In an email response to XeyOiz of Vocaloidism, Dom Keeffe of Zero-G revealed the name of their upcoming Vocaloid 3 to be “Avanna”. He had no further details to report but the release date is expected to be ‘soon’.
August marks the end of Zero-G’s annual summer sale. For those that didn’t pick anything up when we first reported it now is your chance. Zero-G is wrapping up the end of their Summer Sale with additional discounts.
The Vocaloid 2s Sonika, Prima, Tonio are available for $69.99/£44. For those interested in some of the original VOCALOIODs LEON, LOLA, and MIRIAM can be found at Zero-G’s Download Store for $39.99. These prices represent some of their lowest prices to date! If you have been looking to buy a Vocaloid now is your chance.
Stellar Factory finally uploaded their first PV and this one is a doosey. Their first finished PV is “You and I’ll Fly Away” by our very own Kodakami! This is a stellar start for Stellar Factory and hopefully we will see more collabs like this soon!
Not only is this a completely animated PV, but it also features a completely remastered version of the song. It features a revised and re-EQed version of the vocal track made for the PV. If you missed the original version of this song, and the great art by Myst check out it out here.
A large-scale collaboration project is now underway and its team includes many veteran Vocaloid contributors that you may already be familiar with. The project is headed by Sappokei of #vocaloid-fanclub, and includes others like Myst, Peachbite, myself and more.
The goal of project “Stellar Factory” is to create a series of PVs (promotional videos) to promote Vocaloid originals in the West, as well as provide a support group to inspire, encourage, and support others to create their own fully animated PVs to Vocaloid music.
“Stellar Factory’s mission is to promote the creation of promotional videos to the western Vocaloid scene.”
~ Stellar Factory Mission Statement
Since the project is PV centric they don’t have any plans to produce music, but instead hope to work with established and upcoming producers who already make original music, and collaborate to make PVs to promote their work, and showcase some of the best works the west has to offer.
In a surprising turn of events Yamaha has finally decided to catch up with the times and embrace social media by creating an official VOCALOID Facebook page. They announced plans to make the page a hub of information on Vocaloid and Vocaloid usage including, interviews, guides, events, news, and more.
As of yet the page is still empty, but they do have two English language press releases:
In the first they go over what they want to do with the page, what VOCALOID is, and how VOCALOID is the technology that powers Hatsune Miku.