So, we've all gotten to a certain point in the journey of enjoying and using utau, so why not share those stories? I think we should personally, it's a nice thing to know. I'll start off with my little story I guess. It sort of started when a friend of mine started sending these songs to me, I had no clue they were computer generated at all and all of that stuff, and needless to say I was totally outright floored, I slowly realized they were using a program (through observation of many skype calls) and eventually I saw the exact program, rejoice! it was utau. Now, I never thought I would EVER be able to make a voicebank, but a few months later I decided to stay up super late and I recorded a cv, it took me several hours. (yep, hours) it was horribly pronounced and was downright bad, put it that way. It was a mess. However, after also otoing it myself (and having no clue as to what I was doing) boom, first utau. I loved him, I felt acomplished and all that, and I started to make covers- but then came a little wake up call. I saw how good others were and lets just say I sunk down low, I was really upset that I wasn't as good, but I had only been using utau for a month. I felt really upset, but pushed on and recorded the first version of r-poid, (named rhianna at the time, after me) and well... bad oto. BAD OTO. but once again I was sort of happy, but I wasn't content. I flew over to deviantart and found myself getting a new oto, and one day later I was basically screaming with happiness, and I stayed like this for a few months. Of course, then came the next part- murmur. I was basically screaming into the mic to record her and um... she turned out... okay? She was recorded on a computer mic (rip) and she was well otoed by the same friend who introduced me to utau, and needless to say, I was damn happy with her. She's been around for a long time now, but I still felt bad. My friend was so far ahead and I was too under the weather to re record anything because I was scared of messing up, and I hit a dead end for a while. After that though, I woke up and figured that utau wasn't about being better than others completely, so I moved on and worked towards getting a mic, and that's what I did. After that I tried to re-record murmur, it was horrid, and it took me months to re record her, but as of now she's being upgraded to a cvvc because I know how to voice her, but otherwise she's pretty good. Oh, and I figured out how to pronounce stuff better (finally!) A bit later, I recorded a four pitch cv, (finally r-poid arrived) and I had recorded lots of vcvs but never otoed them, I was really scared of vcv so i sticked to cv, and finally learned how to oto cv. I made glitch around this time, and also Alexi (WHO NEEDS A DAMN UPDATE, I'll probably turn to you guys) And I felt really good. I met some newbies, coached them, (that's how violetta came to be) but stayed in my lane and still considered that I was a newbie, I mean, heck, I've only been here for a year. As for where I am now, I plan to hopefully get into chinese and other language voicebanks, and upgrade to vcv eventually, as for now, I feel pretty good. So, what about you guys? Also no worries about it being long, haha.