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UTAU Plugins Tutorial by shinamiEBA UTAU Plugins Tutorial by shinamiEBA
Five bajillion people have asked me how to properly install and use Plugins on UTAU. So, despite how there's probably other tutorials on this (I'm too lazy to search), I decided to piece one together because I'm too lazy to do a video on it.

Sorry you all have to suffer through my handwriting. Why I didn't type the things is beyond me.

Like I say in it, try to figure out what went wrong if it isn't showing up/it isn't performing its function, and if nothing works THEN ask me and I'll try to help you work it out. Also, please please PLEASE tell me if I forgot something or said something wrong in this tutorial.

Hope this helps people!

ALSO. Since I know people will ask about it, here's where you can get the Romaji to Hiragana plugin:…
UTAU Plugin Directory is here (All Japanese site; just scroll down to the table):…
I'm having trouble finding the thread on UTAforum that explains the useful ones. Feel free to dig around for tips, plugins, how-tos, and stuff on these UTAforum boards:……
IF YOU'RE USING A 4.0 OR LATER VERSION OF UTAU: To get plugins to work you need to go to Tools > Options > Others and check the box next to "Output..." and make sure the box below says "(All)".

NOTE that some plugins may not work without Japanese local or AppLocale. Many rely on Japanese inside .txt files, which turns to gibberish without the locale change, so I am unsure what will work and what won't.

UTAU (c) Ameya
Plugins (c) Creators (I don't remember who made the CV to VCV and Romaji to Hiragana plugins...)
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Mahaabi Featured By Owner May 11, 2018
Hi. I know it might be an old tutorial.. but I need help. Here I go : it's been 4 months I installed UTAU and I've lost all of my courage using it. I installed romantokana, having my locale and even my keyboard in japanese, but even though it just says "romantokana" in the plugins folder and on the .txt, it still turns my lyrics into gibberish. It really never works. So I went here and tried to install the CVC or something, but the name isn't in japanese either and I can't change it, permission denied, needs to be an administrator or something like that. All the plugins are in the RIGHT folder, but it just won't change. I'm getting really angry and that makes me wants to uninstall UTAU even though I really wanted to try it. I don't think I can make it without help. I also put the - I don't remember - something output on "all", as you said, but that doesn't change anything. I can't find any solution, so here I go asking you for the ultimate help before I definitely get rid of UTAU because I can't get the romaji to hiragana to work.
Gatouyon Featured By Owner Edited Feb 18, 2018
can anybody help me and tell me why my pitch edit is not working?? like i can edit the pitch in and do the pitch but when i press ok the pitch that i edited is not there and nothing changed help plz
Florasensi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Hobbyist
Can anyone tell me how to change UTAU into an English Version?
NO---YES Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i tried changing the name and not changing the name but NO MATTER WHAT I DO. I SWEAR. It just doesnt show up and yes i have reloaded it several times!
Jono997 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
Thank you for mentioning that last bit about setting output to all. I had to reset my laptop months ago and afterwards, the advanced pitch editor plugin didn't work, but now it does!
OliverV4X Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
AstrixZCreator Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FantomNova Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the second tutorial I've tried for this but I still can't get my plugins to show up help plz? :( *puppy eyes* 
Dream-Paint Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you put the plugin in a folder? 
FantomNova Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Plugins folder
NEPHNASHINE-P Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
link is broken
itznuriin Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
Is it nescessary to have JPlocale / AppLocale?
Shirubakasai Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It refuses to let me change the fucking name

And if I load it into UTAU anyway it gives me an error because  something with the fuking Java data isn't righ. Ugh. Fml
Kurarachaan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
Wtf, I don't have the Utau folder.. Just the icone which send me to the program :c Or I don't see the folder, but I looked for it everywhere..
Kurarachaan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
Ahh, nvm, I just found it ! I'm an idiot..
Ponixirma Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Student Interface Designer
VeggieTheTriangle Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
i tried using back2 but it wouldnt show up on the plug ins menu
TheDailyKagamine Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I tried using kana to roma (ChieP), but it stays in hiragana. How to fix? (I'm using a VB that's encoded in romaji and hiragana.)
0w0Chloe0w0 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
I want to download the Plugin called "Betauchi Sien Plugin".
However, this URL has become impossible to download it gone.
Since Plugin author is set to "re-distribution OK", please re-upload someone Waaaah! 
Jasket Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
I managed to install the plug-in correctly, I think, but it keeps giving me a "permission denied" error whenever I try to use it. (I'm trying to use the CV to VCV plug-in). Does anybody know how to fix it?
tuongstg Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
help! i can't open up zteer's pitch editor plugins! i done everything like run the program as compability of windows 98/ME, changing my pc to japanese location, format, but it's still keep out saying "120.00 is not a valued floating point"!
Otaku4life1023 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!excited happy 
Supersonia Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
I've tried everything, all the tips you and others gave, but I still can't get any of my plugin's to show up in the program, i'm at the point of giving up. I don't know what to do ;___; [Using version 4.18]
XxHatsuneMikuV2xX Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FlowerPalette Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Hey someone have a hiragana to romaji plugin???? pleeeeeeease :'(
piegirl333 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist…

scroll down a little and look for it :)
FlowerPalette Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
thank you but i have go there and i didn't find anything.. :(
piegirl333 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its called the Romaji to Hiragana, Hiragana to Romaji UST Converter by ChieP  and it is on there.... just look again its near the top
FlowerPalette Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
i find it but steel it dosen't work i have tried anything.. 
dionn12345678910 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
dont work keeps only replacing the pluging exe with the other plug in. An only allows one plug in to work >.<
clacla2013 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Link for the Romaji to Hiragana is dead... ; v ;
Jean-Jeano Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The link for the Romaji to hiragana plugin in is dead.. :'(
NastyLemon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Hey i'm getting an error to get on UTAForum could i get the Romaji To Hiragana Plugin Please? ;w; I BEG YOU 
PoisonedMapleLeaf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014

where did you get the english ver. of utau?
imgodmc Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you can also download the english version of UTAU in the v0.4.18e one
honeylen Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ty 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000x
Kitkat-Paints Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
p.s earlier, i did the hira to roma

the plugin ran, but.. it didnt change to romaji. it stayed hiragana. ._. then i changed it. and its doing the error

Sorry for double comment, i forgot to mention this ^^|l'
Kitkat-Paints Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I got both roma to hira and hira to roma

my problem is that when i start it, a box pop up and says ''cannont read table file'' 
what does that mean? my locale works, and i tried applocale. Nothing worked. i even re-did everything. its still freaking out like that.
Can you please help me? 
here's the pic of the error:
Help Me! Plugin problem! by KitKat-Kittykat  
Ashley-andRed Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I get same error in english...mine says "access denied. 120.00 is an invalid floating point".
s566 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Help I click reoladed and plugin and nothing happens ;-;
SuperAvanto Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG thank you for this!!! I was having so much trouble but now it's working! ;w; Thank you!
Supurreme Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I`l having some trouble with the romaji to hira plugin....I have it installed, and my locale is in japanese, but it wont do anything when I try to use it in UTAU
TheRainbowMonstaa Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gosh, thank you so much!! ♥
Reon046 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :iconcutiesmileplz:
furemi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry, but I know I already posted a comment, but I left something out. Whenever I hit "play" something pops up that says "Failed to generate wav file. Please check the settings." Anyway I can fix that? So my Utau actually sings? Because I am getting no sound. (I thought my problem was everything was in romaji instead of hiragana, but I made one, and only one, symbol hiragana, and that still popped up when I hit play)
furemi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Okay, I got it to appear, but whenever I use it, nothing happens. My lyrics stay in romaji. Any clue what's going on? (and I did use Tools > Options > Others and all of that because I have a 4.0 version) 
hetalianosebleed Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it says: can not find script file "C:\Program Files (x86)\UTAU\plugins\diphonize\diphonize.js".    the file shows up in tools, but wont work! (my local is in japan right now to, but the keyboard is in English.)
Zeryuo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It saved my life TuT
yoichi-masaki Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
the link for the romanji converter leads to spam
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