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Hello! First thing's first... I know that many people have a hard time making a VCV (Vowel-Consonant-Vowel) voice bank for their UTAUs, and I've had a hard time as well. I've also realized that a lot of them such as 'Lite VCV' banks miss out on a LOT of sounds and the ust requires a lot of editing. So, for your convenience, as well as mine, I will post the list of sounds needed. I have checked multiple times and it has every sound, all that you need to do is record, and make the oto.ini.




ka ki ke ko ku kya kye kyo kyu
ta ti te to tu tsa tsi tse tso tsu
cha chi che cho chu
sa si se so su sha shi she sho shu
ma mi me mo mu mya mye myo myu
na ni ne no nu nya nye nyo nyu
ha hi he ho hu hya hye hyo hyu
fa fi fe fo fu fya fye fyo fyu
ra ri re ro ru rya rye ryo ryu <- For r's, some may want to add an extra one where they roll more. Just name those like 'rra'
da di de do du dya dye dyo dyu
ba bi be bo bu bya bye byo byu
pa pi pe po pu pya pye pyo pyu
ga gi ge go gu gya gye gyo gyu
ja ji je jo ju
va vi ve vo vu vya vye vyo vyu
za zi ze zo zu
wa wi we wo wu
ya ye yo yu

SO, how this works is, the 'main' sounds like 'ka' and 'ki' and 'ko' (anything without a 'y') use the upper part of the VCV sounds. You can either add the 'base' at the beginning like I have written to save yourself from recording the CVs separately, or you can record them separately.

To make your UTAU compatible with ALL VCV usts, I recommend taking a little more extra time in otoing it.

like making
- ra
a ri
i re
e ro
o ru
u ro

And also renaming those with Hiragana aliases, save for the vowel at the beginning like in normal VCVs.

I hope you have fun Recording! And please link back to the reference sheet you used. No need to credit me, but wouldn't it be nice if you shared this with other people as well?

Thank you!
I made this to help VCV newcomers!

I hope everyone can use it! ;3;

Please link back to this the very first time you release your VoiceBank so others can use it, too! I know how hard it is to do one of these.
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Zenertia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Student Filmographer
This is great! Danke!
MoonPalette Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is super helpful, thanks~
OreoCat14 Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I needed this~
XxDenzuSilveryxX Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
sorry but which ones are the vowels?
KiiryaTheMuse Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
How do you say _nra'nri'nro'nre'nru exactly?
AlphaWolf345 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
Separate the N from the R words.
Like this: "N ra, N ri, N ro, N re, N ru".

You can download VCV voicebanks and listen to the files to help.
CupcakeSlays Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
LAXXGaming Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Artist
VCV actually makes me cry.
jkt260 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really difficult and I don't understand this at all... I'd like to before my voice changes again... (I need one of these Yuuko's CV is so robotic...) Could you try to explain this further for us? Please! :please: 
TheAwesomeMooMoo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question.

How exactly do we use these banks?
akisegu12 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Can I ask something ? q v q

Why is that sometimes there are samples like 'kakakikakukeka'? How does those work ? qvq;
generalsin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Shoot me, please. This is confusing me more than it used to, I think I'm just gonna stick to my CV!
FlagalWagal Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What are the _br?
Randomvocaloid3 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist
I  think they are breath sounds
AlphaWolf345 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
You're right, they are.
Even your UTAU needs to breathe, too.
dragongal87 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
may i ask what is and how to make an oto.ini ?
BananaBread9112 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The oto.ini is the thing that makes your UTAU's sound files work properly. It separates syllables from syllables or consonants from vowels.
You make one by going into UTAU The tabs will be named differently in the JAP version than the english.

Tab T to Tab S
And that opens the Oto.ini.
Here's a tutorial for you.
It's different for the VCV VB though, so you might wanna look up a tutorial for that.
dragongal87 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!!! qwq hopefully i can get off my lazy ass now and my my utau q7q
BananaBread9112 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, no problem!
Actually, I'm pretty good with otoing.
If you have a hard time otoing her voice bank, I can do it for you in my free time?
But it will take a while depending on if she's VCV or not @-@ VCV's are a pain in the butt xD
dragongal87 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i might ask you to do it if its too hard for me 6 v 9
if so, im will note you about it. ✿(◠◡◠)
BananaBread9112 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay! I'll be looking for your note!
9deman9 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I knew how to use the program. I got rid of it a while ago.
lol. :l
BananaBread9112 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww ;3;
You had to get it in English! D:
I could've helped you if you had asked >.<
9deman9 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had forgotten that you moved accounts! ;-; And I was like, 'Why'd she stop posting and stuff?'

Went to old page.

Read last journal entry.

Remembered, and then facepalmed.

And I did get it in English, but some of it was still in Japanese. So I just kinda gave up and moved on. Now I use FL Studio. X3
BananaBread9112 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww xD
FL Studio is fun ;3; I don't have it anymore, though xD
Never got the hang of it :P
9deman9 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems I've figured most of it out. I need some more midi junk though. All I have is this crappy keyboard with midi out/input.
BananaBread9112 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I hate doing Midi
9deman9 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why's that? Fl Studio seems to make it pretty easy to use. lol XD
BananaBread9112 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno ;3;
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