Vocaloid How to give English Voicebanks that don’t have the 4 phoneme clear Japanese pronunciation

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  1. Masuna

    Masuna Momo's Minion

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    I was fiddling around in vocaloid mobile and found a new way to emulate Japanese pronunciation with an English voice. A lot of people say to use the [l0] phoneme at a high consonant velocity to simulate a Japanese r, but even then, an American accent shines through. I’ve found that doing this can give an even more percussive simulation of the 4 phoneme (this was done in the Vocaloid Mobile Editor, so the interface may look a bit foreign haha). 29B3C417-EFCD-4957-A0AF-87CA7BF8EC79.jpeg in the short phrase “から”, I was able to get the ら sound by using a 16th [-] note before it, shortening the [d V] (or ra) note to a 32nd, and filling the rest of the space the note would fill with another [-] note.

    But I’m not just going to be talking about emulating the 4 phoneme

    Traditionally, Japanese t’s are much softer than English t’s, and we’d use the same method of shortening the [d] phoneme as pictured above to soften it up

    Note: I’ve also found the @ phoneme to be a good replacement for a Japanese “o” (occasionally using @U based on the context of the @ note in use)

    With a bit of finagling, your English voice could be singing mildly accurate Japanese in no time!

    Another note: this method is recommended for Voicebanks with shallow u: phonemes (I.e. sonika, cyber diva, daina). Voices with a more heavyhanded u: (like Fukase English) may sound clunky

    Here’s a cover I made using this method with cyber diva! (Sorry the mixing isn’t too great haha)

    Have fun!
     
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  3. Damien

    Damien Wannabe Worker Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Woo
     
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  4. Masuna

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    Update: use the @ phoneme for a replacemt for o only for cyber diva, any other voice will use the O: phoneme as replacement
     
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    _caustic_ Outwardly Opinionated and Harshly Critical Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Some english banks have a "4" phoneme just an fyi.
     
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  6. Masuna

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    yup! this post is about English voices that were before the era of the English 4 phoneme c:
     
  7. katli10

    katli10 Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    Wow, this is awesome! When I was trying to make CYVA sing in Japanese I had issues with the R's and the T's, but this works perfectly! Thank you.
     
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