Released with almost no warning Vocaloid 3 Avanna is available for download through Zero-G’s Avanna-Vocaloid.com sub-site. Priced at $95 USD Zero-G continues their trend of pricing their Vocaloids lower than their PowerFX counterparts.
Right now Avanna is Download Only, with a physical version estimated fpr a late-January to early-Febuary release. We have reached out to Zero-G about the possibility of a Avanna/Vocaloid 3 Editor DVD bundle, but they were unable to comment at the time of press.
All versions of Avanna include a ‘lite’ version of the Vocaloid 3 Editor. The full Vocaloid 3 Editor is currently only available through PowerFX as a DVD for $120 [link] or from VocaloidStore (English) as a download for ￥9,800 [link].
Do note the ‘Lite’ editor include a limitation of 17 bars of music at one time. The Full Editor also includes additional features such as multi-track editing, effects support, plugin jobs, and the ability to import Vocaloid 2 voicebanks into the new rendering engine.
With Avanna’s launch right around the corner, rumored to be sometime within the next week, Zero-G has released another demo. Its short, at only 45 seconds and without a backing track it provides a nice clean look at Avanna’s vocal qualities.
The demo song is Wishing on a Star, originally an R&B song from 1978 sung by Rose Royce. Avanna seems to be exceptionally smooth and clear, though not without some delivery oddnesses that will likely take some fine tuning in-editor to work out.
The demo debuted on the Demo Page of the still in progress Avanna Vocaloid website. While still a Work-In-Progress the page had previously had a ‘coming soon’ message with an expected release date of December 20th.
Expect more details to come. You can follow our previous coverage on our Avanna site tag.
‘It is unlikely to be as soon as the 20th unfortunately. We are hopeful for a pre-Christmas release for the downloadable version, but we really cannot promise that. Thanks so much for your patience, and I’m very sorry for not having a definite answer yet.’
We never get enough Sonika news so when this little treat arrived in my inbox I was more than pleased. YouTube user TheIndisputed21 released his first Vocaloid album earlier this week titled “The Beautiful Stories” starring Vocaloid Sonika. It is available free to download, with 12 tracks total, and cover art by Shadman. The cross-fade demo is embedded below.
The English language version of Bplats/Yamaha’s VocaloidStore has finally added the disk and physical versions of the various Vocaloids to their site. When we last covered VocaloidStore in ‘Vocaloid 3 Full Editor Sale @ English VocaloidStore.com‘ the English Vocaloid Store was a strictly download-only affair with selection limited to the few Vocaloid 3s that had downloadable versions available.
Since they are now listing physical products that also means they are also shipping to select English speaking countries with the US and UK being confirmed, but details hazy on what other countries they are supporting. Keep in mind that all of the prices on the site are based off the (JPY) Japanese Yen and with exchange rates in mind prices for things like the Vocaloid 3 Editor would be more expensive than if you had bought it from PowerFX.
Kodakami, Vocaloid producer and Koda’s Kolumn Editor here at Engloids.Info, has just announced his first album. Titled “The BIG ALbum” as the name would suggest, the album is set to feature completely new, never before heard tracks, all starring Big Al. While not the first Engloids only album, it is the first to focus on Big Al exclusively.
The album will be available to the public, with free digital downloads on December 22nd, 2012, the anniversary of Big Al’s release. Beyond the digital downloads to be available through his website a physical edition complete with jewel case and 8-panel insert booklet has also planned.
To fund this physical edition a Kickstarter has been started with pre-orders of the album are available for as low as $10 with free domestic shipping, and flat-rate international shipping to those that back the project.
You can see Koda’s full pitch on the Kickstarter Video where he goes into detail but the short of it is he talks a bit about himself, displays a short informational clip on what Vocaloid is, and answers a couple questions on what the goal of the Kickstarter. He is hoping to pre-sell and raise enough money to fund a full production run of physical CDs for the album.
If you stick around till the end of the video he also includes a preview of the album with the song “If I’d Known (Woah Woe)”. If you don’t want to watch the whole video, or just want to hear it again, the preview track is embedded after the break.