FAQ

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?

Please see our terms of use for details on this! We allow anyone to use our voicebanks for free for noncommercial hobbyist use and doujin use, but for commercial works we sell a license for the entire Kikyuune Family for $12 on Storenvy. As for all other VOXYZ UTAU, permission is required from the voicer to sell works commercially that are made using their voicebank and/or character. Also you may NEVER use art included in any VOXYZ voicebanks–or any other art created by our team–for commercial purposes. – Myst


 

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?

Kikyuune Aiko

Voicebank(s) Software Microphone Environment
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

Others

Voicebank(s) Software Microphone Environment
Chiyoko DRAGON OREMO Blue Yeti Closet
Chiyoko PHOENIX Audacity Webcam mic Bedroom
Akihiko Audacity Blue Yeti Trailer
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

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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”.