Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Exciting news!

My dearest friend, Luna, was kind enough to alias Yasune's voicebank for me!  So, she can now officially be used in both romaji and hiragana!  Her new voicebank with the updates as well as her icon and info update can be downloaded here.

In other news, I also have been working on several songs for her, and a few of them have been finished and uploaded.  I'll post them at the bottom of the post, along with each video's artwork.  Incidentally, the songs I've fully finished (as you'll see) are Dark Woods Circus and -ERROR; I've finished STROBO NIGHTS but haven't done the artwork yet, and CANDY CANDY and iNSaNiTY are both still in the process of being mixed.

Also, small tweak to her design - her mouthpiece has been removed from her headset.  Why?  Because I always forget to draw it in, that's why.  I don't see why she needs it, anyway, if she's an UTAUloid, she might as well just be able to amplify her own voice without the aid of a mic.  So, no mouthpiece for Yasune.

(she's not wearing gloves because I forgot to draw them felt it made her look more vulnerable)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Back, possibly.

So. I disappeared for a while again. Although in all fairness it wasn't for nearly as long as usual.

So here's the dealio. Basically that guy who was going to help me alias Yasune's voicebank contacted me again (way a long time ago, this was not by any means recent) and said that before he did anything I would need to rerecord her entirely first. I don't remember the reason why. And unfortunately, due to my mic being broken, that wasn't a possibility so I basically told him thank you but never mind. So, from the looks of it, she's just not going to be aliased. I actually might try again myself on different computers if I can get my hands on them and see if the outcome is any different, but that's not going to be happening just now.

Anyway so that happened and while I'm sure he meant nothing necessarily bad by it, I really love Yasune, she's my baby, so I kind of took it a little hard. I know, I know. I need to grow a thicker skin. But, I'm bad with any kind of negative feedback/criticism so I got kind of discouraged and abandoned Yasune for a little while, the awful mother that I am.

I've recently started having her sing a new song though! It's truly not really suited to her voice but I wanted to do it just for fun. And doing so made me remember how much I love her and how happy having her sing makes me. She's not perfect, not by far, but I made her and I love her. So I'm going to try to not disappear for such long periods of time from now on. I want to try to make using her a routine thing that I do frequently.

Oh and also my mic is -possibly- working again so I can -maybe- rerecord her now. It's a little iffy. But the thing is... While I know I really need to rerecord her, I recorded her so long ago when my voice was a bit higher that I'm scared she'll sound different now and I don't want that because I love her the way she is. So I'm just gonna have to play it by ear I suppose.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Actual real progress! Holy smokes!

Guess who finished Yasune's costume design! Yup! Me!

Front and side view:

With, as stated in a previous post, these headphones:

Another progress update

So I got the preliminary-but-on-proper-paper-instead-of-a-napkin drawings of her costume done. I'm not gonna upload them right now though because I'd need to go all the way upstairs to get to the scanner and it's 3 in the morning and I'm in bed. So I'll probably do that tomorrow.

Plus I have Neopets to attend to.

Have a great night, everyone!

Sunday, January 27, 2013


I just have to say this though, the little microphone burp (I have no idea what the technical term is for that popping sound you get with t's and p's on mics sometimes so I just call it that) at the beginning of her "te" sound (she has a lot of mic burps but that one is the most noticeable by far) is starting to really drive me batty. I'd rerecord it but I've come to realize that my mic no longer works properly and I can't afford a new one. SO YEAH. IT MAKES ME MAD.

Strobo Nights

So I am a bundle of happy right now. You wanna know why? New beginnings and godly USTs, that's why.

Lemme explain a bit.

I found one of those self-esteem Tumblrs and it did freakin' wonders for me. I have the courage to draw her now. Well not now now, it's 3 in the morning and really dark in here. But I'm going to start tomorrow. I'm gonna do this!
/start Homestuck reference
where doing it man
where making this happen
/end Homestuck reference

As well, this great guy here who I don't actually know but he is great because he volunteered to alias Yasune's voicebank for me. So I sent him her download and hopefully that'll get rolling sometime soonish (although honestly he can take as long as he flipping wants, I am just so ridiculously grateful).

And last but certainly not least, Strobo Nights. I decided I wanted to do a cool, special song for the reveal of her OFFICIAL character design, as well as hopefully the release of her aliased voicebank. Her ACT 2, even, you could call it. Could you call it that? Darned if I know!
But I digress.
So I found this UST for Strobo Nights by Nukude. And this is my favorite UST I have ever found. Wanna know why? I didn't have to touch it. Loaded it into UTAU, exported WAV, popped into Audacity with the off vocal (which they also kindly included), save, done. I have gotten so used to fiddling with timing issues in USTs and/or having to enter all the lyrics manually because the UST IS IN HIRAGANA AND SO I CAN'T USE IT YET, it was SO SO SO nice to find a UST that had NOTHING WRONG WITH IT. And they were even kind enough to include romaji, hiragana, and VCV versions. What a great UST pack, man! So nice! Dude, I would give you a hug and a cookie for your hard work if I was able to, because you deserve it.

Anyways, y'all (who am I even talking to, no one reads this xD) don't get to hear it quite yet because I want it to be her ACT 2 (I'm just gonna call it that for now even though I doubt this qualifies for being called that) debut song. But it's really great! I think so, anyway. But she's my baby and I'm biased. xD

EDIT: I just realized I've now officially posted more blog posts in this month alone than I did in any other YEAR I've been doing this. Hopefully that means I'm finally gonna stick to it? Maybe?! Or maybe I just talk more now, haha.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

PONPONPON finished!

So I cracked down on myself and finished PONPONPON today. Why? Because my lovely moirail Senna hates that song and the prospect of creating something that forces her to listen to it fills me with unadulterated glee. It's kind of like poking someone repeatedly with a stick, but that stick is made of repetitive, sparkly, bubblegummy music. But you know I love you, Senna-chan. ♥ All in good fun, dear!

I'm actually super super happy at how it turned out! I'm sure most of that credit is due to TheBonnieTung, who made the UST! Thank you very much, TheBonnieTung!

So here ya go:

The art is...really, really poor. But. I was having a hard time with it so eventually I was just like, whatever, screw it, it'll be a sketch and everyone will just have to deal.

But anyways, yeah!