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…
So you’re interested in writing your own original Engloid song (or maybe even just a cover), but you don’t know where to start. No problem.Read more »
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.
Interlink Co., Ltd., the registry operator for the “.moe” gTLD generic top-level domain is hosting an “Idoloid” contest for UTAU & Vocaloid voicebanks. With a grand prize of 200,000 JPY (approx $1,850 USD) and five runner up prizes of 10,000 JPY (approx $90 USD) the contest challenges users to create music for Moe-tan the domain registry’s mascot. Interlink has provided three sets of pre-written lyrics for entrants to write their music around…Read more
After a catastrophic failure of their old forum software UtaForum turned to the community to help Kickstart their transition to the commercial forum software XenForo. Now, toward the end of the campaign with less than 72 hours in their funding period the campaign stands at 176% funded with some 31 backers supporting their project.
Showing his support for the project Vocaloid/UTAU producer baggagelizard-P even contributed an original song to the campaign. We are not sure if we are the first Kickstarter to have its own theme song but we are certainly the first to use singthesizers like Vocaloid or UTAU.Read more
It is about that time of the year again. As part of Zero-G’s annual summer sale the Vocaloid publisher has announced their lowest prices to date. The Vocaloids Sonika, Prima, and Tonio are on sale for $50 each through the Zero-G Download Shop.
Note: This promotional pricing is ONLY through the Zero-G Download Shop. Digital downloads through each Vocaloid’s official websites [name]-vocaloid.com are NOT discounted and still retail for the $69.99 regular price.Read more
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…Read more
In this week’s “Today I Learned” Polygon’s Editor at Large Chris Plante tackles what it is to be a pop star, the existential crisis many real idols face during the end of their limelight, Justin Beiber’s recent public breakdown and how this all compares to ‘virtual idols’ such as Hatsune Miku. It examines what it means to be a star, how these stars interact with the public at large, and answers the question “Is a Virtual Popstar Better than a Human Popstar” using Hatsune Miku vs Justin Beiber as proxies for the argument.Read more