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Gibberish

By danju on September 15, 2020 12:17 am

Tried something new this week. I got my hands on a free vocaloid VST called Alter/Ego and gave it a try. I never imagined how time consuming this stuff was. I ended getting some pretty comical results with it though.
At some point I settled with it giving me some broken english and a lisp haha.

I won't even post the lyrics to add to the confusion. I'll just see what you guys think she's saying lol

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September 21, 2020 2:23 am

I've always wanted to play around with vocaloid stuff, and feel like you got something cool out of this experiment. What did you find most time consuming about the process?

September 21, 2020 3:50 am

Damn, this is really cool.  Love the overall vibe to the track and how well it works with the voice.  Now I want to try this plugin.

Here are the lyrics I'm hearing:

"oh and weeks away, for using ice cream
from all the rednecks weighing you down
ohhh oh oh oh the size of your own safe
is easier then who ha Naf (I'm assuming this is an item on the Naf Naf Grill menu)
from all the choices weighing you down
I know, you know, we dont try to hide no guys
I know, you know, I know anyone from Wonton would be hearing this (?)"

Shits deep man.  This was fun, lets do it again next week?

September 21, 2020 4:53 am
hent03 wrote:

I've always wanted to play around with vocaloid stuff, and feel like you got something cool out of this experiment. What did you find most time consuming about the process?


The most time consuming part was matching each syllable of a word to midi notes, and then tweaking the length of those notes so that the words are "sung" the way you want. You can also add overlapping notes as well to add some gliding/variation. I can only imagine how much effort gets put into an actual vocaloid song, like Hatsune Miku stuff!


Chrisfoo wrote:

Damn, this is really cool.  Love the overall vibe to the track and how well it works with the voice.  Now I want to try this plugin.

Here are the lyrics I'm hearing:

"oh and weeks away, for using ice cream
from all the rednecks weighing you down
ohhh oh oh oh the size of your own safe
is easier then who ha Naf (I'm assuming this is an item on the Naf Naf Grill menu)
from all the choices weighing you down
I know, you know, we dont try to hide no guys
I know, you know, I know anyone from Wonton would be hearing this (?)"

Shits deep man.  This was fun, lets do it again next week?

Hahaha this is so much better than the actual words

September 21, 2020 6:36 pm

Oh man, I know exactly how hard it can be (I did a song with it in 2018). Yours sounds somewhat better, probably because it's gibberish.

September 22, 2020 10:37 pm


I never had much fun with Alter/Ego, but used to use vocaloid back in the early days... now I just re-pitch text-to-speech. I find the fastest way to program vocal stuff is to record a dummy track with your voice to help map out the words first. A lot of vocals tend to come in a bit earlier than the down beats, and also have weird glissandos in the beginning and ends of phrases, so this technique shows that stuff pretty quickly! Hope it helps!

September 24, 2020 7:22 am

As a non native English speaker who started listening to music while never understanding what people were saying, I am still stuck at never listening to lyrics. So basically this is exactly how all music sounds to me (except the one in my native language, I cannot help understanding the words).

This is a really cool experiments. Who needs singers and their egos when we can use MACHINES!

October 5, 2020 7:58 pm

"Owen reached away. How is it my grocery. From all that running house when you die." Maybe that's why my parents told me not to run in the house. Glad I didn't die.

I see great potential for the vocalizer. Fun track!

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