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Panel: Vocaloid Discovery Interactive @ Anime Los Angeles 2014

Vocaloid Discovery Interactive Panel
Vocaloid: Discovery Interactive
Convention: Anime Los Angeles
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Location: Room LP4 (MARQUIS III)
Time: 11:45AM – 01:15PM
Synopsis:
Vocaloid Discovery Interactive is a two-part panel on Vocaloid and other ‘singthesisers’.
In ‘Discovery’ we will explore the history of vocal synthesizers, overview some of the ones out today, before finally doing an in-depth analysis of the Vocaloid software in particular. We will demonstrate how the software works, introduce common workflows of a producer, before finally taking a look at Vocaloid’s applications, possibilities, and future.
In ‘Interactive’ producer Kodakami will ask you to apply some of the lessons learned earlier in the panel to help him create a song. Koda-P will demonstrate the entire (abridged) workflow of Vocaloid song creation and you can be with him from beginning to end as we create music together!

Engloids.Info is proud to announce our very first Vocaloid panel/workshop. We covered Anime Los Angeles extensively back in 2012 when VocalektVisions held Vocaloid concert there that featured the Engloid Sweet Ann. I also did a writeup (complete with video) on the year’s Vocaloid panel Vocaloid: The Fan Phenomenon. Sadly, last year’s Vocaloid panel was sadly lackluster and, though we enjoyed the con very much, there wasn’t much relevant to the blog worth reporting.

After the poor Vocaloid showing last year, and having attending the “How to Host a Panel” Panel giving tips on how you too could host your own panel at a convention fellow Engloids.Info staffer and Vocaloid producer Koda-P and I decided that we should host one of our own but instead of examining Vocaloid as a ‘Fan Phenomenon’ take a look at it from a producer’s perspective, and provide some unique insight not only on Vocaloid’s history and culture, but also the software, how it works, and maybe even a sneak peek at a producers workflow.

Too make sure that the audience doesn’t get bored, and to make sure they were paying attention during the first part of the presentation we decided to make the panel “interactive” and invite the audience to take part and see their input being applied to the production of a Vocaloid original, live on stage. We got quite the panel lined up for you all and we hope to see you all there. If not hopefully we can get some video to share with all you that couldn’t make it.

Speaking of ‘making it’ if you are interested in attending Anime Los Angeles and seeing our panel the convention is January 10-12 2014 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott. The convention is limited to 4,000 badges this year and as of December 25, 2013 (11:25pm) there are only only 575 spots left. If you are interested in attending check out the Registration Page for latest updates on badges and availability.

Vocaloid & UTAU Holiday Themed Collab Album Releases

Synthetic Yuletide Album Releases

From the staff here at Engloids.Info season greetings! We are proud to spread the good tidings with news of a new holiday themed Vocaloid & UTAU album titled “Synthetic Yuletide” featuring (but is not limited to) Prima, Tonio, Oliver, and Avanna. All in all the album features some 20+ vocal singthesizers from the likes of Hatsune Miku & Gumi to UTAU like Ritsu Namine & VIBE.

This is the collab group’s first release with ☆ASDR☆, AssembleSynthesizeDirectRelay, with many of its members being familiar to anyone following the Western singthesizer scene. The album includes the following songs and producers:

Track List

  1. GuitarHeroPianoZero – Christmas Spirit 04:28
  2. ~mw~ – Coventry Carol (Arrangement) 01:55
  3. aval!a – Song of the Winter Snow 02:58
  4. 9etH – It’s That Time 04:03
  5. Fko – Ma’oz Tzur (Arrangement) 01:52
  6. VocaPeach – Electro Santa 05:34
  7. ~mw~ – Il est né le divin enfant (Arrangement) 03:22
  8. LukeCat – The Twelve Days of Synthmas (Parody Cover) 03:44
  9. baggagelizard – Miku Miku Kurisimasu 03:50
  10. nostraightanswer (Kenji-B) – Wintertime Passing 04:28
  11. Gra-P – By Your Side 03:17
  12. nostraightanswer (Kenji-B) – Warmth -Outro- 00:53

The album is for free on Bandcamp under the name your price model where listeners can listen to the album in its entirety online, with downloads available at any price, including free.

Album Official Website
Download Album @ Bandcamp

For free download instructions and the official press release ‘continue reading’ after the jump.
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Pacific Media Expo Concert Detailed, Tickets Available Now!

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Synthesized Reality Productions covered previously in Fan Group Seeks to Crowdfund Convention Concert reached their funding goal with more than 2 weeks left on their campaign.

With their Kickstarter fully funded and their much needed projector now secured, the details for their upcoming Los Angeles concert have been release and tickets are now available. Space at the concert hall is limited so seating will be reserved and tickets, though free, will be required and seats are going fast.

SRP’s Kickstarter still has more than two weeks left on their project. Tickets to the concert are free but if you would like to support their efforts stretch goals on their campaign include an improved projector, and additional stage gear including lighting and sound equipment. Check out their campaign page for more on their goals and rewards tiers.

Beyond opening event registration Pacific Media Expo also released the event program detailing the full track listing what we can expect to see as part of SRP’s upcoming show. It includes songs licenced from producers like Mitchie M, Daniwell, GaGain, Seibin JesusP, kagomeP, FeiP, and Vocalekt Visions featuring the likes of Gumi, Miku, SeeU, Lily, CUL, Rin and Len.

The program’s full track listing is available after the jump.
 
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VoxWave Market Research For Possible French-Language Vocaloid

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In a press release posted to various Vocaloid related discussion boards French company VoxWave detailed a tentative agreement between them, the Americasn at VocaTone, and the Swedish company PowerFX Systems AB to make a French-language Vocaloid. Negotiations with Yamaha Corporation are still pending but VoxWave has asked Vocaloid fans to take a market survey to help them gauge interest in the possibility of such a product.

The survey is bi-lingual including questions and responses in both English and French. The questions range from demographic information, to general product inquiries on survey taker’s experience in Vocaloid and what they look for in future Vocaloid related products. The final page of the survey includes questions as to viability of a French-language Vocaloid and raises the possibility of a bi-lingual VB in the future and crowdfunding as a possible source of seed money.

English Miku Sale @ Big Fish Audio

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To celebrate the upcoming Columbus Day holiday Big Fish Audio, the official English distributor of Miku Hatsune, is having a 20% off sale on all products sitewide, including the DVD and DL versions of English Miku Hatsune. The discount applies in cart after entering the coupon code “BF1492” before checkout. The sale lasts through October 14th, full details can be found on here.

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No word yet if the sale applies to the English Miku Bundle as English Miku + Vocaloid 3 Full Editor bundles are only available via phone order.