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Okay, so this is a tutorial on how to make your own utauloid and how to make the program UTAU English. First off, to you new creators out there, do not make your characters look like vocaloids; it's stupid and not very creative. Make your own designs. What you'll need is a microphone, a program that records, and a folder with the name of your UTAUloid. You'll also need to know how to pronounce the language you want to do.

Since my utauloid is Japanese, most of my helping will lean towards the Japanese voice bank making. Your recordings need to clear and not too loud. This is just a rumor that I've been hearing, but apparently if you make your recordings 5 seconds long, then your utauloid will sound good. Idk if that's true but just make sure that your recordings aren't too short and not too long. Notice that once u have stopped recording you'll see a line or no sounds. They show up when u haven't recorded something or you're finished. Please remove those so that only you recordings stay. You'll need to export these files as a wav into your UTAUloid's folder.

Saving each file is not required but if you want to be safe, save them in a different folder. Once you've done that, you'll need to now download the program UTAU. If you want to make your life easy, download the res folder to make UTAU English. I have provided. If you have the UTAU program already, make sure it's the recent updated version. Then you'll need to download and extract the res folder inside of the UTAU folder.

Here is the link to the res folder:www.4shared.com/file/PnumbHin/… (EDIT: Warning, Uploader has removed necessary file to make UTAU english. See Picture tutorial for the needed file.)

Do you see a file that says: $read  ?if not, open the res folder. You'll see another folder that says res. Drag that out into your UTAU folder. Now you should see the file $read.NOTE: Do not do anything more to this file; leave it alone and open UTAU as normal. Go ahead and open UTAU. It should be in English now. If not, then something is wrong.  Now let's make an oto ini. Oto ini is sort of like a list of all of your recordings and how long your UTAUloid will sing a certain letter(s). To do this, you'll need to open UTAU, go to Project, then select project properties. A small box will come up. click the tine box that has '...' near the Voice Bank area. You'll need to select a wave file from your UTAUloid's voice bank folder. Once you have done that, select ok. Go to Tools and select voice bank settings.  You will see that off to the right side there is something that says wav name, alias, offset, consonant, cutoff, preutterance, and overlap. It's very important to assign a alias to all wave names that show up. If you don't, and you try to have your utauloid sing, it won't happen. So assign them. Also, assign numbers to the consonant, offset, preutterance, and overlap.

This is a good website to learn how to make an oto ini. :camilamelodia.blogspot.com/201…

When you have finished fixing your oto ini., then your UTAUloid should be able to sing clearly and good :)

Next up, I had do I get an UTAUloid to sing a song?

Well, you'll need a ust file or song file of the song you like.

A long list of song usts can be downloaded here:vocalochu.blogspot.com/2009/12…

Take note that the song file that you open up will show up in weird symbols. This is okay. If you double click the symbol, you'll see a Japanese letter. If all of you alias is in an English letter(s) then you'll need to replace those Japanese letters with their correct english counter part. For example: If you double click and get the Japanese symbol for the letter 'a' replace it with the English letter 'a'.

This website is a good place too see what each Japanese symbol is:www.freejapaneselessons.com/le…

once you have done that, highlight the entire song and press the triangle button at the top. It'll take a moment for the program to register everything before it actually plays, so don't be alarmed if you see a black box pop up.

Mess around with the voice level if you are a girl, set the song to a low level ( like B3 or something) and you'll get a male  sounding voice. This is called gender bending. You can also set the song higher if you want; experiment :)
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IbMMDartandfandoms Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Okay so, I can't find the thing that I need to make it english. The thing that is missing, I mean. Help??
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Kuro025 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm still confused on one thing. can you explain it?
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014   General Artist
Sure, what do you have a question on?
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Kuro025 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for super duper late reply, i was frustated using UTAU... I don't understand, i've record every voicebank and registered it in my utau but the voice won't play! Please help 🙇
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chibiEMOkitty Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Artist
I'm thinking about creating an UTAUloid voice bank but, I have a Windows 7 laptop, I'm not sure if it will work on my computer or not.
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   General Artist
It should, i had a windows 7 when i made mine so there should be no problems :)
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NekomimiMiku Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student General Artist
<smal> my utaus voice doesn't show up in the sound list. It doesn't show up when I want to make it sing.
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014   General Artist
Have you made an oto.ini yet for your utauloid? Go into the voice bank wav list in the UTAU program and you have to manually set it up from there. In my journal, there's a web link on how to get it set up. If it is set up, it might be the ust file. Edit the ust as needed and save ----> close program -----> reopen UTAU program, reopen ust. If that didn't work, then I'd refer to any Utau groups here on DA for assistance. Sorry I'm on mobile so I'm not much help :(
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cloverleafnine Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Question.
In the voicebank making I now you need wav. files, but do you also need MP3 files inside of the voicebank folder?
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   General Artist
No, but you can if you want as a back up if a wav file gets messed up or something
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cloverleafnine Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright! Thank you!
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HetaStuck123 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, erm... I will tell you EXACTLY what I did, and how it completely failed. So, I recorded all the syllables, and I exported them into the utauloids folder. I put the utauloid thing into utau, and it just opened up as the default utau thing (basically utau without a voicebank) I have no idea what I could have possibly done wrong Dx I have made an utauloid before, but she was nowhere near finished (more like a roughdraft) but the thing that made her different was the fact that SHE FREAKING WORKED DX
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014   General Artist
Have you tried opening the Voicebank through Project > Project Properties? If you have and it still doesn't work, I recommend asking around UTAUloid groups here on DA; they might be able to help. Sorry if I wasn't helpful :C It strange that the UTAU program was doing that to you.
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HetaStuck123 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! Don't worry, I got it to work :3 I just exported all of the audio files a second time and it worked
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014   General Artist
that's good that it worked :)
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HetaStuck123 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke~
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ATLover2000 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One thing: I'm thinking of making an UTAUloid... But I have a Windows 8 laptop. Does anyone know if it would work? Please help! >.<
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013   General Artist
It should i think. If anything if it doesn't work you might need to update your directX to the latest version if it fails... But I'm sure it should work. I would try to contact any group related to UTAU on DA and ask, they are mostly to help answer your question
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ATLover2000 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay. Thank you! ^-^
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Mika-ki Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a way to make it back to Japanese?
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   General Artist
Yeah, one: remember to delete the files that became added when you dragged the $read file into the Utau folder and also delete the $read file too. Or you could redownload the Utau program from the Internet. This is all I could think of sorry
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Mika-ki Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok thanks!
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Momokero Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, i am going to try to make one! x3
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013   General Artist
No problem and good luck! :)
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Momokero Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^w^ 
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dionn12345678910 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
What would your avice be for the awkard recordings like xx cause some lauges use that in there language but not english do you think its worth recording the nearly unused phionics?
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013   General Artist
Hmm, well, I think you should try the best that you can with recordings; Even if they sound awkward, I believe your voice bank will come out great. A good example of a bit awkward voice bank would be Stella's voicebank; she's a Spanish speaker so her Japanese voicebank has a noticeable accent to it, but she ended up making a pretty good voicebank regardless. As for recording nearly unused phonics, I recommend recording those anyways because there are some songs that use those unused ones. Like for my voicebank for example, I only recorded most of them, but I'm missing a few phonics that a few songs use, so my utaus can't sing them. But anyways, yes, definitely record the unused phonics just in case you come across songs that need them. :)
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dionn12345678910 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
ok thanks alot Im trying to do dutch, german, greek, and italian voicebanks so i wasnt sure if i should do them.
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013   General Artist
No problem and good luck with your voice bank! :D
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dionn12345678910 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks.
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Naomi-Kyun Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I have a question... I did everything for Tools>Options and Bank register, added the file and the Utauloid name. I clicked set then Ok and when I right clicked, and clicked Sound List, it didn't show up? They are all WAV files.
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Ao-Yuki Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I have a question =^u^=

I have a new computer about half a year old and it has an ok memory. I was wondering if by using UTAU would it make my computer really slow and crash? I'd like this laptop to last me awhile. but I also want to do many things with it. Thanks.

This journal is really old, but if you would spare a minute that would be delightful!
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   General Artist
Hmm it shouldn't. If you computer has enough memory space or ram, it shouldn't lag at all.

Sorry if I responded twice, my computer kept getting it's internet connection cut off.
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PikyoPocketNoses Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rendering might, but the program itself shouldn't
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noobishnoobnumberone Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
:stupidme: Umm, can you help me? I'm doing a social studies project on Mesopotamia (More specifically Neo-Babylonia) and I'm in the process of making a song with UTAU for it. To make it sing the song that I want, do I just record the syllables of the words and import them to UTAU to make it sing? Please help! D:
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   General Artist
IDK if you finished ur project but I'm going to explain anyway. Well, first it depends on the language that you're trying to do this. If it's Japanese,you'd record things like 'na' 'no' 'ka', they way they do it. As for other languages, you'd do the same, but on how they pronounce it. For instance, the English syllables have a lot of way of pronouncing things. 'A' for example could be recorded in different ways since we say 'a' as in father or 'a' as in ate. All you'd have to do is record everything in the language you want and then save it in a folder. When you open up a new project in UTAU, you'd select the little box with '...' and it'll ask you to select one of your recordings. Then, once you've made a oto ini file for it, then your program will play out each syllable. A tutorial on how to make a oto ini file can be viewed in my tutorial somewhere.
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noobishnoobnumberone Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Yeah, I tried fooling around with UTAU, but I ended up deciding to just sing with my real voice. Thanks for your help though, if I ever need to use UTAU again I'll use this for help. :D
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LVCProductions Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This was helpful. I plan on making my own UTAUloid when I get the proper equipment and computer programs I need. I already know I'll need Audiodacity and possibly need to get a mic and everything.
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jessid13 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
There a way to make an UTAUloid without a mic? Cuz I dont have one...
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   General Artist
if your computer's speakers is enabled to record sound from the outside, then you can try that way. But other than that you'll need a mic
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jessid13 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Curses it don't. >.<
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Choaru Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Can you help me >.> ))
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
Sure :D
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Choaru Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, but um...i will be avable on mon at 5 kay? ))
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
ok :)
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Choaru Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks alot :33 ))
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RedGelOh Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg. I find it nice that you're helping people. :D Is it ok if you lend me some help when I make my utauloid? (if I have problems )
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   General Artist
Sure, I'd love to help :D
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RedGelOh Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :'D You're a big help already!
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Yukimarufan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   General Artist
:)
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