Recent content by chunter

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    What does a Japanese Vocaloid's singing sound like to native japanese speakers?

    As in any other language, it depends on how much work you put into making the crossfades and syllables sound realistic. I otherwise have not gotten a straight answer to this question, mostly because I don't know how to ask it correctly.
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    Utau Idols?

    Isn't this what the VOCAMERICA type shows and any "chorus" videos are, or can be?
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    We need to start talking about the future of UTAU's engine development before it's too late

    I'd rather have something run in the PC too, but the more households I know about that don't have them because of tablets and phones, it becomes more understandable. Personally, my way of making music is dependent on the existence of QWERTY keys.
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    We need to start talking about the future of UTAU's engine development before it's too late

    As long as you can download the rendered output, or save in some way.
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    Is Utau dead?

    Trying to figure something out without the instructions is part of the fun, sometimes. (Actually, it's how I learned the music and software words.)
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    Sounds that interfere with recording.

    I took up using this stuff because I can't find good time to record a vocal. I came here to paraphrase an important tip. If you know your microphone's pickup pattern well, you don't need dead silence to record. The first step is to point your microphone at the thing you want to pick up. For...
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    Is Utau dead?

    Try to get younger friends involved if you can. This is in the eye of the beholder, but as far as making a new voicebank, unless you're doing something super-novel and specific, it's unlikely that someone will check on it unless you've managed to blow away the competition. And in art and...
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    Vocaloid Superiority?

    Yes, I'm honestly saying UTAU is the superior instrument and has been for a while, but it's easier for an unskilled user to get a good sounding result quickly in Vocaloid. The examples of Vocaloid voicebanks made with help from the UTAU community make me think of too many cooks spoiling broth...
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    Vocaloid Superiority?

    Sure, UTAU was broke kid's Vocaloid in 2008. Nowadays Vocaloid rips off features from UTAU.
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    Vocal Therapy, tips & advices needed

    There is no substitute for having a doctor and voice coach familiar with your particular situation. It is unusual to have vocal polyps at a young age.
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    You know that "unwelcomed" feeling?

    The best thing you can do is not be what is turning you off. It can be tricky finding people to communicate with when we're using software that is designed to make it easier to create on your own. I'm pretty sure nobody is intentionally being cold, so it becomes a big matter of perception, and...
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    We need to start talking about the future of UTAU's engine development before it's too late

    JACK isn't that bad once you're used to it, but the sentiment is understood. You don't really need it to do what we do. This is all very positive news, to me; as not only will we be able to run the code in a virtual environment by then, I'm sure some of us will keep legacy computers just to run...
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    We need to start talking about the future of UTAU's engine development before it's too late

    Per some tweets: https://twitter.com/miyabishi_1syk/status/840550049151049728
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    Opinions on Selling UTAU-related Stuff?

    By letter of law, yes, the law is broken, but in reality, as a plaintiff you'd need a lawyer willing to take your case up front and cover the court costs for you, and you'd have a lot to lose if the litigation fails. I'd say "what kind of a jerk does that anyway" but I already know this stuff...