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  1. Nokone Miku

    An Article That Illustrates Another Reason I've Been Drawn to Vocaloid

    The writer covers types of song lyrics that will never get recorded or published in the music industry. Excerpts from americansongwriter.com (emphasis added): Between the Rhymes: Writing Lyrics An Artist Would Sing Many times when I’m mentoring SongTown songwriters, I come across a truly...
  2. Nokone Miku

    "Lost One's Weeping" w/adapted singable English lyrics

    This is meant to be a really raw rendition, like Miku just grabbed the microphone on stage and started into the song. I think people will either love it or hate it. It's either going to be a success for three months of effort or it will be a failed experiment. At least I learned a lot from...
  3. Nokone Miku

    Why bands are disappearing: 'Young people aren’t excited by them'

    (I read this March 2021 article online and thought it was very interesting. I want to share a few excerpts. I'm bolding parts for emphasis.) “It’s funny, when the first Maroon 5 album came out [in 2002] there were still other bands,” the band’s frontman Adam Levine told Apple Music’s Zane...
  4. Nokone Miku

    Maintaining the Kayfabe of Vocaloid

    (via twitter) I love artwork and promo material that maintains the illusion that Miku and friends are actual performers. Keeping to kayfabe if you will. We know they aren't real. The people making the material know they're not real. But we make an unspoken agreement that we will buy into...
  5. Nokone Miku

    Auric Boom - Stories of a High School Ska Punk Band

    Auric Boom A Virtual Ska Punk Band The Band Len - Lead Guitar Rin - Rhythm Guitar Shiyu - Bass Guitar Oliver - Drums Maki - Trumpet Lily - Saxophone Ann - Trombone [Auric Boom is a virtual ska punk band I (eventually) want to make, with music videos and an accompanying 4-koma comic about the...
  6. Nokone Miku

    Lyric Writing with Nokone

    A Thread Where I Share and Talk About Lyrics and Lyric Writing "Be Human" part one Yoko Kanno is a goddess of music. Among her works is the song "Be Human" from the Ghost in the Shell Standalone Complex (GitS:SAC) soundtrack collection. The soundtracks are worth listening to even if you've...
  7. Nokone Miku

    A Look At the Lyrics to "HIBANA"

    I was looking at the potential in adapting the lyrics to "HIBANA" by DECO*27. Translates to "SPARKS." I'm reading over it again and again and I gotta say: I'm not sure I understand this song. Is it poetic expressions and colloquialisms that are making this hard to translate, or is it just...
  8. Nokone Miku

    Dictionary Use and Thoughts on Phonemes

    So far in all my projects I've found myself building each vocal directly from phonemes. The trouble is that we sing sounds, not words. I basically sing the line out loud and then mimic the sounds in Piapro. For example, the dictionary has the word "face" as [ f eI s ] which makes sense. But...
  9. Nokone Miku

    Questions About Vibrato

    Questions Any tips for using the pitch bend parameter for vibrato instead of the regular vibrato setting. Like, is it okay to used a sawtooth most of the time, or should I take the effort to make curves? I've played around with what I call "shark tooth" patterns. Sometimes pitch bend just...
  10. Nokone Miku

    Need Advice on Plugin/Mix Settings and Setup

    When I did my cover I processed the vocal track with: Equalizer > Digital Compressor > Tube Compressor > Analog Delay > Limiter. It took me a week to get the right plugins and tweak the settings. The EQ was set to a "female pop vocal" preset that boosted the high-mids but had a high-high cut...
  11. Nokone Miku

    LOST STORY by yuyoyuppe feat. Hatsune Miku (English) w/Adapted Singable English Lyrics

    I've been putting off posting this. But I need to stop tweaking and fixing it and move on to another song. This is my first cover. I bought the Miku English bundle almost two months ago. Since then I've spent a few hours each day learning Piapro and Studio One. I've spent a lot of time...
  12. Nokone Miku

    Hello, I've been getting my start using Vocaloid!

    I've lurked around the forums for a while now and decided to join in. About seven weeks ago I bought the Hatsune Miku English bundle. Since then I've been spending hours and hours learning Piapro and Studio One. I've read what I can find on tuning. I've memorized the phoneme charts. I hope...