the pain of hearing and loving an UTAU that’s perfectly oto’d and has a really great unique voice and solid recordings and perfect pronunciation
and it’s recorded on a bad mic
having a bad mic is the one thing you can’t blame anyone for and doesn’t detract from their skills but is still that one glaring thing you can’t fix and yet you want to fix it so badly you almost want to send a mic to them
but you probably don’t even live in the same country
Im going to be an asshole right now, but you know what? UTAU fandom, I have three words for you:
Screw Namine Ritsu.
In all honesty. You guys are so hyped up over Ritsu and how “realistic” (as if there’s such a thing) he sounds, you’re forgetting the over 3000 other UTAUloids out there. Including your own.
You want to listen to more Ritsu? OK, make a freaking Nico Medley with him as the sole singer, I don’t care. The bad thing here is that you guys are shifting aside other UTAUs that might be just as good as Ritsu Kire to fawn over him like there’s nothing else out there.
I’m fed up with the fact I’m trying to listen to good UTAU covers and originals and all that’s there is Ritsu. He basically became the IA of UTAU, with Teto being the Miku because the parallel is obvious. And as much as I like Ritsu’s voice (as opposed as IA’s), the whole overhyping is killing it for me.
That’s all, folks.
not tagging this crap as UTAU because I’ve got a bit more fandom etiquette than spamming the tag with EVEN MORE RITSU
btw mine laru never stopped being a thing that exists nor an animaloid that can be humanized if you dislike furry designs and guess what he got more pitches in his most complex bank than ritsu kire just saying
the ia of utau
ia is one of the worst vocaloid3s released, she’s only getting beat out by galaco in having a terrible base voice
it goes both ways too; i hunt for ritsu kire songs daily, and half the stuff i click on is just overly nasally garbage that holds no regard for pitchbends and would sound much better with literally anything that’s not him.
stop looking to ritsu as a default voice! it is such! a bad idea!!!!
actually whenever I see stuff like “all CV banks are choppy” “CV banks aren’t worth the time” “I only listen to VCV banks”
it’s actually really hurtful cause I don’t really feel like making a VCV bank yet and I don’t think my UTAU sound bad as they are! (although zetsubou haha working on an update for him cause that pronunciation argh)
like all that VCV does is make it easier to configure smooth transitions between phonemes. If you play with your overlap and configure it well (especially when it comes to pop consonants and vowel-to-vowel cause that’s the most noticeable) then you can make a CV bank that has almost as good, if not better, phoneme transitions than a VCV bank, depending on how the VCV bank is configured.
this right here
cv being choppy isn’t bad
it just means it isn’t as smooth in comparison
and vcv is different, because vcv does specific infliction based on the previous sound; different consonant breaks, different vowel sounds, different pitch indents and breath put in, it is literally the most human sound you can ever record (beyond like, recording 4+ octaves and nasal alternatives, in VCV)
you can’t say “CV is just as good as VCV if you transition right” that’s being willfully obtuse
no it’s got great transitions but it’s really obviously CV you can hear it
is it gooOI HAVE BONER???? I HAVE BECOME BONER OWANTTAAAA
smoothness =/= quality
if someone says you have to record in VCV or CVVC something you can tell them to shut up because they’re wrong
VCV can sound dumb and slushy and has weird unnatural errors like i can’t use vowel transitions for “i” because the synth makes it sound funky, it is a ridiculously specific art that you shouldn’t need to record unless you like, really want hyper quality, or you’re basically in love with recording an unnecessary amount of voices (hi)
god i just hate how personal everyone takes HOW YOU RECORD A VOICEBANK
reclists are unbelievably flexible for a reason if you want to record a CV bank with VCV vowels and CVVC english helper samples then who’s going to fucking stop you
dear UTAU english recorders
ok, sing the first stanza from “Rolling in the Deep”
great, you sound amazing
sing it with nothing but hard and deep Rs
haha wow you sounded fucking ridiculous didn’t you how could that ever sound good it’s impossible
look at your bilingual bank real hard
do you see any soft Rs that preform the same objective as the hard Rs
er, ar, or, etc
1011BRAVE VCV status: 88/192