I found the guy who conceptualized and is in charge of creating all aspects of Crypton's Cherry Pie and Vocal Drive. His name is Ryo, he's been working at Crypton since 2013. I have to translate a couple more things before sharing. A lot of vocal synth techno-babble. Found it because I was wondering if Crypton's quiet because 1) Their software is like CeVIO and too large to be sold to consumers at this point, or 2) The software will be like Voidol but more sensitive (as in, they both have some sort of condensed deep learning data due to the fact that Voidol is a $7.99 app, and they both convert voices in real-time).
Meiko is supposed to help host Miku Symphony in October. So, Crypton HAS to finish her 3D model and let us hear at least one of her Append voices by then. We were supposed to have Append news for Luka's anniversary, which was January; I can't believe they underestimated how long everything would take. When Wat said they were in beta, did he actually mean "perpetual beta"? OTL Are we even getting them this year?! I realized the tweet that showed Kaito's V1 voice being edited was from August 2017, but in November 2018 Wat said they were editing Kaito's V3 into V1 taste, did they have to restart at some point?
I have to look through one more person's tweets (but I can't finish until after work), but today Amano found out Synth V can't use UNI until 2022 (cause of Yamaha's 5 year contract). But now the question is "if we use the voice, but not the UNI character, can we do it?"
I can't finish translating all the Tweets tonight, but Synth V is going to have a Korean interface and they are trying to negotiate to get UNI (Korean Vocaloid) (possibly her Append that never happened) on Synth V.
Currently translating an article about a real-time voice conversion software called Voidol (aimed at VTubers). I'm in shock, it beat Crypton's CHERRY PIE to be released first. And it came out of nowhere. Too bad the Windows version doesn't come out til next month.
This was one of the hardest weeks of my life. On top of sickening non-stop snow and negative degree weather (got a record 54 inches in Feb). My irl friends have been too busy to talk for weeks. I feel like I have no one to vent to and like I'm talking to wall. I wonder if I even have any online friends at all. And the cherry on top of the crud cake is that I just got done falling down half a flight of stairs and skinned my arm. : ( Need a vacation.
Hopefully at Snow Miku, we get news about 1) the next Miku Symphony, 2) Sega updating Future Tone with the 2 Snow Miku modules, 3) Cryptonloid Appends. If no #3, then maybe Wat will save news related to it on Twitter after the event... *tired of waiting*
Wat said in a reply that they referenced Sweet Ann for Miku English and that they "wanted to steadily progress and give it their best at multi-lingualization". *will properly translate tomorrow* Guess we can look forward to new languages from Crypton "soon" (probably like 2 years from now).
MIDI 2.0 has been announced at NAMM, but they need companies to test out the specs before they tell the rest of the world the new standards. It'll be higher resolution, could be used in browsers, have more channels, basically for super techy instruments where you can edit each note a lot.
Realized I doubt the Cryptonloid Appends will go on sale on the 30th or 31st, because they will have physical packages, which they would have to announce when they'll be sold in stores. Hopefully we at least get an actual demo or are shown product images within the next week or two.