Friday, September 10, 2010

More Miku!

Sorry haven't posted something lately, I'm really busy lately >.<

At first Yamaha did not intent to make vocaloid anime related in any way, they wanted Computer synthesized singing voices, but no singer wanted do sell it's voice so Crypton Future Media had to ask voice actors, which explains why most Vocaloids sound like anime characters.
For marketing purposes the artist KEI designed anime-style avatars for each vocaloid.
(If you look up Vocaloid, you'll find out that there are many more Vocaloids, I decided to concentrate on Crypton's Miku, Rin, Len, Luka and Meiko since they're the most popular and successful ones)

Some Information about Miku:
Age:                         16
Height:                     158 cm (5'3")
Weight:                    42 kg (92.4lbs)
Optimum genre:      Pop idol, pop dance               
Optimum tempo:     70 ~ 150 BPM
Optimum range:      A # 3 ~ E # 5
Character Item:      Leek

Some notable Miku songs:

Hatsune Miku - When the first Love ends

Song by ryo

Hatsune Miku - Nebula

Song by tripshots
PV by Sub-Stef

Hatsune Miku - Melt

Song by Supercell

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Just a few Vocaloid songs

Hmm... just posting some vocaloid songs... if you have any questions leave a comment i'll try to answer asap.

Hatsune Miku - World is mine

Song by Supercell

Hatsune Miku - Anti-Digitalism

Song by Utsu-P

Kagamine Rin - Ouka Ryouran

Song by Machigeriita-P
Real guitar played by NANA(Yaoi-P)

Megurine Luka - Liberate

Song by Yama△

Monday, September 6, 2010

Megurine Luka

Crypton's third Vocaloid, and first bilingual (japanese & english) Vocaloid is Megurine Luka(CV03), Yū Asakawa, a popular japanese Seiyū and singer gave Luka her voice.
Megurine Luka was released in January 30, 2009.

Megurine Luka - New Romancer

by Mentai Rocker

Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka - Annihilator

by utata-P

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Kagamine Rin & Len

About 5 months after Hatsune Miku(CV01*) was released Crypton Future Media released Kagamine Rin & Len(CV02) in December 27, 2007 a japanese female and a male Vocaloid, their voices were provided by Asami Shimoda a japanese seiyū and actress, which isn't uncommon since young boys are often dubbed by adult females. 
People often think Rin & Len were twins or just siblings, which is not true, according to their names (Kagami - Mirror, Ne - Sound, Rin which does not mean right but stands for it and Len for left) Rin and Len are mirror reflections of eachother.

*CV = consonant-vowel, it means that the voicebank is based on consonants followed by a vowel or single vowels:
ki ka ke ko ku ha he hi ho hu sa se si so su etc. just like japanese syllables (see here)

Kagamine Rin & Len - Adolescence

Illustrations by 田村ヒロ
Title/Logo by タイトルロゴ
Lyrics by orange
Animation by シグナルP


In the most of the VocaRock songs Hatsune Miku's voice is more or less modded and is called Hagane Miku (Hagane - Steel).
I think I'm going to post some more VocaRock songs by Hatsune / Hagane Miku in the future.

Hatsune Miku - Whiteout Overline

music & lyrics: by Shomi
Illustration by ewe

Hatsune Miku - hidden AGENDA

Made by Itachima-P
Lyrics by Nayuta Touka
Illustration by Daisy

Friday, September 3, 2010


Meiko is another Vocaloid released in November 5, 2004 by Crypton Future Media.
Meiko Haigō, a professional japanese singer provided her Voice.

MEIKO - Nostalogic

in this song Meiko's voice was modded to sound more loli like

Thursday, September 2, 2010

About Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) is a singing synthesizer application and its female character, developed by Crypton Future Media. It uses Yamaha Corporation's Vocaloid synthesizing technology. Her voice is sampled from Japanese seiyuu (voice actress) Saki Fujita.

Crypton released the first of their "Character Vocal Series", Hatsune Miku, on August 31, 2007.
On April 30, 2010, an updated version of Miku called Hatsune Miku Append was released containing a package of six different tones of Miku's voice:
  • Soft (gentle, delicate voice)
  • Sweet (young, chibi voice)
  • Dark (mature, heartbroken-like voice)
  • Vivid (bright, cheerful voice)
  • Solid (loud, clear voice)
  • Light (innocent, heavenly voice)
This was the first time a Vocaloid has such a release and more Append are reported from Crypton Future Media at later dates.

Hatsune Miku Dark Append - Hirari, Hirari

Source: Wikipedia

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Miku's Birthday

Japan's virtual diva Miku Hatsune turned 3 yesterday, let's say Happy belated Birthday!

Hatsune Miku - Koi wa Sensou