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I’m happy to announce the latest addition to my voicebank collection, and my first Chinese VOCALOID: YanHe! I’m super excited since she’s been on my wishlist ever since she was first released, but I was always a little intimidated at getting a voicebank for a language I’m not at all familiar with. However thanks to help from Xue and UG, I’m getting the hang of things!

As of posting my “I Am Here” cover with YanHe, I’ve also officially started using my Bilibili account! Everyone’s been super welcoming so far, 谢谢!

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Aiko’s first VCV demo, “Dance! VR Dance!” has been posted to YouTube and NND, and it also features a new LipSync model drawn by chorvaqueen! This is specifically RockLoud (as usual) and contains the same 4 pitches as her CVVC (G3, C4, F4 and A4). The A4 pitch is still missing some sounds, but I am planning to do a private beta test once her oto is complete so I can know what to rerecord when quarantine ends.

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In addition, pianomanjojo on YouTube has created an edited TDA model for Aiko! It has excellent physics and 2 different eye types.

Both models can be downloaded from Aiko’s profile!

Hey all! A lot has happened through the past couple of weeks, so I’m going to shove it all into one major post. Right now following the Studio VOXYZ Twitter is the best way to keep up with new YT/NND/SoundCloud posts and news snippets, but I’ll try to make a point of posting more detailed updates here on a regular basis!

First things first, as you Twitter followers might already know, I’m participating in a MEIKO compilation album titled “Dark Chocolate and Maraschino Cherry” which is currently hosting a KickStarter project for a physical release. At the time of posting this, we’ve already hit more than twice our initial stretch goal, at an incredible $1500! There’ll be plenty more updates to come, so be sure to follow the project to see song and art progress.

Additionally, my “Evil Food Eater Conchita” cover from last year is up on YouTube and NND! Good to finally have that cover up, as it was my first-ever released UST (from 2009! in romaji! with wrong lyrics!) that I’d fixed up and reposted to SoundCloud last year. People kept hounding me for YEARS to re-release this one. The UST, as usual, is up on the Covers USTs/VSQs page. Enjoy!

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I’m also pleased to announce that the USTs and off-vocal for “Retrospectre” are available in the upload descriptions on YouTube, NND, and our new StudioVOXYZ SoundCloud! While I’m not abandoning my personal account (MystSaphyr), it has been relegated to cover, scrap and repost content only. The new SoundCloud account will be for uploading original songs and remixes/arranges, but will also host playlists for Studio VOXYZ voicebank demos. Be sure to give it a follow!

And finally, stay tuned for the annual Ariella and Aiko November 12th birthday duet next week! Mooncrafter and I are working extra hard on it this year!

It’s been almost 10 years since I started up my singing synth YouTube channel, and as of 2 days ago I’ve finally hit the 10k subscriber mark!

While in the grand scope of YouTube (and even in the larger VOCALOID/UITAU community) this isn’t exactly the biggest milestone, it’s a very important one for me. I had no idea I’d ever reach this point and I’m extremely grateful to each and every person who enjoyed my content enough to follow my little singing robot project. In addition, my personal Twitter account (@MystSaphyr) has reached 3k followers. Geez.

In celebration, and to liven up things on the channel a bit (since unfortunately real life continually interferes in my video production plans) I’ve posted a cover of  DIVELA’s “METEOR” using IA and IA_Rocks on the Mobile VOCALOID Editor. It’s something small for now, but I also have an original song post lined up for this weekend as a proper big 10k celebration. It’ll be the first original I’ve written that was on my own production time and not to meet a compilation album deadline, so I’m fairly proud of it!

UPDATE 10/14: In order to not rush myself due to overestimating the time it would take for mixing/video editing on my new song, I’m pushing it back to next weekend. HOWEVER I will be posting a video for an original today! (It’s just one of my earlier originals that didn’t have a video yet!)

And rest assured, I’m still neck-deep in work for Aiko’s VCCV, which will be coming by the end of the year! I hope y’all will look forward to it!

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A few days ago for Mother’s Day this year, I posted a little surprise for my mom: the first public demo of her CVVC Japanese voicebank, singing a duet with Aiko!

Some people have commented asking if I have plans for Akihiko (my dad’s UTAU) for Father’s Day, and I guess that depends on if he’s willing/able to rerecord… so I guess we’ll see?

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