Z Vocal Project “Ascenia.EXE” End-User License Agreement
(Last Revision Oct 28th 2023)
1.1 Z Vocal Project: Z Vocal Project, alias of Benjamin David Veneable operating according to the laws of and established in the United States of America, focused on creating singing voice databases,
1.2 Voice Database: A Voice Database is a collection of voice data that may be in a raw format, compiled format, or AI format, hereby referred to as a VD. There are several types of VDs.
1.2.1: Singing Voice Database: A VD used for engines such as UTAU, openUTAU, DeepVocal, ENUNU, NNSVS, and DIFFSINGER, used to synthesize singing from MIDI/note based data, hereby referred to as SVDs.
1.2.2: Talk Voice Database: A VD used for engines such as TacoTron2, ElevenLabs, Coeiroink, and TalqU, used to synthesize speech from user inputted phrases, hereby referred to as TVDs.
1.3.2: Conversion Voice Database: A VD Used for engines such as retrieval-based-voice-conversion (RVC), SoVITS, and DiffSVC, used to synthesize output audio based on user input audio, hereby referred to as CVDs.
1.3 Ascenia.EXE Voice Library: As of Jun 29th 2023 “Ascenia.EXE Voice Library” refers to the following voicebanks including any future versions, improvements, developments, programming fixes, updates and upgrades thereof:
1.3.1 “Ascenia.EXE CVVC”: an SVD intended for use in UTAU and OpenUTAU,
1.3.2 “Ascenia.EXE Error CVVC”: an SVD intended for use in UTAU and OpenUTAU,
1.3.3 “Ascenia.NDS”: an SVD intended for use with NNSVS or through UTAU and OpenUTAU with the plugin NNSVS,
1.3.4 “Ascenia.GCN”: a CVD that can be used on Kits.ai
1.4 Person: any natural person, legal person, or organization without a codified legal identity, also referred to as “Persons” if used in a plural form.
1.5 The User: any natural person who uses the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library under the conditions herein, is also referred to as “You” or “Your” if used in the possessive form in this Agreement.
1.6 Ascenia.EXE: Ascenia.EXE is a character by Z Vocal Project who is the mascot for the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library. Information on Ascenia.EXE can be found here https://www.zvocalproject.com/characters/ascenia/
2 General Software License
2.1 Z Vocal Project grants the User a single nonexclusive license to use the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library only on the condition that the User complies in good faith with this Agreement. The Ascenia.EXE Voice Library is and remains the sole property of Z Vocal Project. This license is non-exclusive, granting it to You shall not prohibit Z Vocal Project granting other Persons the same or different licenses.
2.2 You are not permitted to sell, sublicense, share, lease, or otherwise transfer rights to the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library to any third party. Selling, sub-licensing, sharing, leasing, or otherwise transferring rights to the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library to any third party will result in voiding of customer support for the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library for the User, and the User will no longer be able to receive technical support.
2.3 You will be given a registration code at time of purchase to prove ownership if necessary. You shall handle the registration code with care and You shall not disclose or share it with any third party. Z Vocal Project is not responsible for damages caused by inadequate management of registration code, malpractices in the usage thereof, or any usage by a third party.
2.4 The Ascenia.EXE Voice Library consists primarily of free to download voicebanks, with this license providing the provisions for commercial use mentioned in section 3. If any voicebanks in the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library are discontinued Z Vocal Project will not provide you with a new download. If a discontinued voicebank is no longer mentioned in this license, you may continue using it within the terms of the last version of the license that mentioned it.
2.4.1 Purchasing this license may provide you with a part of the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library that is not free to use or download. In the event of such a VD being discontinued a replacement download will be issued as long as a registration code is given.
2.5 You must not take any measure, such as reverse engineering, reverse compilation, or reverse assemble, etc. that result in the extraction of information such as basic concepts, structure, and machine code for this software/algorithm. You must not attempt to bypass the copyright protection technology and technical limitations of the software.
2.6 Z Vocal Project grants you the right to update the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library free of charge, within the same major version.
2.7 Upon purchasing this license or upon receiving your voicebank in the mail, you will be given the link to a google form, this only license takes effect once you fill out the google form with your registration code. This license is void if a fake name, or registration code is used, or if a duplicate registration code is used. Failure to fill out the form in a timely manner with correct information may result in works incorrectly being taken down.
3 Usage Rights and Conditions
3.1 Z Vocal Project grants the User rights to:
(1) Use of the following Ascenia.EXE Voice Library’s VDs to produce synthesized voice (such voice produced hereinafter are referred to as ‘Rendition’), without any limitation on the quantity of the Renditions and free of additional charge for each Rendition:
b.Ascenia.EXE Error CVVC
(2) Publish (“Present”) the Renditions or include the Renditions in publishable media, including but not limited to videos, CDs, DVDs, websites, podcasts, multimedia presentations, films, television, and radio broadcasts, complying with relative governing laws, non-commercially, directly or indirectly for and only for the benefits of You without any additional charge from Z Vocal Project.
(2.1) Renditions may be published to streaming services commercially without any additional charge as long as your net revenue with the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library output does not exceed $10000 USD in a year. If you exceed that amount, or know you will exceed that amount, please contact Z Vocal Project for additional licensing.
(2.2) Renditions may be used within games or interactive media as long as your net revenue with the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library output does not exceed $1000 USD in a year. If you exceed that amount, or know you will exceed that amount, please contact Z Vocal Project for additional licensing.
(3) When Publishing renditions non-commercially you may use any art of Ascenia.EXE found on the Z Vocal Project website unless explicitly stated otherwise. You may also use your own art of Ascenia.EXE or other Z Vocal Project characters as long as it meets the guidelines found here:
(3.1) As long as your net revenue with art of Ascenia.EXE or Z Vocal Project characters does not exceed $10000 USD in a year you may use your own art to accompany renditions published to streaming services. If you exceed that amount, or know you will exceed that amount, please contact Z Vocal Project for additional licensing. Above character guidelines must still be followed.
(3.2) As long as your net revenue with art of Ascenia.EXE does not exceed $1000 you may use the Ascenia.EXE character in games even if a rendition is not present. If you exceed that amount, or know you will exceed that amount, please contact Z Vocal Project for additional licensing. Above character guidelines must still be followed.
(3.3) When Publishing renditions under no circumstance may they be accompanied by AI generated images.
(3.4) As an exception to the above, you may not create or use NSFW images of the Ascenia.EXE character to accompany renditions under any circumstances.
(3.5) As an exception to the above, you may not use SFW art of the Ascenia.EXE character to accompany renditions that may be considered NSFW under any circumstance.
3.2 Under the condition that:
(1) When Presenting a Rendition, the User must not use names other than designated by Z Vocal Project to identify the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library. These designated names are as follows: “Ascenia.EXE”, “Ascenia”, “Ascenia.EXE error”, “Ascenia.NDS”, “Ascenia.GCN”, it is fine to add on version indicators. Named attribution of the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library is not required unless publishing to streaming services. The User also may not ever use the name “Benjamin”, “Dunder-P” or “Ben” to identify the VD or attribute sounds generated from it.
(1.1) When publishing renditions to streaming services one must credit “Ascenia.EXE” as a featured artist whenever possible. “Ascenia.EXE” should be a featured artist and not an album artist.
(1.2) If linking to an artist page, please use the official pages for the Ascenia.EXE character if they exist:
Apple Music: n/a Spotify: n/a
(1.3) If “Ascenia.EXE” is mistakenly credited as an album artist instead of featured artist, Z Vocal Project will remove your song from the above pages.
(1.4) Reiterating the above point, under no circumstance should you be crediting “Dunder-P” or linking your work to his Spotify page.
(2) Any compilation of the Renditions must not be Presented in isolation that facilitates the creation of derived works by a third party. For example, the creation of re-licensable sample packs from the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library is strictly prohibited.
(3) Any part of the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library or any Rendition generated from it must not be used as the input to any singing synthesis or speech synthesis model, algorithm, application or any data-driven workflow that generates singing voice or speech.
(3.1) Using this voicebank’s output data as the input data for any SVD or CVD trained or otherwise based on a someone’s voice who did not consent to such acts (Example: Using exporting Ascenia.NDS’s output data through a Hatsune Miku RVC bank or Ariana Grande RVC bank) will result in your license immediately being revoked.
(4) You must not conduct any of the following acts, or any act that may lead to such acts:
a. Erasing, deleting, modifying or falsifying the copyright information or trademarks of this VD, or any action that infringes or may infringe upon Z Vocal Project’s copyrights.
b. Slander or defamation of Z Vocal Project.
c. Any action that violates or may violate privacy.
d. Any action that is against public order and morals, or an act of disclosing obscene audio generated by the User’s usage of the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library to others.
e. Any action that interferes with the operation and usage of the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library by other users.
f. Any action that violates the governing laws.
g. Using this voicebank alongside voicebanks trained or otherwise based on a someone’s voice who did not consent to such acts.
h. Using art of the Ascenia.EXE character to train an AI model
i. Presenting Renditions alongside AI generated art
(5) You agree that Z Vocal Project reserves the right to take down any Rendition using the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library’s output or any work featuring art of the Ascenia.EXE character regardless of whether or not this license is violated.
(6) You agree to take down any work or rendition featuring the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library’s output or the Ascenia.EXE character that Z Vocal Project requests.
4 Liability Limitation of Z Vocal Project
4.1 No quality guarantee of each Rendition is made by Z Vocal Project. No function guarantee of the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library is promised by Z Vocal Project. No guarantee for the immediate access or availability to the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library when You use them. Z Vocal Project will not be liable for any loss or damage incurred by the User in using the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library.
4.2 You shall indemnify and hold harmless Z Vocal Project from any third party claims, damages, liabilities, costs and fees (including reasonable attorney fees) arising from Your usage of the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library as well as from your failure to comply with any term of this Agreement. Under no circumstances and under no legal theory will Z Vocal Project’ liability hereunder exceed the price paid by You for the Ascenia.EXE Voice Library.
4.3 Z Vocal Project will collect Your email address and contact information when You purchase this license and when you fill out the google form agreeing to its term. If necessary, Z Vocal Project will collect more information for the implementation of this Agreement. The User confirms the authorization to Z Vocal Project to do so, and Z Vocal Project shall keep such information confidential and shall only use such information for the target of this Agreement.
5 Miscellaneous Items
5.1 Z Vocal Project may change the content of this Agreement without prior notice to the User. Such modification will take effect at once when it is made. This Agreement may be terminated by the sole resolution of Z Vocal Project if You breach this Agreement.
5.2 This Agreement is deemed to have been entered into in the state of New York in the United States of America.