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Why does 1st note (and notes after gaps)sound so different?
Aug 24 2005
Forum Posts: 8
Member Since:
Mar 12 2005

Hi there,
I’d really appreciate some help please!
I thought I’d have another go at getting vocaloid to work for me.
So I put in a simple 4 note part in Miriam.
And hit play. (No words, no playing with slurs etc.)
Where note one finishes and note two starts, if there’s no gap, I get a nice smooth timbre at the start of the second note. If I leave a small gap, then note two starts with a much harder and nastier sound.
And of course, this means that the first note of the phrase starts with the same harsh timbre.
How can I work around this?
How can I start with a warm note (without having to insert additional mute notes in front of the seequence)?
And how can I get the nice smooth note start even if I have a gap between notes?
Any help would be really appreciated! I hate to see software gathering dust.
Thank you.

Aug 25 2005
Forum Posts: 8
Member Since:
Mar 12 2005

Has anyone on this forum really embraced this product?
If so, for what!
How can they take something as beautiful as the human voice and destroy it and then market it as the ‘real thing’?
I feel so cheated.

Aug 25 2005
Forum Posts: 66
Member Since:
May 7 2004

Hi there

Please don’t be discouraged with this software as yet. I can understand your frustration. We have all felt like this when first trying it the first time round with great expectation only to be disappointed with the result of half hearted attempt.

A lot will be dependant upon how much time you are willing to spend on learning how to get the best out of this product. The first few attempts will certainly sound crappy at first. But with perceiverance and a little bit of patience you will get there.

In this forum there are a lot of MIDI files and DEmos in the download section from which you can learn a lot from. Your knowledge of music and singing in particular will also help you to get the best out of this software.

Have you downloaded the latest update from the Yamaha website to version 1.1.

Don’t expect a lot from just four notes. there are many parametres to work with to achieve good results. although the new updates take care of most of this, there will still be some more tweaking for you to do.

Take a little time to view the contents to this forum and you will find a lot of information that may be helpful to you.

I have bought both Lola and Miriam. and like you I was a little frustrated at first, and felt cheated. But I refused to give up, and I decided to do a little bit of research. I found out that through my own ignorance of singing, I was missing out. I spend a lot of time listening to singers and try to emulate what I hear with software. It will take a little bit of time. but you will get there.

I have no regret whatsoever with my purchase of Vocaloid Miriam and Lola. I believe that this will evolve to the best software for voice simulation. You only have to listen to some of the early attempts up to now. Have a listen to some of the mp3’s in the download section. Then import one or two of the Midi files into your Vocaloid, then you will have a better idea of what is involved in getting a good sound.

Good luck.


Nov 5 2007
Forum Posts: 13
Member Since:
Nov 2 2007

Robert – I agree with petermidi.
I would have thought that the demos were the best you could expect to hear from this software,but even they don’t live up to the hype that vocaloid has been given by it’s creators – and that includes the latest version 2.
I couldn’t use any vocaloid product as a up-front singer,unless they were just humming ( ! ), and as for backing vocals – give me roland’s vari prhrase any day – it’s not ‘manufactured’ vocals,and at least I can understand them,and theyr’e a whole lot cleaner as well.

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