Normally I don’t respond to anonymous messages like this, but just for posterity, here is a comparison clip of Hayari’s VCV raw (unpitched) sample and Violetta’s raw sample.
HEHE you can have him, take him away!
i started writing it on twitter but i hated the character limit so im just writing it here instead.
This is actually a super cute interpretation on the song! I never really intended for it to be as deep as you saw into it, I really just made it as a fun song, but this is like a super super cute backstory for sure like wow! TATARI you jerk you should treat your girlfriends better if you don’t want them to break up with you haha!
OH MY GOOOOSH Dude I bet it will be the CUTEST thing I would love love love to see it! I am very glad that you enjoy Fabular Show Tonight that much, I think it’s one of my favorites of all the songs I wrote too, so I’m glad that you like it really! ;;
Omg I would love to see!!! HOW CAN IT BE A SAD THING I WONDER… Eventually I’d like to make an animated PV for the remade version I did but I have so many other things going on!
Sorry for my late response to this cuz I didn’t get any notification about having a new ask!
Basically the biggest tip I can give you voice-acting wise is to go watch some anime for a little bit, find a character who has a voice similar voice to what you imagine your UTAU sounding like, and then study the HECK out of how they pronounce things. It’s important to try and voice act from example, especially if you’re recording in a language you are not familiar with (which in this case I am assuming you are not familiar with Japanese.) For TATARI, I voice-acted him in the manner that most over-the-top villains in anime and games are usually portrayed. Busou Renkin’s Papillon and Nougami Neuro’s voices were big inspirations for how I ended up voicing TATARI, pronunciation and inflection-wise. In short, study up on the voice type you are trying to portray. Practice lots!
Pitching-wise, it is very important that you don’t go too crazy in either direction. If you are trying to record a male voicebank as a female, DO NOT record with a very husky “boy” voice. That was the mistake I made with Kasui’s first voicebank—I sang my samples as low as physically possible and did a fake boy voice, and so when I pitched it he sounded like a dinosaur LOL! Actually, when you are recording for a boy voicebank, try to record in your natural tone or in a slightly higher tone, because it will sound much better and more natural when you pitch it downward. When you pitch, try to stay no more than +3 or -3 steps. If you go beyond that it starts sounding either chipmunky or dinosaur-y. For Hayari, her samples were pitched up 2 steps, and for Kasui, he was pitched down 2 or 3 I think? TATARI is pitched down 2.
Keep in mind for your banks that the samples are going to sound MUCH different in UTAU in comparison to the raw samples. If your male voicebank samples sound “feminine,” keep in mind that you will have them singing in the C3-C4 range, and that alone will make them sound much, much deeper. If you find that you need extra support, do not be afraid to use flags!! Flags are super super helpful, and I recommend them for EVERY voicebank, if only in small amounts. I put g-3 on almost everything.
Hope I could be of help.