It’s an upbeat tune about infinite possibilities and an indomitable spirit. Prima has a confident voice and a bit of an attitude singing about how anyone can to do anything, if they put their mind to it.
In the statement he apologizes on how VocaTone has handled the contest, confirms that the vocal sample was indeed Yohioloid, albeit in an unfinished work-in-progress form, goes over how the winning art was selected, and talks about YOHIO’s latest happenings including how he recently placed second in the Melodifestivalen Eurovision song contest.
You can find Bil Bryan’t full statement here, as a response to the article we published, and quoted in full below:
Hi, Bil from PowerFX here – It´s great to see such passion amongst Vocaloid users. I would just like to set the record straight on a few things and apologize for the way the contest was run.
The demo that was leaked is from a beta version and is not finished. I have no idea who leaked it and we did pass it around to a few people to get feedback. Remember it is a BETA version! Also, Yamaha did not pick the cover YOHIO did. YOHIO in March took part in the Melodifestivalen in Sweden a nationally televised event where the winner represents Sweden in the Eurovision song contest.
Yohio won the Swedish vote but became second because they had other counties voting. YOHIO in his gracious runner up concession endeared himself to many and this brought on an immediate tour of concerts and performances all over Sweden on top of planned Japanese, Swedish and English album releases this spring So having him review over 200 submissions was not easy.
Finally when he was in Stockholm for a TV appearance he came by our office and we once again reviewed every submission and selected one but YOHIO asked for the artist to change something before he would accept it, it took a couple days but it was done and then we announced. Then we could announce the runners up but then we wanted them reviewed again to make sure.
It was our mistake just not to communicate the delay better – apologies from PowerFX.
With the above statement we finally have some insight into how the contest was conducted, how the winners were selected, and what the root cause of the delays were. As stated in our original article Bil emphasized that all details are subject to change as Yohioloid is a Vocaloid still under active development.
For those that missed it, or are not subscribed to the Zero-G’s Email Newsletter there are still a few days left on their 2013 Spring Sales Event. For a limited time only almost ALL their products are 30% off!
This sales includes all their Vocaloid products including their recently released Vocaloid 3 Avanna. That’s right for a limited time only you can get Avanna for $69.99, the lowest price we have seen since her release!
Before we begin let this be clear. Everything in the following news post are ‘leaked’ and come from un-official sources. After further investigation the Engloids.Info staff felt that the news was to groundbreaking as not to make public. So thus we share it with you under the caveat that everything you see and hear below are subject to change, as a public debut of Yohioloid has not yet been made.
For the uninformed “Yohioloid” is the upcoming Vocaloid from VocaTone/PowerFX said to be voiced by the Swedish born Kevin Johio Lucas Rehn Eires, but performing under the stage name ‘YOHIO’. The upcoming voice-bank is expected to be a bi-lingual with support for both English and Japanese. You can view our previous coverage on Yohioloid’s announcement at VocaTone/PowerFX’s Upcoming Bilingual Vocaloid Announed.
Wow, Vortex11316 must be the most featured producer on this blog. For good reason, he produces great music, is receptive to feedback, and always takes the time to forward us his latest happenings. This song, titled ‘You Take’ is his first Avanna original, and highlights some of her best qualities.
This is my first creation with Avanna and I have been very impressed with her soft voice, articulation, and range of expression. The quiet middle section of this song was written specifically to showcase this. I think her voice opens up a lot of new musical opportunities for a more subtle side of Vocaloids. I’m currently working on an “unplugged” acoustic version of my first song, Morning light, that I’m hoping will fit her voice well.
This isn’t Vortex’s only work featuring Avanna either. Morning Light Unplugged is the acoustic Avanna remixed version of Morning Light, a song we have spotlighted here on Engloids.Info in past.