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Porting UTAU Pitchbends into Vocaloid

This method is now outdated as there's now a simpler and easier method. Convert your UST to VSQx* using Utaformatix 3.0 and make sure to select the option about converting pitchbends. I'll still leave the original tutorial untouched should anything ever happen to Utaformatix or should one be unable to use Utaformatix.
*You could try to convert to VSQ, however I have not tested this and do not know if it works. Also, do not use Utaformatix to convert to VPR as Vocaloid5 does not like VPRs from Utaformatix.
See below for the original tutorial.

I finally figured out how to copy UTAU tuning into V4 and Piapro without having to redo it all manually, so I've decided to write this tutorial to help others who have been trying to do the same! It's not a very difficult process, unlike what I thought. Just follow the instructions below and it should work!

(Be sure to clear the preutterance and overlap beforehand, otherwise the pitchbends get attached to the previous note and will be shifted when importing into Vocaloid. Noted by @_dream_scape and @Kiyoteru )
  1. Open up the UST you want to import into Vocaloid (this should work for any version of the Vocaloid editor).
  2. Ctrl+A to select all notes and they'll turn pink

    select all.png
  3. Click where it says "trace"
  4. Click where it says "render" (this may cause UTAU to lock up for a moment, but don't worry. That's normal.)

  5. Switch to mode 1 (click where it says mode 2 to switch into mode 1)
    mode 2 to mode 1.png
  6. Your pitchbends should have transferred into Mode1
    mode 1 pitchbends.png

  7. Export the UST as an MIDI (go to "file", then select "export") (do NOT save it as a VSQ - saving it as a VSQ gets rid of the pitchbends!)
    1. (Optional, but recommended) export the UST as a VSQ* (we do this so we have the phonetics. If you're converting an English UST, or another language that requires a lot of note editing, you can probably skip this step.)
  8. Import your midi into Vocaloid
    1. Import the VSQ*
    2. Before you do anything else, ctrl+A to select all the notes in the VSQ you imported, then enter into phoneme editing mode (If you're using Piapro Studio, you can just double click the notes after you select them),
    3. Copy the phonemes and open the track containing the MIDI, then enter phoneme editing mode.
    4. Paste in the phonemes
  9. Open the pitchbend parameter and you should see where the pitchbends have already been drawn in!
    1. If you don't see the pitchbends, check that you followed steps 1-8 correctly.
Worth noting that the pitchbends will most likely be a bit wonky upon import and it won't sound good "right out of the box", so editing the pitchbends is strongly recommended over plugging and playing.

If you have any further questions, please leave a reply on this thread!

VSQ import doesn't work in V5, due to V5's inability to read VSQs. (Noted by VVN user, Patuk)
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