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Resonance frquencies
Mar 1 2004
05:29
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There are 4 resonance frequencies that can be adjusted. I would like to know the parameters for these so I would know which one to set low and which high to get a bassier sound and less chipmunk quality. There is no info at all in the help files or tutorials.

Mar 1 2004
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We are planning to write a tutorial soon(ish), and attempt to cover this massive subject of resonances, but it will probably only scratch the surface of what you can do with these controls…. to be fair a tutorial will only be able to point you in the right direction, as it seems to be more art than science! It is a shame the manual doesnt even give any pointers.

I will attempt to write a brief summary below…..

During synthesis Vocaloid is constructing the voice from a series of resonances. The 4 resonances in the vocaloid editor adjust the lowest 4 and most important of these resonances. They are the most important because it is these resonances that dictate the formants of the vowel sounds, so theoretically you can change the pronunciation of vowels with them. Or you can have the sound of one vowel morphing into another…… in theory anyway!

Remember the 3 controls (freq, amp, Q) for each resonance are super-imposed on top of the values that are already being synthesised. They are relative to the current values which is why they are measured in 0-127 rather than specific number of hz, dB etc (64=no affect). By using extreme settings you can get strange effects that sound very much like resonance filters. (The resonance controls are not an EQ).

I have found that vocaloid sometimes sounds a little weak in the lower resonances, but usually just for a single phoneme or bit of a word. sometimes this can thickened up by subtly increasing the width of the lowest 1 or 2 resonances, for that syllable/phoneme. The reverse is also true, sometimes the sound can be thinned out by reducing the width controls…. doesn’t always work though. We will do an advanced tutorial on this, but it might be a little while before it reaches the top of our “to-do” pile!

If you want to make a chipmunk sound you will get much better results by reducing the gender factor.

Mar 1 2004
14:21
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Yep, I just discovered that fact. The chipmunk sound was due to the fact that I straightlined the gender factor. After I varried it the sound was real good. Looking forward to learning to use resonance though, unless I figure it out before the tutorial. :?

Mar 1 2004
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8O AAHHH!! you mean I typed all those words for nothing? :roll: hahaha. silly me!

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