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The latest, VERY natural sounding Vocaloid VY1
May 20 2011
16:55
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Hi! I'm new to these forums even though I've been fiddling around with Vocaloid 2 for 3 years.

Here's my attempt with the new Vocaloid2 VY1.

I think I managed to make it sound very natural in this song and it only needed some minor tweaks.

Can't wait what kinds of Vocaloids there will be in the future
Anyway, here it is. A song from a Movie called Mononoke Hime.
Please comment and rate in youtube if you want.

May 23 2011
06:56
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Hello,
Vocaloid VY1 sounded pretty good to me. Does she sing in English also?
Happy Vocaloid Singing
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May 23 2011
17:44
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[quote="TeachYourselfSinging":2up6aie2]Hello,
Vocaloid VY1 sounded pretty good to me. Does she sing in English also?[/quote:2up6aie2]

Hi. Thanks for the comment. She can only sing in Japanese unfortunately.

May 28 2011
18:16
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Wonderful~ VY1 is really growing on me~ Not to mention that you did a wonderful job on a wonderful song.

Also, just a heads up, the next two in the VY series are rumored to be able to sing in english~

May 30 2011
21:42
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[quote="C-F":1b0j1y5q]Wonderful~ VY1 is really growing on me~ Not to mention that you did a wonderful job on a wonderful song.

Also, just a heads up, the next two in the VY series are rumored to be able to sing in english~[/quote:1b0j1y5q]

Thank you. Yes so I’ve heard. I can’t wait to hear them :) Megurine Luka’s English wasn’t so clear.

May 31 2011
01:58
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Hi Everyone,
All Vocaloids, the results depend on your editing skills, including using the control tracks, which almost no one seems to use at all.

Certain words in my recent post Skip To My Lou, I had Miriam pronounce the word Darling differently each time to get practice with the Vocaloid 1 Editor.

I am doing that with Prima also as I learn to do Prima Edits.

I find Luka’s English very good, depending on how good the Vocaloid producer or editor is or was.

I like the idea that some of the Euro Vocaloids have emotional moods styles. But do not own any, so have no idea how they work.

Now that the Vocaloids are finally coming to the USA with a Miku Concert in LA July 2nd, and being used in car commericals. I expect someone to do an American Japanese Vocaloid using an American Singers Voice as a basis. Maybe one who can sing in Japanese also.

Happy Vocaloid Composing
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Jun 1 2011
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Yes, I do use the control tracks a lot. Most Vocaloids need heavy tweaking but VY1 needed only some velocity adjustments. I’ve also noticed that most people just type the lyrics on to a midi track and upload it :p the resulting audio sounds robotic and bad.

Jun 1 2011
15:48
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Hello Everyone
All Vocaloid Fun, no matter how you use them. I hope Vocaloid 3 combines the best features of everything to date and then improves on 1 and 2.

Yes, one can get free or almost free music software that would let anyone add simple EQ and Reverb to ones Vocaloid Tracks.

And even simply panning the tracks and mixing the volume in the Vocaloid Editors can improve the sound blend a lot.

Japan is big on singing robots. So many are perfectly happy with Vocaloid tracks that sound like singing robots.

Happy Vocaloid Singing
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Jun 1 2011
20:25
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While every English VOCALOID can be understandable through editing, right out of the box, Luka’s still the worst at it. This is only because of how the samples were recorded. The accent’s strong and the transitions are choppy. Not to mention her airy voice makes the consonants sound awkward. I’ve still heard great ENG Luka songs where she’s completely understandable, but she’s still not actually that good at it. Still love her, but it’d be nice that if English Miku is a success, they’d make an ACT.2 of English Luka.

Also, all English VOCALOIDs can sing Japanese, but it doesn’t go the other way around. :( You can still edit them as much as you want with OK results, but english is a no go for Japanese VOCALOIDs. matt9five was the best at manipulating Japanese VOCALOIDs to sing in English, but he deleted his YouTube account…

Jun 2 2011
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Hi Everyone
I do not mind accents at all as long as they are consistent. After all people sing in English all over the worlds with hundreds of different accents.

Prima Japanese accent is very strong even when she is singing in English but it is consistent. I came across an article that Prima was based on a Russian Opera Singer who also sang in Japanese.

I will be picking up a copy of Luka later this summer. And maybe Sweet Ann also.

Happy Vocaloid Singing
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Jun 2 2011
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[quote="TeachYourselfSinging":34rmv2du]
Yes, one can get free or almost free music software that would let anyone add simple EQ and Reverb to ones Vocaloid Tracks.

And even simply panning the tracks and mixing the volume in the Vocaloid Editors can improve the sound blend a lot. [/quote:34rmv2du]

Yes that’s true. Adding some slight EQ to "soften the sharpest edges" and adding a warm reverb is something I have been doing always with Vocaloid tracks. It also helps to make the Vocaloid blend in to the mix as you said.

Sep 8 2011
16:08
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Hi All
One of the upcoming Vocaloids not only sings in English and also speaks in English also via text to speech. But do not know anything if this singing speaking one will be released and when. And which Vocaloid it is using for the speaking voice.

Happy Vocaloid Singing
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