Hi all, I am a new Utau creator and am looking for some advice on something (seemingly) a bit niche. I am a trained classical/operatic singer, with a naturally high voice. I haven’t seen too much advice regarding recording for different voice types, and what I have read is inconclusive. I’ve done quite a bit of reading, but nothing I've found has really been helpful enough to my situation. Context specs: Recording on a Blue Yeti (not necessarily the best for high ranges, I’ve read, but still among the better USB mics) Using a Mac (Utau-Synth) Recording with Oremo (with BGM) Recording a CV voice bank to begin with (but interested in other kinds) Aiming for a natural-sounding voicebank with a high range My first question is whether or not to record with vibrato. My vibrato is strong and more natural to sing with than forcing straight portamento. However, I read from one source that vibrato can throw off otoing and cause unwanted noise, advising against it. On the other hand, I read from another source that recording with vibrato can make a bank sound more human. Does anyone have advise on what would be better? My second question is regarding what pitch to record on. I did my first recording session using the standard F4 BGM in Oremo, but it’s actually fairly low in my voice. I recorded another version in C5 (so I could still harmonize with the BGM), which is more comfortable for my voice, but does increase the frequency. I’m pretty sure that in many of my recordings the waves are too big (tall) and may cause distortion or clipping, so I’d have to be more careful and move the mic farther away from me, I suppose? Finally, should I be keeping anything particular in mind when otoing? I haven’t really touched otoing yet, aside from reading about it. I understand that Oremo has the Generate Oto feature (that isn’t really that great for CV’s, apparently), but would it still be advisable to use that feature and then fine-tune things? Or, is it better to let Utau oto it upon import (it does do that, right?), followed by fine-tuning? Also with otoing comes frequency mapping, which is apparently not a feature in Utau-Synth. Does anyone know otherwise, or another way to do this on a Mac? I have goofed around a bit with my prelim banks (one recorded lower with vibrato, one recorded higher without), and I put both through Oremo’s Generate Oto feature to test what they sound like in Utau (neither with further tweaks). Both sound fuzzy and lack clarity, but I’m not sure if that’s normal or not. The raw voice recordings sound clear, so I’m not sure if it’s an issue caused by the otoing, or what. Could anyone let me know if I’m on the right track or not? I’m a total amateur haha. Thanks so much for any advice; forgive my cluelessness!