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removing outdated information from character.txt (though I left in the old art!)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!
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!
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!
Whew, I am in way over my head! I’m sorry to do this but there will likely not be a standard cover or new VB demo/release by July 10th this year.
It feels odd to break habit, but unfortunately Aiko’s birthday is at a rather inconvenient time. I’m neck-deep in UTAUVision, Miku Expo is on the 12th for me and I’m in the middle of preparing for that. Also, commissions that need to get done.
I’m currently in the process of recording Aiko’s VCCV English, and at the time of posting this, I am only around 1/2 done with RockLoud on its own. Rather than rush things out and get overwhelmed, I’m putting things on hold until after Miku Expo DC. I don’t think I’ll be able to hit Studio VOXYZ’S anniversary on the 17th either, so instead I’ll aim for the tail end of a July to post a nice big thing!
Now this doesn’t mean I won’t be doing ANYTHING for Aiko’s big day. I do have a small something planned, nothing too radical just a cute throwback that I’ve been meaning to post for a while.
So please wish us luck! So much to do so little time!
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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