Add Life to your MMD soundtrack
with Laughter and Applause!
I am starting to work on my “Gotta Sing… Gotta DANCE!” VDE-3 entry… and I always start with the soundtrack. I selected my song… put a test video of it onto YouTube to see if they would complain… I waited about half-a-day… and then I found that YouTube had accepted my use of the song.
Let the FUN commence!
I use the free software AUDACITY to edit my sound files and export WAV files for MikuMikuDance.
The song I had chosen had a long instrumental “intro”, a long instrumental “break” in the middle, and a bunch of artful clatter at the end of the piece… using Audacity, I simply cut those bits out of my new version of the song. My song went from nearly four minutes down to about exactly 2-1/2 minutes… perfect!
I then used a couple of my old WAV files for Laughter and Applause as a way to add some life to my MMD animation. NOW it sounds like it’s actually on-stage in front of a live audience! … or, at least, like it has a laugh-track and an applause-track!
YOU can DOWNLOAD my “Laughter and Applause” tracks…
Just visit the downloads page on Zero-to-450.com… and download “Reggies WAVs.ZIP”
It WORKS! …
It’s amazing how adding laughter and applause “lightens-up” the whole piece… makes it very friendly.
NOW I am looking for some MACHO MMD men models for my stage performance… TOUGH to FIND tough guys for MMD…!
So far, I have a “cheap nightclub” stage (by Trackdancer Productions), my TDA Gakupo model and a couple of stand-ins just to help me visualize my project.
It’s “still early days”… I am looking forward to seeing WHAT I come up with as my project develops… I know that it will evolve quite a bit as I get into this MMD animation.
Have FUN with MikuMikuDance!
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