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UTAU tutorial - CV Oto's by Ataela UTAU tutorial - CV Oto's by Ataela
Sorry this is coming in a day late, I argued with Hypercam for about two hours after my recording kept getting off time, and that turned me off making the tutorial yesterday. I'm going to make them picture tutorials instead since hypercam hates me ;-;

Anyway, here is my CV oto tutorial, I hope you find it useful! If you have any questions, let me know. My next tutorial will be about pitchbends!
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Thank you, thank you so much! 
I use this every time I need to work on my Utau
Ataela 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
No problem! I'm glad you find it useful!
Some of my syllables are off-sync like the S-based, W-Based, and Y-based. all the others are fine, though. How can I fix this?

Btw I am a male but my voice sounds nasal when rendered on UTAU, so I genderbent it to be female...
Ataela Feb 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Off Sync? I'm not sure what you mean.
Never mind, and sorry about the late reply. It turns out that part of the consonant went over the vowel, causing the consonant to be so short that the vowel plays too soon, causing it to sound off-sync. Soon I'll record a VCV. I've made a song (wip only, not quite a demo) with my voicebank, and despite being at least (at least SOMEWHAT) Realistic, I'm not satisfied. I know how to oto a VCV, it's like a CV, but the overlap is extended over the previous vowel.
Your tutorial really helped, though! thanks!
Ataela Mar 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah, thats fine! You're welcome, and let me know if you need anything. ^w^
my 'ru' creates a high pitched screeching sound, and i don't know why. Do you have an idea?
Ataela Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That sounds like an old FRQ/PMK file! To fix it, you have 2 things you can do:

1)This is the easier method xD Go into UTAU, and open up the menu where you edit your oto. find the 'ru' sound, and click it so it's highlighted. Then you're going to hit the "initialize freq. map" button (if you're still in the JP ver of UTAU, the button might be in japanese, but it's on the bottom of the menu, second one from the left) and then click ok when a little screen comes up to remake the FRQ!
*note that method 2 won't work if you're using tips.exe because that resampler uses pmk files and not frq files, so if this doesnt work try method one.

2) go into your voicebank folder where all your wavfiles are saved, find the 'ru.wav" and somewhere near it there should be a "ru_wav.frq" or if you've been using the tips.exe resampler a "ru.wav.pmk" file. Delete them (but not the actual .wav file) and then rerender the sample in UTAU! It should fix the screeching sound.

What usually causes screeching sounds like that is that you might have re-recorded a sound, like 'ru.wav' after already playing it in UTAU and thus creating an FRQ for the sound. The frq goes along with the wavfile, but since the two sounds are different now, they 'clash' and make that highpitch screeching sound, from what I've come to understand. If that doesn't fix your problem, let me know and I'll try taking a look at the voicebank?
NezNezz Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful tutorial for redoing the sad oto's of my early UTAUs~ XD

I do have one question though-- Where should the overlap be put for ch sounds? Like "chi" and "chu"
Ataela Dec 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I usually use the 'soft consonant' method like with s sounds for ch sounds. I'm glad you find it useful!
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