Its a month late... I usually aim to do this in Jan, but I had really mixed feelings right at the end of 2016 because of XSY. I haven't looked at my older listed as I write this, I'll add links to them afterwards. I just want to see how things progressed.
As usual their divided into 3 groups, my favourite, my "meh" list and least favourite.
So as usual, apart from the top 3 Vocaloids, none of them are in order, I just liked the over others.
- Big Al
- Macne Nana - no change, I'm pretty settled on these 3.
- Kaito - Still a pretty strong and stand out vocal among the Japanese vocaloids.
- Bruno - Its a shame the Spanish Vocaloids seem to be doing naught right now... :-/
- Yukari - I'm starting to like her vocal...
These are, as us…
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One of the legacy of drama over Miku's design is that people don't like their work being said too be too "Miku-esque". I tried to explain to someone earlier this year that a character they designed showed clear Miku influences, but they had 3 other influences that weren't showing up in the design enough. Its really hard to communicate over an idea, when I was simply trying to point out that their other influences BESIDES Miku simply needed to be more present to stop the character looking like a Miku clone with pink hair... :-/
It wasn't the pigtails, as I tried to explain, it was the outfit to, I also tried to explain that even within Vocaloid there was issues with this with Stardust and Ring. Funny thing is, I just tried to explain that …Read more >
I've had the most chaotic 72 hours... I'm not going to detail them, but I'll give you a taste.
Today I stopped into my local opticians. I said I had a brown web spiderweb effect in my eyes an had had it constantly appearing on and off for 2 weeks. 5 hours later I ended up in A&E being told its likely not important, which I knew.
Long story short, they played "pass the patient", slowly passing me down the line until I got to A&E. As we said to the doctor at the hospital, we (my mother was driving me from stop to stop as I had met up with her) didn't want to end up there, but nobody would spend 5 minutes to look at my eyes. They just kept saying "go here". It wasn't a real emergency,I was just off loaded onto someone else. Reason? They w…Read more >
So on DA you often see people posting their top 10 Vocaloids.
Despite knowing the likes of Haku, Teto and others are not actually Vocaloids, people still include them. At this stage, you can pretty much fill a top 10 list several times over since we have 70+ Vocaloid and more then that in voicebanks.
I won't link to anyone, but a few days ago there was about 5 people posting lists of their favourite vocaloids, 3 of them included non-Vocaloids. This is a pet-peeve of mine, because the rules for it being a vocaloid are straight forward, it has a vocaloid made for Vocaloid ergo its a Vocaloid.
Teto is a UTAU, as concerned as I am for UTAU in my last blog entry, right now its still good enough to continue on for a few years to come, and even the…Read more >
So Kaito is now on the table now Miku is coming off soon. On the one hand it means Miku V4x is done and dusted and ready... On the other we got the broken record syndrome going on.
I love update, do you? No really, that wasn't sarcasm its the truth. I love seeing old things give a new lick of paint or lease of life.
Don't get me wrong, but updates don't always add much to the mix and are often only really appreciated when they add a lot of things new to the original. Take for insist Skyrhim HD. Fine you have a good a game, you can update it to HD textures. But not ever fan an ee much of a difference, the game was released in 2011. In contrast to the demand for a Morrowind update, which is confirmed likely will never happen because of h…Read more >