This thread needs help! Please read this if you want to know what help I need. Spoiler This thread still needs some work. Anyone who has knowledge on EFB-GW or favoco6 - PLEASE share it. Also, if I missed any flag differences for world4utau, please tell me! See my post on the top of Page 4 of this thread for issues I'm currently facing and information I need. I wanted to make this article to help people confused about the various "resamplers", so please help me polish it up! (On the matter of how I reuploaded the old version of TIPS, I'm currently working on contacting ScientistB to gain permission to do so/continue doing so.) Quick Intro - What are "resamplers"? Spoiler "Resamplers" are what make UTAU sing, essentially. They, with the help of wavtool, take your samples and what's on the UST and make the samples sing the notes. Resamplers also generate frq files (pmk files for TIPS and frc files for M4) that allow UTAU to quickly go through the process of rendering to sing. When using UTAU, you can tell what resampler you are using and easily change it here: If you ever open a UST and what's listed there is red, just change it to a resampler you have or change the directory to where that resampler is located. Why do we call them all resamplers? It's because that area - Tool 2 - is where you put the .exe that will "resample" the wav samples, thus creating the name "resampler". Resampler was the very first resampler for UTAU, and though since then there have been many more invented that are not called Resampler, we still catagorize them as a whole as "resamplers". Each resampler is different from the others and each has voicebanks it's good with and voicebanks it's bad with. Each has specific behaviors, different flag setups, different file creation, and more. So just download some, put them into UTAU, set your UST to use that resampler, and experiment! Every UTAU can sound very different with the various resamplers, so experimenting is key to finding the most compatible resampler for your bank. You can get all publicly available "resamplers" here: http://www20.atwiki.jp/utaou/pages/36.html#id_41c7e81e For those who don't understand the chart/are too lazy to go on a Japanese site, here's a list of them, their download links, and any special notes on them. Released "Resamplers" resampler: Latest version always comes with the latest version of UTAU. Default "resampler". Current version is resampler with 4.12 while the still good resampler10 is with 2.79/2.77 and resampler11 was beta'd with 2.90. (Download UTAU 2.76 ZIP here: http://utau2008.xrea.jp/utau0276.zip You can upgrade to UTAU 4.12 here (No ZIP available): http://utau2008.xrea.jp/utau0412installer.zip) Notes: Standard, basic resampler everyone knows and has. Follows the standard flag uses. HOWEVER as of the latest resampler in 4.12 B/BRE is handled differently; B0 creates a similar effect to TIPS while very high B values can make all voices breathy and whispery, even strong banks. fresamp: Current version is 0.11 - http://bit.ly/ae63qb Notes: Is known for eliminating noise, strengthening voices, and its nasal effects on higher notes. Also known for taking a very long time to render in comparison to other resamplers. Flag differences are that F controls the format filter (F1 or F0 are highly recommended when using fresamp) and L controls turning the format filter on and off. Please see this chart for what flags are usable with fresamp: http://www10.atwiki.jp/utau2008/pages/39.html TIPS: Current version is Beta - http://scientistb.web.fc2.com/program/ (Click "TIPS") Notes: Is known for being good with softer banks and low notes, but can turn banks metallic and can overly emphasize noise. Creates pmk files instead of the usual frq files. Flag differences are that only H, P, t, g, and R work with TIPS currently; R forces samples with this flag to regenerate their pmk files. TIPS (older version): No longer available on ScientistB's page because TIPS has been upgraded since this edition. However, I feel they're very different and older TIPS has some advantages over newer TIPS, so I reuploaded it. - Link taken down until permission from ScientistB is gained Notes: Is known for working well with low notes and strengthening soft voices alongside being great with male vocals, but also can emphasize noise. Does not accept the pmk files generated by newer TIPS, so you have to delete and regenerate them. Flag differences are that it doesn't accept any flags at all. EFB-GW: Also known as WORLD. Current version is 0.1.2 - http://www.slp.is.ritsumei.ac.jp/~morise/world/world-0.1.2.zip Requires FFTW files to work. Download here - http://www.fftw.org/install/windows.html Notes: I am unknowledgable about EFB-GW since I cannot work it. Information will be provided when I recieve input from those who can. All I currently know is that EFB-GW apparently doesn't work on computers outside of Japan at the moment. world4utau: Also known as w4u. Current version is 0.0.1 - http://utau2008.xrea.jp/mp3/engine_hikaku.html Requires FFTW files to work. Download here - http://www.fftw.org/install/windows.html Notes: Is known for being very, very picky regarding which banks work with it (More likely to work with mono samples recorded at 41000Hz 16bit with no metadata). With banks it does work with, it can create odd noise if there's the slightest noise in samples, but banks without noise come out stronger and clear. I am not knowledgable about any flag differences. bkh01: Current version is 0.55 - http://z-server.game.coocan.jp/utau/bkh01_055.zip Notes: Is known for creating more realistic voices with the right flags and voicebanks and working well with softer voices, but also can create distortion, metallic and nasal voices, and odd cracking on stronger voices and other voices not suitable for it. A certain level of breathiness is needed in a bank to sound good with bkh01. Flag differences are that is uses the A, S, and V flags. Combining a low b value and a higher V value is recommended when using bkh01. tn_fnds: Current version is 0.0.8 - http://z-server.game.coocan.jp/utau/tn_fnds008.zip Requires FFTW files to work. Download here - http://www.fftw.org/install/windows.html Notes: Is known for functioning similarly to old TIPS in that it works best on low notes and strengthens, but unlike TIPS it doesn't magnify noise. However, currently there are issues in that it makes many banks jumpy or off pitch on some notes. Also does not accept stereo samples. Flag differences are that it only accepts g, A, t, B, O, and e (e changes its sample method from looping to stretching like most resamplers - may be very useful in preventing jumpiness). EFB-PB: Current version is from 7/21/12 - http://www1.axfc.net/uploader/so/2537472 Notes: Requires EFB-GW to work. Likely works well with soft voices. I need to update this. EFB-GT: Current version is from 11/22/12 - http://www1.axfc.net/uploader/so/2687150 Notes: Works very well with soft voices, smoothing out noise while making consonants crisp. Gets a bit weak in the higher ranges but that may vary UTAU to UTAU. Still need to update this more. Unreleased "Resamplers" M4: Also known as model4. Currently in closed beta. Ameya has stated that it will never be released because it is too unstable. Notes: I do not have M4, so this is all from current public knowledge on the beta. Creates frc files instead of frq or pmk. Is known for a few glitches, including how sounds without a coherent pitch cannot render an frc, most notably being breath samples. Also known for being more realstically breathy than resampler which can be managed with flags and also managing pitchbends better. Generally makes voices soft and breathier. It has mostly the same flags as resampler, but H, h, C, D, E, and b don't work by current knowledge. favoco6: Also known as phavoco. Currently in very closed beta. Notes: I do not have favoco6, nor have I heard anything about it, so I am unknowledgable about it. Information will be provided when I recieve input from those who are.