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What do you think about engloids?
Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:10 PM
Unfortunately, they're not appreciated as nearly as they should be.
What's your opinion on them? Do you think they're good as they are now, do you want them to be more popular, or do you think they're a lost cause?
It'd be nice if you explained your decision in a comment! : D
Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:28 PM
Engloids could be a lot better. I realize that it's not their fault that the English language is so hard phonetically to recreate. But even if it's not their fault, it makes them harder to use. Japanese Vocaloids are a better choice for producers in Japan than English Vocaloids for producers in English-speaking countries, simply because you don't have to put in nearly as much effort to get Vocaloids intelligible with Japanese. The learning curve is a lot steeper for Engloids. (Not that I speak Japanese, but I think I'd be able to transcribe a Japanese Vocaloid song a lot more easily than an English Vocaloid song.) I guess either Vocaloid technology or English recording techniques need to improve. Yamaha needs to step up their game. (And make more American English Vocaloids, seriously. The population of the UK is 1/6th of the population of the US and Canada combined. Even British singers often sing with American accents. There's obviously a bigger market here.) Also, I voted "I'm kind of indifferent". I like all Vocaloids
And what's the difference between "I'm kind of indifferent" and "They're okay"? Maybe replace "They're okay" with "I dislike them" so you'll have a spectrum of options?
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:38 PM
I guess they're okay.. I don't care for them that much.. Many people don't care for them.. The reason why they sound so diverse is because the English language ends in mostly constanants (however it's spelled.. It's all the letters that aren't vowels xD). Most of the Japanese words end with vowels, causing them to be stretched out and easier to say. When the Engloids have to say them, it's harder for them because they're so used to the stretched out ending vowels, making it sound a little odd.. Which is why most people don't care for them that much.
What do you concider Engloids as?
They're kind of in between, most people know about them but don't pay much attention to them, and other people just have no idea.. I'd say they're more unpopular than they are popular, but that's just my opinoin. *Don't shoot me!*
Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:42 PM
Their pronunciation isn't all that great on a whole, but I get that's it's harder than Japanese, and obviously I'm going to be more picky since I understand the language.
So I'm pretty neutral about them in general.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:26 PM
I've only heard them sound very good a few times.
I only really like Sweet Ann. The others have yet to impress me.
It's more of the producers fault though. I don't blame the program or language.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:33 PM
Every language has its pros and cons, with J-loids you have simple but limited phonetics, with engloids you have complex phonetics and a varity of sounds. These days with Korean, Chinese and Spanishloids, the whole thing of "English Vs Japanese" is a bit weak. Egfloids are getting more ppular over tie, but they need time to develope a fandom, the current fans are very loyal anyway, those we have.
The core of the Vocaloid engine is still the same though... And honestly..Time is the essence to developing the Engloids opinions. I showed soeone thatIco song by Oliver who wasn't a Vocaloid fan and had only ever heard Miku sing just two days ago. They were impressed by what they heard and said it wasn't bad for a robot. (argh, not really "robot"). thats still an achievement. And the Japanese Vocaloids are not everyone's fancy.
Englods are to me an way of geting more people into Vocaloid either way, the more diversity we have the more we can encourage the fandom to grow.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:36 PM
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:03 AM
I love J-loids, I really do, but something about not having to stare at a screen/look up lyrics to understand a song just strikes me as "good".
Now with that said, my favorite Vocaloid of all time is Gumi. However, if they made an English Gumi, I'll be all over that like sex in a porno.
Every Vocaloid has it's strong points. Language, pitch, whatevs c:
Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:11 AM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:15 AM
But that might be because of their sound. Luka (Though she aint an Engloid) and Sonika sound better to ME more than for exapmle Sweet Ann.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:34 AM
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:41 AM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:20 PM