voice sounds form WAV files, so it is easy for one to create his or her own UTAU voicebank. This has resulted in a worldwide boom of voice banks,
each being special in their own rite.
The products of the UTAU program are called UTAUloids.
UTAUloids refer to voice banks that work on UTAU, with accompanying anime-inspired avatars, just like Crypton's Character Voice Series for VOCALOID. Users who create their own UTAUloids are different from those who create fanmade UTAUloids.
Fanmade UTAUloids refer to UTAUloid derivatives that are created from already existing UTAU voicebanks. They are are product of altering the pitch or voice quality an existing UTAUloid to create a gender-bend of an existing UTAUloid, or a completely different persona.
Fanmade UTAUloids retain the voice characteristics of their doner, such as being bilingual or multilingual.
System Requirements Edit
There are a few requirements for UTAU.
1. A Pentium-class computer. (Pentium 4 minimum)
2. Windows NT-based Operating System. (At least Windows 2009)
3. Japanese Language Support or Microsoft Applocale.
4. At least 2 gigabytes for both program and potential voicebanks.
The only restriction in making an UTAUloid is using voice data unwillingly recorded. This means people cannot make UTAUloids out of people that do not give their consent.
UTAUloids based on the voice of popular figures are highly frowned upon as well, because it is seen to be a danger to the program's survival, making the program, its author, and those who recorded it highly susceptible to lawsuits and legal action.
VOCALOID and UTAU Edit
UTAUloids were originally considered Vocaloids as well because of Teto, the pioneer (if not the first UTAUloid), being attempted to pass off as a real Vocaloid.
The reason for segregating them is to differentiate them from Fanmade Vocaloids that use existing voices and run on Yamaha's Vocaloid and Vocaloid2 platform, or those supplied with actual singing voices.