How do I use UTAU? How do you make an UTAU? How do you make USTs? How do you make an UTAU sing? Help, I’m having problems with…
I love helping people learn how to make an UTAU voicebank and use it properly, but I can’t answer that all in a FAQ! Though I have tutorials planned, in the meantime, just message me on Soundcloud, deviantART or Twitter, and I’ll do my best to help! Please note that I am not currently taking OTO.ini requests or trades. – Myst
May I sell products or music made using your UTAU?
When will *voicebank* be finished or released?
Do not trust me if I ever say I’ll have a voicebank by a certain date. I’m a terrible perfectionist and my recording time is quite limited nowadays. Otoing and artwork is another story… – Myst
What did you use to record?
|VCCV & future VBs||OREMO||Blue Yeti||Library Whisper Room|
|CVVC||OREMO||Blue Yeti||Closet home “studio”|
|CV-VV||Audacity||Blue Yeti||Closet home “studio”|
|CV V.4||Audacity||ATR2500||Library recording room|
|Acts 1-3||Garageband||2008 MacBook webcam mic||Bedroom/dorm|
|Chiyoko DRAGON||OREMO||Blue Yeti||Closet|
|Chiyoko PHOENIX||Audacity||Webcam mic||Bedroom|
|Akiko CV & CVVC||Audacity||Blue Yeti||Bedroom|
|Hanga CYE||Audacity||Blue Yeti||Office w/ mic isolation booth|
|Ariella DAY||OREMO||AKG P120 & Steinburg UR12||Home studio|
Hope that answers things! – Myst
Do you use UTAU on Mac?
Only on occasion! I used UTAU-Synth no Mac almost exclusively for 4 years because I didn’t have room on my newer MacBook for Windows Bootcamp. However, I now have a separate PC laptop that I use for all my voice synths!
Fun fact, I actually started the hobby using PC UTAU through a virtual machine setup back in the day. – Myst
How do Aiko’s boots stay on?
I originally designed her as a biodroid, and I thought it’d be neat for her to have mechanical-looking boots/lower legs. To be honest that never really translated into the art well so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ heck if I know! – Myst
Can my UTAU be paired with Aiko/be Aiko’s friend?
If you want your UTAU to sing with Aiko or you particularly like to ship her with whomever, go ahead! I think headcanon crushes and idol things are cute and it’s really kind of an honor that people like her enough to do that sort of thing.
However, please don’t claim it as “official/canon” or go messing with Aiko’s Wiki pages! And I’d rather you not ask me out of the blue to make your UTAU her “friend” because it just seems a bit awkward if we haven’t ever talked before. Sorry! – Myst
Aiko looks like Rin with blue hair.
I used to get this a lot, and after some wiki vandalism, I decided to address the issue in detail.
They were similar for a long time, but believe it or not, I never actually intended for Aiko to look like Rin, nor did I base her initial design off of Rin! She WAS, however, definitely Crypton inspired, and her original design was heavily based on both Hatsune Miku and a fanmade named Fuyu Hiiragi.
Aiko’s hairstyle developed over time (as shown below), and I just happen to like hairpins, so I added those into her first design. They were just kinda slapped directly onto her hair and looked a bit like rectangular buttons. When I went to try to make her hair a bit more “realistic” and less chunky, it became more and more Rin-like as time went on. Oops.
I’ve recently done a redesign of her hairstyle to hopefully move past this, but this is the last iteration I have planned for her design. – Myst
How long have you been using UTAU?
I learned about UTAU through Zuii Takoe/SRS in late May/early June of 2009, but only started working on Aiko around June. She was first posted sometime around July 10th 2009 on my old personal YouTube channel. A week later, on the 17th, I moved UTAU operations to my VocUTAU-specific channel and I’ve been at it ever since! – Myst
Aiko sounds like a boy. / Is Aiko a guy? / Is Myst a guy?
Aiko and I are both girls! I’m an alto, which is the lowest feminine voice range, and I tend to record her at what I consider a comfortable pitch.
While I don’t mind nowadays if people headcanon Aiko as any gender (I’ve seen someone consider Aiko to be nonbinary at least once and that was neat) I’ll still be keeping the “canonical” gender female. – Myst
PLEASE NOTE: Even if you feel Aiko sounds or looks excessively masculine, do NOT refer to Aiko as a “tr*p”.