Maybe accurate was a bad choice. I was meaning since there is only one one chart it would have to be like an absolute center line, as opposed to say drums or guitar where a medium level chart is not as accurate as the expert chart. Maybe correct, full, or 1:1 would have been a better choice of words.
i always assumed HMX used a program like melodyne or autotune to aid them in making sure the charts were accurate.
well, there is this program called frets on fire (FoFiX) and it now supports the ability to play vocals and stuff. i've tried it and it works fine with my rb mic, but it's very glitchy cause it's new and still in a beta phase. they do have a program for it that lets you chart songs into midi's (it's called EOF), but idk if you can chart vocals yet, but if you can, then that would be great free unlimited practice right there
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Though I'm not sure if it's exactly practical to the Network, look over at the ScoreHero software side... they have a great tutorial on how to chart vocals!
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Most of the Rock Band charts are very well done, as there are sites that people upload them to that REQUIRE high-quality, all instruments. I'm one of em, I haven't specifically tried vocals though. Heck, some of the Wii-specific ones have animations. But this thread isn't one about if custom charts are good. In short: Read those guides, they DO work.