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Decided to Vocaloid Only One Lyric Line per Wav File.
Jan 29 2011
18:18
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Hi Everyone,
After learning and experimenting with the Vocaloid 1 editor for a few days I picked a childrens song I composed years ago and decided to Vocaloid only one lyric line at a time and save that lyric line as both a Vocaloid file and then as an exported Wav File.

That way doing only one line per file, I do not have to deal with waiting for a whole verse or a whole song to be rendered. Also since in most of my songs, verses and chorus repeats. I just copy and paste the repeats.

Saving each lyrics line as a separate WAV Clip makes it easy to try out different audio effects on each clip. Also makes it easy to shuffle the order of the wav clips. Also I can copy and paste the separate lyric lines into different tracks for instant harmonies and rounds.

And in the Vocaloid Editor, its faster for me and my PC to add and edit the Vocal Expression icons in files that only have one lyric line.

My PC is just not fast enough to render an entire verse or an entire set of song lyrics at one time. Especially so if I have multiple word tracks going at the same time.

If I am editing multiple tracks in the Vocaloid Editor. I turn off all the tracks except the one I am editing.

My only gripe about the Vocaloid 1 Editor, when you draw in notes with the pencil and drag them around, you do not get any pitch sounds as you move the notes around in editor.

Every other piece of music software I own, the piano roll editors all have sound, both pitch and note length as you edit or move the notes around.

Happy Weekend
Timothy Kelly
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Jan 29 2011
18:35
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I don’t know if you get pitch sounds moving notes around in the VOCALOID2 editor either. 8P

But yeah. XD I export each track at a time too~ Since I’m running VOCALOID through MikuInstaller, I can’t ReWire it with anythings, so it makes mixing a hell of a lot easier for me~

Jan 31 2011
23:26
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Hi All,
This first Vocaloid song for me is not a long song. So I did an entire verse as one file. Verse 2 and 3 are almost identical so that finishes Stage 1 of about half the song already.

Miriam knew all the words in the verse, so no having to use the IPA.

The song has a Chorus, with a few more words than the verse, but quite a few words from the verse are also in the chorus.

And a few words from the verse are also in the bridge. But most of the bridge will be new words.

The verse only had 9 different words, and 6 repeated words for a total of 15 words.

Since I decided to draw the verse in with the pencil and then just copy and paste any repeated words. Next step is to decide what kind of vibrato to add. And which words get what kind.

So far everything is real time rendering since I am only working on one Vocaloid Track.

I do not know if Vocaloid sings capital letters any differently than lower case letters. I always type song lyrics with the first letter of such word capped, since its easier to read song lyrics that way. So that is the way I am entering words in the Vocaloid 1 Editor, Love, Be, In, etc.

I typed the lyrics up triple spaced, so I have room to write notes on which expression icons I use and any sound edits I do on each word.

Happy Singing
Timothy Kelly
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Feb 2 2011
01:20
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Hi Everyone,
Late last night, I added Vibrato and Expression, just Attack so far to my kids song verse. Vocaloid 1 sure offers a lot of vibrato and expression choices.

I wish the editor used color more. Since you can not tell by just looking at the editor screen, which vibrato and which expression you used.

I am still thinking of buying Leon this month or the next. Unless there are a lot of advantages in picking up a download version of one of the Vocaloid 2 Singers.

Can Vocaloid 2 read any of the Vocaloid 1 files? or the other way around?

Last night I also changed the note lengths, which surprised me at what a difference it made in both the vocal sounds and the sound of the words. And I only make a bunch of them about 10 per cent longer.

But that is what happens in live singing. A longer note vibrato can ring out more and other vocal expressions can be smoother.

Later tonight I add the chorus to my song.

Happy Vocaloid Singing
Timothy Kelly
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Feb 3 2011
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Hi Everyone,
I tried the different singing styles and accent got Miriam close to how I sing the song. So I saved that. Then copied the verse, pasted it in to where the chorus would be, and then edited the verse into the chorus, by just dragging the notes to the correct pitch and changing the verse words into the chorus words.

Then I experimented with word spacing. A tiny while space on the grid between each word and then using the snap to grid, to leave no vi sable white space between the words. The grid did not let any words overlap.

That simple spacing choice made a huge audible different in the phrasing. By mixing some words and phrases with no spacing, with some words and phrases with visible spacing. Vocaloid Miriam really sounds like a real singer.

No dynamics yet. I will do that later. And in the chorus I sing a couple of phrases in triplets, so I have to learn how to put in triplets.

Once this kids songs using Miriam Vocaloid is finished, I will be able to save it as a template for any Miriam song, and just open it and drag the notes around and then just edit in the lyrics.

I see part of the control track at the bottom of my screen. Learning to use that will be last. So far, I have not editing Miriam on the Select Singer Screen, and am using the default settings for the Expression Icons.

Miriam knows how to sing all the words in my verse and chorus so far.

I purchased Mike Oldfields Vocaloid Trance Dance song on Amazon for 99 cents , Surfing, all about surfing the net. The lead and backing vocals sounded like Miriam, just pitch shifted.

Happy Vocaloid Singing
Timothy Kelly
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