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  • I haven't been very active on here lately due to the simple fact that I'm really busy! 😱 I check the homepage when I have time, but I don't have time to write out proper replies, so I can only lurk. Been working full time (thankfully only have about 10 days left before I quit working my produce job), trying to get everything in order for IT courses at college (I'm still not done with all my paperwork), and have some translation commissions. But it's good busy.
    I had a cruel dream that I was singing with a male voice in Voidol and it sounded extremely realistic/good. Arg, hopefully they update the software this year.
    Work has become so cruddy. My manager gave his 2 week notice, last day was the 24th, now there are only 3 of us left in the department. So only 2 people can be scheduled per day doing the work of 3 people.

    I'm suddenly the assistant manager again working full time, have to do like 2 pages of the order guide, then fill a cartload, then 2 pages, then cartload, etc. while the other coworker cuts fruit and crud. (The order guide is 50 pages. I complained to the store manager that I don't appreciate having to be the boss and my own minion at the same time.)

    It stinks, I'm killing myself already and it's not even January yet. We have no help lined up at all and are frantically working all day with no breaks. They said we'd get help "soon" but the schedule next week still has just us 3, I know they are really waiting for two semi-retired guys to maybe come back mid January (one can't even lift and the other needs doctor approval). I want to quit this stupid job, I realized I complain about it every single day on Discord (sorry, guys), so why am I even staying? Been there for 5 years and it gets worse all the time (like the roof being broken for over a year now).

    But I don't know what to do. Go to school for IT or something? I don't feel confident in myself, I looked at my resume and it makes me feel stupid. Even though I have been at the same job for 5 years, speak Japanese, was a manager for a year, can do computer stuff. How do I move on as part of my "make 2020 awesome" plan? :{
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    Leon
    Leon
    Goddamn that sounds terrible. Sounds a lot like my old job actually. I'd say having loyalty (5 yrs), being multilingual, having manager experience, and knowing computer stuff are some really great qualities, if you put yourself out there, though! My dad landed a great job this past year with only about half that. Good luck uncreepy!!
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    I'm in a dead end part-time job I'm only doing for the work experience and pocket money. I can't complain too much since I only work one day a week (and my supervisor is also my stepdad, so the other employees can't give me shit lol), but my shift is 8AM to 6PM, and all I do is scan stuff. It's boring as hell.

    I'm currently doing a part-time Master's, and I'm hoping to do a full-time PhD with a grant so I don't get stuck in any other crummy jobs for a few more years at least. Careers after a PhD is another minefield to navigate, however. (Working in academia? And considering the state of politics in my country, a politician/activist?)
    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    Update: I have a plan now after researching a bit and talking to my family (who have been trying to get me to quit for the last few years). I decided to quit my produce job and go back to college for an IT course, the spring semester starts January 27th. I already wrote up my resignation letter and realized I had a big smile the entire time writing it. There are a couple IT internships literally within walking distance from my house, so I think after I sign up for classes, I will try to apply for them. I kept waiting for the situation at work to get better, but it's literally getting worse every year and there is no benefit other than heartbreak by sticking around. Thanks for listening to and encouraging me, everyone, I don't think I could have been strong enough to come up with a plan without everyone cheering me on.
    I still have to finish the Vocaloid metal Resource organization, but "life" ended up happening and it was a lot harder to transfer the info than I thought it would be (took several hours). So I couldn't finish it in one day.
    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    @mobius017 The reason I transferred it to be a real Resource was the fact that I was sick of it being in my signature (I deleted from my sig the day I turned it into a Resource). I wanna put something more colorful in my sig, the URLs I had in there took up too much room for anything else! :cool:
    mobius017
    mobius017
    I personally think the last link about usage fees/company contact info would be a resource people would get use out of also, if you wanted to move that. That would give you your whole signature area back.
    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    I agree. I just don't know when I'll get around to it. orz Too many projects going on lately.
    I need a vacation! 😱
    GreenFantasy64
    GreenFantasy64
    Can you ask for like 3 days off? :nemu_lili: Could be cool if you could get a vacation instead!
    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    I doubt it. My boss is still using up his PTO this week and we're down a staff member. November was the worst month ever for me because I work in the produce department at a grocery store and we had the dreaded candy/nut sale on top of Thanksgiving. It's been snowing like crazy this week and I hurt my arms/hands while shoveling + stocking 50 lb boxes of produce crud and therefore couldn't play guitar, and now I only have today and tomorrow to practice (but I work 9-5 today and it's snowing AGAIN and my arms are weak like wet noodles). Ugggg.
    :ring_ani_lili:
    I feel like the reason Voidol add-on voices are surprisingly expensive is because they don't expect people will buy more than 1 for their VTuber "persona"?
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    Prism
    I could see that but still there's so much poping
    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    I agree. I kept wracking my brain and that's the only "logical" reason for the price tag that I could think of. I feel like it would have been smarter for them to sell it cheaper or no one will buy any at all. I'm just gonna wait and see if there is a sale when the last batch of voices comes out, then I'll decide if I'll buy any of the add-on voices at all. S:
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    Prism
    I'm waiting for a sale when they see it's not selling well
    I've been kind of inactive lately (other than casual chitchat). Been focusing a ton on trying to make music, so between learning guitar, bass, and theory, it's very time-consuming. We're getting closer to finding out when the new Piapro comes out (near the end of the year), so I guess I'm forcing myself to transition away from being the Wat translator and focus on a new identity. Trying to go back to my visual kei/metal loving roots that got me translating in the first place. I really want to be known as a Vocaloid metal producer instead of a Crypton_Watologist in the future.
    RoboCheatsyTM
    RoboCheatsyTM
    Hey, good for you, Uncreepy! I'll be looking forward to seeing what you do with your musical skills (if you choose to share it, of course).

    Now seems like the appropriate time to say thank you for all your hard work in translating Wat's tweets about Piapro and keeping everyone updated on it! :D
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    No worries about the inactivity. We're all cheering you on! :ia_ani_lili:
    mobius017
    mobius017
    Sounds great! You've done an awesome job covering Wat's stuff, but I'm excited to see you get to take that step!
    Voidol:
    Find out about plans to release Voidol for Windows on April 3rd.
    They also announce plans to release the Windows version on May 6th.
    Windows version delayed twice, actually comes out on September 29th.
    Add-on voices planned to release August or September.
    September long gone, still waiting for add-on voices.
    Total wait time since I created the Voidol thread: 206 days (6 months and 23 days).
    I know I have messages to reply to, but I've been feeling overwhelmed and anti-social lately due to some irl crud. I keep forcing myself to attempt to be on social media / opening my messages and closing them, but don't have the heart to reply or put effort into writing detailed posts. I just feel like reading conversations lately rather than participating at the moment. 😢 Sorry for people I'm troubling by this.
    I'm starting to translate the "VOCALOID: AI" article from vocaloid.com (about Yamaha's deep learning engine with Hibari Misora as its newest voicebank). I'm confused and not far in the article. Did Yamaha have an equivalent to the new Piapro Standalone this whole time?
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    xuu
    Almost certainly not. Looks more like a continuation of their non-user focused aim for VOCALOID which was to bring back dead singers a la hide, etc. More concerned that they're just using VOCALOID as an umbrella term to refer to everything vocal synth-related they do now.
    Haven't really been active on here. Got a bass guitar about a week and a half ago (and will be taking both bass and guitar lessons through September).

    I've been playing guitar for a year and a month now. It feels like I've been playing bass for a long time, even though I just got it. I really like it a lot. ^^

    I have a lot of homework for music now and I'm still trying to find my guitar style (focusing on fingerstyle, trying to get into flamenco, not playing metal like I thought I would when I signed up, though).
    Crypton is offering Nectar 3 Elements for free until the 12th, I finished translating the article about it, but I haven't actually gotten to the step of integrating my Sonicwire and Crypton account. So I will be posting instructions and images probably in the next hour.
    mobius017
    mobius017
    Probably a newbie comment, but it looks like a good piece of software. Looking forward to your info!
    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    I just stuck it on the crypton_wat thread (wasn't sure where else to put it). But it took so long to write the guide and figure out where it was in Studio One that I didn't actually get to test it out yet. I was too disappointed by having wasted like an hour trying to find it when it was in a different tab in Studio One the whole time. :{ That was legit painful.
    mobius017
    mobius017
    Ooh, ouch, yeah, I hate when that kind of stuff happens; it's so frustrating. Only consolation in that case is at least you found it--it wasn't like it didn't show up for some reason.

    Thanks for the pointer to your guide!
    I'm kind of behind on replying to some forum posts. Hopefully I can catch up today. ><
    Looks like iTunes is getting shut down and is breaking into 3 sections for podcasts, TV, and music. Don't know the details on when it's happening or what it all means.
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    I'm an old fogey who still uses an iPod, so I'm not impressed by this news. :P
    mobius017
    mobius017
    On the upside, it should theoretically narrow the search results--if you want music, you don't have to look around all the TV shows, podcasts, apps, etc. I personally have a few grievances with the iTunes store and how it handles search/display, so maybe that stuff will finally get better.
    ThatGirlMyra
    ThatGirlMyra
    Glad I dont use iTunes then.
    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?
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    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    Crypton has a track record of either taking a long time with stuff, or descending something into vaporware (RIP CV04). :/
    Mirley
    Mirley
    Ah, the V3 era was brutal for them. Just speculations, but maybe they want to jump ship and are waiting for their contract with Yamaha to end. Sorry for the bad English =(
    Reminder that today's the last day of the Mikoto and Hime trial if you downloaded them.
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