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Note
If v.Connect-STAND makes no sounds, it may be because of formats and location of your Windows OS. Following the picture below, you may get sound.
Formats and location
You can access this from your control panel. But NOTE that this change may cause errors in other softwares.
(Grovecastle (@dojan5) told me this solution. Thank you very much!)
Installation tutorial
If you need tutorial slides, you can get them below.
tutorial_e.pdf
Namine Ritsu Connect

Namine Ritsu Connect is a package with a singing synthesis system and its library. The system, v.Connect-STAND, works on Cadencii and supports smooth morphing between different vocal tones. Namine Ritsu Connect consists of three tones; strong, normal and whisper. He sings more expressively with v.Connect's voice-morphing function!

Demonstration and Instruction Movies


Sorry, they are Japanese only...
Environment
CPU :Inte Core2Quad 2.8Ghz
RAM:4GB
OS:Windows XP SP2
.Net:.NetFramework 3.0
Runtime:Visual C++ Runtime

This environment is one of development. PC with Core2Duo and 2GB RAM will be fast enough to use.
How to Install

Initial Settings

Get Cadencii from the URL below.

http://www9.atwiki.jp/boare/pages/18.html

Download and unzip Ritsu Connect library.

Ritsu.zip(mirror)
(405MB)

Copy/Overwrite all the files in a 'vConnect' folder into your Cadencii's folder.

Double click 'vConnect-STAND.exe' in Cadencii's folder. If you have some errors, please follow the instruction below.

  • If the error says that 'iconv.dll' or 'libfftw-3.dll' is not found, please make it sure to copy the files in the folder; 'vConnect'
  • If the error says that 'msvcr**.dll' is not found, please install Microsoft Visual C++ runtime. Runtime is here

Run Cadencii, open [Setting] -> [Preference] -> [UTAU Singers], push 'Add' button and select your RitsuConnect/ConnectBody folder. If you find ”g‰¹ƒŠƒcƒRƒlƒNƒg in the list, the library is installed.

Run Cadencii, open [Setting] -> [Singing style defaults]. Set "Bend Depth" 10% and "Bend Length" 20%.

Track Settings

Right-click a track name, such as '1 Voice1', please choose [renderer] -> [vConnect-STAND]

  • If you can not choose vConnect-STAND, please make it sure to register RitsuConnect/ConnectBody folder.

If you find ”g‰¹ƒŠƒcƒRƒlƒNƒg as a singer's name, settings are done.

  • If you find another name in SINGER, please double click his/her name and choose ”g‰¹ƒŠƒcƒRƒlƒNƒg.

Use VCV styled lyrics, such as "a ‚©". If you find red notes in your sequence, that lyric does not exist in Ritsu Connect Library. Please make it sure to input correct lyrics.

You can use a voice-morphing system with the parameter, BRI. The larger the parameter is, the stronger the vocal tone will be.

NOTICE

v.Connect-STAND is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU GPL License. v.Connect-STAND is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

It takes much time to download, sorry.

Acknowledge
The solution for foreign PCs is provided by Grovecastle(@dojan5). Thank you very much.
Download
Ritsu.zip(mirror)
(405MB)

-12/02/07 Make the system fast (.exe file only)

Make It Connect!

You can make a Connect Library from Utau v.b.s with well-made oto.ini. All the instruction is written in Japanese.
Use Compressor and then use Transcriber. StandConverter.zip: GUI ver.
MakeItConnect.zip: Console ver.

Technical Report

A paper at SIGMUS 94.

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Demonstration used in the presentation