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Utau Tutorial                                                                                                   7/14/2009


Welcome to Krissy's Utau tutorial! By the time it get finished, the English version might be out. So read while you can!


1) The first thing you do is download Utau, you can do this here utau2008.xrea.jp/index.html.
Click the very first link under 'Download' and install it. Don't worry, there are no spyware or viruses.

2) Once you loaded it and checked out the program, you'll see that it is not in english but there are  letters. (S)Save (F)File (E)Edit? (V)View?(P) (P) (T)Tools? (H)Help. You'll have to play around to find what each button does.

3)If you've read about Utau, you know that you can make your own Utauloid.
A)Find a higrana/romaji alphabet website.The command prompt only reads roman letters. www.tokyowithkids.com/fyi/hira…
B)open up the utau file. Go to 'Computer'; 'local disk C'; 'Program Files'; 'Utau';'Voice'. Create a name for your Utauloid. That is the title of the file.
C)Record yourself saying each higrana character. Save each file as a .wav and type the romaji that corresponds to the sound.Make sure you saved the files in your Utauloid's folder.

4) Open Utau again. Click the second 'T' and then click 'O'. You will get a pop-up. Click the second tab. You'll see a big empty box and two empty bars, one under the other. Click the button next to the bottom bar. Find your file with your recorded voices and click any one of them. Now press the very first button on next to the bar above the bottom one to add it to the box.

5)If you press 'P' and then press 'R' from it's drop down menu, another little pop-up comes up. Find and press the little black arrow and your Utauloid's name should be there.Press 'OK' to close. If the name is not there, repeat steps 3 and 4.

6) Type in a letter like 'a' in the lyrics box. Use the pencil tool to ''write it in".

7)Find the highest and lowest limits of your Utauloid.

8) Go online and look for .ust's. UST's are song file that Utau uses for you to put in words. Go here utaulibrary.blogspot.com/ to download some .ust's.


Extra Tips:

While you are recording,you have to cut out the parts of silence. Ex: If you pause and then say the voice sample and put it into UTAU, the program will read the first few seconds of that silence that was not cut out.


THANK YOU FOR READING!
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A beginner guide to UTAU



All those people that are struggling with Utau, look no further!


I use this tutorial when I make Utauloids.









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xx--J-x-P--xx Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Great tutorial! Everything works fine until Step 5. I don't quite understand what it's saying. I tried to skip the step, but when I try to make my utauloid say something, it says "Failed to generate a wav file". What do I do???
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Shyranis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I seem to get that "Bad file name or number" message as well with no way of fixing it as well.
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Kanako-Bara Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Erm, I'm working on my UTAU, Kanako Bara, and the thing is, when i type in the noise and write it in, but when i hit play(I'm POSITIVE- i use ctrl+a), she doesn't make a noise!
What's wrong?
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:iconbibibizz:
Bibibizz Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
I don't find 'UTAU' i n 'Program Files', but I can open the program...
What's going on? D:
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hopev716 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Great tutorial! I just recently started using UTAU, and I've finally imported the voice bank and everything, but I always have a problem with (T)--->(O) then picking the Tool Path. When they're set to the default positions, wavtool.exe and resampler.exe, I always receive a message saying that there's an "Illegal Tool Path". Any ideas?
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pokemon9poke Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
OMIGOD THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! :glomp: I WAS LOOKING ALL OVER FOR A TUTORIAL LIKE THIS BUT ALL THE ONES I FOUND I DIDNT UNDERSTAND! I understand this one just fine! Thank you!:thanks:
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jayrunner Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I have the voice bank and everything loaded but when I hit play I get several pop-ups that immediately close and then . . . silence. Is there something you have to do after penciling in the lyrics?
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Azuita Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh... How would you make a Hiragana voice bank from one that's Romaji?
Also, how do you input a VSQ file into utau? The "File -> Import" button doesn't seem to work for me :c
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Sylth-kun Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you! This helped so much, you know? ;u;
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:iconkiza-to-kirax:
Kiza-to-KiraX Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
How do you delete a lyric you entered but decided you don't want?
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Drawey10Girl Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
I would try the undo button.
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Kiza-to-KiraX Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Well, I couldn't read it was the problem XD Found a set of res files to translate the program to English anyways ^^;

This was a really good tutorial as far as setup of the program btw. A great help! :heart:
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:iconasteriski:
Asteriski Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I just got UTAU, and I was so lost... still am, but I'm probably doing this wrong. XD
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:iconredwolf21:
redwolf21 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
if you were to have more than one character, would you have to record yourself again?
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:icondrawey10girl:
Drawey10Girl Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
It somewhat depends. If you had a high voice and wanted to do a UTAU with a low voice, then a simple pitch shift is needed.
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:iconredwolf21:
redwolf21 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
would you have to do that in audacity or in the actual program?
i don't really want to spend another 3 hours making my male utauloid a new voice bank
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Drawey10Girl Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
You pitch change it in audacity.










Although, there is a way to do that in UTAU but it involves changing your computer into japanese.
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:iconredwolf21:
redwolf21 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
where can you download midis? do you know that?

do you also know how to make a pic for your utau?
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:iconenzanblues456:
EnzanBlues456 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Uh... I have a question... Why can't I hear anything when I play the sound in UTAU? :?
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Drawey10Girl Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
That can mean that you do not have a voicebank selected/loaded.
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:iconenzanblues456:
EnzanBlues456 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Well.. uh... one more question... I DID have a voicebank selected but why won't it still make a sound? ;A;
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:iconenzanblues456:
EnzanBlues456 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
O-okay.. ^^ Thanks.. :)
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:iconenzanblues456:
EnzanBlues456 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OMGOMGOMGOMG ILY FOR MAKING THIS!!! >w<
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meteortea Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
I have a question...

How do you use the USTs in UTAU? I've downloaded the Tori no Uta UST and I have no clue how to use it. I've already recorded my voice and uploaded it to UTAU but I don't know how to put the UST into UTAU.
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Drawey10Girl Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
You can do this two ways:

You can double click on the icon and it opens.

or

You can open UTAU and open it through there with the (O) button
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:iconmeteortea:
meteortea Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
I know. But when I open it a box comes up with the songs title and it's location in red. And when I click ok a box comes up with question marks and it won't let it onto the program. So I typed in my UTAU's name and it worked but it showed a long blue box with R in it and the box made no noise.

I'm so sorry for bothering you this is just my first time using UTAU and I'm so confused. =u=;
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Drawey10Girl Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
I would get into UTAU the second way.

The 'R' stands for 'rest' as in a part with no sound. for sound to play, you skip over the 'R'
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:iconmeteortea:
meteortea Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Oh ok! I've figured it out now. Thank you so much!
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CoOKiE-Of-DEwM Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
I tried saving my utau's name in Japanese but it made UTAU glitch and not work properly whenever I tried to pick her.. do I have to write it in romaji?
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Drawey10Girl Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Yes, you have to put it in romaji
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CoOKiE-Of-DEwM Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Aww. TwT
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kirazero1332 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
I have problems with step 3b I don't really understand how it works?
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HoshiBerry Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Hi!
I have a problem with Utau.
When I make a character (Teto or Momone) sing, It only says "a". Do I have to load all the soubds? I thought it was not needed.
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Drawey10Girl Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
No, for some reason it, only shows the vowels.
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:iconhoshiberry:
HoshiBerry Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
But then, how can I make an Utau sing all the sounds?
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:icondrawey10girl:
Drawey10Girl Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
It will automatically load the sounds
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:iconhoshiberry:
HoshiBerry Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
But then, why do I have this bug?

(Sorry I may sound stupid but English isn't my native language. Thanks for your time BTW)
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:icondrawey10girl:
Drawey10Girl Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
I am not sure.I did not have this problem. I would try re-installing.
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:iconhoshiberry:
HoshiBerry Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
I'll try, thanks anyway^^
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MonocledGentlewoman Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
fff Thanks <3 I always wanted to do this.
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gaara4895 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
but how do you get to the thing were you record the sounds?
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:iconayanyami:
Ayanyami Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Student General Artist
Download a sound recording program wavepad.
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Nyrietta Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Thank you so much for this tutorial! :heart: I've been searching the whole of youtube and it's never clear to me what I have to do after recording my hiragana sounds, xD Thank you~ Now I can make my own vocaloid OC a reality :heart:
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NightpeltKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
just one question how do you use USTs?
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Yukiya-wolf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Uhm... Do you maybe have any working links from where I can acctualy download UTAU? ^^;
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emmystar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist
Wow! That can work! ^^
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YuuMiii Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Why don't i have The Voice folder in Program files?
:hmm:
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:icondrawey10girl:
Drawey10Girl Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
You sometimes have to make the folder.
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ichocoX Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool :D thanks!!!
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SnowleopardBesa Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Ok! That helps ^.^ I'll see what I can do and if that works. I can hear the sound when I click on it in that box where you can select the syllables, but not when I place it an highlight it to sing XDDD I'll try your advice, thanks!!
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