Author Archives: Hentai

Space+Time Interviews Robert Hedin of anaROBIK feat. Lola

Robert Hedin producer of annaROBIK feat. LOLA

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.

Interview Excerpt:

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.

Check out the full interview: @The Time+Space Blog!
Listen to Rebert’s electronica music: anaROBIK@YouTube

Happy Birthday Sonika & Tonio!

Sonika & Tonio's Taiwanese Redesign

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.

Feature: Ecapsule Overview – Engloid Redesigns

Feature: Encapsule Engloids

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.

Speaking of Capsule Corp that name makes me think of DBZ

Continue reading “Feature: Ecapsule Overview – Engloid Redesigns” »

Spotlight: [Miriam] Sunset

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

No pretty picture because I was hurrying this one out the door. But here is an mp3 – http://www.mediafire.com/?veeecu355cyi4f2

And here are those karaoke things that you’re all free to do whatever you want with! Have fun – http://www.mediafire.com/?bm0si471e676k

Engloids Blog Recruiting

Engloids Blog is looking for people who are passionate about Engloids and Vocaloid in general.

There are a variety of positions available and if you are intersted feel free to contact Hentai via Email, YouTube, or Twitter.

  • Reporter (Associate Editor)
    You are on top of the latest news in the Engloid world and make sure that we have proper coverage. Better late than never our primary goal is maximum coverage so you will make sure we cover it.
  • Columnist (Contributing Editor)
    Are you interested in contributing a semi-regular column here on Engloids Blog? Be it music reviews, Engloid lessons, or simple opinion pieces we can be your soapbox and you can have your own page in the Columns section.
  • Editor (Copy Editor)
    How is your English spelling and grammar? Editors are in charge of making sure all our articles are top quality by double checking any mistakes the rest of us might make. You get to save us from looking like idiots.

Even if you don’t want to joining our blog team you can still contribute by sending any tips or suggestions to tips@engloids.info

If you are interested in simply making a guest appearance then contact hentai@engloids.info