Hey all! Is anybody in touch with the admins of usdb.animux.de?
The fact that duet tags have never been supported have been a pain in the butt for many, but now increasingly songs with rap notes („R“) are being uploaded and the upload code simply throws out the respective lines which effectively renders the song file to be unusable.
I would assume that this requires only minor changes to the upload (PHP?) code to support duets and rap notes, but I was unable to reach any one of the admins directly.
Any help/suggestions appreciated.
I know this has been discussed several times before…
In a line of lyrics, does a space between two words belong at the end of the first word or before the second word? If it is after, should the last syllable in the line end with a space or not?
I remember that I had this discussion with brunzel years ago and the consensus was that they go BEFORE the next syllable (which sounds counterintuitive now…). That’s why the corresponding task in UltraStar Manager shifted spaces from the end of one syllable to the beginning of the next syllable.
Now from what I remember discussing with @basisbit, it is the other way round (which to me makes more sense, as the start of a note/syllable should start with the syllable and not with its leading space, otherwise the highlighting and the scoring will be slightly wrong) and I changed the task in UltraStar Manager to carry out the opposite, that is to shift spaces in front of syllables to the end of the previous syllable.
So far so good. Now I was wondering how USDX (and Play, for that matter) handles the fact that songs of both types are out there? Wouldn’t songs with spaces in front of syllables be slightly off and should that be compensated in the timing (or better: corrected, at least when editing and saving the song)?
Does anyone know how the Spanish version of UltraStar Worldparty solved the task of singing against each other online?
The other day, I had a zoom call with a friend (who is not experienced with UltraStar, but enjoys singing) and she proposed to sing karaoke together via zoom. So I shared my UltraStar screen, she took her smartphone to look up the lyrics and we sang together (sound went via my microphone via zoom to her speakers, but obviously my screen much so much delayed that she read the lyrics from her smartphone). All in all not very satisfactory, but as a first start, we did have much fun.
I know this „online singing challenge“ has been discussed many times and that the exchange of songs is more or less the (legal) problem. So far I did not have the use case for it, because I enjoyed having my friends over in person, but with the Corona pandemic still around for a while, my interest in online competition/singing together is rising….