I hope this is the right place for this.... anyhow, a concern.
I can't sing. I'm not tonedeaf, or at least not according to the doctor people. I can hear tones just fine. I can't carry a tune to save my life, though. I've apparently got an alto voice and I don't do that well holding an alto tune. I fall right into soprano.
I'm hoping I can make an UTAU to do what I can not. SING. Can a non-singer create an UTAU? Or does one have to be able to sing without the program first? Cause if so, I'm screwed. XD
On a slightly related note: I'd love to make lots of UTAUs. But I have no idea how to not make them all sound alike. I've never really tried voice acting, so I'm not entirely sure how to make different voices. Let alone sing in them for the recording software. Any tips for that?
I'm rather new to UTAU and can seem quite the idiot. So please be gentle...
Hi, I'm Anna Mae Blythe. I'm most known for designing Okiamiuta Ebi, but you may have also seen some of my work with LOKE. Oh, and I voiced BLYTHE Anaka.
There is no such thing as a fanmade UTAU.
When recording for UTAU, it is best to use your natural speaking voice.
A non-singer can easily create an UTAU. However, for it to be a human sounding UTAU, they must learn how to hold out a notes and remove vibrato. It's not hard if you just discipline yourself.
(Recording UTAU is basically the opposite of singing. Singing is varying your voice for a nice effect. Recording for UTAU is keeping the same exact pitch, tone, and volume throughout.)
Make one. You are allotted one singing spleen. Bastardization and division of that spleen will make all results worthless in most cases. I can not name a single case where repetitive divisions was a good thing.
(Now, making one or two little joke UTAUs is okay, but realize that if you don't put your FULL love into a bank, all the banks will just be "poot.")
Oh. And convert your computer to Japanese.
Realize this: An UTAU's samples generally can be anywhere from .3 seconds to 4.0 seconds (However, an UTAU techincally have much longer (or slightly shorter) samples). Most people prefer for the voicer to hold out the note for 2 seconds, because it isn't too taxing to load, but it keeps the humaness in the voice.
Shorter samples tend to be stabler. However, banks with short samples tend to sound like other banks with short samples.
It's a question of do you want a human UTAU, or a smooth UTAU? Do you want your UTAU to be more unique, or quicker to load?
Testing is one of the most important parts of making a bank. Before you start recording the bank, record different samples of yourself and see which types of voices are the best. If you like two different voices, you can include one of them as an append to the original bank.