Aiko 9th anniversary video postponed

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!

Happy (slightly belated) 6th birthday, Aiko!

Aaaaand she’s here! Aiko’s RockLoud JP CVVC is released and downloadable on the left sidebar!

Many thanks to everyone who put up with my nonsense over releasing this voicebank and video. I couldn’t have kept my sanity done it without y’all.

The major voicebank details are in the second half of the video, but the basic rundown is she’s 4-pitch CVVC and works in presamp or with autoCVVC. Her oto.ini preutter/overlap are shorter than most CVVC banks, but that was done specifically because any longer and she couldn’t be easily used manually on UTAU-Synth.

I hope you enjoy using her! Even more CVVC (and VCCV) voicebanks to come in the future~

Happy (belated) birthday Teto (and Fuusenne)

I’m a bit late and incomplete in posting this, but April 1st was Teto’s 7th birthday and Fuusenne’s 3rd!

I managed to finish a cover using Teto’s new English bank in time at the very least:

Stay tuned, March’s monthly features post is coming up next!

Homurane Ray 3rd Anniversary Festival

Homurane Ray, one of my favorite Japanese UTAU, had her 3rd anniversary on the 8th and there’s a “Ray Anniversary Festival” running on Nico, Pixiv and Twitter until the 23rd. Of course I had to chip in and do a cover. I never downloaded the MEIKO Power trial back when it first came out, so I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to make Ray and MEIKO duet, since Ray’s voicer (Amaebi) really loves MEIKO.

Keep on being awesome, Ray/Amaebi!

Kikyuune Aiko 4th Birthday – Voicebank Release!

I’m pleased to announce that after far too many delays Aiko’s CV-VV RockLoud and BalladSoft Japanese voicebanks are released!

I won’t call them “finished” just yet, as I plan to record some extra pitches by the end of the summer to include, but they’re complete and working monopitch banks.

I’ve edited all the download links on the side and taken down the V.4 and Act3 voicebanks as they are now obsolete. Also, you’ll find a couple of extras, such as a whistle voicebank I made for fun (check the readme for that one please!) and an omake/exVOICE-type folder for Aiko that contains some slightly silly and random samples.

Thanks again for 4 years of UTAU! I’m happy to still be a part of this fandom~ and you can expect another couple of surprises coming up by the 16th, which is Project UTAU XYZ’s 4th anniversary!