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Hello, thanks for clicking this.
In this tutorial, I will tell you a bit more about how to make an UTAUloid.

First, you must ask yourself:

What language do I want to make my UTAUloid sing in?

Most people use so called "recording lists", also known as "reclist" to record the sounds used for their UTAUloid. Without a reclist, recording is almost impossible for a newbie like you.

These links have a lot of great reclist.
Maybe you can find one that is for your language! =)

vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/t…
Two CV VC lists: One in Japanese, one in Bulgarian.

vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/t…;
A (kind of) complicated English reclist.

vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/t…
Many CV reclists in languages such as English, Dutch, Spanish, Filipino.
Some of them are not perfect.

... What? There is none that is in your language?

You can still try searching on other sites.
If you still can't find one, then you can make one yourself or you could ask someone to help you!

Reclists are simple .txt files you can write in notepad, so I think you have the thing you need already installed. ;o)

Please be aware that some multilingual and Japanese recording lists are very long and hard to use if you're a newbie to UTAU and making an UTAUloid.

I suggest you to first start out with a CV reclist. After that If you want you can add "extra" sounds that can be used for English or for another language like Spanish or Chinese. Or, you can just create a seperate voicebank for the language when you're experienced enough.

...Oh. I forgot to tell you, there is more than one way to record a voicebank.
A few of the many ways to record a voicebank are these:

CV, which stands for "constant vowel". The sounds go under two groups: vowels (a, i, u, e, o) and constant vowels (ka, wa, ru, me, sho, tsu etc.)
VCV, stands for "vowel consonant vowel" but is also known as Triphones/Triphonics. This is a method to make the UTAUloid sound natural in UTAU. You have to record a few sounds in one file and split them up with the help of oto.ini.
Monophones, a.k.a. "monophonics" are phonemes that consist of one sound.
CV VC means "Constant vowel vowel constant" and is similar to VCV, but tends to be easier to create and use. It tends to have more recordings and usually it sounds different than VCV.

Many people use different programs to record: Some use Audacity, OREMO and Reaper. All of those 3 are free.

However, to run OREMO well, it would be good to switch your locale to Japanese.
OREMO can also read reclists and it is very easy to record with, so I recommend this program the most out of all 3.


...So, did you choose your reclist? And your program? Great! Now let's get started!

((  BEEEEEEEP. WAIT A SECOND.
If you chose a Japanese reclist, I must ask you-- Do you speak Japanese?

To create an UTAUloid that can pronounce the Japanese sounds well,
you should learn how to pronounce the sounds.

Of course this *isn't necessary*, but It would be very very very good If you took your time in training your pronuncation.

The better it is, the more people will like it!
Here is one of the many videos that are out there: youtu.be/V2wzUuGm7yw  ))



Okay, enough of that. Now to the most important part.

Open up your program and follow the reclist you're using. Record each sound.
Each sound should be no longer than 2-3 seconds.

But when you're recording CV, you SHOULDN'T record a sound for over a second and a half.
Try to make your sounds in one tone. It's also good to have a glass of water next to you,
because sometimes your throat can get reaaaally dry. :S


*******Remember: (If you're not using OREMO)

DO NOT give your sounds weird names, like for an example "myutauloid_try1" or something like that. If you're recording the sound "a", name your sound "a". If you're recording the sound "ka", name the sound "ka" etc.

You also must be aware that If you capitalize the first letter in the name of your recording, and use a UST with all lowercase, it won't render your oto.ini settings.

Your sound files MUST BE in a .wav format. No .mp3. ONLY .wav.

Otherwise UTAU won't be able to read your files.********



So, did you finish already? Yes? Perfect!

Put your sounds in ~/Program Files/UTAU/voice in a folder that is named after your UTAUloid.

After that you can do your oto.inis and Voila, a new UTAUloid!

... Oh no. Don't tell me you don't know how to make an oto.ini.
In that case, go to these videos, where it's explained perfectly:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=leuUCv…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=onz6fq…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0wgzw…

Of course the character is all up to you!

But remember: the more effort you put in and the more originality there is in the character, the more unique it will be!

You don't have to rush with making your UTAUloid. Take your time!
Most people in the UTAU community like unique-sounding and looking UTAUloids.

Even if your first try with making an UTAUloid wasn't successfull, don't worry: Just ask and look around. We usually don't bite. ;o)
If you have questions, feel free to ask!
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FritzProtectMe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am attempting to make a new voicebank. I have made on before but scrapped it. She worked fine. This new one will not work. On my old one UTAU would create a .frq file and that's obviously what made it work as opposed to my new one, which does not have .frq files. How does one obtain/create said files?
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pruhun-is-my-otp Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
so say i were to make an utau that only makes one noise...how would that work??
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ShortstackGamerBoy Featured By Owner Edited Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you still make an oto.ini if your UTAU's voicebank is english?
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joaquin360 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes
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Anna-Jacqueline Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
My voice bank's name is Shiroi Deiji 😊
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CatPlay Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My UTAU/Voice bank's name is Kikky Kanako ;3

Her Twin-sisters name is Rikky KanakoAnnoying Dog 
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Anna-Jacqueline Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love it! Her new voicebank is called simply 'DAISY.' I haven't published it at all (yet).
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CatPlay Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I already have published a little song on soundcloud from her. The song hide & seek. But she still have problems ^^' here is the song ;)
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Anna-Jacqueline Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Or drop pop candy by GigaP
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CatPlay Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like drop pop candy! ;)
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Anna-Jacqueline Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds great! I got your email from the drive attachment on one of your journals, and sent an message to that. Added you to my circles, too.
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Anna-Jacqueline Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I listened to it and left a comment. I like it a lot! If you haven't published the voicebank yet, is there any way I could get it and make a song with her and Daisy? I was thinking Promise by samfree.
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CatPlay Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I like this song! At the moment I have no access to the pc, so you have to wait. sadly. But just until the weekend starts. But the problem with the voicebank is: I am german, so I have a german accent :cArri icon 
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Anna-Jacqueline Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That isn't a problem, having an accent makes a voicebank unique in a really cool way. I have a bit of a Canadian accent, since my family is from Canada, and now that you say that, I think that may have carried in my voice samples...
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CatPlay Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you want, you can have her, but she's just CV and not complete finished. I will send you her later. I finish her yetAdventure Mangle - FNAF World - Icon GIF 
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Anna-Jacqueline Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Not a problem. At the moment, Daisy's voicebank is CV as well. Actually, CV-VV, since there are double vowels that can act in a sort of VCV way. If you'd like, I can send you her voicebank before I release her and everything.
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CatPlay Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But I don't know how to fix some vowels, because they have a sort of problems
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CatPlay Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really? thank you. I'm can send you her, but there still a few vowels that are missing. ;)
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Moonstar2314 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Utau now recognizes that it's a full voice bank, but when I put is a UST and click 'play' I get a breathing sound. Can you help me on that as well?
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SubaruTheCake Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Try highlighting everything, right clicking and going to region properties, and check that the thing that says BRE is at 0 or completely white. If it's grey, double click it.
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Moonstar2314 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I tried it with two different USTs, but I can only decipher the longer notes. It can't sing shorter notes correctly.
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SubaruTheCake Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm have you oto'ed the utau?
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Moonstar2314 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Can you tell me what that is? 
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SubaruTheCake Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait you never made an oto.ini for it?
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Moonstar2314 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I honestly don't know much about it. But I did try something, changing the note property I did, I could hear more notes fluently than before.
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SubaruTheCake Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm look up oto.ini tutorial for an explanation, I suck at text tutorial things
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RionaMelanzolos Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Do you know where a German reclist is? I want my UTAU sings in German!
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Moonstar2314 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'm having some problems: I have my voicebank completed in audacity, putting .wav in the program name. But when I try to put the voicebank up, I don't get anything. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
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c-andybaIism Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
out of sin. did you title the recordings as "A", " Ra " , " Ru " etc? then you have to rename them to "a" "ra" "ru"
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Moonstar2314 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
No, I have all of my recordings titled in lower case letters.
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c-andybaIism Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
out of sin. hmmmm 
Did you record them clearly and long enough? 
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Moonstar2314 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
All of my recordings are at least 2 seconds.
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c-andybaIism Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
out of sin. then I'm not sure why it doesn't work.
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Moonstar2314 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I recently downloaded LAME for audacity. I'll see if exporting the samples to a wav format will work. If it doesn't, I'll tell you. 
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Moonstar2314 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'm not sure why either. My only guess is because the computer that has the samples has Windows 8 software. But the Utau program does recognize it's some kind of voice sample.
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KieranHighlawn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Jesus this makes your throat dry DX
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BubblyBunnyBash Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Oremo isn't working.

It keeps popping up an error message about extra characters outside the closed brace.

i'm assuming it's a problem with the code. I've downloaded 3 versions of Oremo. None work



HELP.
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SubaruTheCake Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Try getting applocale. It makes things easier if you don't wanna change locale.  (Also if you use windows 8, run the applocale setup in windows 7 compatibility mode, or else it won't work)
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TinySugarPrincess Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
I don't know if you got help already, but run it with applocale. I had the same issue, but just download applocale and use it to run the program in Japanese! I can help more if you need it.
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BubblyBunnyBash Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Okay, thanks! I'll try it when i have time!
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NOKUROsama Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't quite understand what the difference between CV, VCV, and CVVC is...
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Bmorpher Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
CV=Consonant Vowel so the Consonant before the Vowel

VCV=Vowel Consonant Vowel so the Vowel than the Consonant, then another Vowel
CV VC=Consonant Vowel Vowel Consonant, so Vowel sound mixed with Consonants and ends with the same thing
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NOKUROsama Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see it's a lot more difficult to make an UTAU than I thought...
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Bmorpher Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really, the program does most of the work...
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NOKUROsama Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay, that's good then. I was gettin worried >.<
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CalinChelle Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
This is really helpful! :D
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tianzanketsu Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for this tutorial ,

 how to make your voice clear when you record it ?
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toxiccupcakes1011 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
I am soooo confused..
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KatsukiYarakine Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't hear any of the videos. Have they forgotten that they must project their voices?
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KatsukiYarakine Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sooo much~ I needed help.
I'm tired of having to credit people for UTAUs, so I'm glad to have found this, and surprisingly enough this is the best tutorial thing I've read because I can understand most of it...
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