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AX2014 Vocaloid Panel

Thoughts on “Mirai no Neiro -The Sound of the Future-” Panel @ AX 2014

Its a bit delayed but welcome to the first of Engloids.Info’s recap coverage of AnimeExpo 2014. First up is a VocaRant article where Executive Editor ‘Hentai’ shares his thoughts on “Mirai no Neiro -The Sound of the Future-” AnimeExpo’s annual Vocaloid panel hosted by D.P.H. (Delusion Production House). For those unfamiliar with Mirai no Neiro’s basic format it consists of a host/translator along with a panel of 3-5 Vocaloid producers who…

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VocaRant: A Voclaoid in My Hand, 3D Volumetric Holographic Printing

Inspired by a book on Holography they had read as a kid a pair of entrepreneur inventors have developed a technique they are calling “Volumetric 3D Printing”. Unlike traditional 3D printing which involves extruding plastic into shapes and forming 3D objects, theirs involves printing on to plastic slides an image, these slides are held together by machine oil and a special case, and a holographic 3D image can be found within them as they are put side by side, as seen in the GIF above.

MikuExpo 2016 Adds Option for a Concert in Your Town

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In a merch campaign promoting the MikuExpo 2016 Tour along with the official Hatsune Miku Expo 2016 E.P. special edition compilation album the organisers have setup a PledgeMusic campaign to help raise additional funds for the tour as well as give fans the chance to bring Miku to their own town.

For those unfamiliar PledgeMusic operates similar to Kickstarter in that it is an all-or-nothing style crowdfunding platform that specifically targets musicians and music fans. The campaign offers a variety of rewards including the MikuExpo 2016 EP, tour t-shirts, multicolor glowsticks, concert credits and more.

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Vocaloid 4 Dex and Daina Release, Special Launch Discount

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We are proud to announce that Zero-G have released their much anticipated Vocaloid 4 voicebanks “Dex” and “Daina” male and female virtual singers. Though released as a pair and not available as a bundle Zero-G are offering them at a special introductory price.

For a limited time both Dex and Daina will be on sale for $49.99, $20 off their MSRP of $69.99 , making the pair less than $100 total if bought right now. Get them while you can both as Vocaloid and as a deal, it doesn’t get much better than this!

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PowerFX Pulls the Curtain, Presents Vocaloid 4 Ruby

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Without much fanfare, not even a tweet on their official twitter, PowerFX has released Vocaloid 4. In a surprise turn of events on the official product listing and latest demo by VocaloidMaster (embedded below) there is no official character artwork. Instead, they feature a set of stage curtains being drawn and the text “Presenting Ruby”.

This strange release decision is likely related to the controversy previously covered in Behind the Scenes: PowerFX & Vocaloid 4 Ruby. With so much furor and pushback over the AnimeExpo reveal event’s character art PowerFX may have chosen to sidestep the controversy by not including anything whatsoever. Its unclear whether the software splash is similarly art-less as none of the Engloids.Info staff have purchased the product yet.

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“Mirai no Neiro” and “IA ROCKS” Concerts @ HyperJapan (London, England)

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VocaEuro reports that HyperJapan, a convention in London England, is going to be hosting not one, but two different Vocaloid events totaling 5 concerts across 3 days. They are “free” to anyone attending the convention but space will be limited so do arrive early. The full schedule for events can be found here.

Mirai no Neiro Sessions: Friday, Saturday (Morning), Sunday
IA ROCKS Sessions: Saturday (Afternoon), Sunday

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Yamaha USA Stocks Vocaloid 4 Products, Cyber Diva Now Available to America

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In a surprise turn of events the Yamaha USA has added physical editions of the VOCALOID 4 Editor, VOCALOID 4 Editor for Cubase, and Cyber Diva to their webstore under “Music Production Software”. This is the first instance of Yamaha incorporating Vocaloid with their famous Music Production Tool lineup which includes synthesizers, stage pianos, pixers, pocket recorders, interfaces, studio monitors, midi controllers, and plug-in boards.

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