23 August 2015

V4 Flower - Vocaloid Character Profile

Name: V4 Flower
Gender: Female
Range: F#2-F#4
Tempo: 80 - 200 bpm
Illustrator: Miwasiba
Release date: July 16th, 2015
[Download] 10800 yen
[Upgrade] 5400 yen

On 23 April 2015, it was announced that v flower would receive an update for the VOCALOID4 engine.

According to Miwasiba, Flower is female. The reason for the boy-ish design is because 'perfect flowers' have both pistil and stamen and this design is supposedly to be the 'stamen' and the v3 flower design is the 'pistil'.

Tweet source from Miwasiba
Miwasiba also posted Flower's concept art on twitter to clear up her gender drama. Here's the concept art:

V4 Flower is actually an update for Flower from Vocaloid 3. Flower, the mascot character of the software v flower, is a VOCALOID3 library. Her voice was described by HoneyWorks as a "a charming female vocal" with a powerful, androgynous-sounding voice. The vocal allows her to have the reserved female tone needed for slow rock songs yet have the heavy sound needed for faster and more upbeat rock. She has a sad tone of voice in her bass, this is designed to give her the impression of a kuudere in nature. Her treble has a boyish sound to it.

V Flower

V4 Flower's voice

Source: Vocaloid WikiVocaloid Otaku, Twitter

10 January 2015

Answer (アンサー) - Megurine Luka Lyrics (Romaji)

Vocaloid: Megurine Luka
Music/Arrange/Mix: Dixie Flatline
Lyric: Dixie Flatline
Illust: モゲラッタ (Mogelatte)
Movie: モゲラッタ (Mogelatte)
Video Source: Youtube, Nico
Lyrics Source(s): Romaji, English (Youtube video)



Are kara nan nen tatta usurete iku keshiki
Toki wa zankoku de soshite yasashii
Kimi to kurashita machi mo yakusoku shita mirai mo
Subete wa awai hi no hikari no naka he

Tomatta hari wa sorezore no toki wo kizami hajimete
Zetsubou mo ando mo nagareta ame mo sukoshi zutsu kiete

Okashii ne soredemo uzuku n da mune no oku no daijina tokoro
Boku no na wo yobu kimi no koe wa itsumade mo azayakana mama
Kieta hazu no toge wa itsumade mo wasurenaide to sasatteru
Kono omoi wa atarashii kusari itsu itsumade mo kakaete iku

Koukai nanka ja nai tada futo kangaeru
Subete ga umaku itta sono sekai wo

Chigau deai no ato de chigau koi mo shita yo
Ima no ko to wa umaku itteru
Tatoereba arashi ga sugisatta ato no nagi
Kizutsuita kokoro iyashiteta keredo

Kisetsu ga mawaru tabi ni naze darou kimi wa yobikakeru
Kakegae no nai toki wo tomo ni shita bokutachi no kioku

Kore kara mo zutto kokoro no naka kimi wa tabun sumi tsudzukeru
Modorenai ano koro no sugata de itami wo shirazu waratteru
Kanashii ne bokura ni sube wa naku kou mo hanarete shimatta kedo
Kono omoi ga kusuburu kagiri wa itsu itsumade mo tomodachi sa



After that, many years have passed, and the scene has dimmed
Time is cruel, then kind
The town I live in with you, and the future we promised
Everything fades under the sunlight

The frozen clock hand begins to scratch away at our time
Despair relief and the washed away rain slowly fade away

That's strange, even so, an important place deep in my chest aches
And your voice that calls my name, is as vivid as always
The thorns that chould have disappeared are always piercing me, so I don't forget
These feelings are a new chain, we will carry them forever

I don't regret anything, I just suddenly think
Of a word where everything went well

After a different meeting, I would have a different love
And by now, it would have worked out well
Like the calm after a storm
My broken heart has been healed

but I wonder why every time the seasons change, you call out
To this irreplaceable, along with our memories

From now on, always, you probably will continue to live inside my heart
In that time which we can't return, our figures laugh without knowing pain
It's sad, witout means, we are separated like this
as long as these feeling are smoldered, we'll always, always just be friends

07 January 2015

Galaco NEO [New Update]

In early August 2013, a new update for galaco was shown and a demo song released for galaco's next project. In October 2013, it was confirmed galaco would be due for a spring 2014 release and that there would also be a VOCALOID NEO version.

On July 9, 2014, galaco NEO's new design and release date was revealed. galaco NEO was set to be available to download on her birthday, August 5. The download price will be ¥16,000.

The new version contains two new vocals, "Red" and "Blue", with "Red" being similar to the original vocal. This new version's voice provider is publicly confirmed to be Ko Shibasaki.
galaco RED (solid and clear)
galaco's "RED" vocal is based on her original prize version. It fixes many flaws and general annoyances with the original vocal. It is designed to be a faithful recreation of her provider's voice. It has clearer results and "brighter" characterization than galaco "Blue".
Genre: Electro, Pop, Rock, and Ballads
Tempo: 60 ~ 175BPM
Range: F2 ~ G4 
galaco BLUE (calm and full-bodied)
galaco "BLUE" is a new vocal for galaco with a different tone of voice. It is more of a supporting vocal than "Red", acting more as a back up vocal rather than a main vocal, a moodier version of the galaco vocal, and it has a deeper tone than galaco "Red".
Genre: Electro, Pop, Rock, and Ballads
Tempo: 90 ~ 195BPM
Range: E2 ~ F#4

Try galaco talk Demo ver. here.

The character design has also been updated for the NEO release, with Tomioka Jiro as the new illustrator:

Source: Vocaloid Wiki, VocaloidismOfficial Vocaloid Art

02 January 2015

Vocaloid4 Character Products [Coming Soon]

On the 20th November, YAMAHA made an official announcement regarding VOCALOID 4's release. It was announced that the release would be in December 17th, 2014

According to Wikipedia, there are some products of V4:

VY1v4 was realeasd on December 17, 2014. This is the latest version of the VY1 product. It contains 4 voices("natural", "normal", "power" and "soft") and was released on December 17, 2014, for both PC and Mac.
VY1v4 box art

A female English vocal developed by VocaTone. Ruby was originally going to be due before Christmas of 2014, however, PowerFX confirmed that she would be postponed. So her status is still in Development.

Megurine Luka V4X
Megurine Luka V4 will be released on Februari 2015 as an update from Vocaloid 2 Megurine Luka. In January, it was mentioned that a "POWER" vocal was being produced. In late December, Wat mentioned that Luka was focused with variation of "breath", in contrast to the Kagamines strength of tension.
Megurine Luka V4X

Kagamine Rin/Len V4X
Kagamine V4X package will be released in the 3rd quarter of 2015. On November 21st, Wat shared that the Kagamines are going to be a V4X title, like Luka. At this time, they were testing and implementing E.V.E.C. on the duo VOCALOIDs. In late December 2014, Wat tweeted saying the new V4 update was about 35% complete. Wat also mentioned that they were aiming for variations of strength with their vocals and control the vocals force.

Yuzuki Yukari V4
Yuzuki V4 expected for release in quarter 1 of 2015 .On 20th December, via a livestream it was announced that Yukari would receive three V4 voicebanks. As well as her whisper "Onn" (穏) voicebank; a powerful "Lin" (凛) and a natural "Jun" (純) voicebank, similar to her original V3, would be released. It was also revealed that Yukari's voicebanks could be purchased together in one package or separately.

Yuzuki Yukari V4
Jun (Natural), Onn (Whisper), Lin (Power)

SF-A2 Miki V4
SF A2 Miki V4 as an update of Vocaloid 2 is stil on the Development. Miki was the first of the VOCALOID2 vocals to be announced for the updates. There is no information yet about when it will be released on 2015.
SF-A2 Miki V4

Kaai Yuki V4
It was later confirmed that due to Yuki's original voice provider maturing, possible growl samples would have to be recorded from a new voice provider.

Kaai Yuki V4

Hiyama Kiyoteru V4
An update on the Vocaloid 2 product. There is no information yet about when it will be released.
Hiyama Kiyoteru V4

Nekomura Iroha V4
An update on the Vocaloid 2 product. There is no information yet about when it will be released.
Nekomura Iroha V4

Sources: Wikipedia, Vocaloid WikiOfficial Vocaloid Art