Frequently Asked Questions about ARPAsing

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    Q: What is ARPAsing?
    ARPAsing is a system for English-language vocals in UTAU.

    Q: Why use ARPAsing?
    With tools like Moresampler's automatic OTOing, and ARPAsing Assistant for converting words to phonemes in USTs, it's a very quick way to make English voicebanks and use them right away. This can be useful for creating prototypes.

    Q: What language is ARPAsing made for?
    ARPAsing is based on ARPABET and CMUDict, which were made for English. Therefore, ARPAsing is only made for English.

    Q: Is ARPAsing available in other languages?
    No. If it wasn't made for English, it wouldn't use ARPABET and it wouldn't be called ARPAsing.

    Q: How do you pronounce "ARPAsing"?
    It's made of the acronym "ARPA" and the English word "sing".
    ARPABET: aa r p ax s ih ng
    X-SAMPA: Ar\p@sIN
    IPA: ɑɹpəsɪŋ

    Q: If a reclist is based on words, does that make it ARPAsing?
    No. ARPAsing reclists don't need to be based on words.

    Q: If a voicebank is OTO'd so that each sample has only 2 phonemes, does that make it ARPAsing?
    No. This style of OTOing can be used for many different kinds of voicebanks.

    Q: How can you tell if a reclist or voicebank counts as ARPAsing?
    It needs to be compatible with the official ARPAsing tools (Moresampler and ARPAsing Assistant), or otherwise use phonemes that are officially part of ARPABET.

    Q: Can ARPAsing be used outside of UTAU?
    ARPAsing's tools are made specifically for UTAU. However, it's very common to see ARPABET and CMUDict in other singing and speech software.

    Q: What's the difference between ARPAsing and ARPABET?
    ARPABET is a set of phonemes for describing English pronunciation. ARPAsing is a system for UTAU that uses ARPABET phonemes.