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STUDIO OGIEN’s Summer 2022 Updates

A General Refresh

Over the summer, STUDIO OGIEN will be performing a bit of cleanup, updates, and general maintenance across its website, voicebanks, and documentation. Let’s go over these recent developments together in today’s blog!

Changes and Updates to OGIENOID Voicebanks

Discontinuing and Replacing Outdated Voices

Times are changing, and we’ve grown a lot since the initial release of a few voicebanks! We’ve come to a decision to do a little house keeping and retire some voices we are not as happy with as we used to be and replacing them with newer models. The first voicebank we are discontinuing is KASAI OG01 “Original”. KASAI OG01 Original will be replaced with “Original V2”, which will be a lite version of SALIENT. Likewise, we will also be discontinuing AXIS OG06 “Original”. This voicebank will also be replaced with “Original V2” late in the year or early next year. AXIS OG06 Original V2 will be a lite version of ULTIMATE, coming in 2023.

Improvements to Accessibility

Not everyone has equal access to fast, reliable internet, but that shouldn’t stop you from having fun and doing what you love. For these members of our audience, we will be tweaking current voicebank downloads as well as future releases. STUDIO OGIEN will begin splitting up appends and pitches to download individually for those with low storage and slow internet speeds. This way, visitors on our site can download assets one at a time to prevent timeout errors or having to leave their computers on and active for extended periods of time. We truly do not wish to leave anyone out, so we hope these changes will help those who need the option.

Moving Forward With OpenUTAU

STUDIO OGIEN will begin updating current voicebanks to be compatible with both UTAU and OpenUTAU. If for some reason they can’t be utilized by both with one file, select voicebanks will be split into two downloads, one for each software. Going off the above point, all tutorial blogs will be updated for more information on using OGIENOIDs in OpenUTAU.

However, starting in 2023, we will be releasing voicebanks with OpenUTAU first in mind. This may eventually effect voicebank compatibility with UTAU, but we will do our best to avoid this outcome.

Changes to Character Pages

Starting with KASAI OG01’s character page, we will be re-formatting the voicebank download sections. We will begin organizing tabs by language and including voicebanks in a more compact layout. Additionally, we’ll be updating all character pages to reflect the format updates made on DIONE OG05 and VIRTUS OG02’s downloads section. Users will now have direct access to full body boxarts and logos!

However, we do have one negative change with our downloadable assets for the OGIENOIDs. As of today, we are discontinuing new LipSync models due to low usage. Each girl will get a default LipSync and a Goddess LipSync (if they have a Goddess voicebank). Further, we will no longer include new LipSync models for every voicebank release.

Monthly Scheduled Website Maintenance

We will be implementing scheduled end-of-the-month maintenance on the official website starting in June. This will take place on the last Friday of each month, making the site potentially inaccessible for a few hours. The times will unfortunately be random and will depend upon the availability of group members to maintain. Please plan in advance if you are in need of assets or downloads!

Other Updates

Whew! That was a lot. Now for a few final notes that are more fun! STUDIO OGIEN is unleashing new products to our Redbubble shop. If you have any special requests, please let us know! Likewise, we are, after all this time, planning to offer physical boxarts and other fun products like keychain, buttons, and, eventually, printed version of- oops~! We can’t tell you that just yet! You’ll just have to stick around for a very special future update to find out. Let’s just say, there’s nothing better in the world than the smell of a new book…

End of Month Progress Report – April

Hello everyone~! STUDIO OGIEN sure has been busy this month! We’ve been hard at work perfect DIONE OG05 for release. I hope you all love her as much as I do! Speaking of, that’s a great place to start off this month’s End of Month Progress Report.

DIONE OG05 Initial Release and Teasers

Earlier in the month, we had a dedicated post to share the news of DIONE OG05‘s initial release and teaser announcements, which you can view here. She has just finished her last recording session today, and we are preparing her full-range demo songs for your listening ears.

What You Can Expect:

The Au Lait – May 17th

Cresent Moon – May 24th

Music Box Demo, Full Release, and Blog Tutorial – May 31st

In addition, DIONE OG05’s 2D LipSync and 3D MMD models are to be released over the next few weeks as we ramp up for her full release.

STUDIO OGIEN Will Be Holding a Design Contest

In the coming weeks, we will be holding a design contest for one of the OGIENOIDs new bank outfits! How exciting! We are looking forward to all of your ideas, and we will be releasing more information on this in June. Oh, alright, I’ll give you a little tease for who it could be for: it’s a current bank progress bar on our homepage! wink wink

A Two Week Break

STUDIO OGIEN has had a busy six months, and we are hoping this will be the last break we need to fully adjust to these changes for the year! Kiko (that’s me!) has been scheduling our posts to make sure we are keeping our community in the loop. I’m doing my best to give you all the most efficient tutorials and up-to-date information on all things STUDIO OGIEN! These blog posts will be the only posts until May 3rd, when we return.

Summer Updates

During the second week of May, we will be releasing a blog about all the summer updates we plan to incorporate into STUDIO OGIEN’s maintenance and future releases. Please keep an eye out for this blog as it will be very informative about our procures going forward.

If you have any questions or concerns, even during our breaks/hiatus, feel free to send in a form from our Contact Page, an @ on Twitter, or a comment on a blog, and Kiko will respond during these times.

End of Month Progress Report – January

Welcome to the end of the first month of the year 2022! STUDIO OGIEN’s year of progress is just getting started, so we don’t have a lot of news to share. However, we will give you an update on what we have been doing!

Recording Set-Up is Receiving an Upgrade

You read that right! Our in-studio recording setup is getting an upgrade to provide the best quality voicebanks we can create for you to use on your next projects. We don’t have it complete just yet, but someone we’ve missed dearly is getting primed for a brand new VB! You’ll have to wait and see who it is!

Tutorials are Coming In Hot!

Have you enjoyed the recent tutorials and overviews we’ve been putting out recently? If so, you’re in luck! We plan to make even more in the future to assist newcomers and veterans alike. Not to mention the few that are being written up at this very moment…What would you like to see tutorial-wise from STUDIO OGIEN?

World-Building and Story Crafting

Over the break, we’ve been forming an original series of novels that dive into more information about the OGIENOIDs. What is an OGIENOID, and who are the girls you know today? Keep watch for news regarding this series coming out later this year.

That’s All Folks!

I think that’s all the progress we have for you guys at this current moment in time. Keep an eye out on our socials for any updates, polls, and new song releases from STUDIO OGIEN. Happy 2022!

The Team at STUDIO OGIEN

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The Future of STUDIO OGIEN

I think it’s time for a heart-to-heart.

2015, the year that STUDIO OGIEN came to be, is a year that means a lot to me and my team. KASAI OG01. The beginning of our story. We’ve grown so much, adding on new OGIENOIDs, new team members, and making everlasting relationships within our small UTAU based community. We couldn’t have come this far without you.

Firstly, we want to say thank you. Thank you for staying by our side all these years. We are so happy to have our community by our side as we continue to bring more OGIENOIDs into the world. We just want to let you all know how much we appreciate each and every one of you.

STUDIO OGIEN has begun to experience a resurgence of energy in the past two years. While we are not quite what we were back in 2015-2018 (due to life changes and growing adult responsibilities), we are slowly becoming more excited to work on projects again. Let me be the first to say, we are so excited to ride this wave with you all! All of that to say . . .

WE ARE FINALLY BACK FROM HIATUS STARTING JANUARY 7TH!

We’d like to start off our new year by introducing our team! If you haven’t seen our social media lately, you may not know that we recently re-introduced the team! It’s been a while and we have added some new faces. We hope you treat them well!

LADYOGIEN // CEREN
Founder, Director

ASTRALLACE // JACKIE
Audio Engineer

MUSICREVU // HOSHI
3D Asset Specialist

STORMILOVE // STORMI
Media Production Specialist

INUWANFORALL / INU
Media Production Specialist

PRISMKIDD // LINK
Misc. Asset Specialist

THEMELLWIS // MELL
Content Editor

KIKOSTAR // KIKO
PR Manager, Content Curator

ARTSYISFP // ASH
Designer

STUDIO OGIEN’S UPCOMING PROJECTS

KASAI OG01

  • IGNITE English voicebank in Alpha. Full release late 2022.

VIRTUS OG02

  • Base voicebank in full production. Releasing this year.

THEIA OG03

  • MONARCH Voicebank in production.

HONOS OG04

  • VALOR, name changed to ELITE, Voicebank official release soon.

DIONE OG05

  • Base voicebank in full production. Releasing this year.

AXIS OG06

  • ULTIMATE voicebank in production. Scheduled for release this year.

ATLAS OG07

  • SUPREME voicebank in production. Scheduled for release this year.

APOLLO OG0X

  • PRIME voicebank is production. Scheduled for release this year.

These are just some of the projects that are coming to the forefront of STUDIO OGIEN’s plan. We even have some comics and light novel content coming your way soon. We are so excited to show you everything we have been working on! We’d love to hear your thoughts on what we have planned.

The Team at STUDIO OGIEN

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Voicebank Progress


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