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News about albums, updates, material changes...
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 30 June 2020 à 14:23
Hello, Nynthixia there.
No worries, I'm still active. Quite been busy recently, so that's why it makes seem there is a bit less activity. But I'm still here.
It's been a little while I didn't do this format on the blog, but there are things I'd like to talk a bit with you all, especially concerning VOCALOID evolution, some future plans and stuff.
OK so concerning VOCALOID. The chances I'll get the V5 editor right now are very close to zero. Currently, I have vocal synths from 5 companies, Internet, AHS, 1ST PLACE, EXIT TUNES and Gynoid. As of now, Internet is out for V5 ; 1ST PLACE seems to have moved to CeVIO, and believe me the quality of CeVIO vocals is far away from VOCALOID's sadly, EXIT TUNES is currently out for producing vocals, their last project never came to day, AHS moved to SynthV with the Kotonoha twins so I expect Akari and Yukari to move to SynthV and Gynoid, I doubt Xin Hua gets an update for Japanese, it's a pretty "niche" vocal.
So there would come a question: "will you acquire SynthV" and my answer for now, is a "no". I listened to the demos of the Kotonoha twins to give myself an idea of the 2nd generation of SynthV... The engine noise is huge. So for now it's not in projects. Maybe if their quality gets way better, I may think more about it, but as of now, I don't consider SynthV as worth its money for now.
Would there be chances for Internet if ever VOCALOID6 comes out... No idea. They're talking about the possibility of piapro studio if the software still supports other companies's vocals. And piapro studio's quality is... How to say... When some people tested out Miku NT they found her extremely robotic. Seems VOCALOID is pretty much left out by other companies to only become a Yamaha "almost exclusivity" and that's quite too bad.
So clearly, it's not worth me updating to VOCALOID5. Even if we can get some vocal modifications, it's just not worth it for me. I was waiting for other companies and I had big hopes into Internet and AHS, but seeing the two left as well, it leaves me with almost no chance to buy the V5 update with a vocal update behind.
So for now I'll remain as an UTAU and VOCALOID producer, and that's it.
Currently there are 2 albums in production. One of them is the "formerly monthly" album, with contains for now 16 titles. I have the possibility still to change some singers depending of the time left, so I can't give any tracklist. The second one is the HS2, that may contain at least 13 songs but won't be before the end of this year. It is more than half done. This HS2 is like "Imitation", produced in private at 100%, so you'll get only inedite tracks in it. Some of them were produced during 2019, others during this year. Hope you'll like it and it will be released.
Conversion of blog posts.
For now all songs that were released before the album "Break-Out" have their blog posts converted. So all songs released on 2015 and 2016, and almost all songs from 2017 (there are just the songs from the 2/3 last months of 2017 that weren't converted yet).
"No sele birthday song cover/remix"?
Didn't have the time this year, sorry. Some events happened to me recently and with all of that I didn't have the time to do this. I'm sorry ><
Next public song, it's Totoko on July 10th. Since this year there is no Japan Expo, I'll probably be less stressed out during this time period. Little text preview for Totoko's song: it's in the Azur Lane series.
(these series are so huge now...)
So clearly if you have to retain something from all of this:
- no V5 update for my engines since all companies that interested me either don't do that well on the concerned vocals, either moved to other synth engines having a worse quality
- no acquisition of SynthV as long the quality is not satisfactory enough for its money
- a HS album is intended for the end of the year ; a CD29.5 is still in production with a minimum of 16 tracks
- All the songs from the first album to the album "Babylon" included have their blog posts with the database link and the image to the player instead of the Flash player, the conversion process is still in progress
- next public song is an Azur Lane themed song with Totoko on July 10th
- the sele's cover/remix of 2020 has been cancelled due to time management issues due to recent events
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 23 May 2020 à 00:00
Hello, Nynthixia here!
The album "Invalid Revolution" is out! 13 tracks including a little duet bonus (you know with who now) to download below!
Of all the tracks, only the song "Invalid Revolution" got a little SFX change, but otherwise, the other demos are the same as the ones you got in public. There are also some new inedite songs:
- "Viper Tongue" - a song with Meiji about a liar and manipulative woman
- "Mind Prison" - a psychological horror song with Zunko
- "TRAUMEDREAM" - a psychological horror song on future bass/trap music with kokone
- "Epidemic Scheme" - a yandere song with MAYU
- "Prototype" - a song about Saint Louis (Azur Lane series) by Zunko
- "Little Closed World" - with Nyui, remember when I said lockdown really infected my thoughts on a song? Here's the one
- "It Is Over Anyway" - a dreamy yandere song with Tei
- "Not Yet" - the answer by Bibi and Wistaria to last public Meiji's song
Otherwise for the ones who wanted to know where all the conversions of the pages:
- all S01 song pages on the blog have been updated with the correct links and their players have been replaced by the 2 buttons
- some recent S04 song pages got their players replaced as well
- all the songs from the album "ARSENIUM" are also converted
- conversions are ongoing for S02 songs that have pages on the blog
There are still lots to do. At the same time they get their pages on the database, there was a huge work these last days at this level, especially with the platforms going down.
Also officially, MQube is dead. For good. Website unable to be accessed and not just "late to respond". It's over. And this time we have no proper successor like it happened when Tmbox went dead. So for the remixes and the cover, still thinking about making a mega archive to upload it to Google Drive. But I'll need to instaure some rules however such as "reposting forbidden".
Enjoy your album~
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 13 May 2020 à 23:49
Hello, Nynthixia here
Currently working on the album for the end of this month, so normally "Invalid Revolution" will be released on May 23, 2020 on Google Drive, on the primary account as usual. It's one of the first two things I have for you. I feel like being able to work completely on it this week and then to give you the package next week.
Second new is that I just acquired the new update of Ozone Elements for free (iZotope and a reseller made a deal). It won't be used in the album I'm working upon, but you'll first hear it on next song to feature Momo. And the next album (so the one after "Invalid Revolution", anyway it doesn't have any name for now and no track name is ready yet for it, I have to work on it as well) will only feature Ozone 9 Elements instead of Ozone 8 Elements. For you that doesn't change anything since it's mainly an UI update between the 2, the preset used for it is still the same.
Other than this, since the end of last week, I started replacing some Flash players on some pages. You have examples of how the new articles look alike in the section of Aika Heion, which has been 100% converted. The new articles also follow the measure, with a link to the preview file (unless album track), and a link (or a placeholder image) to the official database so you can learn a bit more about the song. You even have the official romaji on this one. You can also get some trivia that is not on this blog and other technical information not given here either. At the same time, the dead links in the first sections (fichier-zip and the piapro ones for S01 songs) are being replaced progressively by the links towards the concerned Google Drive uploads. So at the same time it permits you to access the new links for converted pages. Discography has been converted as well but is not updated yet for 2020, it may be done once "Invalid Revolution" is released. Discography also brings you to the database articles of each album.
It's an update that will be extremely long (several months to do) and it's being planned in little "bunches". Typically, each time a song has its page on the official database freshly created, the page on the blog will get updated.
By the way, the articles for the following songs are now available:
- Necrosed Rebirth
- Remember Who We Are
- Emergency Dream
- Chaotic Rain
- Across the Line
- Ran Out of Gasoline
- Hester -Truth-
You can search for the titles and you'll find the articles, with the new formatting. So no Flash player.
Be very careful outside and enjoy, meanwhile, I'll continue working on the album
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 6 May 2020 à 17:03
Hello, Nynthixia here
As I said few days earlier, fichier-zip reset their platforms making all files from few years ago unavailable (their links redirect towards the main website) and MQube went unavailable, impossible to reach since end of March. For now, all fichier-zip uploads of albums, individual songs and late patches have been performed and are now available on Google Drive. One account for individual songs, another one for albums and late patches. There is some space left on these accounts so I can possibly use them as "helps" for the future if ever the primary account gets full on storage. This avoids me paying for hosting content for free...
So, how did this happen:
MAY 3, 2020 (night)
Have been reuploaded to the 2nd account the following:
- all S01 albums
- "End Sentence" album
- "End Sentence" EP
- "ARSENIUM" album
- "Planetarium" album (both vers)
- "Forbidden Decade" album
- late patches (4 patches in total)
- zip file for "Zerlina -extended ver-"
- zip file for "Bullet -short ver-"
- "Imitation" album
MAY 3, 2020 (noon/afternoon)
Have been reuploaded to the 2nd account the following:
- "Torn Diaries" album (both vers)
- "Distorted Universe" album (both vers)
- "Memories" album (both vers)
- "Bad Gate" album (both vers)
- "LUNACIA" album
- "Wasted Smiles" album (both vers)
- "Wish from the Evil" album (both vers)
- all S03 albums
- "About Us" album
- "Happiness Disappearence" album
- "Corruption Syndrome" album
- "Annihilation" album
- "Laments" album
- "Lethargic Chimeras" album
- "Fourth Purgatory" album
- "Towards the Dead Door" album
- "Psycho Ending" album
- "Selene & Hecate" album
- "Opera of Despair" album
MAY 4, 2020
Have been reuploaded to the 3rd account the following:
- archive containing all instrus of S01 songs - this was an archive available on fichier-zip for all songs that were uploaded to piapro when the piapro account got reset
- 2 archives of S02 songs, containing zip archives of songs by:
1) groups, Heion Aika, Makune Hachi, IA, Tohoku Itako and Kiritan, kokone, Lily, Gahata Meiji, Akine Midori, mixt upload of "Artemisia", Momone Momo, Anna Nyui, Hinomoto Oniko and Namine Ritsu
2) Yurika Sayu, Hoshine Stella, Sukone Tei, Shirahane Totoko and Yuzuki Yukari
- 2 archives of S04 songs, containing zip archives that were on fichier-zip only of songs by:
1) groups, CUL, GUMI, Kizuna Akari, IA, Tohoku Itako and Kiritan, kokone, Lily, MAYU, Gahata Meiji, mixt upload of "Decades of Sorrow", Momone Momo, Anna Nyui, Hinomoto Oniko, Namine Ritsu, Yurika Sayu, Hoshine Stella, Sukone Tei and Shirahane Totoko
2) Xin Hua, Yuzuki Yukari and Tohoku Zunko
MAY 5, 2020
Have been reuploaded to the 3rd account the following:
- 2 first archives of S03 songs containing zip archives of songs by:
1) groups, CUL, GUMI, Kizuna Akari, IA, Tohoku Itako and Kiritan and kokone
2) Lily, MAYU, Gahata Meiji, Momone Momo, Anna Nyui, Hinomoto Oniko
MAY 6, 2020
Has been reuploaded to the 3rd account the following:
- last archive of S03 songs containing zip archives of song by Namine Ritsu, Yurika Sayu, Hoshine Stella, Sukone Tei, Shirahane Totoko, Yuzuki Yukari, Tohoku Zunko
So the reason why seasons were divided into 2 or 3 "giga-archives" is only because zip extension only supports 2 Go inside. So technically, most of the archives that aren't the last of each season have a size that is between 1.5 and 2Go. It's very huge files...
But at least you have giant packages in which you can pick your song.
If ever there is a missing song that should have been part of the archive, ping me on Twitter and I'll reupload the archive. Expect few hours before the update though, if not several days.
As for covers and remixes,
The reupload format is not decided yet, they might be on 2nd account though. Chances they'll be regrouped in a giga-archive as well, but way less heavier than for the original songs. Phew, no 2 Go archive to download.
This only concerns though the covers and remixes of songs for which I didn't compose the original work. All missing remixes (I think to "SELENIA -Dark Side-" that was on MQube) will be reuploaded with their own archive to 2nd account independently.
However they are not prioritary. For now the priority is main songs, because May and June are horribly loaded with tons of work. There is MAYU today, her song is already out, in 2 days it will be Zunko's turn then in 2 days again it will be Meiji's turn, and still hopefully I didn't add Wistaria and Bibi to the list of May 10th otherwise I don't even know how I would manage this.
Then after it's Momo on May 22nd, then GUMI for 2 June deadlines, Itako, Tei and Sayu have their deadlines in June as well so it makes 5 public songs in June, it's a lot...
So clearly, yes, reuploads of covers and remixes are less prioritary than the main songs. And than the reuploads I just made during these 3 days.
Chances I release the album "Invalid Revolution" at the end of May, either May 23rd either May 30th. You'll see when the time comes.
Stay safe at home
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 2 May 2020 à 22:41
Hello, Nynthixia here
I have a very important announcement concerning two platforms: fichier-zip and MQube.
I'll first start by the easiest to deal with.
MQube - dead website/not responding since end of March
It's been more than a month that users are complaining on Twitter that MQube is dead and use other alternatives for this. MQube served to upload songs with quality > 0.8 and yandere songs for which the quality indice was between 0.8 and 0.9. It was also used to upload the covers and the remixes.
- the originals will just be uploaded to the blog and the file host. That will be it.
- remixes and covers will be uploaded later to the drive into a folder ; they are not prioritary
Lastly, fichier-zip was totally redone but all files that were uploaded there before were wiped out, so all albums and songs uploaded there are now unavailable. This is how this will happen for these files:
Albums are prioritary to the reupload. They'll use the secondary account for hosting and be reuploaded one by one. This includes the transcendent albums and the special albums (EP for "End Sentence", "Imitation" album).
Songs will be uploaded to another Google Drive and will be divided by season.
- S01 will only have the instrumental zip. All the sung versions are in their respective albums. The only current exception is "Bullet" which has a long ver and a short ver (the album one) ; its zip will be reuploaded on the secondary account.
- S02, 03 and 04 will be reuploaded into between 2 and 3 zip files per season, containing all the zips of all the songs from the respective season, different zips containing different singers ; it will be uploaded to the tertiary Google Drive account
I'll try my best to make these files available as soon as possible. As for now, I'll leave you a Google Doc that I'll often update with all the links to get. This Google Drive will then be linked to the blog in the external ressources. The links will progressively be replaced on the blog articles with fichier-zip links when having their corresponding NynthiDB entry and the Flash players being replaced by the buttons. So it will be best to go to this external ressource instead.
Stay at home and enjoy
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 8 April 2020 à 12:25
Hello, Nynthixia here
After a funny April Fools one week ago, I had to do a maintenance on the blog yesterday and you may have noticed two new names have appeared in the right menu and on the main page... Bibi Jyougasaki and Wistaria Tojou...
For the ones who know these UTAUloids created few months ago (it was a bit before Meiji's death), they are indeed the ones succeeding to Meiji, since they were both created by Saccu. So technically, I know that with Saccu, I'll get great quality no problem.
And I had decided to make some tests, along with another UTAUloid that I didn't select for the team, also quite known, it's Xia Yuyao.
I had selected several songs for each one:
- Wistaria was the first one to be tested, on the album ver of "Jasmine". Typically, she sounds a bit younger than Meiji, and in her normal configuration (no flags nothing) she sounds like a younger Meiji -Lilith- a bit.
- Bibi was then tested on the album ver of "Kasiani", that was performed by... Meiji *laughs* I think I was better able to compare between Bibi and Meiji as such, and noticed Bibi sounded like a mature Meiji, with a bit less "punch" (after, Kasiani was done with the -Hunter- VB of Meiji, so a very strong voice) when she is in her normal configuration. I think she'd be also closer to a -Lilith- VB in terms of "punch".
- Yuyao was tested on the album ver of "Hail". And I noticed that for her, some of her phonemes tend to be cut a bit. The reason is that unlike the 2 others, Yuyao is done with a CVVC, and the config when I see the ust file, looks like a CV only ust. I think it's due to this config she tends to get penalized at this point. If she didn't have this problem, I think I would have picked her as well to be honest.
For the deadlines...
Wistaria and Bibi will get 2 deadlines, including a common one with Meiji.
Wistaria will get September 1st and May 10th as deadlines. Bibi will get May 10th as well but October 4th for the other one.
Due to the current organization, only Meiji will have a public song for May 10th this year. So the deadlined songs with Wistaria and Bibi will be later this year, and only this year. There are chances that the years after, the May 10th deadline may be organized like the December 22nd one, so with group songs.
As for the uses of Wistaria and Bibi, they should be the same ones as Meiji, but as a regular singer level only and not main. I keep Meiji as main, and Saccu said there was no issue using Meiji when we already had her voicebanks.
Also, if you like me to upload the tests I made for Wistaria and Bibi, please tell me so I upload previews to the blog (MQube is still down and we have no other news from their team, not sure what is going on). Chances are these previews will be 128kbits vers, so if you want the 320 ones, you'll have to mail me. (contact tab)
"And when will be the songs with the two new ones?"
Album-only, there will be one track with the two first. After, I'll see in the next album.
Stay safe at home, the virus thing is far away from being over, so stop getting out for your own sakes!
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 1 April 2020 à 15:37
Big news everyone!
After a friend covered ELLIE with his own UTAUloid, I decided that I would remix "ELLIE"... After all, why not. There's way more terrible songs than this, after all, right? OK so I turned my FL Studio on aaaaaaand...
First I wanted to upload this on MQube, but on April 1st, MQube decided "no, I'll play you a joke, I'll decide to be out for the day". Meanie... So since I wanted to keep some Soundcloud space, I decided to upload it here instead. Way more space on the blog, hooray! Let's just hope it won't give up today...
For the ones who want to know:
- it's using FL Studio 20.6.2 b1549
- it's using FLEX for the lead pluck, so no compatibility patch
- the pads and the special bells are using Toxic Biohazard
- the beat pad is done with a Massive preset
- the rhodes piano is done with a FL Keys preset
- the true bells are with M1
- I lost the lyrics, sorry
- and... I did this pretty quickly
Also yesterday evening I had to discover that what I thought was a joke while playing Azur Lane was real, but very funny! I didn't believe into this Bullin skin, but honestly, when I saw it was real... Yeah... And actually it wasn't the real April Fools. Way well done this dating sim game Yostar, really well done... Hahaha... It's like putting a ribbon around the breasts of a girl, or her foot, instead of giving a ring? Seriously (laughs)
Or the Chambord castle saying they took a photo of a real unicorn! Wow, nice! But... Does that mean the one who took the picture it's a young teenage girl? You're suspicious right now~
Imagine someone who would go outside disguised in coronavirus, gets arrested by the police... Very funny guys...
No this one actually never happened, but I imagine very well a little prankster ready to do this sort of joke.
Actually in Spain, some already went out from their quarantine disguised in dogs or dinosaurs...
Hey, you're not feeling like I'm saying too much things that have nothing to do with the remix? Woopsie...
Anyway, enjoy your foolish remix...
Of course I twisted the lyrics of the original... We are April 1 guys, and I told you that if ever I said I was going to cover or remix "ELLIE" and "Elsa-Maria", especially on April 1, this would be a joke... But I'm so proud of this one because it's the April Fools that actually went the farest (laughs)
Again, sorry sele~ But the producer of despair striked again, huhuhu~
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 28 March 2020 à 00:00
Hello, Nynthixia here
Here is the album. So last time, it was released in January, and this time at the end of March. In 3 days you'll get the first song with Nyui. Then it will start chaining more and more.
So, the current conditions here... Stuck at home for until April 15th officially, but I'm pretty sure I'll stay at home without even getting out before at least May or June... I curse this virus. I curse it so much...
OK, changelog for the album, it's only 3 tracks being concerned this time:
Hellebore (feat. Xin Hua)
[INSTRUMENT] Added impact at start of first verse
[MIXDOWN] Enhanced mastering of loop pad
Imaginary Friend (feat. Tohoku Kiritan)
[INSTRUMENT] Added piano intro pattern
[INSTRUMENT] Piano bass plays during second intro part
Polymnia (feat. IA)
[INSTRUMENT] VFX now plays during all choruses
The info about the new tracks:
Triad at the Sunset - Lily V3 - electroworld, chill
Near a Chinese island, a woman instaures her triad empire and tries to earn respect, despite all the betrayals she encounters, but she never stops for helping the ones she loves... Her new family. After being the witness of the whole massacre of her biological family, she gets into a triad family, and once she earnt enough respect, decides to start her own family.
Vixen's Sacrifice - Xin Hua Power - misc electro
A sad and twisted music. This song is part of the Azur Lane series and is about Amagi. Amagi was Akagi's sister, at the time they were still battlecruisers and Kaga a battleship. When the treaty of Washington was instaured, Kaga was first destined to disappear, but finally, it's Amagi with her disease who will fade away... It's very sad, and still from a woman who knows how to be very calm and caring about her sisters.
CATHARXIA - Xin Hua Power - soft dance
Fight the passions... By the passions. It's the purpose of this heroine.
It's been inspired by the definition of "catharsis".
I Was Forced to Do It - IA ROCKS - electroclassical, symphonic electro
Part of the Azur Lane series, and about Dunkerque. About how she had to sink facing the Royal Navy girls. It's a music that is extremely close to the one I made for Gascogne ("War Machine"), maybe a bit more symphonic and concert-like.
Hold my Life - Hoshine Stella - misc electro
A naive girl in couple with someone else, and her rival hides so well his intentions that when he murders the heroine, it's already too late and we can only constate the damage done.
S-Laughter - Yuzuki Yukari Lin - cold and dark techno
Maybe the song with the most violent lyrics. It's clearly a psychopath training someone she has been mentally abusing, and who still regrets what they have done... While the other doesn't even care anymore about the consequences of her acting. It's a sort of icy bite. Notice the word play, laughter, slaughter...
Mere Doll - Hoshine Stella - future bass
An actually alive doll left for years in a dusty cave, decides to come back and revenge. The one who left her below will regret...
OLEANDRIUM - Xin Hua Power - trance/dance
More of an ailing girl, unable to hurt anyone and who rather hurt or kill herself instead of seeing the others suffer, including her loved obsession...
It was funny as well to use some unusual voicebank arrangements, like the 3 Yukari voicebanks for "Ourania" at the same time, it gives some kind of godly effect... And the Yukari in "S-Laughter" was difficult to mix since there is a very low layer, that we could barely hear if I only left it. It still leaves a sort of manipulative Yukari in the end, especially in the choruses.
Also a challenge for the 4 first tracks, since I had to use at least one Massive loop preset and set everything at 125BPM with different music styles... So kokone has a sort of chill future pop, Lily a hard techno one, Xin Hua a club techno one and Stella a pop one.
On the other side, S-Laughter almost did the same challenge, but with Absynth and I did the song faster. The challenge was more for the vocals I'd say.
For the current works, still working on CD29, and honestly, the song I made the other day... Yeah, it smells well we got quarantined since few days ago in France. It's very well it... Apparently it affects me at this point...
Also I learnt Stella went alive again at the end of last month... I'm so glad! Sadly, still not Meiji's case... So I have just one "dead" singer?
Well, enjoy well the album, see you in few days for Nyui's songs and, mostly...
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 14 March 2020 à 18:52
Hello, Nynthixia here
No worries I'm fine physically. The next album has now its tracks done (I just have to make album versions if necessary + the rest) so I can now announce it.
CD28.5 will be called "Dread Dream" and will be released on March 28, 2020 (Sat)!
It has 15 tracks (including the 4 songs of the personal series (Hellebore, Sunflower, Bindweed, Myosotis) + 2 songs of the Muse series (Ourania, Polymnia) + Imaginary Friend ; so 8 tracks are exclusive to this album!) and will feature IA, Yukari, Lily, Stella, Xin Hua, kokone and Kiritan!
A primary tracklist is done for CD29 with 12 tracks for now, but it's not impossible I extend a bit this list with other private tracks.
For now this is the schedule for the 5 upcoming public songs, which will be for CD29:
March 31st - Nyui - Invalid Revolution
April 5th - Nyui - A Night in the Cold
May 6th - MAYU - Night Shades
May 8th - Zunko - Kill my Boredom
May 10th - Meiji - Witches Do Not Fade
CD29 is nicknamed "Invalid Revolution" for now, like next Nyui's track. But yeah, for now, it's 12 tracks with the possibility of at least a new bonus track. The rest will depend of the organization.
The HS2 album: still on pause for now. But when the time will come, something will pop out eventually...
14 days to wait for the album, 16 for next song...
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 27 February 2020 à 09:25
Hello, Nynthixia here
It's been a little while I didn't post in the news, so I'll start with the good new from one or two weeks ago. I had said earlier that I wanted to change my SSD for Windows by a greater one, which has been done with success. I even posted on Twitter the status of the two discs just after the change. Typically, I just cloned my former SSD onto the new one and everything happened as expected, more space in the Windows part. So now, I'm not worried anymore if someday I'll have to install VOCALOID5 and that the thing forces itself to the C: drive.
Another new, that is sadly, a bad one, is for Meiji. I learnt at the start of the month that Meiji actually died. Her blog doesn't exist anymore and her downloads got locked. Making me only missing the Fantasy voicebank. I'll actually continue to use her for now, but she will probably pass from main singer to just regular one due to that. I just hope the same won't happen with Nyui because these are two with really great quality among UTAUloids...
Finally, the "thing that will be clear". And I think I'll have to reassure some people.
Yesterday, a person sent me a mail saying they actually saw two of my songs via YouTube. One of them was indeed officially uploaded, the other one was never officially uploaded to YouTube, only to the blog and included in an album with a slightly different version (so a demo and an album version). Surprised of this answer, I asked for a link of this unofficial video and... I discovered a channel having reuploaded 63 of my works, including album exclusive tracks, including as well 2 of seleP's album tracks.
So... Yes there is a problem, because album exclusive tracks should never be on YouTube. It breaks a bit the exclusivity for the ones downloading the album... For free.
Because yes, all the songs are downloadable for free. There is no pirates with me. I give my works for free.
But that doesn't mean these can be reuploaded a bit like people wish...
I had to send seven complaints (yes, since YouTube's copyright complaint form only accepts 11 works/complaint, I had rathered if this would be only 1 or 2, but no, I had to make 7 of them...) against the channel yesterday evening. 3 hours ago (when I'm writing the post), YouTube sent me mails saying the content was removed... And the concerned channel got closed. Since there were 7 strikes (1/complaint) and that at 3, the channel gets closed.
To be honest, this is something I hate to do and that is horribly stressful. Very stressful because when you do a complaint for copyright, you have to be precize about what is being "stolen" in the video, that if they contact you again for more info, you have to give proofs it's you who did the work, and that if the form is being abused, it's your own channel who takes a strike. It's just horrible. Typically, the concerned person had no private contact form, neither any social network for a proper contact. In addition, the other videos were very questionable at copyright scale, also, I know seleP doesn't appreciate their album tracks (they're still fine for remixes and covers of these tracks, but not the tracks themselves, and as long they're credited and it's not for commercial purposes (normal...)) being reuploaded publicly like this, I saw no proof the user had actually good faith when reuploading these works.
So, lesson to learn:
do not reupload my works without permission, please, to any platform whatsoever
I might have scared some with that, so I'm going to give some cases where you are indeed authorized to publish something that has to do with my works and which cases it is forbidden to reupload these works:
1 - you are an artist making a cover (human or synthetized) or a remix of one my songs, and you have public proof that you use a vocal synth. Authorized. License grants you the right to use my work without permission if you are part of this group. Be careful to the platforms for some works (no yandere songs on piapro especially, age limits for explicit songs) and you'll be fine.
2 - you are contacting me for a remix or a cover, and I give you the necessary files to do so, whatever you are publicly shown as using vocal synths or not. Authorized. Getting my files say that you have my permission as long you respect the license rights, but I estimate everything will go fine.
3 - you are an artist using vocal synths directly reuploading my public works. Tolerated with conditions. Just be sure your channel does not authorize monetization, that you credit me well and that the reupload is under the same license as the original. And if your channel authorize monetization, it has to be deactivated on this particular reupload. It's better if you contact me first when doing that honestly. There are cases where it may not be authorized, so check the platforms restrictions.
4 - you are an artist using vocal synths directly reuploading album exclusive tracks. Forbidden. Album exclusive tracks are considered as restricted works, exclusive to albums. If I see you reuploading a direct album track, I'll try to contact you first if I have a private way to do so (= no drama), and if it doesn't work or that I don't have the way to do so, it's copyright complaint.
5 - you are not an artist using vocal synths directly reuploading my works, public or not. Forbidden. Per the license, all users that are not in the authorized group have to ask my permission to do so. For the album tracks, the answer to this permission will always be "no". For the other ones, see case 3. If ever I see you doing that, and that I can't contact you or get good faith, I'll send a copyright complaint.
6 - you are using one of my works in the conditions of fair use. Tolerated but not recommended. For this one, the thing is that the fair use is typically something American, and that France does not have a proper equivalent of this right. For this case, it's better to contact me. Just in case and that you won't get any issues.
7 - you are reuploading a nightcore/daycore version of one of my works. Really not recommended. To be honest I tried to nightcore one of my works and the result was just... Awful. If you are an artist using vocal synths, I may spare you (ref case 3) ; if you're not, I'll ask you to take the video down (ref case 5). So, at your own risk for this one.
8 - you are reuploading my work with misattribution, using it for commercial purpose, or do not share under the same license. You may get a notice or a copyright strike depending of the situation. If the failure to comply was done under 30 days since the reupload, I'll first warn you to correct the failures. If you still don't comply or that this delay is expired, I may send a claim.
So in a nutshell:
- if you send me a request of permission, I'm totally aware of what you are doing and I'm happy. Even if I don't publicly promote your work on social networks, this doesn't mean this doesn't affect me. So thanks to everyone who covered or remixed my songs and who showed me the results. You are sweeties.
- if you don't care sending me a permission and that you are not a confirmed artist or that you don't care about the license, this might bring your demise. Rather avoiding that. If it's just for reuploading works for the sake of reuploading works, it's just no. Giving downloads for free doesn't mean you can do whatever you want with. There is still a copyright behind. At legal scale.
- if ever you see someone reusing works without permission, always contact the concerned authors. I'm sure they'll be happy to know that you have found a little mine of unauthorized works and will probably ask to take them down.
- I can estimate if an user is in good faith or not from the start. If it's someone for example doing multiple copyright violations for multiple authors, there I won't ask myself questions and I'll directly go for the harshest solution, even if it doesn't please me. If I see it's a poor mistake, I'll contact you and say "woopsie, I think there is something wrong, can you please correct it?". Being nice with the authors and respect what they want you to do will only bring you sympathy.
If you have any questions, Twitter or mail. Don't hesitate. I'll answer as much as I can if I didn't cover all the cases here yet.
And don't stress, if you are in good faith, that you think there will be no problem seeing the cases, no worries!
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 27 January 2020 à 22:53
Hello, Nynthixia here
The computer is alive! (ᗒᗨᗕ) And is now on the right build (hello Insider build)...
Saw some of you were worried on Twitter, so basically, this is what happened:
- the reasons why I had to reset my unit are explained here (typically, it was too huge corruptions in the system)
- system restore began just after I posted "Ourania". I had done a clone of the DATA drive (not the Windows one) just in case it would wipe out all the drive. I had to restore this clone indeed because the restore had deleted me a good fifth of the drive (all that was programs actually)
- I had to do maintenance until even today, most of the apps were set alive again on Friday and Saturday. Massive and HALion Sonic SE quite scared me a bit, the first one searching a file on the wrong drive and the second one needing its Cubase AI install for the library presets (this is what I repaired today btw)
- I have still Neutron Elements having an error, but seems minor since the plugin itself seems to work, at least when I listen to the result... But it's not impossible you notice something different in the mastering if you have better ears than me... So as long I won't get a support answer for this (it's a bit special case of dual drives again) consider this problem as still active. Other plugins work perfectly though.
- Finally, no other loss, everything is safe for now!
So the next stuff will start in February, I hope I can be a bit more active in music (even if invisible for you since it will be private tracks)!
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 22 January 2020 à 14:11
Hello, Nynthixia here
Will just be giving some little info for the next songs and some head ups about the future projects.
Last week, I discovered that Ritsu is finally on DeepVocal (aka Sharpkey), yay, finally! Did a little test, the voice doesn't sound too bad, so it should be usable in future songs. Only issue with DeepVocal is that the file build will be horribly long since I'll have to copy-paste every phoneme into each note. Normally, when I work with VOCALOID, separating phonemes by spaces makes understand the software a space is a separator for the notes. DeepVocal doesn't understand this and instead sets the series of phonemes in the same note. No choice then. It will be like the very old 2015 method with VOCALOID3. Unless I find to make a sort of "artificial" file.
For the ones who don't see what I mean by artificial is that:
1) I create all the musical notes in the file then I save it
2) I use the source of the file to insert the phonemes inside instead
3) I render this file
Problem: I don't know yet how is the source of a DeepVocal project file (I know what the ust and vsqx are though, but these ones are way easier to treat) and if I knew it, I would have to find a way to find where the sound is, which code is surrounding it, to create another file and especially... The file encoding!
(Especially when working on a French computer with Japanese locale)
And if ever it's not possible, it will just be a very long time for treating the file...
The other point is the work. Currently it has been on hiatus due to computer corruptions.
To explain the whole thing, my computer hard drives are divided into 2 different hard drives: a Windows one (SSD 100Go) and a DATA one (HDD 900Go). I let you guess what happened recently... Correct, the Windows one told me that I was starting to be full pretty soon. DATA is quite fine though, half of the disk is free.
What I try to do is that most of time I try to force my softwares onto the D: drive (DATA) instead of the C: one (Windows). I had to move files from the C: to the D: recently, but after, the softwares were not able to find back the files despite the method used (it's another software moving the files, then creating a shortcut on the original drive so the process stays transparent). In some cases it failed a bit, and some cases it failed a bit, were some plugins that I use for musical projects (Native Instruments plugins). So when I tried to compose something on Sunday, I had to abort because the plugins didn't find the presets anymore, and the files going along.
Resulting in me being unable to compose at all last week sadly.
Several other drivers and softwares were also corrupted, and after some repairs, some things are still wrong for some of them.
I have potentially few solutions to remedy this, including possibly buying a new SSD with the same model than the current one but in a bigger size (and it's about €100) to try getting higher space for the Windows drive and thus avoid this situation again.
I also currently have the impossibility to update properly my Windows, since a build update that had issues to install when USB drives were connected (the May update one). I had fixed for a while the issue by reinstalling the build again and again, until the new one (November update, and Insider version but else it's not funny), but one month after, the corruption comes back. And I checked, it's not a virus. Actually, I have a such protection that my computer will get problems more from corruptions than viruses.
So the solution to fix it again would be "just reinstall your build"... Except that the ISO drive that is for reinstalling my current build thinks the mine I have is more recent and does not even offer me a possibility to reinstall the build without wiping everything out.
And believe me that doing this with tons of softwares with limited computer activations is just a hell.
So I'll be doing this in the next days, I'm just awaiting a software that will help me to clone at least the full DATA drive, so I lose less time and less data.
My next deadlines are respectively on the 24th and the 27th, then they are on the whole February month. I will have quite few time to make the songs. Especially with these corruptions.
I had said the other day I had two tracklists. So I built parts of them and I arrived to the following:
- the current 1st tracklist is just missing one title and is composed of 12 of them. Only one song of this tracklist is done, for the ones who didn't look at the catalog, it's "OLEANDRIUM" with Xin Hua. This one was composed between December and January.
- the 1st tracklist contains at least a track with Yukari, called "Ourania" and one with IA, called "Polymnia". These are the 2 you should expect in the next days if everything goes well.
- the 2nd tracklist is set for 12 titles, but only 5 of them have their definitive titles, it's the deadlined songs. Kiritan should have an independant song called "Imaginary Friend" which should be released on February 13.
- the 4 others are parts of a series, an original one this time, and are for kokone, Stella, Xin Hua and Lily.
There are chances the final tracklist will have at least the following:
- "OLEANDRIUM" is final for sure since it's ready
- "Polymnia" and "Ourania"
- "Imaginary Friend"
- the 4 song of the original series
We arrive to 7 tracks.
I have 8 remaining tracks -> 15 tracks in total
Conclusion: the 5 ready tracks for the 2nd tracklist move to the first one, the track that has no title in the 1st tracklist is moved to the 2nd one. And at least 4 new ones will be added to 2nd tracklist.
So you'll get a 15 tracks album next time normally, but I think... Don't expect it before March a strict minima.
The other big project is half done, but is suspended so no news on it for now. I'm waiting for things before continuing the project. And these things should not come before next month.
I hope I can fix these corruptions for good...
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 11 January 2020 à 00:00
Hello, Nynthixia here! Welcome to 2020 with a first album! Well, indeed, songs were more done on 2019 but... First album of the year!!
Only 2 of the demo tracks are not identical to the one in the album:
Five Thousand Years Ghost (feat. Hinomoto Oniko)
[INSTRUMENT] Added second lead pattern (Sakura)
[INSTRUMENT] Changed lead preset (Sakura)
[MASTERING] Enhanced volume of verses capellas
The Black Cats and the Shrine Maiden (feat. Yuzuki Yukari, Kizuna Akari, CUL)
[INSTRUMENT] Added beats in last intro part
[INSTRUMENT] Added hihats since first chorus
[MASTERING] Remastered Akari's capellas
The first one sets the right mastering (the music was done in very different conditions compared to the others, so not the same sensations while mastering etc, in my case, her capellas were too loud when I made the first mastering so I had too much lowered their volume), the second one modifies a bit the intro and corrects a bit an incoherence in volume for Akari.
The album tracks:
1) Euryale - sister song of "Stheno" clearly.
2) Stare Into the Abyss - clearly a test with Absynth. So it's quite messy? A girl tired from the violence in the world she rathers quitting it and going into the depths of the ocean. She died from it? Possible, if she can't breath.
3) Sword Against the Fire - part of Azur Lane song series, and it's about Izumo, the research ship from Sakura Empire (= Imperial Japan) who has a huge weakness against the fire. Using both Lin and Jun vocals, either one after each other, either both at the same time.
4) Iridescent Queen - a very mentally unstable girl wanting to fix her paradise, but the turn of events really doesn't help...
5) War Machine - part of Azur Lane song series. About Gascogne, forsaken due to France's demise. There is some part of humanity missing, but if we go deep into her feelings... The ones of a weapon used against the enemies.
6) Dysphoria - as the title says, a girl living in one of the worst worlds ever.
With the other major project growing up, the next album took some late and I need to reorganize it due to February deadlines (5 deadlines in February!). A part of the tracklist that was for January composing is done, but also the names of the deadlined tracks for the February composing. As well that the final tracklist can't be determined for now, due to a possibility of changing some tracks of album. So I rather not giving anything else for now.
Major project is almost half done. I may be launching something when the time will come.
Major updates for the blog on 2020
Due to Flash being soon abandoned, I'll start reviewing the current blog posts for the songs and change the players. Normally, on a browser, when you ask for a mp3 file directly in its URL, it will either choose to download it, either choose its own internal player. In the next few months, the current Flash players will be replaced by a little picture linking towards the hosted mp3 file directly.
The URL adress remains the same, though, it will still be uploaded on Eklablog meta-platform, 128 kbits/s if the song length is 4:21 or more (10Mo) or 320 kbits/s if less (<10Mo)
Soon moving the covers from Soundcloud to MQube
A solution to free a bit Soundcloud, is to re-host all the covers that were hosted on Soundcloud to MQube. Of course I'll tag them as reuploads and there will be no tweets about them. It might happen soon as well.
Still no VOCALOID5 for 2020?
Nope, not as long there won't be a V5 vocal interesting me (update of character I already have or character who really hits me, like Akari did). Let's just hope VOCALOID does not remain in a sort of sleepy state this year... Last one was almost pretty empty and it's quite sad.
And for existent vocals, I am still afraid of too many changes in the capellas. I rather staying on a safe base with VOCALOID4. It's fine, quite easy to use for me, took my little use to optimize the work time...
Nectar 1 or Nectar 3?
It might be clear, but:
UTAU song -> Nectar 3
VOCALOID song -> Nectar 1
mixt song (VOCALOID and UTAU) -> all under Nectar 1 for homogeneity
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Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 1 January 2020 à 00:00
Hello, Nynthixia here
And happy new year 2020!
Already a new year... Again... Time flies really quick, doesn't it...
So, other than the fact we're fully passing to the schedules of 2020 and that the former 17.0 version of the license is not supported anymore and has to use 18.0 or 19.0 for future derivatives... Here are some news you are waiting for...
1) Next album
Next album will be released on January 11, 2020 (Sat) and will be called "Abyssal Ghosts". Already the half of its tracklist has public demos, the other half is songs composed on 2019, all UTAU songs using Nectar 3 Elements as mastering tool, the VOCALOID ones using Nectar 1 Elements due to the v3 not working very well with their capellas.
2) Next projects
There is possibly a new project ongoing, but can't reveal more for now... It's too soon...
I think I just broke something and I need to cure it soon?
Next public song will be at the end of the month, on the 24th with Yukari and on the 27th with IA. Then after it will be a busy February coming soon! Keep in mind from now on: the deadlines table is your sheet for next songs that will have a demo! Keep it preciously~
Anyway, happy new year and take care!
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 2 December 2019 à 21:39
Hello, Nynthixia here
Just a little head out for the works using CS licenses. A beta for 19.0 has just started yesterday, and I'm able to use this version from now on. Technically, for the one I am using (BY-NC-SA, or "Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike") there is no change, it's other mentions that get modified a bit, and the license certificates will now integrate a line for age limits (the tickets already have the information in their title on the public database).
For now, nothing changes. But starting from January 1, 2020 the following will happen:
- all the works that are registered under CS BY-NC-SA 17.0 will require you that if you reuse the work or do any derivative of it (it can be a cover, a remix etc), the license you'll have to apply is either CS BY-NC-SA 18.0 or CS BY-NC-SA 19.0, and the 17.0 will become unsupported. So on the catalog the license code will appear as red.
- that doesn't mean you don't have the right anymore to use the file though, of course you can still use it! It's just the license applied to the derivative has to be a higher version than the one for the original work
- for files under the 18.0, this version is still supported, so no worries. It is even possible to set a compatibility towards this version starting from January 1, 2020, date for which the license version 19.0 will become available for all.
- for files under a 16.0 version or lower, you have to use 18.0 from now on, and on January 1, 2020 either 18.0 either 19.0
Little reminder of what the license authorized you to do:
you can reuse this work under the following conditions:
1) credit all the authors (here, I accept "Nynthixia", with or without the "-P" particle, it works, or the full name used on license tickets and certificates (even if for these works I more recommend "Nynthixia" as it's more obvious))
2) you can't use this work for commercial purposes, this includes selling the product or its derivative in any way
3) when a derivative is created or the work is being modified or altered, the derivative or final product has to be under the same license (with either the exact version when still supported, either a higher version)
4) you can reuse this work without permission if you are part of the group designed for it. For my originals, any user of a vocal synthesizer can reuse the song without permission, but still by applying the previous rules
5) for all the others you have to ask permission like for a classic copyright
6) if ever there is a mistake in credit or any misuse, you have 30 days to repair it, 90 days in case of prolonged absence (only for 18.0 version and 19.0 for the 90 days), after this delay, it's over, you can't use this work anymore
7) licenses have no legal warranty; it's just a "permission" we give to you for reusing the work; the legal status of the work is still a copyright; you just have some supplementary rights
Also keep in mind:
the songs I produce are NOT eligible for a commercial license, several samples or instruments used being under a non commercial license (it already starts with UTAUloids like Tei or Stella, or even the VOCALOIDs for which I have no commercial license because you have to get it separately from your software when you buy it)
If ever there are questions about reusing my works, contact box is open
For works under 19.0, there was one I had finished on December 1, however, the instrumental having been done before the 19.0 beta was made available, I used the compatibility mode and applied 18.0 version of the license to the whole work.
However another song I started on December 1 and finished on today, is registered under CS BY-NC-SA 19.0 beta. Its final code on certificates is "Dec 2019 ver".
It means the next album will be under 19.0 license but will tolerate 18.0 due to some tracks in it having been registered with 18.0 instead.
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 24 November 2019 à 10:34
Hello, Nynthixia there
Told you I wasn't going to leave you all alone during these 3 weeks where production is currently private.
Concerning CD28, tracklist is not 100% done (one track name missing) and album name is not decided yet. It is possible that now, it will integrate inedite synths...
You know it's Black Friday recently.
And who says Black Friday says there are huge reductions on many things (that's how I got 4 packages of samples very quickly from Glitchmachines)
But it wasn't over...
2 years ago, I had done the Black Friday with Native Instruments to get FM8. There are very cool presets in it, even if some are a little bit difficult to use. This year I striked again with not one, but two synths...
Massive and Absynth 5!
(yes I took just Massive and not Massive X...)
OK now the why for the 2:
- Massive: mainly got it for some dubstep sounds, seems I can't do very well with Harmor for now, and Serum never has the chance to be under reduction... Too bad... Massive has the huge chance to have presets sold a bit everywhere (or downloadable everywhere, got a bunch of free ones) and I'm sure we can do pretty cool things with it
- Absynth: this one is specialized in all that is pads and ethereal sounds. And I think you may have noticed it, but I really love this type of instruments, most of my songs include at least one pad... We'll get beautifuuuuul sounds (☆▽☆)
It will be lots of fun!
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 16 November 2019 à 00:00
Hello, Nynthixia here
Here is the album... Finally
Probably the last of 2019, who knows
Here are the 6 album exclusive tracks in a sort of little resume:
There is a theory about people having experiences in their dreams... Sometimes to face a danger that may happen in their real life, becoming thus more competent in real life against this danger.
This song is recommended for all audiences - A rating
A girl abandoned in an adventure dying in a cavern, even though she is not completely blaming the one who took her here.
This song has been rated as Mature (first class) and is not recommended to people below 12 - M12 rating
Psychological song, about a paranoid girl in a logicless world.
This song has been rated as Mature (first class) and is not recommended to people below 12 - M12 rating
Across the Line
Two girls. Two separated lands. One in love with another, already promised to someone else. And when the first girl reveals herself to be horribly possessive, things can turn out... Bad.
This song has been rated as Mature (second class) and is not recommended to people below 14 - M14 rating
Ran Out of Gasoline
A crude and tragic song about a woman in a poor place, forced to shoot herself up to not be out of energy. About the dangerous trap of society that drug can be.
This song has been rated as Mature (first class) and is not recommended to people below 12 - M12 rating
"The girl who lived a whole life of lies and decided to actually commit what would cause her end... Before she finds hope again... Maybe?"
The truth behind Hester.
This song has been rated as Mature (second class) and is not recommended to people below 14 - M14 rating
Changelog... For "Parasitism". All other tracks were not modified.
[EXTENSION] Extended intro
[INSTRUMENTS] Added kicks in second part of intro
[INSTRUMENTS] Added chords pattern in first part of intro
[INSTRUMENTS] Added impact SFX at mid-intro
OK, I had actually hesitated between two dates for this album... Either November 9th, either 16th. And oh gosh, I did really good to let myself to the 16th, because otherwise "Ran Out of Gasoline" wouldn't been there. My back pain had striked again on Tuesday of last week, making me lose two full days of production, obligated to lie down and to use the visual keyboard to communicate online. This... Wasn't great. These two days could have been spent for Ritsu's song but... To work on a song I need to be on a chair, to write down the annotations, to be very careful to notes input... Things that I couldn't have done on a bed.
So yeah, that's why its production date is actually late. To equilibrate the production methods, I still used the first Nectar Elements I had for Ritsu's capella, despite having used Nectar 3 Elements for the work before (NECOLINA).
About this... I got Nectar 3 Elements last week, by buying some more sample packs (Glitchmachines do good things)... For free. Again. I had just to wait for some time. But to be honest... Nectar 3 Elements has nothing to do with the original Nectar Elements. In Nectar 3, you don't have any pre-made presets, it's an artificial intelligence which does all the work with machine learning. So it has to learn how I'm working.
Generally a mastering chain for capellas is done like this:
ExpressFX Reverb -> Phasis* -> Neutron Elements -> Vocal Doubler* -> Nectar Elements -> Ozone 8 Elements
So when I ask Nectar 3 Elements to work, all other effects are already active. Neutron already enhances the capella a bit and Ozone is already taming some mid-frequencies. And I do it on the capella main, then I repercute the exact same treatments on the cho track.
Add to this I'm working with a headset that now better redistributes frequences than my previous one did (it had issues with low basses and sub basses). So all that can be little defaults, I can better hear them. And when I'm working with Nectar 3 Elements, I feel like with the preset the machine is giving me, is not enough to enhance well the capella. So I tweak dynamics a bit, sometimes de-esser (and I learnt that tweaking this too much gives bad results)... Giving a more particular mastering that is very different of hearing for sound pros than the previous masterings (with Nectar Elements 1.00). However, on a mp3 player (I have my Walkman for testing some issues), these issues tend to be diminished.
Conclusion: it really depends of how your headset ou earphones redistribute the sound. But for someone who's not used to it, I understand it can be weird at hearing.
Question is: "will I stop using Nectar Elements (1)?"
And answer is "no"
Nectar 1 Elements (I'll call it like this, but it's the original one I got with VEGAS Pro 13) is used for another thing, it is used for centered beats in the instrumental (except for heavy kicks which use EQ2). So its place still belongs here, as Nectar 3 Elements is clearly more done for vocal tracks. Its machine didn't learn for beats.
So it's still be here, just it leaves a place.
Saw the deadlines? Next one is on December. Which means
for 3 weeks there won't be any PUBLIC song
but I'll still produce... It will just be private tracks! (min 6)
But no worries... I'll find a way to keep yourselves busy!
Tracklist for CD28... I'm still working on it, 5 other titles are already confirmed, for now it's a tracklist of 12 songs with half of them being public (the 2 you already got, one song with Stella, one with IA, a trio Yukari/CUL/Akari (I played safety card) and a song with Oniko).
This also means I'll have to work on another album in the meanwhile... To fill up the at least 2 songs per week (the one of December 11th and the one of December 25th). But there... No idea about it!
The album title is not confirmed yet... To the point my folder of lyrics is just called "CD28". Yeah...
Enough said, enjoy!
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 3 November 2019 à 16:29
Hello, Nynthixia here
I guess I can now do the announcement, the release date for the album of this month with be on November 16th. It is called "PSYCHOCEPTION" and contains 12 tracks, featuring Yukari, Nyui, Oniko, Xin Hua, Ritsu and Zunko! The tracklist will be given the day it will be released, since there is a title that is still to be set to definitive.
For now I just have 2 private tracks to do, which means there will be no public track next week (Nov 4th-Nov 10th). The next public one will feature Sayu and will be on November 11th. Followed by a song for Itako on November 14th.
CD28 will be for either late December either early January, it will feature at least Itako, Sayu and Stella. Possibilities are that IA will be part of the featured singers, a bit less chances for Yukari, CUL and Akari.
Now let's get to the schedules.
For now, it's more 2 songs per week being produced (still getting my health back, slowly) with all deadlined songs being public, album being aired almost each month (it got jumped off for October due to time management, so shifted for November, and for December we'll see how it will advance). For now the albums contain 12 tracks in average, and half of the tracklist is public as soon the song is done, making the other half of the songs album exclusive.
Apparently the album exclusive thing seems to be a good thing for you all, and actually it also is good for me (because as you know it, I have now a limited storage for uploads thanks to Google Drive and that makes a good delay for blog posts and stuff).
So the next year isn't full of just deadlines being pushed back and constant fatigue, I'll arrange the things a bit for 2020, we already began the transition with the last album ("Calling Out the Sirens"), so this is how I'll behave for 2020:
- albums will contain at least 12 tracks. It's a good average, I'll try to not do 10 tracks/album
- however, the albums won't be monthly anymore. At the current state, they might be released every 2 months. The days for release will be on Saturdays as usual (in front of the computer without too much issues). So understand "as soon an album tracklist is done it will be released pretty soon"!
- for now only half tracklist is public. On 2020, only the first track of the album and the deadlined songs will have a public demo. All other tracks will be album exclusive. It will make the album even more interesting to download. And that's where the little table in the right column of the blog will be useful to you: to determine the date of the next scheduled public track.
Note: it is not impossible that for December 22nd, I make group songs. Hesitating between a trio song or a duet Akari/Yukari and a CUL solo. The second solution being possibly better at voice scale but more time consuming, knowing that the other deadlines surrounding it are December 20th and 25th (= very tight!).
- the date of the albums will not be revealed until all tracks (or until only 2 left) are done. Which means the mp3 file of the full song has to be complete, on computer.
- there won't be any crossfades for albums part of the "series albums". Series albums are all the monthly albums that have been released until there. The album "Imitation" is an out-of-series, meaning it wouldn't have been concerned in this measure.
- the huge projects (of type "Imitation") will keep their crossfades and their different booklet formats (these are usually huge albums). For now, none of them has been scheduled yet. But who knows, one year, it will come back. If ever it does, there will be little clues scattered a bit anywhere. It can be blog, Twitter...
- if ever you need an instrumental of an album exclusive track, you can contact me via the contact form of this blog (I don't give out my mail publicly, so once I replied you, keep the mail somewhere in your contacts in case you need to contact me again!) and I will give you the file. Ensure that your mailbox can receive mp3 and zip files, and that it can receive mails of about 20Mo of size.
- if you ever need a flp file, please contact me via the same way, and precize if you have FL Studio or not. If you have FL Studio, please tell me the exact version you have (version with build number). Please also watch out for songs that contain FLEX, Transistor Bass or Fruity Delay 3, which either have limited compatibility patches either none possible (for Transistor Bass and Fruity Delay, you must have at least the last version of FL 12 (12.5.1) ; for FLEX FL 20.5 is required (no compatibility patch is possible for FL 12)). I can make in all other cases compatibility patches for FL 9, FL 10, FL 11 and FL 12 (for the versions below, my license file doesn't cover them). The songs having issues with compatibility patches have categories for their blog posts ("No compatibility patch" / "Limited compatibility patch").
Patches for FL versions 9, 10 and 11 require more time to be recreated. Ensure yourselves you also have licenses for the VST being used.
Also I forgot to tell, since last week, Japan and France have a time shift of 8 hours instead of 7. When it's midnight for Japan, it is 4 PM in France ; when it's midnight for France, it's 8 AM in Japan!
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 28 September 2019 à 00:00
Hello, Nynthixia here
Airing this album on time for this month! And this album, you know it already, is themed on the game Azur Lane!
I know there is no crossfade for this album because I finished the album on Thursday, and honestly, doing this just for two days... It's better to have at least one week for this... For "Imitation" it was even one month...
So here is the full tracklist!
01. LEVIATHIANA (feat. Gahata Meiji -Lilith-, -Hunter-)
02. Simulation (feat. CUL)
03. Symphony of the Dark Matron (feat. Lily)
04. Requiem for a Cruel Fate (feat. Kizuna Akari)
05. Dragon's Little Sisters (feat. Tohoku Kiritan)
06. Rising Phoenix (feat. MAYU)
07. Miracle of Doom (feat. Gahata Meiji -Hunter-)
08. Feed Me With Jealousy (feat. CUL)
09. Sanctuary of Sirens (feat. Lily)
10. Purify the Web (feat. Kizuna Akari)
11. Terror from Below (feat. Tohoku Kiritan)
12. Red Spider at the Ceiling (feat. MAYU)
The names of the entities from the game corresponding to each track in this table:
Track name Genre/challenges Singer Corresponding character Nation (game/real) Notes LEVIANTHANA Trance, glitched electro
Challenge: Adding glitched elements
Gahata Meiji -Lilith- and -Hunter- Arbiter III Empress Siren / none (Inedite track)
It has been actually difficult to create a track about a character who only appeared this year and said one sentence in non-Japanese versions of the game...
More about general Sirens's plans
Simulation Trance, dance, techno
Challenge: no lead track, create everything from scratch and the sequences pads
CUL Tester β Siren / none (Inedite track)
Can also be a track for Observer α actually...
Two Sirens we tend to see a lot
Also about lots of generalities on the Sirens's plans
Symphony of the Dark Matron Industrial/classical
Challenge: Insert many classical orchestra instruments to make a masterpiece
Lily Friedrich der Grosse Ironblood / Nazi Germany Creating a dark atmosphere for a mysterious but very motherly character. As an orchestra master in a world of darkness. Requiem for a Cruel Fate Electroworld
Challenge: insert a flute melody
Kizuna Akari Shoukaku Sakura Empire / Imperial Japan (Inedite track)
The lyrics had to be quite dark and sad, since the real aircraft carrier IJN Shoukaku sunk with all her crew aboard...
Dragon's Little Sisters Electroworld
Challenge: create a music using typical Chinese instruments
Tohoku Kiritan Ping Hai, Ning Hai Eastern Radiance / Republic of China Difficult to create a track where the two sisters could talk together, especially with a single singer (knowing her CVVC and her VCV are not the same quality at all), hence the 3rd person point of view.
The two girls are born in a very poor country, from material from Imperial Japan... Before being sunk by them.
Rising Phoenix Pop, electroworld
Challenge: create a majesty-like music, having piano sequences
MAYU Taihou Sakura Empire / Imperial Japan (Inedite track)
Taihou is... Obsessed with the commander. To the point even if the commander hates her, she won't believe it and will think the others will try to take you away from her.
Normal the lyrics reflect this obsession!
Miracle of Doom Dance
Challenge: make it mid-Siren themed mid-Ironblood themed
Gahata Meiji -Hunter- Prinz Eugen Ironblood / Nazi Germany This one... Impossible you recognize this track when you know the demo too well. Lots of instruments have been switched to make it sound a bit more industrial.
Though still some dance themes to make understand Eugen was clearly with the Sirens in the story... I mean... It's said since the game's tutorial!
Feed Me With Jealousy Industrial, hardstyle, dubstep
Challenge: make the music uneasing and violent
CUL Roon Ironblood / Nazi Germany Note that no KMS Roon really existed, not even on blueprints.
Roon is a very violent character despite her nice airs with the other girls. She is a yangire gaining some yandere tendancies when the commander marries her. Yeah, this girl has several screws lose!
Sanctuary of the Sirens Pop, electroworld
Challenge: insert a Japanese classical instrument
Lily Zuikaku Sakura Empire / Imperial Japan (Inedite track)
Very different from Shoukaku's track which is sad and melancholic, Zuikaku's is very upbeat.
The lyrics have been inspired a lot by the event "Visitors Dyed in Red".
Purify the Web Trance
Kizuna Akari Purifier Siren / none Pure trance, with the Siren lyrics being the more specific to one Siren: Purifier.
Loving to smash her enemies, she takes pleasure into doing her work. Even if she has known some... Improvised things?
Terror from Below Pop, electroworld
Challenge: insert a Japanese classical instrument
Tohoku Kiritan I-168 (aka Iroha) Sakura Empire / Imperial Japan (Inedite track)
At the time Japanese-themed and having a sort of "underwater pressure" air. I really love the track for I-168.
Lyrics are especially about her between the time of the war Eagle Union / Sakura Empire, and the time she is with the commander. I-168 was really feared by some other shipgirls... Right Yorktown?
Red Spider at the Ceiling Pop
MAYU Akagi Sakura Empire / Imperial Japan (Explicit song)
Very different from typical tracks for Sakura Empire characters, since Akagi is working closely with Sirens, the music is closer from the ones for the Sirens than for her own empire like Shoukaku and Zuikaku had.
She is also a very possessive yandere, chaining the commander to her bed so they can stay together. Oh, and she also hates Taihou... And Enterprise of course.
She is also quite... Shameless sometimes?
Symphony of the Dark Matron (feat. Lily)
[WARNING] This project cannot obtain a compatibility patch for below FL Studio 20.5
[EXTENSION] Extended end
[INSTRUMENT] Added flute patterns (FLEX)
Miracle of Doom (feat. Gahata Meiji -Hunter-)
[INSTRUMENT] Changed pad preset (iZotope Iris 2)
[INSTRUMENT] Changed arp pad preset (FLEX)
[INSTRUMENT] Lowered by one octave and changed lead preset (Hybrid)
[INSTRUMENT] Added SFX at beginning of last chorus
Red Spider at the Ceiling (feat. MAYU)
[INSTRUMENT] Changed pluck preset (GMS)
[INSTRUMENT] Changed sequence pad preset (FLEX)
+ the 6 inedite tracks of course...
And for the next album? Nothing is done yet. Chances I may do the same scheme as for this one: half tracks may be public, the others private. The deadlined songs will always be public. The next deadline is October 12th, for Ritsu. Next album, except Ritsu at least. As for the others, I'll see.
The reasons why the private tracks:
1) I think this brings even more excitement for an album. Generally it's always tracks which all have their demos, then the demos get reworked for half of them (most of time) to be released. Here you have some surprises you can discover at the same time!
2) Storage limits. By doing this, I reduce the amount of storage needed to stock the songs. And especially with Google Drive which doesn't work at all the same way fichier-zip did (fichier-zip didn't have any storage limits). For instrumentals, it can be sent by mail quite easily (prepare mailboxes accepting up to 15/20Mo of data per mail though, it will depend of the size and length of the file, and ensure the mailbox accepts at least mp3 and zip files).
3) Less publication time. For private tracks, it's just the time to fill up a certificate specific to them. For public songs, it's preparing a blog post, the uploads (blog + Drive + MQube or Soundcloud for some) and the public license ticket.
See you in few days, and enjoy the album!
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 31 August 2019 à 00:00
Hello, Nynthixia here
First, sorry for Akari, but the album has been finished in a very tight schedule, that I have worked on it all the day, leaving no place for Akari's song. No worries, it will come tomorrow instead.
This album, that I had to push back of one month... Here it is! With not 2, but 3 inedite tracks (due to timing issues again...)
Here is the changelog:
CEITLIN (feat. Shirahane Totoko)
[MIXDOWN] Centered mechanic uplifter
[REMOVAL] Removed pad pattern for 4 first measures
All In Your Mind (feat. Tohoku Kiritan)
[INSTRUMENTS] Extended atmo/impact during all final intro part
[INSTRUMENTS] Replaced VFX during second verse by pad pattern
Shut Me Down (feat. Namine Ritsu)
[INSTRUMENTS] Changed instrument for synth and lead (FLEX)
Clytemnestra (feat. Namine Ritsu)
[MIXDOWN] Enhanced screaming chord lead sample volume
Re;TAKE (feat. Lily, IA)
[INSTRUMENTS] Raised of one octave arp pad
The 3 inedite tracks, before I do their blog posts:
- Wanda: it's about the first bad ending of KALEIDO STELLA. When you force a girl to get out of her world and try to get back to one she hates.
- Necrosed Rebirth: part of Corruption series. Stella is dead? Nah...
- Remember Who We Are: about a group of sadistic cyber-harrassers torturing their preys until these last ones commit suicide. The worst group you can ever imagine.
It's still in progress, very slowly first, now it should be a bit faster. Only deadlined tracks will be public. So you'll get one more public song with Akari, one with MAYU and one with Kiritan. All other tracks that haven't been published yet will be album only.
The schedule is horribly slowed down especially due to stress issues and fatigue, which even slowed down the work pace to 1 song per week several times in a row.
Will it continue? It will depend of my health and of my schedule for September, which is more than uncertain.
Question is: "will I give you the tracklist for now"?
Actually I won't give it now. However I can give the album name, that I had indeed changed since "Miracle of Doom", and it's "Calling Out the Sirens". This album is themed for a game (do you know Azur Lane? It's like Kancolle, but by China), and you got already 3 songs, so 3 characters.
So here is a little table with the name of each public track and the name of the character it represented.
SINGER TRACK NAME CHARACTER Gahata Meiji Miracle of Doom Prinz Eugen CUL Feed Me With Jealousy Roon Lily Symphony of the Dark Matron Friedrich der Grosse Kizuna Akari Purify the Web Purifier Tohoku Kiritan Dragon's Little Sisters Ping Hai, Ning Hai MAYU Red Spider at the Ceiling Akagi
Yeah, I began with... 3 German ships. But if you know the game a little bit, now the lyrics should remind you some traits of each character. And no worries it won't be about German ships only.
Please enjoy the album!
EDIT September 1st: track for Akari is revealed!
EDIT September 19th: track for MAYU is revealed! Album will be released on September 28, 2019
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 8 August 2019 à 22:46
Hello Nynthixia here
Wanted to do this post few days ago, but again... ><
On the past weekend and on Monday, I changed some material, or should I say upgraded it... There are first two synths, the first one I got for very very few money (like... less than €5) and the other for free: the Riser (a synth for all that is uplifters/downlifters/rises/falls) and Iris 2 (the only synth by iZotope!). And if you follow well all the sales of music plugins websites, you know where I got them.
For VEGAS, the update was done on Monday. Tip for Europe users, buy on the US website version: on a European version you'll pay the upgrade €249, on the US version $249... When you do the conversion, you'll win a bit more by buying on the US store, no kidding.
I just had an issue with a video plugin from VEGAS 16 that made an incompatibility bug with 17, making 17 crash when starting up... So if ever you had installed the third party video plugins with v16 and you want to install v17, take this into consideration, there is a possible incompatibility!
As for tracklist, just one track for Kiritan and one for Xin Hua to do for this month album (the former July album), and I just released the track for Meiji's birthday, so enjoy it!
Tracklist for September not available for now, I created a folder with a temporary name for the September album while doing "Miracle of Doom"... So can't say more for now as long I'm not really sure. Might do some changes for titles though, I see I begin running out of ideas for feminine names, so the future titles may more be English titles.
I'll have also to introduce a new system soon, about the transparence of the tracks, inspirations and all. Still thinking about the way to introduce it. The first solution is to do a sort of pdf with the infos, the second one to redirect to an entry of a database (still WIP but huuuuush)
Also warning by the way, if ever someone hurts the ones I appreciate, I will show no mercy, but I'll show no mercy, with intelligence. Or at least I'll try.
"Remember who we are"
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 25 July 2019 à 19:14
Hello, Nynthixia here
Almost dying from heat ~(>_<~) (pretty sure it's 45°C in the room right now)
You may have guessed, but with only the half of the tracklist online, it's not possible to release the album for Saturday. Not even for the 31st, it's to tell you at which point!
So I'll push back "Alien Eyes" to August 31st (Sat.). The day just after the deadline for Akari.
But, was telling myself this would be a bit unfair to jump off a month like this, so I decided to possibly insert 2 little bonus tracks at the end of "Alien Eyes" album. I don't know the titles, neither the singers yet, but these will be album-exclusive titles that you won't see on the blog.
For August deadlines:
They are the following:
- August 8th -> Meiji
- August 16th -> CUL
- August 25th -> Lily
- August 30th -> Akari
It does at least one every week.
What will happen:
- On the deadlines, you'll get public songs with the concerned singers. This time, no deadline shift for Meiji, it will be on the right day!
- On August 31st, and I promise this will be on time, you'll get the album that had to be released for Saturday. 10 tracks that are public + 2 private exclusive tracks in bonus.
- The album that was initially for August is cancelled and replaced by "Alien Eyes" (CD26.5)
- There will be an album on September, containing at least the 4 deadlined tracks in August + probably the 2 ones for September (with MAYU and Kiritan)
- As for the other tracks of the September album for August, still undecided if they will be public or album-only
Enjoy your (hot) holidays, and take care... And thanks for your support messages <3
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 7 July 2019 à 18:49
Hello, Nynthixia here
I think you were waiting for it, the tracklist of July! For July 28th. Well, normally at least. The thing is that I'm so much slowed down because of fatigue and major heat refraining me from normally working that I'm not even sure to make all tracks for the 28th. If ever it doesn't work, the album will be released for the 31st instead, which is a Wednesday.
This is the current tracklist, for the CD26.5 "Alien Eyes"
01. MANDELIA (feat. Xin Hua)
02. Demoniac, my Angel (feat. Xin Hua)
03. CEITLIN (feat. Shirahane Totoko)
04. Salmia (feat. Shirahane Totoko)
05. All In Your Mind (feat. Tohoku Kiritan)
06. Wanda (feat. Tohoku Kiritan)
07. Shut Me Down (feat. Namine Ritsu)
08. Clytemnestra (feat. Namine Ritsu)
09. Re;TAKE (feat. Lily, IA)
10. Alien Eyes (feat. Kizuna Akari, Yuzuki Yukari)
For today, and this week in general, you'll only have a song. I wanted to work on it yesterday evening, but too much tired by the convention, my legs and my right shoulder actually hurt... Not that simple to work like this ><
Chances for next month I also change a bit the release schedule, and instead will only make public the deadlined songs of August, and make "album-only" all the others. I'll try to think about it.
See you in few hours for "MANDELIA"!
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 29 June 2019 à 00:00
Hello, Nynthixia here
Here is the album for June! The "bloodlusions".
Elusion, Allusion, Illusion (feat. Yurika Sayu)
[INSTRUMENTS] Added continuous lead (FLEX)
[INSTRUMENTS] Removed hi-hats in first verse
[INSTRUMENTS] Removed uplifters in first and second choruses
[INSTRUMENTS] Added rolls at half-choruses
[INSTRUMENTS] Replaced kicks by hi-hats and clap/snares during first bridge
[MIXDOWN] Enhanced light pad volume
Disarmament (feat. Xin Hua)
[INSTRUMENTS] Changed beats structure at last bridge
[INSTRUMENTS] Added impacts in last bridge
[MIXDOWN] Enhanced harm capella of Xin Hua
LIBIDINA (feat. Sukone Tei)
[EXTENSION] Extended intro
[INSTRUMENTS] Added impact, uplifter and beats at intro
[INSTRUMENTS] Added glitches during fast part
[INSTRUMENTS] Added uplifter before last chorus
Whispers in the Dark (feat. Tohoku Itako)
[INSTRUMENTS] Changed lead preset (FLEX)
[PATTERNS] Lowered from one octave chorus lead
Kleio (feat. GUMI)
[INSTRUMENTS] Modified VFX during verse
Void of Ruin (feat. GUMI)
[INSTRUMENTS] Added sub bass (Sytrus)
For FL Studio, they actually released a RC of 20.5, meaning I remain in season 4. However their RC is currently a bit unstable, apparently due to Transistor Bass eating too much memory.
FLEX just works great
Will publish the tracklist and the next album name very soon. The release date will be for July 27.
Enjoy the album!
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 4 June 2019 à 19:41
One day late, I know I'm unforgivable ><
Hello Nynthixia here
Here to announce you the tracklist of "BLOODLUSIONS", the CD26. Airing on June 29th!
01. Elusion, Illusion, Allusion (feat. Yurika Sayu)
02. Ludmila (feat. Yurika Sayu)
03. Disarmament (feat. Xin Hua)
04. Dulcinea (feat. Xin Hua)
05. Miss Toreador (feat. Sukone Tei)
06. LIBIDINA (feat. Sukone Tei)
07. URSULINA (feat. Tohoku Itako)
08. Whispers in the Dark (feat. Tohoku Itako)
09. Kleio (feat. GUMI)
10. Void of Ruin (feat. GUMI)
"Ludmila" is deadlined to June 7th, "Kleio" to June 5th, "LIBIDINA" to June 19th and "URSULINA" to June 24th.
Xin Hua's songs aren't deadlined
Will try to do my best ><
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 2 June 2019 à 21:58
Hello, Nynthixia there
I am obliged to move a song airing to next week. So there will be June 5th, 7th and either 8th or 9th.
I had several problems this week (aka "serious back pain refraining me from walking a whole day") and have been pretty busy, so please excuse me for this... ><
In few minutes, find back on Sayu's page a song.
No worries for my health, it almost came back to normal... But, ugh, very late, excuse me ><
PS: Tracklist tomorrow
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 25 May 2019 à 00:00
Hello, Nynthixia here
Here is the 50th album... A very short one. Only 10 tracks. Some weird tracks, some very good ones... So, changelog time
Thaleia (feat. Tohoku Zunko)
[INSTRUMENTS] Arp is now playing during intro
[INSTRUMENTS] SFX is playing at beginning of first chorus
[INSTRUMENTS] Kick roll in the first part of the fast bridges has been shortened at the beginning and replaced by normal kick pattern
Castle of Wonders (feat. Tohoku Zunko)
[EXTENSION] Extended intro
The Forbidden Bloody Fruit (feat. MAYU)
[INSTRUMENTS] Removed pad before beginning of bass
SIBELIA (feat. MAYU)
[INSTRUMENTS] Added bells in intro and light bridge
[INSTRUMENTS] Removed kicks in light bridge
[INSTRUMENTS] Removed pad in first intro part
RICINIUM (feat. Xin Hua)
[EXTENSION] Added bridge before last choruses
[EXTENSION] Extended end
Kasiani (feat. Gahata Meiji -Hunter-)
[MIXDOWN] Fixed saturation issue on uplifter by changing mastering
[MIXDOWN] Set filter for vocals to lowpass instead of highpass
I won't hide it that I'm currently quite tired and devoured by stress... So next month it will probably be a 10 tracks album as well. I can't believe there are two tracks that I have done in the last minute, and managed to do them. Also I can't believe that 4 years ago, I was able to produce within 2/3h without any problem. Now, it takes me way more time to produce a song. Maybe because I give it more care? I don't know
I also think the season 4 for songs will end soon... Because I follow the betas of FL Studio. You may know it, the thing with FLEX and all... I bought the two presets packs for FLEX this week for cheaper than they would be when FLEX will be fully released... But I know for one of the packs, it was this pack that really motivated me to use FLEX. So FLEX began with a beta "20.1.2". 20.1.2, like the current full release of FL. Then it moved to 20.2. Then I looked back the dates. One year ago, FL Studio 20 got official. I began using a release candidate first, named "FL Studio 20", permitting the season 4 to begin. Now, when I remember what Image-Line told about the release numbers of FL Studio, a little voice is telling me that the version which will integrate FLEX will be named... FL Studio 21. Which means, season change for me pretty soon.
VOCALOID5 is still not in my plans, I still hear about the buggy beast, and I'm still waiting for an update of one of the vocals I currently own. Synthesizer V is not an interest for me right now either, I'm waiting for a female voice, but for Renri, I saw when she was still an UTAU, that the clauses of her voicebank could be against some of my main themes (yandere stuff and all), so I rathered not using her. And I still rather not. Plus, her Synth V doesn't have a proper quality check. Maybe wait until she is better, don't know... But no, Synthesizer V is not for now.
So, the next plans... sele's birthday cover on June 9. And the other deadlined songs for June. You'll get a tracklist pretty soon.
Please stay safe
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 5 May 2019 à 17:13
Hello, Nynthixia there
I post you this quickly to tell you this week only one song will be released: "Kasiani".
The song has been in production since Wednesday but since there was the fatigue and this weekend I wasn't at home so I couldn't work correctly on songs. That means I'm very late.
I also wanted to reserve myself the Sunday for the song of May 6th, but it will be released probably in the evening of Monday. Then you'll have deadlined songs on the 8th and the 10th.
So it will compensate between the 2 weeks.
Now this is being said, I come back to "Kasiani" and finish this right now!
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 27 April 2019 à 00:00
Hello, Nynthixia here
Finished it, finally... CD25.
"Enter in the opera of sorrow and despair, where lives all collapse one after each other..."
Opera's Remnant (feat. Namine Ritsu Kire)
[INSTRUMENTS] Changed uplifter sample
[INSTRUMENTS] Added impact at beginning of last chorus
[MIXDOWN] Correctly remastered second windchime sample
The uplifter I had set for the demo was painful for the ears especially when we could hear the windchimes, so I changed it to something a bit more harmless.
Burn me to Ashes (feat. Anna Nyui)
[INSTRUMENTS] Changed preset of bassline (Transistor Bass)
[INSTRUMENTS] Octave rise for M1 bridge
Just some very minor changes. Wanted to tweak a bit the bassline, finally the presets are a bit similar.
Hijacker (feat. Lily)
[EXTENSION] Added SFX intro with several glitches
[INSTRUMENTS] VFX and siren now playing during instrumental intro
[MIXDOWN] Modified Phasis capella preset
[REMOVAL] Shortened instrumental intro
I totally revamped the intro, made it more informatic and glitchy.
Gangrene (feat. Lily)
[INSTRUMENTS] Beats now play during the second part of second verse
[REMOVAL] Pad doesn't play anymore during light bridge before second verse
[STRUCTURE] Revamped intro (SFX and VFX)
I loved so much this reversed vocal effect, I couldn't resist... At least the intro and the outtro now call at each other now!
Sirena (feat. Xin Hua)
[MIXDOWN] Lowered volume of first VFX to attenuate saturation
Oopsie, I had forced a little too much on its volume! It's still slightly saturated, but less now.
Wake Up My World (feat. Xin Hua)
[INSTRUMENTS] Arp and long bells patterns are now playing during all outtro
[INSTRUMENTS] Added uplifter in the outtro
The outtro sounded... Weird. Like if it wasn't really one. Now, it better sounds like a real outtro should sound like.
TRIXIA (feat. Anna Nyui)
[REMOVAL] Removed arps during bridges
Eugenia (feat. Namine Ritsu)
[MIXDOWN] Modified Gross Beat alteration for gated VFX
[MIXDOWN] Fixed capella volume
[REMOVAL] Removed beats in the first part of the second bridge and claps in its first quarter
This one too was a bit too messy sometimes. Already with the Gross Beat changed, it sounds more... Well placed.
Pestilence of the Ancients (feat. Namine Ritsu)
[INSTRUMENTS] Added a supplementary guitar during the harps (Lumikko)
I had this desert pluck preset right... However since the sound was very very particular, I let it sounding less louder than the Sakura harp.
Note: the vocal pad also changed, but this is not an intended change and is because of Ethereal Earth's phase latency. However it makes the thing more godlike. A bit messier, but more divine.
So on Sunday I aired SIBELIA and I had to think about the tracklist... The thing is that I have too little time to make a long album this time, and even a 12 tracks album would be too much stressing for me. So here is the 10 tracks album's tracklist for CD25.5 "Forbidden Decade".
01. Thaleia (feat. Tohoku Zunko)
02. Castle of Wonders (feat. Tohoku Zunko)
03. The Forbidden Bloody Fruit (feat. MAYU)
04. SIBELIA (feat. MAYU)
05. RICINIUM (feat. Xin Hua)
06. Erato (feat. Xin Hua)
07. No Expectations (feat. Momone Momo)
08. Gloria (feat. Momone Momo)
09. Kasiani (feat. Gahata Meiji)
10. Agrippina (feat. Gahata Meiji)
I admit I didn't choose the word "decade" like this...
With my current health it will be two songs per week. So I have quite 5 weeks to finish the demos. And there are deadlines. May 6th for MAYU, May 8th for Zunko (hooray, holiday), May 10th for Meiji, May 22nd for Momo. Added 2 tracks for Xin Hua so she can catch up everyone else. Akari already did. Almost one year after she arrived home.
Few hours ago I downloaded the app game from CHARON "Utsuro Nikki"... I think I'll have to wait for a let's play video... Since the game is crashing on my phone. I think I probably miss something. Maybe Japanese text making the app crashing. But I have the game installed on it, and I have this pretty little icon of Utsuro with her blank yandere eyes~^^
So sorry I can't make a song on the game right now, since I can't play the game for now
Too bad T-T
Well, enjoy the album
Par Tokina / Nynthixia le 14 April 2019 à 23:36
Hello, Nynthixia there
I'm really sorry for the irregularities... ><
Welp. How to start.
The week quite... Awfully began. When I learnt about the death of the producer wowaka. I already listened to some of his songs, not all of them, but when I learnt about his death... I literally cried. I saw the news when waking up on Monday morning and I cried in front of the computer screen. I didn't say anything... At least not on my producer account. But I knew about it.
Also apparently some people have told me they were worried about not seeing me a lot. It's true, my presence became quite irregular depending of the networks. The problem is that I got pretty busy, and when I come back home, it's very often for sleeping because horribly tired (my health is still a bit weak). So when I compose songs, I'm often either on Friday evening because I force myself a bit, or on the weekend. To be honest, "Wake Up My World" was done on Saturday, and was finished near midnight today. Saturday morning I had composed its instru, the afternoon the lyrics came by little bits, and the time to mixdown, midnight already had passed. For "Sirena", music done in the late morning, lyrics written in the afternoon and the song was done in the evening. And I decided to publish the songs at the same time.
I didn't even do the April Fools. First because if I was going to say I would cover "ELLIE" or "Elsa-Maria" you would all know this is an April Fools since you know how much I'm uneased with the topic in the songs. Even when I had done "Solena" I censored a lot. And when I learnt about the story in English that I used for doing "Hester", I was like "hopefully I didn't get this part because I would have scrapped it anyways".
The CHARON games.
I played "Yumemi Melancholy", so the game already has a derivative song ("Eugenia"). For "Kubitori Sarasa", it has no song for now because... I'm not sure to have understood the story actually. I think I miss too many things to get it. So I'll maybe wait for a translation. "Immoral Sirene", I bought it and played it. I didn't buy the other R18 game from CHARON because nothing really interesting for me, while "Immoral Sirene" was a "psycho horror R18 game". So when I saw "psycho horror", told myself "will buy it and see if I can censor enough to make a song".
Because believe me if it wasn't psycho horror, I wouldn't have bought it.
So I... Succeeded with what I have understood. So yeah there might be differences with the original game's story, after, all the adult content was censored, I even found out some of it was completely "what the hell". I know generally porn is full of totally exaggerated things and this is not reality... But still...
Quite glad for the censorship work for "Sirena" and "Chandra" though. This was easier than I thought. It was even easier than the censorship I tried to do for "LILACIA" or "Vantrisia"... Coming from a game that would be rated explicit but not pornographic. It's at this point...
VOCALOID side... Didn't take Hime and Mikoto. I just like the voices but that was it. Plus I wasn't sure about the stability of V5 yet. I'm still waiting either for an upgrade of one the vocals I already have, either a new vocal that really hits me (like Akari did).
Buying Synth V is not in my plans either. Unless one of the vocals I have moves to it.
The new synth. It's free for me, since the edition I have integrates it, but it's called FLEX. FLEX is included in Fruity Edition at least of FL Studio, and when I tried it in the beta... I was pretty happy about it. Expect it to come pretty soon. When I installed the beta and made a new scan to detect FLEX, I noticed it appeared in my real current FLS installation. So I'll be able to use it from there.
However that means the musics which will be using FLEX, since it has no VST version right now, will be labelled as not being able to have a compatibility patch, and you'll at least need FLS 20.1.2 to open projects containing it. The ones with just Fruity Delay 3 or Transistor Bass will still be considered as "limited compatibility patch", meaning you'll need FLS 12.5.1 minimum to open such a project.
Well that was it for now. I can go to sleep...
Again sorry for the worrying ><
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