K first of all I'm so sorry for not replying to anyone yet but I will eventually get to all my messages!So sorry OTL I'm more active on Twitter nowadays.
Okay, so first of all, I've seen a lot of people quitting UTAU lately due to (what I consider) the stupidest reasons. Things along the lines of "Oh I'm not popular!" or "I get so many negative comments!"
So I'll get straight to the point.
Don't quit for those reasons. UTAU should be for your own enjoyment.
There's a reason why you haven't been noticed yet or get so much negative feedback. Something is obviously not adding up in what you are doing, be it voicebank quality, accent, mixing, or whatever. Don't be discouraged by that fact! No one was amazing from the start.
If your stuff isn't being noticed, put more work into it. A 7 pitch VCV doesn't just appear out of thin air. You don't just wake up one morning and learn all the secrets to otoing or recording.
When you receive negative comments, analyze what those people are saying, and fix those mistakes. Don't just go like "Oh, they don't like my stuff... I shouldn't do anything anymore." If you have that attitude, you'll never get anywhere.
I don't like using myself as an example, but I have had some success recently. And I don't think I can really say something for other people's UTAUs, since I don't know them like my own and what they've been through.
So, when I started UTAU, I was all hyped up like "OMG people are gonna love my bank!!! It's gonna be amazing!!!" Provided that if any of you have heard Kiaru's ACT1, it sounds like complete shit. Heck, I didn't know how to pronounce Japanese or oto a bank at the time. People commented on it all the time saying what was wrong with it. Of course I was discouraged, but I thought, "Hey, if I fix these things, maybe people will like him!" So I fixed some of the stuff, and attempted to learn how to oto. But of course, my ACT1 bank still sounded really bad in the end.
That was when I decided that I needed to make his next bank even better. I started to look up ways to record banks, how to oto, and looked at what microphones I could buy for better quality. I blew $200 (would've been $300~400, but I got them during a holiday season so they were on sale) on my microphone set, learned how to record/oto vcv/cv, and upped my drawing game. From that, people began to notice Kiaru and know who he was. And now, I've made his 7-pitch VCV bank, and language extends, he's being noticed. The other day, a Japanese person used Kiaru, and posted a video on nico nico douga. I didn't even know that had happened until they messaged me on Twitter. It's been over two years since Kiaru's first bank, and there is a clear improvement (I sound cocky when I say that, but I really do hope there was an improvement from his ACT1 to his ACE powerscale)
Granted, you don't have to blow that much money on your recording equipment or record a 7-pitch VCV, but do try to improve from your mistakes. Hard work PAYS OFF in the end.
If all you're looking for is to get popular in the UTAU fandom, you won't become popular.
If all you do about negative comments is wallow in self-pity, you won't improve.
THE WORLD IS NOT A KIND PLACE WHEN YOU LEAVE DEVIANTART KEEP THAT IN MIND
UTAUs like Namine Ritsu, Gahata Meiji, Matsudappoiyo, Kiei, and Karasu Yuutsukoe don't just get amazing banks just from their creators sitting there and not doing anything. WORK was put into them.
USE UTAU FOR YOUR OWN SELF-ENJOYMENT AND IF YOU TRULY WISH TO IMPROVE, PUT SHITTONS OF WORK INTO YOUR UTAU/WORK IT WILL PAY OFF
P.S. Sorry if this journal was a bit harsh I was really just sick and tired of people leaving for stupid reasons
P.P.S. I love to help people with their UTAUs so if you need help or know someone who does, don't hesitate to ask! ^.^