I’ve been working on a cover of Bug by Kairiki Bear for a bit now. It’s based on the Project Sekai version, so 4 utau plus a vocaloid. Here is a WIP for it: (it’s minus Fukase for now cuz I’m still working on the tuning, but otherwise the utau tuning is like 90% done. Idk how I’m gonna mix this. :/ )
Umm, I'm really liking RIME. She sounds like a chill Flower and I'm loving it. Probably the first CeVIO AI voice I've seriously considered getting at some point in the future. edit: Also Toa's and Inabakumori's uses of her are pretty amazing.
A discounted Reaper liscense is $60 and has free upgrades until ver 7.99.(the current version is 6.66) Once it hits version 8 you’ll need a new license to get updates, but it’s been in ver 6 for a bit so 8 is probably a few years off. Idk why CELSYS can’t do something sane with CSP like what is being done with Reaper.
My mom gave me a little bit more to spend so I ordered a set of in-ear monitors instead of fussing with earbuds anymore. They should arrive on Sunday! The msrp is 300, but amazon currently has them for 230 and they get very very good reviews across the board so hopefully they fit ok and sound good. (I feel weird going into the pro side of things when I’m really just a hobbyist, but I have so many sensitivities and get migraines very easily that it’s hard to find audio equipment that works. :/)
So I used to think tuning in vocaloid was harder than tuning in utau, but now it’s the opposite. Even only using pitch bends and fiddling with portamento timing, it’s still easier than utau tuning now.