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Mikebltr
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Vocaloid 5

Post by Mikebltr » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:31 am

I’m looking to purchase the VST Vocaloid 5. Anyone have experience regarding connectivity and compatibility with Mixcraft 8. Info on ease of use would also be helpful. Looks user-friendly on their website. Thanks my friends!

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Re: Vocaloid 5

Post by Acoustica Eric » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:29 am

Do they have a trial version?

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Re: Vocaloid 5

Post by Mark Bliss » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:32 pm

No trial version. And starter pack versions start at $225.
Kinda harsh eh?
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Re: Vocaloid 5

Post by Acoustica Eric » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:40 pm

Ok, I will try to get a copy to test with.

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Re: Vocaloid 5

Post by Mikebltr » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:30 am

Appreciate the response. Thanks..!!

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Re: Vocaloid 5

Post by GovernmentMule » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:57 pm

If I'm not mistaken Vocaloid 5 is a standalone program (editor) and a VSTi both now. So worse case scenario is you could do your work in standalone mode and then transfer the track to Mixcraft. I also believe they just implemented the VSTi in the last couple of versions. Just a thought!

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Re: Vocaloid 5

Post by Drafter » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:06 pm

Vocaloid?

Yeah I made the mistake of trying that stupid thing. Dude, it doesn't sound remotely human, and it was a complete nightmare to try and figure out how to make it do anything. If software is that complicated to figure out, and it sounds like a cartoon robot voice, it needs to go into the trash. And that's where mine went.

Don't waste your money. Go and find someone that can do vocals for you.

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Re: Vocaloid 5

Post by Mark Bliss » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:23 pm

Tend to agree with a caveat-

Outside the company demos, which are always to be taken with a grain of salt IMO, I have only heard V4 in use, and it sounded at best like one of those automated phone robo-calls, or automated polls/answering systems. (Press 7 to speak to a representative!)
I think it serves a very specific role in gaming and a certain style of music production, but realism wasn't its strength.
(And as an aside, some pop/urban culture music genres have vocals that dont sound much better either- (just sayin') so perhaps theres more use for this than I see.)

But looking at this, the V5 software gui looks interesting, and the functionality as presented looks good. The thing is still going to be pretty limiting, despite the presentation of !2000 phrases!
Yeah, your going to run into limitations fast, and the add on titles are largely in Asian languages, (Perhaps that's what you need though)
If the price point allowed it, it might be fun to mess with, but this stuffs a bit steep!$$$ :shock:
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Re: Vocaloid 5

Post by jwarv » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:34 pm

Drafter wrote:Go and find someone that can do vocals for you.
There's always https://fiverr.com. Just type in vocalist in the search box.

I hired a pedal steel player for 2 or 3 minutes of licks and it only cost me around 25 bucks. I had to edit to taste, but was well worth not using a vst or piecing together loops.

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Re: Vocaloid 5

Post by Mikebltr » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:11 am

Thanks all for the comments. Unless they cut the price significantly, I’m gonna pass...!

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