So those of you who follow UTAU XYZ closely (there aren’t many I’m sure) might notice all the WIP UTAUs on the list. This is one of them, Kakujin.
The reason he’s an alien now rather than the (never released) generic-bishounen-glasses-labcoat-scientist I had before?
Well, there was a lot of discussion on YouTube and Twitter today about females voicing males. Mainly, the arguments made AGAINST such a thing always fall back to “you made him just for a guy character” or “for fanservice.”
There’s no denying I made Kakujin as a character. I have his art before his voice! But what I do mean is he is in NO way made for fanservice or shipping xDDDD I mean who would want to ship their UTAU with him without seeming really, REALLY strange?
Kakujin is an experiment. To see if I can pull off a decent-sounding male voice and get him known and liked without relying on yaoi or image. Granted I’m sure there are some people who might use him for image… who knows if there’s fellow sci-fi fans in the fandom XD But the primary aim for Kakujin is voice, with his image made to deter people who would use him just for looks (but not so much that I myself wouldn’t want to keep drawing him ahahaha)
Also CP you are insane xDD She commissioned more Aiko&Ayano for me ;u;
I will totally be using both of these in a duet, you know! 8’D
That aside, I have some plans to work on Aiko BalladSoft and Aiko PopMellow this weekend.
For those of you who don’t know:
BalladSoft: Whispery, soft voice.
PopMellow: In-between voice. Clear, slight breathiness, but not loud.
Aiko’s default voice, or at least the current one, is Aiko RockLoud.
And a fourth tentative voice is “RockLoud” level of volume but with more throaty, open pronunciation… for opera. Opera… uh.. OperaLoud? OperaStrongohgodthatsoundsweird. OperaBright? ….ehhhh….
Just felt like naming them after styles of music rather than “APPEND THIS/THAT” and whatnot xD; Their separate art styles will reflect this; her current official art being RockLoud with bold colors and lines. BalladSoft will be just a revamp of Aikos old Soft Append art (painted, with her hoodie up) and PopMellow is Aiko drawn in simple thin-line, with bright cell shading and her hoodie open revealing her tshirt.
I’m gonna make it my goal to post here at least once a day even if it’s just rambling >8O I had that sort of goal with my LiveJournal before I left, so let’s see how far I get with blogspot.
So there’s been talk off and on about an UTAU podcast, and I was just thinking about it again today. It’d be absolutely brilliant, IMHO ;u;
My dream would be an official iTunes podcast too, the whole works, though that might be unlikely xD; I doubt a bunch of people talking over Skype would be good enough quality for that sort of thing. Also, if we want to use music (WHICH OF COURSE WE WILL) I’d have to look into what we could and couldn’t post in the broadcasts. I’d think that most Vocaloid covers, so long as the karaokes are provided on piapro and we aren’t making any money (duh) should be fine… but… I’d still want to make sure :/
Butbutbut there could be tutorials and interviews and UTAU demos and all sorts of cool stuff *u*