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  • So we still don't have an official release date for NA, but XSEED's finally confirmed it'll be this summer, so it'll be around the European/Australian release date! Ah, I'm so excited, and now I'm going to launch headlong into another BokuMono obsession phase.
    Sitting at my dad's, adding another layer of tuning to my Teto cover while sipping Dr. Pepper and watching Forrest Gump with my dad, stepmom, stepsister, and dog. This is the first really relaxing afternoon I've had in a while.

    I'm hoping to be productive this weekend!
    Considering this is my first real attempt at hardcore editing in UTAU, and I did this in one night, and I'm using Teto's CV because I'm still figuring VCV out, I don't think it's half bad! Other than the fact that SoundCloud struck it down on a copyright claim... that's troublesome. Hopefully the same won't happen if I put it on YouTube.

    Anyway, I'd like to try doing the full song! Maybe I CAN make it in time for Teto's birthday.
    Leon
    Leon
    Wowww impressive!! You can tell it's CV, but it sounds really good! You can tell you put tuning into it :D
    UTAU is so scary to me, since it seems like it has a steeper learning curve, but it also definitely has some perks even over Vocaloid, and it produces some really great results! Best of luck with it!! :D
    Krin
    Krin
    i forgot teto even had a cv bank ??!?! i mean this doesn't sound too bad considering^^

    VCV is basically CV but with the last vowel in front. kokoro in CV would be split as [ko] [ko] [ro], but in VCV it'd be: [- ko] [o ko] [o ro]
    Okay! My UTAUs are organized and I'm back in business! I wanna see if I can make a short Teto cover in time for her birthday, though I doubt it, so it'll at least be some fun experimentation.
    I'm wiping everything and starting back into UTAU with a clean slate! Hopefully I can remain organized this time so I can actually get the hang of it without getting so confused.
    Now that I've figured out how to work with automation in Waveform, I'm loving it! It's much less tough on my computer than Studio One, plus it supports third-party plugins. The learning curve is way steeper, but I think it's more rewarding as a result. I'm aiming to finish this cover entirely in Waveform now!

    Now to find a good EQ plugin...
    parallax_fifths
    parallax_fifths
    At the risk of sounding like an annoying broken record, TDR Nova and TDR SlickEQ are both awesome free EQs. The first offers transparent EQ, including surgical cuts and dynamic EQ. And the second offers sublte shaping and colouration. They're pretty much the best free EQs out there.
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Ooh, thank you so much!!
    Well, VVJapan said they can't get in contact with the guy who sold me ACT1 no matter how hard they try. So! Looks like I'm stuck with a box and a software I can't even use.

    Fair enough. At least I've got the box. Plus it comes with all of the manuals and instruction booklets, all of which are in mint condition! So I've got that going for me, which is nice.
    I dug through my Facebook and found it: the very first song I ever made in Vocaloid! This is from January 2018. Bonus points to whoever knows the song.
    Well, we've got our first confirmed case of COVID here in my town. A cashier at JCPenny's. Not ten minutes after finding that out, my mother upheld the Sacred Monday Evening Ritual of bitching at me for not having a job and being a freeloader who wastes every last penny on useless skincare. So COVID be damned, I've now put in five more applications.

    On the bright side, the few places that are still open are desperate for more hands, so maybe I can actually find employment now.
    I abandoned the internet in order to binge HoLV. What have I missed?
    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    Pretty much nothing. Vocal synth community has been very quiet. Everyone's just waiting and gaming. How was HoLV?
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    HoLV's been good! I'm on Winter 11, Year 1. I'm just about burned out on it so I'm gonna give it a break for a while.
    Another slow night/early morning. Perfect time for a confession!

    I wrote songs all the time when I was younger, but they were awful because I can't make cohesive melodies or lyrics that make any semblance of sense. So once I hit ten or so, I finally realized that my talents just didn't lie in songmaking and never tried making a song from scratch again.

    Except in late 2017.

    I was taking a semester off after moving home, and in the ample free time I had, I'd been kicking around fulfilling Smol Peaches' dream of getting into Vocaloid. I woke up one morning with a melody in my head that I couldn't stop repeating, so I packed up, hiked to McDonald's in 20 degree (Fahrenheit) weather, found something called Online Sequencer (because I had no idea what a DAW was at the time and that was the first thing that came up when I Googled "online music maker), and spent the next week cranking out this.



    I called it "Waltz of Indifference," and while making it, I crafted a story around it. Basically, the song centers around a serial heartbreaker and the newest object of his affections, who realizes that they (another man, in my mind, but I left it open to interpretation in the lyrics themselves) are about to be seduced and dropped; rather than resist or futilely chase after him, the seducee allows themselves to be swept off their feet, but they vow to make sure the heartbreaker doesn't leave the affair unscathed. In the end, they're both deeply hurt, but the seducee feels a hollow sense of victory at having finally broken the heartbreaker's heart.

    I never did finish the lyrics... I think I got the first verse and chorus done, but like I said, I'm not a lyricist. Five months after finishing it, I got Oliver, and I tried making him sing it, but it went waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of his vocal range (come to think of it, I'm not sure who COULD sing the chorus... it FLIES.) so I quietly shelved it and forgot about it.

    Either yesterday or the day before, @patuk and I were discussing original songs, and I remembered it existed again. I was able to find my Online Sequencer account, and mercifully, the song was still saved.

    I'd like to finish it someday, but truthfully that probably won't happen. Anyway, the instrumental is awfully choppy and grating, since it was made in a fairly primitive desktop piano roll.
    Aaron Blaise's Fundamentals of Animation is being offered for free for the next few days, and much of his other stuff is heavily discounted! I'm not really sure just how big of a deal that is, but there was a post about it on Tumblr so I figured I'd link it here for my artist friends!
    So mixing Yuki is absolute hell and she wouldn't cut through any of the instrumentals I tried with her, BUT she sounded great with a couple of my VSQxs, so I figured I'd at least post the vocal results of this one!
    I've been spending like half an hour a day online and then the rest of that time, I'm playing BokuMono. So much for quarantine productivity, heh.

    But thankfully, we managed to get out of the house for a bit today! There's a few restaurants still open in our town, so we went and had pizza. I haven't really been outside since Sunday, so that was nice.
    TheStarPalace
    TheStarPalace
    That sounds nice! I wish we could still go out....i havent been very productive either I just keep playing phone games haha
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Hey, gotta kill the time somehow. It's all valid!
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    I went shopping at a local mall with my boyfriend today, and some stores like Build A Bear and the Disney Store were closed as precautions. I'm hoping to do something local in the countryside this weekend as well, assuming Britain doesn't go into complete lockdown and the weather doesn't suck.
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