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  1. Nokone Miku

    The Music of the Silent Hill series

    Weeks ago I was in a bleak mood and ended up listening to the Silent Hill series soundtracks. (And weirdly, just days later Konami announced a bunch of new Silent Hill stuff.) I haven't really listened to them in a few years, but I used to listen to them quite a lot. It inspired me to start...
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    I've seen people who collect either vinyl records or laserdiscs that mostly use them as wall...

    I've seen people who collect either vinyl records or laserdiscs that mostly use them as wall art. There are special frames available that make it easy to remove the disc or album without having to take the frame off the wall. So you can still pull it out and play it, but otherwise use them to...
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    I also bought V3 after I already had V4. I've been finding that using Cross-Synthesis (XSY)...

    I also bought V3 after I already had V4. I've been finding that using Cross-Synthesis (XSY) with her V3 and V4 English voicebanks has been useful. If V4 isn't quite sounding the way I want it to or isn't pronouncing something quite right, adjusting the XSY parameter can sometimes help.
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    Because it's Teto's birthday, I've had this song stuck in my head all day: [MEDIA]

    Because it's Teto's birthday, I've had this song stuck in my head all day:
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    In classical Latin "U" looked like "V", so a double-U looked like "VV" Caesar Augustus looked...

    In classical Latin "U" looked like "V", so a double-U looked like "VV" Caesar Augustus looked like "CAESAR AVGVSTVS"
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    I've been reading up on music theory. One thing that has always made my head hurt is when they...

    I've been reading up on music theory. One thing that has always made my head hurt is when they go off about C Major this, or B Minor that, G Major to E Minor, blah blah blah. I just figured out the reason for my confusion. I wish that at some point someone would have taken a quick moment to...
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    Just wanted to say that I often run into the same sort of thing with Miku English. I usually...

    Just wanted to say that I often run into the same sort of thing with Miku English. I usually fix it by adding a [j] phoneme into the word. So "sight" would be [s aI j t] and "pain" might be [ph eI j n]. In extreme cases I end up needing to add an extra vowel like [s aI][- j V t] or [p eI][- j...
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    If someone say's they're a "vocalist," a "vocal artist," or that they provide "vocals" I'd...

    If someone say's they're a "vocalist," a "vocal artist," or that they provide "vocals" I'd usually assume they're referring to singing. If they do "narration," "oration," or "voice acting" I'd assume they're talking about spoken lines of dialogue (or a monologue). And if something is related...
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    Just my two cents, but "vocal synth" usually refers to a synthesized vocalist (i.e. singer). If...

    Just my two cents, but "vocal synth" usually refers to a synthesized vocalist (i.e. singer). If it isn't musical in nature you would usually refer to it as a "voice synth" or "speech synth." I might argue that "vocal" is singing, "speech" is talking, and "voice" could be either. If the...
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    Fattening vs Stereo Spreading with Stereo Imaging Plugin

    In-person when you are listening to sound, the sound waves are reverberating around the space and being reflected off of surfaces at various angles. And because our ears are on the sides of our heads, the sounds reach them at different angles, different times, and have slightly different...
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    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...
  12. Nokone Miku

    [IMG] Happy Year of the Tiger 2022 everyone!

    Happy Year of the Tiger 2022 everyone!
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    Fattening vs Stereo Spreading with Stereo Imaging Plugin

    Oh my god, I spent dozens of hours during November working on this same sort of thing! For human vocals you can record two nearly identical takes and play one in the left channel and the other in the right. I tried doing this with my synth vocal track by adjusting the tuning on a second...
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    Narcissists always try and make others feel bad about themselves. It's just one of their tools...

    Narcissists always try and make others feel bad about themselves. It's just one of their tools of manipulation. These negative existential feelings are just a common part of dealing with depression. All you can do is remind yourself that it's a temporary feeling (even if it is a recurring...
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    When covid hit all the live music venues basically had to shut down for over a year. But it's...

    When covid hit all the live music venues basically had to shut down for over a year. But it's starting to look like some of them are opening up again. This looks like a really awesome concert:
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    [IMG] The impossible decision.

    The impossible decision.
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    VOCALOID What Vocaloid song would make a good anime adaptation?

    There's a stage play of Evillious Chronicle: Senbonzakura: "This is the Happiness and Peace of Mind Committee": Bad End Night: Himitsu Keisatsu (Secret Police): Each of these has a manga and/or light novel. Any of them would make a good anime adaptation. Black Rock Shooter already...
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    Hatsune Miku & Piapro Characters General News & Happenings

    Miku x Mtv collab in the works. I know they did some Miku x Mtv merchandise in the past. Not sure what this will be.
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    In your opinion, what is the most important quality for a voicebank to have?

    In this article: "How to make your band stand out from the crowd" they bring up an interesting topic: A fully-realized visual identity is one of the strongest assets an independent band can posses. However, it’s often hugely underestimated. Visual identity refers to the cultural and personable...
  20. Nokone Miku

    Dear me, I hope this letter finds you well, when you read this many years from now. Did you do...

    Dear me, I hope this letter finds you well, when you read this many years from now. Did you do the things you meant to do? Did you say those things you meant to say? And did you ever try finishing the books on your desk that have been there forever? You see, yesterday I was thinking of you...