HAPPY 14th BIRTHDAY AIKO! I’m pleased to announce the release of Aiko’s 4-pitch Japanese VCV voicebank, named “Slipstream”! The voicebank is now available to download on Aiko’s page, with Google Drive and Mega mirrors.
This voicebank is one I’ve been sitting on for some time now, I recorded it back in 2019 but never got around to finishing it (so it goes) until now. Many thanks to Tom (@text_to_death) for the oto work! It was the last voicebank I recorded using my Blue Yeti, and my first completed VCV. She functions quite well with moresampler and takes to the tension (Mt) flag like a dream. This was also my first cover using OpenUtau, and I can safely say I’m never going back.
I apologize that I haven’t been super active recently. It’s been a rough couple of years, but I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things. Please expect vocalsynth updates to be posted directly here or to my YouTube channel as community posts rather than to my Twitter. For various reasons, I’ve decided to stick to my social media hiatus for a bit longer. Being off of my main account has been a welcome breath of fresh air for my mental health and I’d like to keep it that way. If I used to promote my vsynth work entirely through this website and YT, then I can go back to that just like old times!
So the other day, I was alerted to a 404 error on the Google Drive embed on Aiko’s page. Turns out I’d accidentally deleted my voicebanks folder from Google Drive while doing some cleaning. Whoops!
All my voicebanks are back in Drive where they belong, accessible here.
I’m in the process of revamping the download pages for all VOXYZ voicebanks, starting with Aiko. Each download will now have a brief, basic raw-rendered sample (using moresampler) and banks will be hosted on both Google Drive and Mega.nz. Aiko’s UTAU downloads page is fully updated to the new layout.
In addition, I went through Aiko’s banks and did some housekeeping. Changes include:
dropping numbered versions for banks past ACT1-3 (frankly, they’re confusing and obsolete)
re-otoing and re-aliasing all old banks prior to CVVC (because why not)
removing outdated information from character.txt (though I left in the old art!)
including the “Whistle” VB with her CVVC banks, rather than having it be standalone
merging the “Omake” folder into CVVC EN since that’s what it originally was recorded for
Her CVVC banks also may have some minor oto tweaks that I’ve done over the years, so it may be beneficial to download the updates!
I’m also currently in the process of editing her Wiki pages and will make a tweet once that is done. Please bear with me!
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!
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.
In addition, pianomanjojo on YouTube has created an edited TDA model for Aiko! It has excellent physics and 2 different eye types.
I’m happy to announce that I was invited to participate in SSParty, a vocalsynth album with the theme of different software singing together!
I produced track #2, “Love Rescue” featuring Kanochi Neko and Megurine Luka. It’s a cheesy as all hell story about Aphrodite giving relationship advice to a hopeless kuudere, set to eurobeat, and I’m hoping to be able to make a PV for it in the not-too-distant future!
Please support the album by purchasing it via BOOTH! Please be aware that you will need a Japanese shipping proxy or forwarding service to purchase, and even then the physical album will take a while to ship due to the COVID mail service shutdowns in Japan, but every physical purchase comes with a digital copy for immediate download!