How do you test your voicebanks?

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  1. Apicat

    Apicat Momo's Minion

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    Hi, everyone! Hope you've all had a great day (or are about to)! :creepy:

    I've finished recording one pitch of my UTAU a while back, and currently it's default otoed with SetParam. I'm in the process of fixing things up with the oto. It's a lot of work!

    I was just wondering: How do you guys test your voicebanks for any timing errors? I really don't want to spend all day looking through all the sound strings(?) and checking them for timing errors one by one :wink:

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Zansatsu

    Zansatsu Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    I normally plug a voicebank into an ust and listen back to hear if there are any errors with the oto or recording. It helps a lot ^^
     
  4. azazel

    azazel your local jar of salsa Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    i sometimes give out my beta voicebanks to a handful of mutuals so that they can give me feedback on it umu
     
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  5. Reson_Lore

    Reson_Lore Lord Of Edge

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    When testing individual samples, I just place them in three times, one very short, one medium length and one long then change things so it fits all three right.

    When I want to test things all round, I have a test UST using the above method with every sample (bear in mind, my VBs are CV) so I can test everything with overlaps and pitch edits, as well as testing everything crossfaded and at different pitches.
     
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  6. Yanderu

    Yanderu Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    I usually take my VB to test via UST's that are moderately to extremely long, and also do resampler tests on short areas to find a good resampler. Then if it works out I render it out then mix and give people to critique it. When coming to sample timing, the oto says it all, either the end of a note is oddly sampled to vowels and liquids becoming slurry. (This is what I do for VCV/CVVC) For CV, it's plug and play, whilst oto'ing, just to make sure the consonants/transitions sound relatively natural.

    Extra's that I do: VCV) I usually take the normal generated oto into a UST and test first, then iron it out. If a bank is super wonky, I start all over.
     
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  7. Kiyoteru

    Kiyoteru Local Sensei Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    If it's a CV voicebank, it's more practical to do the OTO from scratch than to generate a base with Setparam. The above mentioned methods do work, but I'd recommend them more for large banks like VCV or non-Japanese banks where a base OTO is the necessary practical solution and you do just need to adjust for final fit.
     
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