Q: What is ARPAsing?
A: ARPAsing is a system for English-language vocals in UTAU.
Q: Why use ARPAsing?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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"?
A: It's made of the acronym "ARPA" and the English word "sing".
ARPABET: aa r p ax s ih ng
Q: If a reclist is based on words, does that make it ARPAsing?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: 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?
A: ARPABET is a set of phonemes for describing English pronunciation. ARPAsing is a system for UTAU that uses ARPABET phonemes.