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  • After or 8 years of being a Vocaloid fan and listening to high pitched, ear-grating pre-recoded computerised vocals. I have decided to take a hand at the tuning myself.
    Actually it's just the web-version of Synth V since it's free online.
    It's a start though, all I did was play around, made Saki sing La La la, experiment with the parameters and getting the whole feel of it.

    Admit it, We all once called IA "I.A." like saying the letters I and A, some point in our lives. And first called ONE, literally the number 1.

    I can't tell if this a prime example of good Tuning or they just layered the original singers during the slow parts.

    But seriously go watch "My next life as a Villainess". I don't really enjoy isekai shows with the exeption for .hack//root, and that came out years ago, much less romance otome and harem . But I recently binge watched this gem until the recent episode last week. It's really fun, especially the chaotic Antagonist-turned-Protagonist aka the Black Hole "Bakarina".

    Still waiting for IA to cover the Kaguya-sama op. I find it fitting since the mangaka, Akasaka Aka, designed her. IA was even referenced in the manga.
    Do anyone remember the dungeon crawler game Demon Gaze? I actually didn't play it since I don't have PSP. I just realized after scanning Youtube videos that many of the ost actually have IA singing.
    Accidentally published a post twice. I have no idea how to delete one so just ignore why there are two post with the same name
    Do anyone know how to speak and translate English to Japanese? There's a really nice song I like sung by IA, but there seems to be no english translation or a list of the lyrics anywhere in the web. I don't have money to pay a translator and I was hoping if anyone from Japan have the link to the actual lyrics or translations
    Älfa Dröttning
    Älfa Dröttning
    I know that Magenetra takes song requests for their translations, although they might only do songs that have PVs. You could still try requesting it from them: Magenetra
    YOYo_MAMA
    YOYo_MAMA
    Thanks so much guys!! Will I get hit by a warning if I make a lyric PV for youtube? I actually make a few lyric vids with songs from soundcloud, with permission of the owner of course. I was hoping to make a lyric vid with this song since I can't find in anywhere in youtube. Since the song is from an album, the original producer might hit me with a copy-write.
    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    @Raku For the lyrics on the kget website, if you go to File > Save Page As > save it as a "text file" > use Notepad to open it (then you can copy the lyrics).

    @YOYo_MAMA For making YouTube videos with someone else's song, you aren't allowed to do that without their permission. Especially if it is on an album, it means that the producer might not actually own the rights to the song anymore (the record label usually does, so you would actually have to ask the label).
    After a very stressful and busy week. I finally get some personal time on my computer that does NOT involve work. God, it feels good to be back.
    Personally, I avoid any social media and forums when I work to get more done. Deadlines are the worst.
    Just heard recently that Crypton is developing their own software for their vocaloid rendering. On a business stand-point and for the Users, Is this a smart move by Crypton? How will this affect Yamaha since the vocaloid software is technically monopolized by that company? Yamaha may develop the software but it's Crypton that made it big.
    I may be a vocaloid fan for years but I admit due to financial reasons (i'm too poor to buy the software) I don't fully
    understand the whole marketing of vocaloids cause it's very much fan-driven.

    I mean, 1st Place branched out to CEVIO. SythV also exist but it's not really as popular as the "big-shot" Yamaha.
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    uncreepy
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    Basically, Crypton doesn't need Yamaha. They own some of the most popular Vocaloids ever created, and have branched them out to be virtual singers (selling merch, concerts, games, experiences like Snow Miku, collabs with companies to sell products), not just software.

    Vocaloid has been "dying" ever since the end of V4, with each release being less and less popular. When V5 came out, it caused problems for fans, because it's extremely expensive to get started. (You HAVE to buy Yamaha's starter vocals, which costs $225. You have to buy all 4 of them even if you hate them in order to get the V5 Editor itself (it's not sold separately). So let's say you want to buy Tianyi, it would cost $225 + $118 to get her. V5 is also hard to run on older computers.) Another point is that the latest Vocaloids that actually succeeded ALSO had talk voices (ex: Akari and the Meikas) due to VTubers and Let's Plays being more and more popular.

    Crypton has always been conscious of peoples' wallets by providing them with an editor (Piapro) and even a DAW (Studio One). The upcoming Piapro will also have talkloid capabilities (Cherry Pie).

    In the past, Crypton had problems with Yamaha's policies and the cost. They couldn't provide an update when the Kagamines came out, they had to make a completely new version (Act 2). With the new Piapro, they will be able to provide updates whenever needed. It's also rumored to cost $10,000 per voice bank, that's why Crypton had made EVEC to kind of cheat the system. If Crypton owns their own engine and can make their own rules, they can literally do whatever they want with the voice banks for Cryptonloids. They will probably even be able to make new Cryptonloids without it costing them tons of money. Yamaha doesn't listen to fan complaints and is set in their ways, but Crypton is more willing to please fans and willing to be innovative with technology.

    Lastly, people who know people who work for Yamaha said the Vocaloid department got shrunk. So I feel like V5 was them squeezing the last chunk of money out of unsuspecting fans.

    Edit: Also, you can't really compare Synth V and CeVIO to the level of popularity Crypton has. Synth V has only been out for 1 year and are a start-up company. CeVIO will probably gain more popularity when their deep learning engine update comes out. Crypton is aiming the new update at VTubers who want to use the Cherry Pie voice changer, so in addition to song producers, they will have YouTubers buying their product.
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