Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Vocaloid - Brief Summary

Kagamine Rin ChibiNow this one my favourites ^-^. Vocaloid is a computer music program that synthesizes singing in Japanese. Developed by Crypton Future Media, it utilizes Yamaha's Vocaloid2 technology with specially recorded vocals of voice actors. To create a song, the user must input the melody and lyrics. A piano roll type interface is used to input the melody and the lyrics can be entered on each note. The software can change the stress of the pronunciations, add effects such as vibrato, or change the dynamics and tone of the voicem, Awesome huh ? so what that got to do with chibis ?

Each Japanese Vocaloid is given an anime-type character with specifications on age, height, weight, and musical forte (as in the type of music, range and tempo). The characters of the first three installments of the series are created by illustrator Kei.

The character(s) are very popular, and in fact, A Hatsune Miku (the most popular vocaloid character) manga called Hikōshiki Hatsune Mix began serialization in the Japanese manga magazine, Comic Rush on November 26, 2007, published by Jive. The manga is drawn by Kei, the original character designer for Hatsune Miku. A second manga called Hachune Miku no Nichijō Roipara! drawn by Ontama began serialization in the manga magazine Comp Ace on December 26, 2007, published by Kadokawa Shoten. Somehow this is reminding me with Moetan, also a an anime character type in english language study book series, which had an anime series of it (but no manga, contrary to Vocaloid).

I also (finally) made a banner for this website. Kagamine Rin, Hatsune Miku and Kagamine Ren (Left - Right)