Q: What is Arpasing?
A: Arpasing is a systematic method for English-language vocals in UTAU.
Q: Why use Arpasing?
A: With tools like Moresampler's automatic OTOing, and Arpasing Assistant for converting words to phonemes in USTs, it's a very quick way to make English voicebanks and use them right away. This can be useful for creating prototypes.
Q: What language is Arpasing made for?
A: Arpasing is based on Arpabet and CMUDict, which were made for English. Therefore, Arpasing is only made for English.
Q: Is Arpasing available in other languages?
A: No. If it wasn't made for English, it wouldn't use Arpabet and it wouldn't be called Arpasing.
Q: How do you pronounce "Arpasing"?
A: It's made of the acronym "ARPA" and the English word "sing".
Arpabet: aa r p ax s ih ng
Q: If a reclist is based on words, does that make it Arpasing?
A: No. Arpasing reclists don't need to be based on words.
Q: If a voicebank is OTO'd so that each sample has only 2 phonemes, does that make it Arpasing?
A: No. This style of OTOing can be used for many different kinds of voicebanks.
Q: How can you tell if a reclist or voicebank counts as Arpasing?
A: It needs to be compatible with the official Arpasing tools (Moresampler and Arpasing Assistant), or otherwise use phonemes that are officially part of Arpabet.
Q: Can Arpasing be used outside of UTAU?
A: Arpasing's tools are made specifically for UTAU. However, it's very common to see Arpabet and CMUDict in other singing and speech software.
Q: What's the difference between Arpasing and Arpabet?
A: Arpabet is a set of phonemes for describing English pronunciation. Arpasing is a method of using UTAU that involves Arpabet phonemes.