>>52585046 The editor is basically a piano roll, and you lay out your melody by placing MIDI notes. You then input your lyrics to each individual note, or break them over several, for multiple syllable words. A lot of people find it easier to make their MIDI in their preferred DAW and then import it into the vocaloid editor. Just do what you find comfortable.
There's also a lot of settings you can tweak to get the voice to sound how you want it, your "tuning".
>>52585606 You have to use an English Vocaloid if you want to have it say things in English. Personally I've been using Megpoid English, but I'm sure you can find some other things if you don't like that voice.
Also, I liked the track though I thought part of the second verse dragged on a little - could have used a little more variation? Also, the vocaloid kind of steamrolls everything else, like, the way her voice kinda sustains without really breaking makes it sound more like a synth run through a talk box, that and well, it's pretty loud compared to the accompanying instruments.
Also, I'd maybe bring the drums forward a little more and maybe the guitar as well but not to the same degree as the drum track.
Those are just, like, my thoughts though and not necessarily correct but you know. I like the idea anyway, producing J-pop seems fun and it sounded like a pretty solid pop song otherwise.
>>52587011 >I take it you're looking for a female vocalist? Yes, someone who could replicate the cute aesthetic of the song.
Thank you very much, and don't worry, I appreciate all criticism and advice. Oddly the second part of the second verse might be my favorite part of the song. I really love the lyrics there and how the strings all converge and rise up in tension while she sings about having her heart broken.
And I know, mixing and mastering are far from my strong points. I just try to make it sound as good as I can and have it act as a demo for now. I'll go back and try out your suggestions and see how it sounds.
>>52588083 Sorry, that was a fuck up on my behalf, meant to reference the OP rather than the that post. Sorry, I just wanted to hear the track without the vocaloid.
Ignore my previous post, honestly, having listened to the instrumental track, I'd suggest dampening the sound of the piano a little, again, it's a little louder than the other instruments. Personally, I'd mix it so the drums are the second loudest thing after the piano along with the string section. The guitar and organ are fine though, I'd personally leave those at the same volume they are now. Bring the bass forward a little as well, perhaps?
Obviously, there is a fine line or it just becomes a distorted mess but if you keep playing around, you'll get the hang of it.
Also, I'd get rid of the organ. Like what it adds to the chorus but it sounds kinda corny, kinda dampens the emotional pull of the song a little, if you were perhaps replace it with something else, though I can't think what off the top of my head. First thing that comes to mind is perhaps a bass but, I don't know.
Also, I got the impression that the bass and the strings are playing the same melody as the piano but perhaps it would be better to make it a variation on the same melody, at least for the string section. Also, rather than having the strings play whole notes, make it so that they're playing this continuous melody. It would give the track perhaps a little more of a baroque pop feel to it and personally, I think it would make it a little more interesting.
Sorry, I don't know a lot of music theory, so it's hard to put my thoughts into words, so I hope that makes sense.
>>52589033 No problem, it's there if anyone want to give it a shot now.
When you mean organ are you referring to the part around 0:50-1:01?
>Also, I got the impression that the bass and the strings are playing the same melody as the piano You'd be right, they're playing the root notes. I know I should try for more variation but I'm not very skilled at playing around a scale at the moment, so I'm hesitant to try anything that counterpoints the melody because I'm afraid of it just sounding bad. The string idea sounds cool, I'll give that a try.
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