Catching up!

It’s been a while! I have several things to catch up on, so I’ll get the quick stuff out of the way first.

I updated all voicebank download links on Aiko’s wiki, and I’m in the process of switching her Facebook page over to a general Studio VOXYZ fanpage! While the URL change was easy enough though, Facebook is being stubborn in allowing me to change the page name. So there’s a chance it might stay in Aiko’s name. However, I’m going to start using it to post a lot more stuff Studio VOXYZ related!

And now for the videos I’d neglected to post! Aiko’s birthday was on the 10th of this month, and as a send-off to her English CVVC (as I’ll be focusing on recording VCCV), I posted a remake of an older cover: “Fireflies” by Owl City!

(Yes. Mostly for the memes.)

If you’re curious, you can hear the old cover here.

Also, I’m proud to announce my third original song! I produced “Siren’s Lament” for the MIRIAM 13th Anniversary collaboration “The Lady and the Silver Circle”, a 7-song compilation album which you can download for free here!

I tried to go for a sea-shanty feel in my song, which tells the story of a mermaid/siren (MIRIAM) who falls in love with a human (LOLA). And though he doesn’t sing, I intended for LEON to be the sailor mentioned in the lyrics! Perhaps someday I’ll make a full PV with all 3 of them…

VB download fixes + MomoCon!

Big thanks to @Firehazardutau on Twitter who notified me of several broken download links on the UTAU pages! I’ve fixed them all as well as updated the 4shared links for older voicebanks to Dropbox and Google Drive.

Next up, conventions! While I will not be hosting any panels, I will be attending MomoCon at the end of this month and I’d be more than happy to host an UTAU fanmeet again! I’ll be posting details on UtaForum and Twitter over the next 2 weeks to see who all might be going. Hope to see you there!

(Also… keep an eye out for some potential Ariella & Aiko shenanigans the week after MomoCon)

MTAC Wrap-Up and Creation Released!

Hey all! I had a blast at MTAC last weekend, despite the rough start to my UTAU tutorial. I was super nervous in trying some different things (the live recording demo, running my presentation off a newish-old netbook) so it was kind of a recipe for disaster. But I hope everyone who attended enjoyed Sekushi Beikon and Meikutsu (the leg UTAU) enough to get interested in possibly making their own singing monstrosities :’D

I’ve fixed up the UTAU tutorials list a bit, added mixing guides, and I’ll be fleshing out the rest of the resource pages over the next week or so!

Also, I’m pleased to announce that over the weekend, Project Sonata’s second album “Creation” was officially released! I’m currently working on the PV for my song “Wandering Star” which should be posted soon, but I’ve added the lyrics to the Media > Lyrics page already! If you’re interested in the album, it’s purchasable from Sonata’s bandcamp here. All proceeds go to benefit the National Association for Music Education!

New Cover: “accidentally” feat. Mathieu & Aiko

It’s been a while, Mathieu! Welcome back to the land of the living :U

It’s also been a while since I’ve covered or UST’d an EZFG song. This was a ton of fun to make, despite mixing being difficult. Many thanks to Fuzzle for her help with lyrics transcribing and such! I couldn’t have done this nearly as fast without her ahaha;;

(UST download on Media > USTs/VSQs/MIDIs as usual! Nico post will come later, with the HTTYD remix, once I resubscribe to premium… oops)

HTTYD Remix!

I’ve been a fan of the “How To Train Your Dragon” movies for a while, and a couple of years ago I started on a trance remix of a couple of my favorite tracks from the first OST. I got about 80% of the remix completed in about a day, but unfortunately, I kept procrastinating on it from then on out due to various reasons. But I’m SO happy that I sat down today and decided to finish it! I hope you all enjoy! Download is available on my Soundcloud; or you can find it embedded on the Media > Audio page!