Thursday, August 30, 2012

Back to square one (sort of)

So, I've finally decided to rerecord Yasune's voicebank. Whether or not I'll actually be successful in finishing this lengthy endeavor will remain to be seen, but, for now, that's what I'm planning to do. I think I have somewhat of a better idea of how I need to time the recordings in order for everything to fall together properly. I think I need to make my consonants shorter, that's a big issue. I don't want to make the sounds overall any shorter though, or choppier, because I think Yasune-chan tends to have a smoother sound to her voice than a lot of UTAUloids I've come across and I definitely want to keep that, it's just that her timing tends to be off because of the way she was recorded. So. That's where we're at. I'll keep her old voicebank, of course, just in case I don't end up finishing this (which, knowing me, is more than likely).

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

JBF is done! =D

I'm really really so happy with how Just Be Friends turned out. Even though I really can't take any credit except for Yasune's voice and fiddling around a VERY VERY tiny bit with the timing. The credit for the ust goes fully to LASTreminis. It's probably the best ust I've come across, honestly, because Yasune is just usually so fiddly and I barely had to fix ANYTHING. Anyways, here's the finished thing!

A side-note, the picture didn't actually turn out how I originally intended, simply because I got lazy. She was supposed to have another arm, actually, with her pinky finger tied with a red thread (google the red thread of fate if you don't know about that) leading off to the side of the picture...but I just got bored and wanted to get it up on YouTube (and didn't feel like drawing fingers) to be perfectly honest! This is the picture with the original outline I had overlayed on it so you can see what I originally intended (and obviously I would have drawn in her fingers):

But yeah, oh well, I'm pretty happy with the picture how it is, anyway, thinking back I almost like the one I went with better because in the original one her arm is at a slightly awkward angle? I dunno. Either way I'm cool with it.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I'm back! ...Again!

I know. I know. I left. Again.
But I'm back now and that's all that matters!

So, little update on where things are at the moment... Kage is on hold, and I'm focusing on working on Yasune. I'm actually debating re-recording some (or even all...gulp) of her voicebank due to a few issues I have with a couple of the recordings (various things, from the mic spazzing out in the beginning making popping sounds, or just not quite recorded the right length so it doesn't fit quite right in fast songs).

Right now I'm putting that on the shelf for a moment though and having her sing 'Just Be Friends' (orig. by Megurine Luka) because I found an AMAZING UST of it - here's the video I got the UST off of. It's going really well so far, I'm barely having to tweak anything which is SO SO rare for poor Yasune-chan, I'm just having to go through and fill in the lyrics in romaji since frankly I can't be bothered to go get a voicebank converter when I barely understand the base program to begin with! The faster bits of the song are, but, that's okay. I'm passing it off as Yasune being nervous about singing such a hard song and shyly mumbling her way through it... I guess... OTL

So, anyways, Just Be Friends should hopefully be up on YouTube soon-ish, I do wanna do a new drawing of Yasune-chan for that though, which I haven't even started yet. Uuurg. So who knows how long that'll take. Oh well.