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Behind the Scenes: PowerFX & Vocaloid 4 Ruby

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There has been a bit of a media blackout concerning Vocaloid Ruby here at Engloids.Info, part of it was because most of the ongoing reports and ‘leaks’ in Ruby’s production were of questionable vivacity. It wasn’t until AnimeExpo and the 4th of July reveal event that we were able to get the first official word on the finalized details besides the name “Ruby”, an event that surprised many and lead to much confusion within the Vocaloid community.

There was a lot of fragmented information and conjecture involved in piecing it together; ultimately this article is the result of our findings.

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Note: information in this article is sourced from a variety of sources including, but not limited to, official VocaloidOtaku posts, official social media, and interviews & emails with those involved. 

Special thanks to @agatechlo who provided the featured image photo.

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AkiGlancy’s Dex and Daina Livestream Summary & Recap

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As a followup to nostraightanswer (Kenji-B)’s YouTube reveal covered in New Zero-G Vocaloid 4 “Dex” and “Daina” Revealed in Live Stream & Convention Panel AkiGlancy took to livestream to take questions from the community regarding Zero-G’s upcoming Vocaloid 4.

For those of you that missed it, or arrived in time but did not make it before the room capped out at 50 viewers, don’t worry Engloids.Info has you covered.

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Editors Note: This is a ‘summary’ of a +2.5 hour event. This post is quite long as a lot was discussed but I believe I covered all the important parts. This report is not chronological, related details have been condensed into common headings.
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New Zero-G Vocaloid 4 “Dex” and “Daina” Revealed in Live Stream & Convention Panel

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The new Zero-G Vocaloid 4s “Dex” and “Daina” had their global reveal in a simultaneous live stream and convention panel. The panel was at Anime Mid Atlantic hosted by AkiGlancy (Empath-P) and the live stream on YouTube hosted by nostraightanswer (Kenji-B).

The official art, voicebank names, summer release date, and three demos were all debuted. While we were not able to attend the AMA panel hosted by Kenji-B we were able to attend the online YouTube livestream and noted the following details.
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Yamaha to Close Vocaloid Store, “Shop” Replacement Launching Late May

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Yamaha announced today on Vocaloid Net, Yamaha’s public facing (Japanese) Vocaloid portal, that they will be closing Vocaloid Store and that a replacement creatively named “Vocaloid Shop” will be launching some time late May.

The announcement is short on details on the exactly what the difference will be beyond that Yamaha will be continuing their existing relationship with Bplats Ltd. and as with the now defunct Vocaloid Store, the new Vocaloid Shop will be managed and operated under licence to Bplats Ltd.

At the time of press VocaloidStore.com leads to a null DNS and Shop.VocaloidStore.com is still operating. No word yet on how this operating change will affect the English VocaloidStore which remains up for the time being.

[Official Press Release] (Japanese Language)

VOCALOID4 & Cyber Diva Available, English VocaloidStore Updates

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With VOCALOID 4 being available in Japan since mid December and with stable release V4 v4.1.0 rolling out earlier last week Bplats, Inc. and Yamaha have finally added VOCALOID4 to the English VocaloidStore. Along with adding the full VOCALOID4 editor they also included half price discount downloads for anyone that bought the full version of VOCALOID3.

Other products added to the store include the English capable Cyber Diva and normal/upgrade versions of VY1V4. As usual the USD pricing of the English VocaloidStore hasn’t been ajusted for the weak JPY and it may be cheaper to buy from the JP store, even with associated currency coversion fees… assuming you can navigate the moonrunes of course.

All products are available as download only. Full press release & price list available after the jump.
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