Monday, July 22, 2013

[In Hibernation]

[Obviously, I'm not doing anything with this blog right now. It still appeals to me for some reason, so I won't delete it yet. I might find use for it eventually.]

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Updated Vocaloid Sims Page Under Downloads

Well, it's been super long. I'm not totally into Vocaloid these days, mostly Supernatural and the Legend of Zelda, so I tend to forget about it from time to time.

Anyway, I was browsing through my Blogger comments and I (finally) noticed a lot of people were having trouble with the Vocaloid Sims downloads. The layout on the maker's page was changed a little, so I fixed the guide to go along with it. I've also added some more info in the post that might clear up some questions.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

VocaListener Software

A software known as VocaListener has been out for a while, and demonstrations have been posted here and there. As for as what is known, there is still much to do with the software before it's finished and up for download.

This software is used with VOCALOID1 and VOCALOID2 voice synthesizers. Much like the software MikuMikuVoice, VocaListener detects the parameters, such as dynamics, in a person's singing, as well as lyrics. These parameters and lyrics can then be imported into the voice synthesizer, and then the magic happens. Any VOCALOID voice bank will have an impressively similar sound to the singer imported to VocaListener.

Here is an entire website with examples and demonstrations.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Vocaloid Piko Demo Released!

As of today, the new Vocaloid, Utatane Piko has been released and you can buy his voicebank download his demo. A few songs have already been made with him.

You can listen to him here.

If you visit Piko's official website, you can buy him or download the demo:

Utatane Piko: Official Website




Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Vocaloids: Mee and Uu

Two new Vocaloids, both female, Mee and Uu.

The two of them will have two CD's released on November 26th, 2010, this Friday.

Here is a video featuring them:

サマーオブラブ
(Summer of Love) by Saihate producer Kobayashi Onyx, PV by Tripshots

Mee is the one with the pink hair and blue outfit, and Uu is the one with blue hair and pink outfit.

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So far, there have been mixed reactions about the new Vocaloids. There are complaints about them sounding too much alike to a previous newcomer, Gachapoid. Many would like for there to be a slower rate of new Vocaloids being produced.

Friday, October 29, 2010

The New Folks!

Well, the Japanese Vocaloids past Miki, Yuki, and Kiyoteru are:

Lily, Internet Vocaloid 03, Female:



VY1 Mizki, Bplats Vocaloid 01, Genderless:



Gachapo, Internet Vocaloid 04, Male:



Utatane Piko (this is not his voice, this is his voice source), Sony Vocaloid 01, Male:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

How To Make a Vocaloid Breathe Using VOCALOID

Someone on YouTube (they will remain anonymous here) wanted to know how to make a Vocaloid breathe using the program, so I wanted to be helpful.

It's actually really easy, once you know how to do it.

When you draw a note, right-click on it and select "note property". Under where it says "phonetic", write br1, br2, etc. (goes from br1-br5 for different types of breaths). You do not have to change the lyric, and it can just be left as "a".

For some Vocaloids, you have to put all the breaths in a separate track.

If you can't hear the breath no matter how much you turn up your volume, you probably need to make the note for the breath longer or shorter, depending on which type of breath it is (br1-br5). You can adjust how loud the breath is with dynamics.

I only own VOCALOID2. I had to uninstall VOCALOID1, because it created problems for me.

Different types of breaths for Miku:

br1 = High-pitched breath.
br2 = High-pitched exhale.
br3 = Same as br1, only more hollow sounding.
br4 = Exaggerated, hollow sounding breath.
br5 = Extremely exaggerated, low-pitched breath.

Different types of breaths for Len:

br1 = Subtle, quiet breath.
br2 = Uneasy breath.
br3 = Extremely exaggerated breath.
br4 = Breath through the nose.
br5 = Hollow breath.

Different types of breaths for Rin:

Same as Miku:

br1 = High-pitched breath.
br2 = High-pitched exhale.
br3 = Same as br1, only more hollow sounding.
br4 = Exaggerated, hollow sounding breath.
br5 = Extremely exaggerated, low-pitched breath.

Different types of breaths for Luka (EDIT: Luka is much quieter in this program than the others, so you probably need to adjust the dynamics or volume on her breaths in order to hear them):

Same as Miku and Rin:

br1 = High-pitched breath.
br2 = High-pitched exhale.
br3 = Same as br1, only more hollow sounding.
br4 = Exaggerated, hollow sounding breath.
br5 = Extremely exaggerated, low-pitched breath.

Different types of breaths for Gakupo ( excuse me if I wrote unnecessary things about these, I just really love Gakupo XD )

br1 = Relaxed breath.
br2 = Slightly strained breath.
br3 = Very uneasy, uncomfortable sounding breath.
br4 = Slightly uneasy breath.
br5 = Very sudden, sexy-sounding breath. (haha sorry)

Different types of breaths for Gumi:

Same as Miku, Rin, and Luka:

br1 = High-pitched breath.
br2 = High-pitched exhale.
br3 = Same as br1, only more hollow sounding.
br4 = Exaggerated, hollow sounding breath.
br5 = Extremely exaggerated, low-pitched breath.

Different types of breaths for Yuki:

Same as Len:

br1 = Subtle, quiet breath.
br2 = Uneasy breath.
br3 = Extremely exaggerated breath.
br4 = Breath through the nose.
br5 = Hollow breath.

Different types of breaths for Hiyama:

br1 = Subtle, quiet breath.
br2 = Uneasy breath.
br3 = Extremely exaggerated breath.
br4 = Sounds as if his mouth is almost completely closed.
br5 = Slightly more hollow than br4.