My Maki and Kevin boxes came today * w *
And my Maki box came with a Frimo-chan card
On that note, the Maki installer installed v104. It's probably determined by the editor version then.
Edit: The readme also says that this disc is for 1.0.4. So I suppose they decided to consider that their latest version over 1.0.7.
Look I may be a SynthV cultist, but I draw the line at shutting up and putting up with Dreamtonics's bullshit. Dear corporate simps, it doesn't matter how good a product or company's track record is, they're only as good as their last update, so we have every right to be mad and complain.
So we have updates of the AHS SynthVs that give the vocal modes without HDVM and hopefully work this time (I'll find out for myself about Maki English whenever I can pay international shipping (I forgot that I confirmed it on a Saturday))
Though RIP Anri users, Audiologie has been awfully quiet...
I rolled back to SynthV 1.5.0 (it's all I have but I might just keep it there instead of 1.6 because holy shit Kevin and Eleanor sound amazing here) to find that Natsuki Karin lite still works here. Even though she was released after 1.6.0 dropped???
Edit: I have a theory now that it depends on features. For instance, it would be impossible to use Mo Chen, An Xiao, and Feng Yi in 1.5.0 because they had vocal modes day 1. Karin is usable in 1.5.0 because she only debuted with XLS, no vocal modes.
This update has done a number on Kevin even without Instant Mode
He is brighter and has better timbre now, but his pronunciation is wobbly. The "uw" phoneme sounds like that Moresampler looping sound, and his accent doesn't sound like before, but I can't figure out how to describe how it's changed.
Also once again, I don't have Instant Mode on, and he's still spontaneously changing volume.
And that also makes me realize the thing that's always off about SynthV updates to me: they are unreliable. At least I can count on CeVIO AI to not be so drastic all the time.
As I said in my unpopular opinions post, I don't have problems with people still using Ritsu, Yohioloid, or the Tohoku sisters, and likewise, I don't have a problem with people continuing to use Lapis or IA either
Huh, I just realized that now even more so everyone in CeVIO AI is a Cryptobro except Sasara and friends, ROSA (who has NFT vibes tbh), and FEE (could also happen but eh, it's either they don't want to risk their image again or figure "I'm already screwed so I'll do the fuck I want")
So OpenUtau has gained enough traction that USTx is now on UtaFormatix so I finally caved in and downloaded it
I'm still gonna use Utau instead but keeping OpenUtau around. Can't beat finally having multiple tracks and realtime rendering in Utau.
I was saying the other day that Piapro NT sucks but now I'm thinking... does it? I can't say from a user standpoint because I never used it before, but from an observer standpoint, this one video that compared Miku NT to Miku V4x in 2020 and aside from that screwup Consonant Rate parameter, Miku NT isn't entirely inferior to Miku V4x. But I'm praying that Luka NT and Meiko NT sound better in their final products because in that song that was dropped a while back, they sounded like botched V3 and V4 ports.