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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Vocaloid

Posted : Monday, 22 January 2018, 04:10
Jayenkai
Dumbest purchase of the year, so far.. Linkage

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Posted : Monday, 22 January 2018, 04:10
GfK
Why would you pay money for something that makes you sound like Justin Bieber's fart?
Posted : Monday, 22 January 2018, 04:47
Jayenkai
That's not me!! That's TextToSpeech..
Vocaloid takes words and notes, and generates singysongy, so you don't have to listen to the painfully awful tones of me!!

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Posted : Monday, 22 January 2018, 04:49
GfK
Right...........

I'm not sure that makes it much more sensible a purchase, if I'm honest. But then, you did say that.
Posted : Monday, 22 January 2018, 05:10
rychan
When you say vocaloid I instantly think of Hatsune Miku

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Posted : Monday, 22 January 2018, 05:55
Jayenkai
I'm not sure if I'll ever actually use it.
But every few months, I find myself going "Damn, I wish I had Vocaloid to do that.."

.. And now I do.

So, if future games start getting silly theme tunes with lyrics, this'll be why.

Oh, and Hatsune Miku is one of MANY vocaloid voicebanks, available. .. .And they're all as fucking ludicrously expensive as the next!!

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Posted : Monday, 22 January 2018, 07:53
Pakz
When I saw Alodare's twitter post with the song I actually thought at first that he was the singer. Got kind of excited since I have not seen any game music writer ever starting to do singing. And it was a long time ago that I heared of what vocaloid was.

I have seen the prices. 400+/- euro's(50000 jpy) for a voice is a lot.
Posted : Monday, 22 January 2018, 08:41
GfK
When I saw Alodare's twitter post with the song I actually thought at first that he was the singer. Got kind of excited since I have not seen any game music writer ever starting to do singing.
Remember somebody a few years ago wrote a game called The Fairytale, and he also wrote the theme tune, sang the theme tune... Denis Waterman stylee. It was bloody awful and a point of mockery in Blitz circles for many a year. It went something like 'a-wheeeere's the start, a-wheeeeere's the start of fantaseeeeee of fantaseeeeeooohwhereohwhereoh wheeeeere's the start' etc.

And it was a long time ago that I heared of what vocaloid was.

Yeah I wouldn't be paying £100s for something unless I was damn sure I was going to get it back.

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Jay - I think you're quote image thingies are messed up.
Posted : Monday, 22 January 2018, 09:21
Jayenkai
(You can see how often those get used!! Fix coming up)

It is indeed very expensive, so hopefully it gets more use than this simple test.
Bit of a pain having to switch between KORG Gadget on iPad and Vocaloid on PC. Having to transfer the rendered music to the pc, then go through and all vocals, then render the vocals out as a separate channel, then split it into KORG-manageable snippets, then send it all back to the iPad.

KORG can typically handle about 7 seconds snippets, in the Bilbao Gadget, so I have to slice all "lines" to that size.
Could be an issue, later.

Alternatively, I could just render the vocals "over" the music, but I figured that wouldn’t sound as nice, as when the vocals are in the mix...

*shrugs*

Guess I’ll find out as I carry on.

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Posted : Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 15:00
Jayenkai
Jay is now happy with this purchase

https://soundcloud.com/alodare/analysing-glasses

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Posted : Thursday, 25 January 2018, 09:54
Pakz
Do they have like a eminem or 50cents rap voice?

Looking forward to hearing more. I always add al's songs to my soundcloud playlist.
Posted : Thursday, 25 January 2018, 10:12
rockford
I liked that - the lyrics work really well with the music
Posted : Thursday, 25 January 2018, 10:32
Jayenkai
Dunno. Didn’t dare to look, incase it tempted me!!!!

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Posted : Thursday, 25 January 2018, 11:42
GfK
It doesn't do owt for me, I'm afraid!
Posted : Thursday, 25 January 2018, 11:52
Jayenkai
I don’t think ALCHOONS are compatible with Grandpa GiFKy

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Posted : Thursday, 25 January 2018, 12:08
GfK
Don't mind the choons, just don't like the voice.
Posted : Thursday, 25 January 2018, 13:25
Jayenkai
The silliness of this particular track is totally in keeping with some of AL's oldest stuff.

https://agameaweek.com/?Music=4349



|edit| Blimey, that took more than a few edits.. Totally forgot how to use my own [Jaytrack] BBCode! |edit|

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Posted : Thursday, 25 January 2018, 19:15
Jayenkai
Test #2.
Bloke Voice, this time.

Analysing Helixes
Not as much singing, this time, just a short 4-line snippet that gets repeated later on.
Pro : Nice male voice. Suits the song. Neato.
Con : You can tell this isn't a british piece of software!

I struggled to get some of the words to sound like I'd expect them to. The word "From", in particular, sounds quite a bit like "Fraaaaaam"
Also, somewhere the words "Be among them all" seem to have blended to become "Be among the mom".. Which is a little odd.
That's more the mix, though. It's clearer as a raw sample.

Hmmm..

But, yeah, learning and figuring it out.
Yup yup yup!!

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Posted : Friday, 26 January 2018, 12:30
Dabz
How about a vocaloid cover of a good-auld-lets-singalong-proper-knees-up classic:-


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Posted : Friday, 26 January 2018, 12:39
Jayenkai
Where's the fun in that!? AL KAN RITE GUD SONGGS

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Posted : Friday, 26 January 2018, 13:02
spinal
I like that glasses one, I would suggest having the vocals a little louder than the music though. Just a personal preference.

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Posted : Sunday, 28 January 2018, 16:34
Jayenkai
Another little verse, tonight. My head isn’t up to this "lyric" gubbins!!!

https://soundcloud.com/alodare/analysing-jumpstarts-vocaloid

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Posted : Saturday, 03 February 2018, 16:52
Jayenkai
You'll be happy to know, AL hasn't given up on Vocaloid!

Analysing Light and Fluffy
Yeay!

Not 100% happy with the weird volume artefacts in the lady singer's voice, though. Tried twiddling knobs and buttons, but I couldn't solve it.
I'm guessing this is a Voice issue, as it seems less of an issue if I just use the Man voice throughout.
I might give up trying to use Lady singer, in future.

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