wagtunes wrote:GearNostalgia wrote:
Well I red about it in some UTAU forum that it was not possible for regular users. You had to have a special license from Yamaha and some special software too.
That's correct. But even if you could get a license and software for free, the process is not for the feint of heart. For one thing, you have to find a vocalist and record all the necessary phonemes, whatever they are. There are tons of them. Then you have to go through the conversion process and "fix" all the problem ones.
A typical voice bank takes a good year to do.
Do you REALLY want to go through all that? If you're that dedicated, a license and some software isn't going to stop you. So that part of it is a non issue.
This isn't something a casual user is going to do. Hell, I wouldn't even want to do it even if I could get Celine Dionne down here to record all the parts.
People do this for the purpose of selling the libraries and making money.
Well. I would have to quote Kennedy on this one cause sometimes some of us just want to do thing not because it is easy but because it is hard. I am purely into music for my own pleasure, I don't expect to ever earn a buck on it. I have turned other hobbies into work and with it comes preassure and deadlines that I don't need more in my life.
It doesn't seems to be so easy to make voices for UTAU, but there is some people enjoying doing it, I guess that Vocaloid cant be much harder than UTAU so I guess some would do it. I have a five year old that love to sing so I could see myself spending a lot of time on it just cause it would be cool to have my kid as a Vocaloid. But from I have digged up about it in forums it seems that you have to have some "corporate license" for it. So it may not only be a matter of blood sweat and tears, but also a big wad of cash to pay Yamaha.