New cover + new Aiko art!

Just a couple of brief updates!

First, Aiko’s page has been updated to show her new 2017 official character art! I wanted a bit more of a dynamic pose than last year’s, so I decided to go ahead and revamp it!

Also, I forgot to post my Rayfes cover here! Rayfes is Homurane Ray’s birthday festival, held each year between August 8th and 22nd. She’s one of my favorite Japanese UTAU, so I always try to participate! Though I’ll have something else featuring Ray coming very soon…

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…

A few minor announcements

Hey all! It’s been hectic over here, and it’s way late into September for me to be posting a much-belated August features, so I’m going to be posting a dual-month entry on October 1st.

I have a few things coming up that I’m pretty excited about. For one, a generous UTAU user has been currently working on splicing up Aiko’s CVVC samples and is nearly done! I’ll re-release Aiko’s CVVC as V.6.1 as soon as I receive the fixed bank. This should fix any resampler/FRQ errors she’s been having.

Also, I’m working on another original song. Normally I wouldn’t post anything about this sort of project, but seeing as the deadline is Halloween day, I figured this might be the sort of kick in the rear I need to get things moving. The lyrics are around half done and the song will likely use Sonika, since I should try my hand at actually making Vocaloid stuff once in a while.

Also, to those asking about Aiko’s VCCV, I plan to finish BalladSoft as soon as I get the time/space to do so. And there’s a bit of a chance that’ll happen this weekend. So here’s hoping.

That’s all for now!

Happy (slightly belated) 6th birthday, Aiko!

Aaaaand she’s here! Aiko’s RockLoud JP CVVC is released and downloadable on the left sidebar!

Many thanks to everyone who put up with my nonsense over releasing this voicebank and video. I couldn’t have kept my sanity done it without y’all.

The major voicebank details are in the second half of the video, but the basic rundown is she’s 4-pitch CVVC and works in presamp or with autoCVVC. Her oto.ini preutter/overlap are shorter than most CVVC banks, but that was done specifically because any longer and she couldn’t be easily used manually on UTAU-Synth.

I hope you enjoy using her! Even more CVVC (and VCCV) voicebanks to come in the future~