This release fixes two crashing bugs that do not happen all the time, though chances of occurring still exist and occurrences have been reported by only two users so far. There's no immediate need to upgrade to 0.8.3 if the previous version works fine under your setup.
Our users in Japan had long discovered that Moresampler adds a vibe to the voice when modulation parameter goes to 100%. (FYI: what modulation does is to restore the pitch fluctuation in the recording.) While this feature technically isn't deliberately designed, it comes as a surprisingly nice byproduct of Moresampler's sophisticated algorithm and architecture. Though the mod 100% vibe isn't perfect yet - in some cases just like using mod 100% on many other engines, the pitch goes completely off making the voice sound almost "drunk". In this release I present a fix to this problem and I'd recommend everyone to give it a try.
Inspired by the modulation parameter, a new flag '
Mp' is added that randomly perturbs the pitch curve. The number after
Mp controls the degree of perturbation. While the range is from 0 to 100, a small number around 5 should be enough to notice the difference.
An Arpasing-related bug in the oto generator is also fixed. Moresampler 0.8.2 is fully compatible with the recently updated Arpasing 0.2.
Thanks to @OcarinaLink24 's report, I found a severe bug in the recently upgraded pitch estimator where by mistake a standard deviation value was treated as a variance. This resulted in a strong noise being added to the input before running pitch estimation, and it tremendously reduces the accuracy of pitch and voicing detection. This bug is fixed in Moresampler 0.8.1 as the only change made, but it is a very important bug fix.
0.8.1 (Mar. 29, 2017) Download
- Bug fix: a severe bug in the recently upgraded pitch estimator.
Here is the long-awaited Moresampler 0.8.0.
Moresampler 0.7.2 is in the transition between 0.7.x and 0.8.x - Arpasing is not supported yet but some oto-generation features such as loading files from
index.csv are implemented. There are some code refactoring & bug fixes as well.
The oto generator now is able to generate CVVC oto entries. Regardless of the format of input (hiragana/romaji), it outputs in any format you want. Once a voicebank is loaded there will be a prompt in the command line window asking for output format.
In response to feedback that Moresampler's oto generator creates a lot of redundant (in a diphone synthesis sense) unit aliases, I've added an option that only updates the existing entries in a given
oto.ini file, but not creating any new entry. Note that to enable this feature you need to have a "vanilla"
oto.ini under the voicebank directory first.
Within a year Moresampler has grown from a small project with frequent crashes to something fast and robust built on the top of 10 libraries; latest research outcomes from the academia of audio and speech processing have been implemented, bringing synthesis quality up to an unprecedented level.
Up to this date Moresampler is designed, developed and maintained by a single person (me), but it's getting increasingly harder to keep up with the growing number of feature requests & bug reports while on the other hand, there are ideas and areas I would like to explore but are beyond the reach of a single developer (or may take tremendous time/efforts to accomplish). To make Moresampler even better, I'm looking for a collaborator to join the R&D.
(Oct. 26, 2016 - Moresampler 0.7.2 is released!)
This summer I traveled a lot so Moresampler was halted for 2 months, sorry guys. The good thing is that I'm now back with full energy and motivation!
Moresampler 0.7.1 comes with mostly bug fixes and feature improvements. Though there's no new feature added, it puts some really annoying things (e.g. glitches at the end of a note) to an end. In addition the codes have been refactored so as to make it easier to add new features in the next release; by then Moresampler will support CVVC-style oto generation. By the way the current version already supports romaji voicebanks for oto generation.
Another important thing to announce is that I'm looking for someone to help me with developing and maintaining Moresampler. More information is posted here.
(Aug. 23, 2016 - Moresampler 0.7.1 is released!)
If you've seen the readme of Moresampler you probably are familiar with this line which exists since the first version (0.1.5),
Moresampler is a synthesis backend for singing voice synthesis program UTAU. Literally the name suggests that Moresampler is not only a UTAU resampler. In fact, it is a resampler and wavtool combined in one executable.
And now Moresampler even takes a step further - it's a resampler, a wavtool and an automatic voicebank configurator combined in one executable. By simply dragging a folder of wave files onto Moresampler, you can get a machine-generated
oto.ini within 2 minutes.