Discussion in 'UTAU Discussion' started by keiran, Apr 7, 2016.
at least 11-13.
I know Vocaloid first in 10 years old.
When I started to use Youtube, I saw a video that's Hatsune Miku sing. I really exiting!
I go to know more about her. Then I download Vocaloid.
After using Vocaloid, in that time, I don't know what is Japanese. So I download Oliver with English vociebank and young voice.
I was bored after using vocaloid, it's sound so weird. I know I don't hate realistic voice but I feel that it too automaticially.
Hard to let it song Vietnamese, I give up.
One day, I surf Youtube and find Yuunari tutorial. I follow her point and it really interesting!
Manually, that's what I want. You need to do all of thing to get the best result!
Then I know you can use UTAU to make your own vociebank and I do my first vociebank.
And now after 2 years, I can use utau really well.
I'm 12 years old now
I was in middle school when I really got into and discovered Vocaloid and UTAU. It likely came off from looking at a whole bunch of Touhou stuff and finding Vocaloid stuff mixed in there. Back then I was a huge fan of the Macne banks haha. Alas, I couldn't make my first voicebank until high school because I didn't have a computer of my own.
13, and now I am 14, but I've only been into utau for 7 months total. Similar with vocaloid.
I knew about VOCALOID back when Ameba Pico had a promotion with Crypton :D I was 12
(I remember that the first song I heard was Secret ~Black Vow~ by Hitoshizuku-P... RIP Mikubook you'll be missed)
I can't remember when I stumbled upon UTAU though... Maybe a few months after that??
[Warning! This post may have some dumb things that I committed when I was younger.
Bear with me!]
When I first heard of Utau, it was during the time I was curious about Vocaloids.
I believe it was the year 2010? 2011?
What prompted me to research them was when I was interested in anime at the time.
I was researching on the web for any anime I can find that I could watch.
I found this character called Black Rock Shooter who was inspired by Miku Hatsune. Plus Miku's vocals were used for the character as well.
As I clicked the link for Hatsune Miku, Black Rock sure did look like her. XD
Anyway, I started learning about what Miku was and what she was about.
I found out there were more of her kind, and so begins my research of Vocaloid.
They were interesting in how lifelike and human they were for being androids.
However, I didn't listen to their songs and voices until a year later.
Before one year later, I learned about Teto Kasane and how she was the first Utau and Vocaloid.
Or first Utau to gain Vocaloid status.
I began to find out what Utau was.
I didn't know what freeware meant at the time, so I just assumed it was a competitor for Vocaloid.
Now a year later, in the year 2012, I began to listen to Vocaloid songs.
My first Vocaloid song was World Is Mine by Miku.
After that, it was Honey by Meiko Sakine.
This Meiko was a young teenager derivative of herself, and the song was a MMD music video.
It was at that point when watching that, I wanted to try MMD.
Silly little me for thinking that MMD is a program for making Vocaloid models sing when it wasn't like that.
But I enjoyed playing around with it, making the models move and dance.
I was in fact good with it, but not professionally good.
After that, I listened to more Vocaloid songs, plus Utau songs.
I listened to Cantarella covers and English covers of songs used by Vocaloids and Utau.
I also listened to Vocaloids and Utauloids singing Phantom of the Opera in English. A lot of them.
Heh. I was in a Phantom of the Opera fan craze phase.
At this point, I REALLY wanted a Vocaloid program that sings.
But I found out that Vocaloid is expensive as it is shipped from Japan, and the shipping costs.
I know there was a 50% or something sale on Engloids, as I loved the Engloids more than the Vocaloids, but I never ended up buying them. ;-; ;-;
I ended up trying UTAU as it was the only option I had, plus it was free.
I confess I wanted to try Polkaloid.
But thank God and my computer that I ended up abandoning that idea.
My computer refused to download it, and I quickly heard how illegal it was.
Well, Utau wasn't so bad as I thought it was.
But I was not creating a Utauloid.
I was enjoying making Teto Kasane and Momo Momone sing.
Even to this day, I still can't figure out how to make Defoko sing! XD
I learned how to use UTAU by myself by finding out how to download and where.
But the hands-on experience I learned is by changing the locale to Japanese on my computer.
This allowed me to mess and play around with the controls while I made Teto and Momo sing.
Lesson I learned?
Tutorials are helpful.
While it's good if you want to teach yourself how to use Utau for making the default Utauloids you have to sing, don't be afraid to learn a few tips from people.
Especially since any new member can have a chance now, since I don't think there were tutorials on how to make an original Utauloid when I first started out. ( At least, not that I knew of.)
There are even people who are veterans in using this program, so don't be afraid to ask.
This forum is a great place to get tips and tricks.
I'm already in the process of making a few Utauloids of my own.
It's slow and steady, but it's so fun and creative since you're giving life to a vocal synthesizer of your own.
Not like those blank slate Vocaloids we all know and love, huh?
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