la vie en violet
life in purple, a journal by xuu
IntroductionI had to get in an IZ*ONE reference where I could. Shining more than a ruby, I'm xuu! This is my journal, which I'll try to keep updating regularly. I need a good reason to frequent more than two sites.
It would be suitable to introduce myself, yes? I'm xuu, also known originally as uchuu. I'm an 18 year old living in the United Kingdom, and have been a VOCALOID fan since I was 13. I am currently a sixth form student studying Politics and Sociology. Due to a chronic illness, I had to drop my other subject (I've studied Economics and Spanish over the last 2 years) and now find myself with a little too much time on my hands. Outside of sixth form, I have been a student of Japanese since 2013 and Chinese since September 2018. I intend to study Japanese at university, and have a career in either Japan or China, depending on where life takes me.
In terms of vocal synths, it feels like bragging, but I believe I am generally regarded as one of the experts on CeVIO in the western fandom. I was sort of an early adopter of CeVIO Creative Studio S and try to provide the community with important news when I can, though things have been a little sparse as of recent bar IA ENGLISH C. To fill the gap I've become very acclimated with both Sharpkey and Synthesizer V, and have beta tested a couple of Sharpkey vocals. I'm friends with Suoyun Rila's voice provider offline, and have learnt a lot from her. I'm currently working on a project I care a lot about, and I hope that it can be shared in the coming months. VOCALOID-wise, I've been focusing on the Chinese scene mostly; my favourite VOCALOID is Mo Qingxian. I'm forever sad that Haiyi will never be distributed, though I understand the reasons.
Outside of all of that, I'm a massive fan of Korean music, as well as a few Chinese acts here and there. My favourite groups are Loona, IZ*ONE and 9MUSES, with my favourite soloists being IU and Jolin Tsai. I'll share a song recommendation in every post at least.
Journal TermsThis section is a little unneccesary, I'd just like for people to know it's completely OK to reply to this thread and ask me anything they want. I hope I can share something useful. I can't really talk about some VOCALOID stuff because it's up to the companies to disclose that information. About development for other synthesizers, I can merely share my own opinion which may not be wholly reflective of the case. For example, with Sharpkey, I only know what I have been told by Boxstar and friends working on Sharpkey libraries, and my own experience of working with Boxstar. For Synthesizer V, I only know a little from business enquiries which I'm not sure is OK to be made public. Regarding custom libraries, it is still being considered but there are multiple reasons why it has not been implimented as per this post.
What to ExpectThis journal will be a little free-form, I believe. There are a few things that I'll try to include as often as possible though.
・Progress I am making on covers, or cover ideas I have.
・Any purchases I made recently, be it synthesizer, music, or game-related.
・Some rambling about my UTAU library, uchuu, and ｘｘｘ, when the time comes.
・Some gossip I've picked up on, or personal speculation. Will probably stray away from VOCALOID here.
・A recommendation I can make for a voice library, regardless of software.
・Occasionally some Pokémon talk, since I'm a big fan.
・A story about me...?
Anyway, enough rambling. Hope you enjoy your stay in my little corner of hell!