Time+Space a site affiliated with Zero-G that distributes samples, sound libraries, and virtual instruments interviews Robert Hedin the creator of “Anarobik“, an alias for Vocaloid Lola that acts as the lead singer and ‘stage name’ of Robert’s electronic music projects.
How did Vocaloid Lola first come to your attention? What was it about the product that prompted you to buy it?
I’m sure I discovered Lola by browsing the internet. I had the concept of anaROBIK several years before I had the idea of using a Vocaloid. Once I started listening to the demos of Vocaloids, it became obvious rather quickly that Vocaloid was the technology of choice, and Lola was the one I wanted to work with. I think she has the most versatile voice that can be placed in a very wide range of musical settings, and it just seems to work. I really wanted a voice that allows me a lot of creative freedom, I didn’t want to be stylistically trapped by a voice, and I don’t feel that I am with Lola.
aniROBIK is a great example of “Vocaloid as a Software” rather than “Vocaloid as a Character” where the Vocaloid is transformed by the artist into something unique and can go beyond the limitations of their boxart using the artist’s creativity as a medium.
Thats right its been a year already, or two in the case of Sonika (No, you are not getting old. No, you do not look fat in that dress.)
Originally released July 14, 2009 Sonika is the fifth Vocaloid created by Zero-G and the third English speaking Vocaloid to use the Vocaloid 2 software. She later became the first Vocaloid to enter Greater China.
Tonio released in 2010 originally supposed to have been released in June ended up being delayed till July 14th when according to Sonika “he had a sore throat”. The first male Vocaloid 2 to be released by Zero-G he sometimes doesn’t get quite enough love due to his specialized usage as a partner to Prima.
There seems to have a serious lack of coverage of Ecapsule Co., Ltd., our friends in Taiwan. While other blogs might not care about these Engloid ports and redesigns, ‘Engloid’ is not only our middle name but our first and last name too!
First will take a look at Ecapsule the company, what they did with Sonika, the finally the latest of the Engloid imports with eCapsule Corp’s take on Zero-G’s Prima & Tonio as well as PowerFX’s Big Al & Sweet Ann.
Our first Video Spotlight is from Puffihn who has just returned from a 5 month YouTube hiatus and once again shows her Engloid mastery with a very clear and powerful Miriam in his latest Vocaloid Original “Sunset”.
I HAVE RETURNED
Yes, I am alive! First I would like to thank everyone who subscribed while I was gone. I would have liked to thank you all individually. Also thanks to people who checked up on me. I saw the messages so late that I was too afraid to respond… oh I am so terrible ; ;
Aw heck, thanks everyone! I love you all xD
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