How Do You Determine the Age for Your UTAU?

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  1. PrinceofHades

    PrinceofHades A wandering soul Defender of Defoko

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    Hello!
    While developing my UTAU, I often find that I can't determine age based on the voice. (Then again, my voice is very androgynous, which adds a whole other layer of confusion. OTL)
    I try to do it based on how old the voice sounds, although that's been a bit difficult. ^^;
    How do you, the people of UtaForum, determine the age of your UTAU, when applicable?
     
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  3. Iris Dragonoure

    Iris Dragonoure Your Local Seventeen Trash Defender of Defoko

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    It's always the age of my character. Noke is 13, while Hana and Wikter are 15. That was determined during development of each voicebank.
     
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  4. Animé Fan

    Animé Fan Head of the Shonen Academy Defender of Defoko

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    Lots of things help me decide an UTAU's age, namely voice (and voice type), personality, appearances, interests, etc.
     
  5. mallowkey

    mallowkey Ritsu's Renegades Defender of Defoko

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    usually the age of when i recorded it, then add or subtract two years to it.
     
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  6. partial

    partial it's nothing Retired User Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    The only UTAU I have is TYPE, and I always wanted him to be older than me. I'm 20, soon to be 21, and TYPE is 22.

    I know characters technically don't age, but this would put TYPE ahead of me, which is what I want. It's less awkward for me to like an UTAU when they're 18+, though idk if that makes sense to anyone else, since y'all are so small.
     
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  7. PrinceofHades

    PrinceofHades A wandering soul Defender of Defoko

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    I completely understand that. It makes me feel weird that all of my UTAU sound so young when I'm 19. (They sound in the 12-15 range. OTL)
     
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  8. partial

    partial it's nothing Retired User Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    I personally enjoy "young" male voices - basically any male voice that doesn't sound super deep. I love androgyny and think voicebanks with that kind of design or voice are the greatest.

    But some people think my UTAU sounds like a chick, which is not what I hoped, ahahahhh.....
     
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  9. PrinceofHades

    PrinceofHades A wandering soul Defender of Defoko

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    I agree. While deep voices can be nice, I like tenors better. My friend's UTAU, Karasune Luc, is an excellent male UTAU that is not exceptionally deep. My main UTAU has no gender because he/they are based on my "default" voice. Which is apparently "Is this a boy? Or a woman? Or neither? I can't tell." So I tried to reflect that with their design as best I could. OTL

    That sucks. OTL It feels like the community likes female voices better than any other, so if it sounds anything like a female, they (the community) will assume that's what it is.
     
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  10. partial

    partial it's nothing Retired User Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    MMMMMM YES I LOVE IT WHEN I CAN'T TELL WHAT GENDER (IF THERE'S A GENDER) A VOICE BELONGS TO, I LOVE THAT SOO MUCH
    I'm interested in these UTAU now!

    breaks my heart a little
    we should hang, u seem rad
    my discord is partial#0801
     
  11. PrinceofHades

    PrinceofHades A wandering soul Defender of Defoko

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    I know! We seem to be getting off topic, but I agree!

    I'm so sorry.
    You're right, you seem pretty rad too
    I can't remember what my discord is rn, but I'll add you
     

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