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  • Using Gumi AI a bit lately (making a tech house sort of track). I'm liking the on-note controls for expression and pitch drift. Very intuitive. I'm probably going to end up playing with phoneme substitution a bit more and see how it works with AI, because Gumi has some odd pronunciations of English words. Not like typical "this word ended up completely" broken from conventional Vocaloid, but subtle things like "my" being said as "mah" or terminating plosive sounds lacking punch. The weird thing is they often sound right when you click the note but wrong during playback.
    I just ordered a Magical Mirai 2023 BluRay from CD Japan. They just released like a day ago and I happened to see the tweet when there were only two left in stock. The things sure go quick...
    Saw a random notification from the CFM Twitch channel, about Digital Stars. Clicked it and it said it was last live a few minutes prior. Mysterious 🤔
    Wow, big year for Kenshi Yonezu. He did the end credit songs for both the new Ghibli film and the new Final Fantasy. Just finished FF 16 last night and immediately recognized his voice.
    Woohoo, my new laptop was finally delivered. Apple had to send a second one after the first disappeared somewhere in transit. M3 Max goes brrrr.
    Vector
    Vector
    Piapro Studio and Vocaloid 6 both seem to mostly work fine so far, with some issues. Piapro isn't officially certified for Sonoma (the minimum OS version for the new Macs) yet. It runs, but you can't edit lyrics because the text fields have a super narrow height that doesn't let you see or interact with the text.

    Vocaloid 6 seems okay so far, and is officially supporting Sonoma. The playhead does seem a little bit weird running it in VST mode though, but I could be doing something wrong. It wants to constantly play from the DAW playhead's position, even when I move the one in Vocaloid. I'll have to experiment with that more.
    Vector
    Vector
    Found the solution for the playhead thing. You need a track with a silent audio clip, and you drag the Vocaloid Bridge plugin onto the clip itself, to set up an ARA bridge that allows two way sync between the DAW and Vocaloid VOCALOID6 Setup guide for PreSonus Studio One series - VOCALOID - the modern singing synthesizer -

    Aside from the extra setup, it works super smoothly once that's out of the way (and you can always hide the silly extra audio track from the timeline and mixer). No buffering before playback like Piapro, and you can move the playhead/loop markers/etc and instantly jump around and play from either the DAW or Vocaloid.
    My new laptop flew from the Shanghai area to my state in a couple of days, but has been sitting in a distribution center a few hours away for nearly two weeks.

    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    Apple finally revised their estimated date, so hopefully this madness will be over this coming week. Otherwise I'll have to call them and see if they can figure out what's going on with the courier.
    Wisdom teeth are gone, and everything is meh. The good news is I made sure my song for the Expo contest is in a releasable form, in case I don't feel like doing any work on it this week. I'd still like to tweak some things, but given the glacial pace I write and revise lyrics at...
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Wow. The V6 Gumi starter pack is like half the cost on ssw.co.jp as from Yamaha (and is currently 10% off). Does anyone know if that site plays nicely with non-JP customers (address format, any serial numbers, etc.)? 🤔
    WyndReed
    WyndReed
    I had no problems registering my gumi v4 complete through them, but I haven’t purchased through them. (Bought a physical from another seller) They have an international shipping option, so I would assume they have some sort of support for non-JP customers with purchasing.
    Vector
    Vector
    Cool, it worked. It takes PayPal, and their forms are mostly straightforward if you translate them. The only weird thing is the phone number field, but it accepted all of the digits with a country code. (And I should hope I never receive a phone call from any retailer...) The only downside is the email with the serial numbers is in Japanese, so that takes some effort to decipher.
    TR-909 drums go brrr. Starting to feel like my attempt for the Miku Expo contest is starting to come together, even if there's still some serious lack of time to write the verses. Chorus is at least in an acceptable state, and the arrangement is in a good place for the most part.
    Vector
    Vector
    Hopefully I don't lose too much steam when I get my wisdom teeth removed later in the month. 😆
    MagicalMiku
    MagicalMiku
    go for it!! :miku_ani_lili:and don't worry for wisdom teeth, at least for me it didn't hurt (both upper left and right) and I absolutely loved that for 2 days I could eat ice cream, I even didn't need to take any medicine hehe :miku_sakura_lili:
    Vector
    Vector
    I took off from work for the week, since I have plenty of PTO (though I'm still on-call for part of it). Hopefully it goes well and I'll just end up with a few days of downtime to work on the project.
    Miku Expo song contest: "Submissions may be in any language."
    Me: "Does Splatoon squid count as a language? You may not be able to understand it, but I assure you it's very positive."
    Does anyone know if it's cool to edit yourself on VocaDB, or if that's undesired? I noticed, to my surprise, someone put me on there last year. And I figured I might as well add my later releases and additional official links. 🤔
    Yes! The Miku version of Hibikase is actually on Spotify! The live version from Magical Mirai 2021 is on there. It's just under GigaReol instead of being tagged with Giga and Reol separately (found it by clicking through Drop Pop Candy on the 2023 album). End of public service announcement.

    Chilling at a local fan-run vocaloid projection event. Small scale, but cool it happens.
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