Masago Miura (真砂三浦) is a screaming voicebank for the UTAU program.

History

Since 2016, Masago has had several iterations of varying quality. On November 5, 2020, her latest bank was released, a monopitch CV Japanese bank with false cord screams.

Concept

Vikura, real name Masago, was raised by her uncle most of her life, who showed her many metal bands and influenced her music taste.  Masago never particularly excelled in school, struggling from dyslexia and other learning disabilities.  With her uncle's help, she managed to graduate with a high school diploma, but went into the work force upon graduating, realizing she wasn't fit for college.  In high school, she bonded with a group of metal fans that wanted to start a band.  Originally, Masago wanted to sing for it, but quickly learned she lacked any singing ability.  She instead set out to learn how to scream, and found much more motivation in that area.  Masago's friends accepted her as the screaming vocalist of the band, and they currently live together in the same flat.  Their band is called Wounded Doom.  Masago uses the stage name "Vikura," as she thought the word sounded cool.  "Vikura" is a Finnish phrase that, translated to English, means "grow up," but Masago doesn't know this.  Masago works late shifts at the local 24 hour gas station, and although she doesn't like the work, she rarely misses work and reliably helps provide for the rest of the house.  Masago dreams that her and the rest of the band will some day achieve stardom.

Likes: Most metal subgenres, practicing screaming, small animals, cloudy days, junk food, hoarding merchandise

Dislikes: Most music that isn't metal, having to dress formally, having her music taste mocked

Etymology

  • 三浦 - Miura; Lit. "Three Bays"
  • 真砂 - Masago; Lit. "Sand"

Appearance

  • Fringe color: Platinum blond
  • Hair color - Black
  • Eye color - Brown
  • Outfit - Masago typically dresses casually and/or in shirts of the bands she likes. She typically has corpse paint on.

Relations

Product Information

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Metal  Tempo: Any  Range: Notes around C3, not above C4
Technical
Input: CV romaji encoded, Hiragana CV aliased

System: Microsoft Windows

Package details as noted:
CV
  • Masago is encoded and aliased on the standard CV Japanese reclist.
  • Masago is monopitch.
  • Masago has some English extras.
  • She has beginning vowels and mock vowel transitions, aliased like so, respectively: [- あ] , [* あ]
  • Masago sounds best with the resampler tnfnds and the W100 flag. This number can be adjusted between 150-200 on certain notes.
Vocal traits as noted:
  • Masago's bank is made up solely of false cord-style screaming vocals, and thus cannot produce typical singing.
Software issues as noted:
  • Masago has a limited range due to being monopitch.
Voicebank sample
  • CV


Rendered with tnfnds!

Additional information

Marketing

Masago's voicebank is and will always be free for usage in the UTAU program.

Potential official merch will be coming, and will be available on GraySlate's Redbubble.

Trivia

  • Masago's favorite band is Belzebubs.
  • Masago rarely ever takes her corpse paint off.
  • Masago believes her rabbit pelt brings her luck.
  • Masago and Vikura are both acceptable names to use for Masago, though the use of Vikura is what Masago prefers.

Reputation

It's unsure how many people have used Masago, but it's hoped that people enjoy and use Masago.

Downloads

Masago's bank is in zip format.

Masago's bank can be downloaded here: https://www.mediafire.com/file/pnoctckrsljdsjg/Masago_Miura_VIKURA.zip/file

Gallery

References

http://utau.wiki/utau:masago-miura

https://assbackwardsp.wixsite.com/utaubackwards

External links

https://www.deviantart.com/grayslate/gallery?q=Masago

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