we just need light and vividThe vocal modes appear to be solid, whisper, dark, soft and sweet, little sad they're not referencing the names of her UTAU appends :')
I heavily disagree regarding Sweet. I think the difference is fairly audible.this doesnt showcase the sweet and dark modes well i think ... Like they imo dont sound that much different from her default mode. I like her Solid and Whisper though!
That’s about where I am. She doesn’t sound bad! I’m just… personally I’m unimpressed. I kinda have this feeling of “…that’s it?”Mhhhh, I don't know how to feel about her. I was honestly expecting her to sound way different (like, I completely understand UTAU and AI vbs being distant under every aspect, but she sounds too different to me; if I close my eyes I can hardly think I'm listening to Yu Yao sjhx). She doesn't sound bad, at all, she just doesn't sound like Yu Yao to me.
Agreed with this whole sentiment. Xia Yuyao is already more notable than any Dreamtonics voicebank just by having a design. Simple demos like that show what the basic voice sounds like, but are terrible for judging how interesting the voice is. I wonder what her crosslang will sound like.Well, majority of her UTAU voicebank's tone was due to the program itself. Listening to her raw recordings and comparing them to the AI vb (especially solid or sweet), you can definitely hear the voice provider's natural sound correlation.
This was always going to be an issue; sample-based voicebanks just don't carry over to AI well, especially when the programs are completely different [Vocaloid>SV, UTAU>SV, rather than SV(std)>SV(AI)]*
*this is not to say, however, that attempting to maintain similarity is futile, it most certainly CAN be done
I don't think she's necessarily innovative, but I would definitely place her behind Stardust and in front of the DT vocals. She has a really good amount of vocal modes, a cute character, and much more engaging all around than the alphabet-series in my personal opinion.
According to my friend she has Southern Chinese pronunciation! He likes it because it's close to his accent.Is there anything special about her voice from a linguistic perspective? I know she's a Taiwanese VB, so are there any characteristics of her voice specific to her country of origin? (From what I know Mandarin is the official language of Taiwan, but I imagine there are accent distinctions?)
Well, Taiwanese Mandarin and Mandarin from mainland China are fairly different. For example, retroflexes are typically changed to postalveolar consonants. Another example is that [f] may become more similar to [h] and the nasal endings of -n and -ng might merge, making [zheng] and [zhen] into homophones.Is there anything special about her voice from a linguistic perspective? I know she's a Taiwanese VB, so are there any characteristics of her voice specific to her country of origin? (From what I know Mandarin is the official language of Taiwan, but I imagine there are accent distinctions?)