xMienaiTsubasa wrote:So to get the sounds to blend and not sound choppy, you have to play with the overlap and stuff a lot?
Yeah, I just figured it out by experimenting with overlapping. Every word is different. Although I've found that I can copy and paste an 'n' sound from the end of one word and put it on another and it'll sound fine.
Also, you have to think about stringing sounds together differently too; like the word 'play'. If you put it together using 'p' 'll' and 'ay', it's going to sound choppy and you're going to have a really hard time getting it to sound right. But if you stick a 'p' sound in front of a 'lae' sound, it sounds much more natural. You have to think about where the sounds are grouped when you say them.
Also, there's a lot of tricks that actual singers use to make english sound nice that you can use for UTAU, too. One of the biggest rules that will help a lot is this:
Focus on the vowels, and minimize the consonants to the beginning and end of the word.
In other words, you don't say 'nnnnow' when you're singing; you enunciate an 'n' so that people can hear, and then you open out to the 'ao' part, holding on to the 'a' for as long as you can before you tack on the 'o' sound at the end. Also, you keep the vowel sound as constant as you can, only changing when you come to the end of the word. Which is kind of a 'duh' in UTAU, 'cause they can't change their wav files, lol.
Oh, and always make 'k' and hard 'c' sounds crisp; too many times I've heard UTAU's say "khhhaaa" when it should be a nice, crisp "ka" sound, and it detracts from the singing 'cause it sounds like their tongue suddenly got stuck in the back of their throat, or they can't breathe right, or something. X(
(Trempush<--former choir nerd) I hope I made sense, there... O.o
xMienaiTsubasa wrote:Hm, I'll definitely have a go at using Trem's bank when she's finished XD
8D Yay! I'll get it up soon :D
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