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VocaDB editing FAQ

Are songs with human vocals allowed on VocaDB?

Generally no, with some exceptions.
  • The song was published together on an album with Vocaloid (or UTAU) songs.
  • The song has multiple Vocaloid covers (at least 5, by different artists) on VocaDB, and it's not already on UtaiteDB.

Are instrumental songs allowed on VocaDB?

Instrumental songs by Vocaloid producers are allowed on VocaDB to some degree, but try to keep the number small and quality high. Prefer only adding instrumental songs by artists who already have a significant number of Vocaloid/UTAU songs in the database.

Rationale: so far this hasn't been a problem, and we don't have a partner site for cataloguing these instrumental songs.

If a Vocaloid song was released simultaneously with a human vocals version, which one is the original?

On VocaDB we give preference to the Vocaloid version, unless the artist clearly indicated that the version with human vocals should be original.

I think that the song is using an append (or other version than indicated), but can't confirm. Which voicebank should I use?

In general you should use the voicebank indicated by the artist. If you have a strong reason to believe that the voicebank is an append or other variation, such as Vocaloid 3 upgrade of the voicebank, you can use that knowledge to use that voicebank instead, but please mention that in the edit notes, song notes or comments.

Rationale: all information on VocaDB should be verifiable, meaning there's a clear way to confirm it by checking the official source.

See this blog post for more information.

If an album was released as multiple editions (such as regular/limited), is there need to create separate entries?

Generally no, unless the tracklists are different or the editions were released at different times. Additional discs, different cover and catalog number are allowed without the need to create separate entry.

However, the differences between different editions (especially additional discs) should be clearly mentioned in the album description.

For album entries with multiple editions, apply the multiple editions tag.

Rationale: albums with multiple editions are more of a rule than exception, and splitting the editions into multiple entries provides little additional value.