SynthV Synthesizer V Discussion Thread

peaches2217

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I wouldn’t call them symbolic at all. Projects need to be pre-approved to be on the engine should they be made; coming out of nowhere and saying “Hey, we told our fans to give us money so we could make a VB for your engine and they gave it to us, so let’s get to work!” can get really messy, really quickly. I think it’s a very good way of going about things honestly. Prevents potential disasters down the line.

That said, I’m hyped! I’m just sad that it’ll be another year before Chifuyu even gets her crowdfunder. :kaito_lili:
 

Kazumimi

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Anyone else honestly not feeling very generous about Synth V crowdfunds after finding out they're mostly symbolic after the Genbu AI Twitter debacle? S:
Would you mind elaborating on what you mean by "mostly symbolic"? I'm more or less unfamiliar with how SynthV crowdfunds work and I'm still not entirely sure what the whole thing with Genbu was all about other than Dreamtronics (or was it Kanru?) vague-tweeted about an unapproved crowdfund which turned out to be Virvox/Genbu. I just want more information before I agree or disagree, haha!
 
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peaches2217

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If we're on the same wavelength, I believe Uncreepy is referring to how the voicebanks will be made regardless of whether they reach their goal, making donation technically unnecessary (for those tiers). :rune_lili:
The thing is, that’s not the case. Being pre-approved doesn’t mean they’ll be made no matter what, it just means those particular projects have been approved by Kanru Hua himself to go ahead and seek funding and development. The whole drama with Genbu AI was that they didn’t have the approval to move forward with development/funding.
 

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The thing is, that’s not the case. Being pre-approved doesn’t mean they’ll be made no matter what, it just means those particular projects have been approved by Kanru Hua himself to go ahead and seek funding and development. The whole drama with Genbu AI was that they didn’t have the approval to move forward with development/funding.
Karin's crowdfund said they would develop the Synth V and CeVIO voicebanks regardless of how close they get to the goal! Meaning they already have or could raise the funds to make the voicebanks themselves (and have in fact already paid to start making them, hence the demos). Only the Pitagoe's existence depends on the crowdfund, with the rest being a glorified pre-order. After Genbu's crowdfund was cancelled, Virvox said they would find a way to fund it themselves, suggesting that they did not actually need the community's financial support. This makes Synth V crowdfunds appear less essential to the creation of voicebanks than fans previously thought.
 
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peaches2217

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Karin's crowdfund said they would develop the Synth V and CeVIO voicebanks regardless of how close they get to the goal! Meaning they already have or could raise the funds to make the voicebanks themselves (and have in fact already paid to start making them, hence the demos). Only the Pitagoe's existence depends on the crowdfund, with the rest being a glorified pre-order. After Genbu's crowdfund was cancelled, Virvox say they would find a way to fund it themselves, suggesting that they did not actually need the community's financial support. This makes Synth V crowdfunds appear less essential to the creation of voicebanks than fans previously thought.
Karin being funded no matter what has less to do with her receiving Kanru's Stamp of Approval and more to do with TOKYO6 having both the funds and the full backing of AHS. With VirVox, while they're still intent on making him happen, that doesn't imply they already have all the funds they need or actually have a means to make it happen in the near future. Not being able to crowdfund him for SynthV AI has definitely put a dent in those plans. They were prepared to launch the crowdfunder ASAP, and now they're focusing on other tasks, meaning Genbu's AI bank, and any method of crowdfunding or general funding they might seek, are on the backburner. And for a more Western take, remember Solaria: her company was willing to fund her however they could, whether or not the crowdfund was successful, but had it not been successful, would she have been an immediate guarantee? The reason we're 100% getting Solaria next year is because of people who contributed, not because Kanru's team or anyone associated with SynthV itself paid out-of-pocket (while they ultimately did have some external funding, it only accounted for a small portion of the final funding).

Not wanting to contribute to Karin's crowdfunder because she'll happen either way is perfectly valid! But it's unfair to say all SynthV crowdfunders are unessential, or at least minimally essential. What's true for the development of some VBs won't be true for others. VBs pre-approved to seek development/funding come from a variety of different companies with a variety of financial standings. That's something worth keeping in mind.
 

Leon

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Apr 8, 2018
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I will say that her demos sound fantastic and SynthV continues to impress me on all fronts! But I dunno if I'd buy her. It's not a voicetype I'm in love with, and once Tokyo6 finishes their girls I'd firmly say that the 'bright young female' voice type has been satisfied orz

Not that it's terribly fair for me to say that from the POV of a Vocaloid user, since SV has a more limited vocal selection, I know! And anyway, I felt the same way about Rikka initially but ended up really liking and planning to eventually get her, so I won't write her off entirely... 👀
 

britannic124

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Oct 14, 2021
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I don't think anyone talked about it before, but I found out about a cool track color changer for Synth V 2.



It's really easy, you just have to download the latest version, unzip, and open the ColorSynth application, select which SV2 file you want to open, then click to assign a color before saving the file. Currently, SV2 won't let you pick track colors, so this is really helpful!

Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/OS_formula
Thank you so much for sharing this! It sucks that there isn’t a macOS version; at least I have PlayOnMac to run it.
 
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