Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Arpasing?
Arpasing is a systematic method for English-language vocals in UTAU.

Q: Why use Arpasing?
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?
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?
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"?
It's made of the acronym "ARPA" and the English word "sing".
Arpabet: aa r p ax s ih ng
IPA: ɑɹpəsɪŋ

Q: If a reclist is based on words, does that make it Arpasing?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Arpabet is a set of phonemes for describing English pronunciation. Arpasing is a method of using UTAU that involves Arpabet phonemes.