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  • 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?
    xuu
    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.
    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?"
    xuu
    xuu
    I wish more companies would negotiate more favourable contract terms.. it's definitely possible for this to be avoided, but people sign things like this and then a situation like this happens and nothing can be done. He's currently waiting for a response from ST Media I believe, though there's definitely interest.
    Exemplar
    Exemplar
    @xuu You have to remember at the time many of the companies signed those contracts is when vocaloid did not had much in the way of competition. I mean at the time it was pretty much just Vocaloid, Vocalina (korean only and recently died), Alter/Ego (not a super high fidelity engine which is also dead with no new voices in years), earlier versions of CeVIO and Utau. Yamaha is finally facing some real competition and those contracts keeping older characters off those new engines actually give many upstart voices/companies a really big head start. Heck with the right plan and with a bit of luck, a new character could make Miku (who is contractually stuck on old tech for at least several more years) face some very serious competition.
    DefiantKitsune
    DefiantKitsune
    Honestly, Miku (and Tianyi) have such an INSANE level of character attachment that no one's touching them anytime in the next decade.

    Meiko and Gackpo might be the ones more realistically facing competition.
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    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.
    xuu
    xuu
    About this! SynthV actually already has a KR interface (has done since the preview version). With UNI, the contractural terms made with Yamaha when UNI was released as a VOCALOID mean that they cannot release the same character/voicebank on a different singing synth until 5 years after release (14th February 2022). However, the people who developed her (VocaloidTalks) are potentially interested in SynthV. So, it's possible we could see a VB other than UNI from them. Of course, Kanru has said before that he wants to focus on English/Japanese/Chinese... But Korean has been an officially supported interface language for as long as them and there is significant demand among the Korean community for a Korean SynthV VB. Amano Kei who made the tweets told me he'll talk to Kanru about Korean VBs so it's still quite possible we may see them this year.
    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.
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