I’m happy to announce that Project UTAU XYZ has a new associate webmaster: Pachi!

I don’t know if anyone remembers, but Pachi was a former member of XYZ back from 2009/2010. Her UTAU was meant to be model 1Y, in-between Mathieu and Chiyoko in the list. She’s come back to the fandom and is helping me to set up a brand new website!

We are still in the process of setting up all the miscellaneous pages and styling the layout, and once that’s done we’ll be porting the blog posts from this Blogger over to the new site (which will be powered by WordPress). I’ll be sure to give a warning beforehand as once this is done, the domain name port might cause a few hiccups in site access for people wanting to download anything.

I’m really excited about the new website, I hope you all look forward to it as well..!

A while ago I updated my Terms of Use to express the difference between what I deem to be acceptable “Doujin” use vs non-acceptable “Commercial” use of my UTAUs.

I actually did this after I saw a series of confused tweets by a Chinese UTAU user who wished to make phone charms of Aiko for an UTAU-centric doujin fan-event in Japan. They are a user I admire, and I was very happy to give them permission to use Aiko’s image, and at that point I decided to try to make the clarification between the two on my Terms of Use to prevent future confusion and to allow a bit more freedom for those familiar with doujin works to use my characters/voicebanks (even if I can’t write my terms in multiple languages yet, unfortunately).

I currently do not allow commercial (such as pay-per-download music) use of my UTAUs without explicit permission, though to be honest, I never thought that people had the interest in using the Kikyuunes for such until this past month. Over the course of June, I’ve had 2 instances of people requesting commercial use permission, and ONE instance of commercial use (on a Bandcamp album) without initial granted permission.

I’ve now come to realize that more people than I initially expected may be inclined to use my UTAU commercially other than just friends and colleagues I’ve collaborated with already. In this case, I will be soon drafting a commercial-use license for those interested in using my Kikyuune voicebanks/characters.

I am not yet certain what this license will cost though I doubt it will be over $12. There will first be a digital option for purchase, followed by a physical boxed copy of Aiko that will come packaged with the license, much like the UTAU Namida’s boxed version.

Just a minor announcement. I’ve been testing my CVVC bank as straight CV, and seeing as it’s working quite well, I’ll be officially retiring CV-VV once I finish these voicebanks.

CV-VV PopMellow will not be recorded and will instead be pushed to the CVVC production queue.

(As usual, these old banks will remain on the site for download as archive links, but will no longer be updated.)

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