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  • Going down memory lane for the VSynth Status thread has reminded me once more that I am a hardcore Gakupo/Kiyoteru shipper, and that there is like no content for them that I haven’t already consumed.

    I need to finish that one fic. Will anyone like it? No. Will anyone find value in how I characterize them? Also no. But will it give me a sense of satisfaction at having finally completed such a massive WIP and maybe plant the seeds of consideration for this ship in someone else? Highly dubious, but worth a shot!
    Every so often I see people complaining about G5 and saying that the toys are low-quality, and when that argument comes up, I always think back to that one Shining Armor bootleg that cropped up on Taobao that looks several times better than any authentic figures that Hasbro ever released of him.

    The G5 line looks fine, babes. They haven't pulled something like this yet.

    Yeesh. I've been using Ace, VoiSona, and CeVIO AI almost exclusively for the past month, and now I'm returning to Meiko Dark, and... wow. It's amazing how far vocalsynthesis has come in the almost ten years since her release! (Yes that's shorthand for "She's significantly more noisy and jumpy than I remember," shhhhhh)

    I'm so happy for the advent of VoiSona and especially Ace in these past several months; they give me the clarity and realism of SynthV AI with the flexibility, character, and charm of Vocaloid and Utau. In the coming days, I'd like to reassess all of my active synths and pinpoint what I like using each one for best. Things have changed a lot in the past year.

    For now I'm going to continue wrestling with Meiko Dark, because if I could just get her to say [g a] without her voice randomly going thin she would sound beautiful in this song. :meiko_ani_lili:
    mobius017
    mobius017
    From the description, it sounds sort of like how different Kontakt samples in a round-robin can sound different. So changing how the phonemes are requested, while trying to get the same output, might work--maybe try splitting the g and a into two separate notes at the same pitch, right next to each other?

    Or it might be related to the phonemes/pitches before/after, in which case adding some space or a Sil before/after might help?

    (Either of those might cause its own issue with choppiness, though.)

    Just some random, mostly untested thoughts that might help.

    If the issue happens the same way consistently at the same spots (i.e., doesn't appear/disappear on different playbacks), that sounds less like a round-robin-type thing and more like it's due to the adjacent notes. Doesn't mean splitting the phonemes won't help. But in that case, you might be able to help the thinness with some effects/EQ--e.g., boost the lower/bass frequencies.
    mobius017
    mobius017
    With the EQ, since the issue is in the same spot, you can add an EQ plugin and then automate it to be bypassed or deactivated when you don't need it to fix the trouble spots, so that the rest of Meiko's performance isn't affected.
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Ooh, I hadn’t thought about that! Some EQ trickery might just do the trick. Thank you Mobius! :shirosakiyuudai_lili:
    I genuinely think something’s just wrong with my ears at this point. I need to train myself to pay attention to what makes VBs so beloved. Maybe I’ve been blaring my music too loudly again 😅
    Mika
    Mika
    nono, I think your ears are fine. If this is about the new SynthV voices I don't care at all about Natalie either, she sounds like every other female voice before her. I'm just excited for Yuma since he has a similar voice type to Yohioloid and I've been wanting a clearly adult but high pitched masculine vocal that isn't associated with Yohio for a while lol. He fills the exact niche I've been waiting for
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Ah, see that I understand! Like, I get appeals, especially when described outright like you've just done. But I have a habit of casually liking something, seeing people rave over how it's the coolest thing ever, and wondering if my hearing's going bad or if I'm becoming complacent because I just don't feel the same way. I have this bad habit of assuming that, if I don't share opinions with people within my niches, there's something wrong with me. Force of habit 😅 I'm working on rewiring my brain, so this'll make good exercise!
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    Mika
    Mika
    Totally get that, happens to me all the time! Always have to take a deep breath and tell myself it's okay to not like what others like and it's also ok for others to not like what I like, even if it's difficult to not get offended at times haha. You can do it!
    I've had one person commenting on several of my KFP works over the past few days, and it's served to light a fire under me once more! I've been trying to write KFP fanfiction again for a while now, but I'm just... not as well-versed as I once was. So I figured I'd start by writing the dumbest exchange possible and trying to build something around it.

    “What’re you doing?”

    “Nailing this plank in.” Po could see it now, the tiny nail that became shorter and shorter with each tap of her fist.

    “...with your bare paws?”

    “No.” With one more sharp thwack, the nail sunk fully into the plank. “With my tiger paws.”

    Somehow, it actually worked: I've got nearly a page and a half of something resembling a coherent narrative. Wish me luck that it keeps up, because I need all the luck I can get with this!
    Ugh, FINALLY. Now that I’m just about over my cold, I can get back to working out! I’ll start tomorrow after work. I’ve got a lot of rigorous self-abuse to do to make up for lost time!

    I’m probably gonna commandeer my mom’s scale since Planet Fitness doesn’t have any scales. I’d estimate my week off put me back up to 260, and I’d like to be down to 250 by the 10th. Here’s hoping!
    MagicalMiku
    MagicalMiku
    don't worry about it at all, peaches :kizakiairi_lili:always take your time:kaito_smile_lili: remember that the best results are those that take time, and one week off is really nothing, it might actually have helped your body to rest and start adapating to new diet and exercises, so again, don't worry and do your best, I know you can do it :miku_sakura_lili:
    Happy one-year anniversary to the day the Zunko Twitter openly mocked people expressing concern over the environmental impact of NFTs! And by extension, happy one-year anniversary to this thing I spent entirely too much time on.

    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    While digging through my Imgur for this image, I also found this, uh, edit I made of Anri, after seeing someone making the argument that "She's an adult with big eyes wearing stylized sailor fuku, that makes her l*li bait/sexually inappropriate". Admittedly I don't remember all the details, but I remember this being cathartic to make, if unsettling (and ultimately choosing not to post it because I didn't wanna fan the flames, but it's almost been a year, I think it should be fine now :clara_ani_lili:).



    I was also reminded that Big Al's most often-used design is based off of Abe from Kuso Miso Technique, and that's something I was perfectly happy to have forgotten.



    And y'know? With the AWL announcement getting me hyped, why not simp over Pete some more? He deserves it.

    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    How the hell did I not notice the Big Al thing before, wtf.
    pico
    pico
    THE BIG AL THING... the big al thing... real?
    God I wish Ace Virtual Singer (er, Ace Studio, technically) was more stable. I tried using it yesterday and it took between 30-50 seconds for playback to begin after hitting Play; now it's not even letting me get into it. It sent me verification codes and then insisted they were the wrong codes, and now I'm locked out because of "repeated fraud attempts".

    It would easily be one of the best editors available if it was just STABLE.
    In which Peaches gets fed up with Studio One, decides to give Reaper an honest shot, and accidentally stays up until five in the morning because it's been a while since she's had this much fun mixing

    Vector
    Vector
    I kind of go back and forth between the two, because they're both good at different things. I much prefer the MIDI editor in Studio One, but REAPER offers so much in terms of routing, mixing and built in plugins.

    Studio One's inability to take an arpeggiator on a track (unless you have the higher tier version and use the included one) is also bizarre, when every other major DAW can do that. You have to do some weirdly clunky channel routing.
    parallax_fifths
    parallax_fifths
    Uh oh, it looks like Reaper finally clicked with someone. Could this be a sign of the end times?

    One thing about Reaper is if you don't like how something behaves, there's likely a way to change that behaviour. Which is kind of a problem because since I've started using Reaper I've gradually added so many tweaks that if my SSD were to fail and I had to reinstall Reaper from scratch I'd lose so many customizations that I wouldn't know where to begin. (That was a long sentence. Maybe there's a Reaper extension that can fix it.)
    God help me, it's happening. I've been binging all of Gustafa's events from AnWL and tentatively reviving old headcanons and teenaged fanfic ideas. The Simpening is upon us, and by us I mean me.

    And of course, with the remake having same-sex marriage, I've already found myself shipping him with Mark. I just THOUGHT Pete/Rick was a rarepair. I haven't even found a single MENTION of Mark/Gustafa. Then again, if I wasn't devoting my entire heart and soul to a rarepair, would it really be me?
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    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    *uncontrollable wheezing*

    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    I feel it's important to let everyone know that this outfit is being called a "cowdigan". (I'm Extremely Happy about seeing Mark in shorts with tights, and I can't quite explain why.)

    Okay, yeah, Mark's definitely joining Pete in my arsenal of "Closeted gay dude who finds the freedom and open arms he's always needed after moving to a new place to become a farmer" character headcanons. However, while I headcanon Pete as being pretty conservative and practical in terms of things like fashion, Mark is 100% the kind of person that would experiment with different looks. I mean AWL:SE had him cycling through seasonal wardrobes, it ain't out of the question!
    Mika
    Mika
    The cowdigan is my new favorite outfit and I want to wear it myself irl omg
    STOP

    Making me WANT YOU

    ALL TOGETHER YOU'RE LIKE $5,000

    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    I went back and looked through my receipts to see exactly how much I've dropped on the Cryptonloids, then compared it to the cost of their Dollfie Dream dolls.

    Granted I got most of the older banks second-hand, but I still spent $1,000 less on owning all of Crypton's Vocaloid/Piapro releases than I'd spend on owning all of their characters' Dollfies. :gackpo_ani_lili:

    I get great ideas, I go to YouTube to hear covers for inspiration, I hear covers that blow everything I do out of the water, I lose all hope and motivation because I could never hope to top that, much less bring anyone joy with my creations, I retire my ideas and berate myself for ever thinking I could fulfill them. Repeat ad infinitum.

    I can't even mimick the OG because it's a Spanish cover of a Japanese song and I have no idea what any of the embellishments are saying because they're not in the OG, I don't speak Spanish, and they didn't bother providing lyrics
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    Twillby
    Twillby
    You don't need to top anyone else to bring joy to people. Even if you could objectively say they were better than yours would be, that doesn't mean there's not an audience for your cover. Like, Ado's version of Gira Gira is practically perfection to me, but I still really enjoy listening to covers of the song anyway, for example.

    I definitely get how frustrating it can be to fight the urge to compare though. *hugs* :akasakiminato_lili:
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    I guess it’s just that I don’t want someone listening to my stuff and going “Oh yeah, this old song! Reminds me of a cover that was waaaaaaaay better” or “Yeesh, I’m gonna go listen to the OG to cleanse my memory of that travesty”. I was introduced to the Two Cakes theory long ago, and even then all I could think was “No one gives a shit if there’s two cakes. They’re gonna gravitate to the one that’s best and the other one’s gonna go in the trash, uneaten and unloved at the end of the day.” So ever since then my only goal is to make the best possible cake, because if I can’t be the best, then I can’t be loved.

    Apologies if I sound disjointed, I’m extremely sick right now 😅
    The ongoing chronicles of the woman who's way too easily amused and keeps forgetting to edit phoneme timing before playing something back

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    Twillby
    Twillby
    Excellent:teto_lili:Would have sold me on her if I hadn't already bought her this morning XP
    AmazingStrange39
    AmazingStrange39
    Is this the singing synth equivalent to Uberduck strokes?
    Peaches is Instantly Smitten With a Long-Haired, Stubbled Farming Sim Bachelor, Take 2 - 2022, JPEG on Publisher

    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    It's like Rick all over again: I'm pissed that they did away with a feature I loved (Rick's long hair between HM:(M)FoMT -> SoS:FoMT, Gustafa's full beard from HM:A(n)WL -> SoS:AWL), but the rest is so well-done that I ultimately don't even care, I'm just so happy 😭
    RUNE FACTORY 3 REMASTER

    A WONDERFUL LIFE REMASTER

    TIME TO JUMP BACK ON THE WAGON OF MY FANFICS
    Mika
    Mika
    I'm living for the redesigns. These (at least for the girls) aren't as drastic as the FoMT ones but they work so well. I think redesigning Marlin into a basic ass "hot dude" is a good move, makes young girls now want to date him. I remember wanting to play HM DS Cute but staring at the bachelors made me go "the only one who's not ugly is Skye.. Marlin and Rock are meh... the others eww...". So.. I feel it a lot lol. What's also interesting is that the website does not show all characters yet, Cody is missing for example and if that really is his redesign in the trailer then we might get drop marketing bachelor reveals. So maybe we also get Flora in AWL now?? I would love that.
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Something else I noticed: on the website, Muffy, Lumina, and Rock have overlays mentioning something about coming updates. I wonder what that’s about? I’d assume it was just a general acknowledgement that there’s more to be revealed about the remake, but there’s no real pattern to it, it’s just those three. Hmm.
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    Mika
    Mika
    hmmmmm, interesting. Ahh I can't wait for more news. I swear I will need so much money for all the very probably coming limited editions 😭
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