations of both same-sex relationships (I made a post regarding her calling wlw “yuris” but deleted it due to fear of backlash) and, worse, shotacon, is DEEPY uncomfortable, Misha handles even the slightest criticism very poorly, and Lupin is just. Insanely egotistical, like the other two to an extent. The only fan base they have in mind are themselves. It’d be one thing if DDR were Utaus, but when they’re paid Vocaloids, that’s just a no-go.

    God it feels good to finally say what I’ve felt all these months~
    Oh! Something I've noticed: the SynthV Medium5 girls' prices have been bumped about an extra $20, to around the same price as Xingchen. I'm glad the upgrades are so cheap at least!

    I also love how the only one smiling is Haiyi. The others look so beautiful and elegant and mysterious, then Haiyi's like "I GOT A FREE ORDER OF CINNAMON TWISTS AT TACO BELL"
    Honest Opinions! Which should I do: the first with Renri, or the second with Eleanor?

    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Here's a little clip I sent to Patuk to get her feedback! She sounds okay, I think, but strained when I try making her sound powerful, and the chorus goes far higher, so I think I'd be pushing her too much. (Granted, her sub-libraries and Tension were the only things I touched, tuning-wise. So this is otherwise completely raw.)

    parallax_fifths
    parallax_fifths
    Honestly, that does sound really good up until the rise at the end. If I didn't know anything about vocal synths that might fool me into thinking it was a real singer. At least until the chorus, and, as you say, it becomes less convincing.

    Perhaps you can double Renri's voice during the chorus with a more powerful voice, but have the extra vocal track turned down just enought so it still sounds as though Renri is the primary singer.
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    My thought is that I might try this with Saki? I'll be getting Saki Light with SynthV Studio Pro, so she might be a better fit!
    With the first-gen Medium5 girls’ activation codes becoming useless after activating their upgrades, I’m gonna wait to actually use New Haiyi and Cangqiong until I can get a new laptop, so I can have their OGs safe as well.

    Still, it’s scary... what if my laptop craps out on me and I have to get a new one? Given advanced notice, I can deactivate all of my synths to safely move them over to another computer, but if it ever comes to that, my OG Medium5s... they’re done for. I can never use them again.

    ...I wholeheartedly support Quadimension, and I get why they’re doing this, but that doesn’t mean I particularly like this.
    SynthV's website hasn't changed... will it, I wonder, now that the sales are being handled by AHS? I'm also skeptical about them only offering the synth through purchases, with the Web version being the only way you can access it for free... the Web version is so buggy, and nothing like the real SynthV. I fear it'll turn people off.

    ...will they go the Vocaloid route and offer a two-week free trial of the new editor, I wonder? That would be smart, I think, so people know what the actual editor is like.

    By the by. Do we have a final release date for Genbu's full bank, or just an estimate? And will he be free like his beta, or a paid vocal? I'm totally prepared to pay for him, but... free would be nice, ngl.
    parallax_fifths
    parallax_fifths
    In regards to the unchanged website, it's becoming increasingly obvious that Mr. Hua isn't particularly skilled when it comes to promoting his products. His talents lie elsewhere.
    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    I can't remember who said it, but they said we will have to pay for upgraded Eleanor and Genbu. They also said Genbu would come out in a few days. I can't confirm these claims.

    The thing I hate about the web version was last time I checked, you can't export audio. I guess something's better than nothing, but people are too used to having the Winzip vocal synth equivalent to a never-ending trial.

    I hope they have a trial for the actual editor, too. Part of me is worried it will be like Miku NT bad/buggy because the interface seems similar. I think I will wait for other people to pay for it before buying. I like the Kotonohas when other people use them, but I'm only interested in Genbu/Eleanor.
    I'm gonna try and stay up for the rest of the SynthV fun! In the meantime, I'm gonna try translating a song I loved as a teenager that I finally tracked down again today.

    ...it's a lot less... consensual than I remember it being.
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    Hnnnnngh... given the nature of this song, I'm fairly certain most of it is graphically describing sexual acts, but since there's not really a comprehensive guide to Japanese sexual slang for English speakers (I consulted my copy of Making Out in Japanese and it wasn't much help either), I'm a bit stuck. Though, for the same reason, I'd really rather not reach out for help... a subbed version of a fan video once existed (and it's how I was introduced to the song all those years ago), but it's long-since been removed, and the translation with it.

    I know blacksaingrain hasn't uploaded a video in eight years, but I'm still tempted to try to track them down and ask if they still have the translation somewhere.
    Since it seems it'll be a bit before we get further announcements: holy hell, half-off SV2 Pro for registered AHS users? Saki for not much more? The twins are a little too cutesy for my taste, but I'm eager to see them thrive! And I'll wait and make my decision on Rika when I hear her.

    Now! GIVE ME MORE, I HUNGER
    You know what sucks? The fact that Rin/Len Append won't work with Act1, only Act2.

    The fuck, Crypton? I know I mostly just want the box, but that'll be an EXPENSIVE box...
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    RoboCheatsyTM
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    Yeah, I really feel this! It doesn’t make sense to me, even from a marketing/money standpoint… (maybe it’s something with how the software is programmed, but I don’t know a whole lot about software engineering.)
    I mean at least I have their V4s which are more or less the same, but I’d really love to get Append just so I can compare/contrast append vs. V4. Getting Act2 just to use Append doesn’t sound like a good deal to me (unless I actually found a good deal on it, LOL).
    Leon
    Leon
    Yeah Crypton essentially swept Act1 under the bus and likes to pretend it never happened. I guess the idea is that since all registered Act1 users got Act2 for free, and it's *technically* not allowed to sell your Vocaloids, it wouldn't be an issue?? idk
    Cangqiong is here!! Well, "here" as in "at the post office, to be delivered to me tomorrow". Seriously wish I could just drive to the post office and get her myself, but nooooooooo, I just HAD to be exposed to COVID... on the bright side, my manager called and said the affected coworker is pulling through well and will be A-Okay! So all that's left to do is stave off the cabin fever.

    Well, I'm about to watch Digimon with my girlfriend, and then I wanna play around in Neutrino some more, so I'll have plenty to do until tomorrow at least!
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