Try to use Synthesizer V
In the meantime, I’ve been using Vocaloid, but since February, I’ve been working on Synthesizer V (hereafter SynthV) for all my cover work.
I would like to share the difference from Vocaloid that I felt while working with SynthV and the method I used to work with.
First of all, unlike Vocaloid, SynthV requires little or no pronunciation correction.
The pronunciation generated automatically is very good, and the way it is generated by default is different from that of Vocaloid, so I worked by manually correcting the annoying pronunciation or some notes that were too weak during tuning.
The parts that are mainly tuned are pitch and loudness.
Gender and breath sounds have not been used well since the days of Vocaloid, and the tension and voiced parameters seem to work better in a quiet atmosphere than in bright areas.
However, if you adjust the tension well in the situation of expressing falsetto, it feels more natural to produce falsetto, and if you use the voiced sound parameter well in the breaking technique, the sound will naturally fade.
Breath sounds are also useful in situations that require showering, but I didn’t use them well because the expression for showering was not needed in this song.
(Additional: I mainly used gender while working on StargzeR a long time after I drafted it.
Adjusting the voice thickness in band-songs was quite effective.)
When tuning the pitch, I mainly used an assistant that bends upwards or downwards.
There’s a technique I’m new to using SynthV, thanks to its intuitive display, and that’s it.
It is an expression that raises something as if it is being pulled up in a situation where there is a large jump from bottom to top, but I personally liked it so much that I used it often.
Since the original version is so good, I was able to correct and cut the pitch without hesitation, which seems to make tuning more fun.
In the case of loudness, it is mainly used to adjust the sound.
It is mainly used for popping sounds in the middle, gradually reducing the power of the voice, giving strength to the voice, or when you want to emphasize the pronunciation.
SynthV has a function that displays the pronunciation of the waveform and the corresponding position, so you can view and edit it visually.
When using Vocaloid, especially in a situation where you need to adjust the attack, it was very usable and comfortable compared to having to extract it as a wave file and adjust it directly in the DAW.
Afterwards, I added work to relieve the power by correcting pronunciation or reducing the depth of vibrato.
At first, I thought it was mainly used for jogging using the note’s offset, but the more I use it, the more it seems to be handled only with the pitch.
However, when some pronunciations became small, we tried to increase the length of the pronunciation by using note offsets.
Also, although I didn’t mention it much, I mainly tuned tension and loudness when tuning the bass of the voice.
I usually do it at the beginning or finish tuning and raise the voice character in the final stage.
To summarize, it can be seen that the work was performed in the following order.
- Pitch Adjustment
- Adjust the volume
- (If necessary) Adjust other parameters such as tension
- Track Voice Adjustment
Lastly, unlike Vocaloid, tuning is applied almost uniformly, so it seems fun to choose and listen to the Lite version.
I’m practicing little by little, but the results seem to come out really quickly, so it’s really fun.