By Hentai on Oct 4, 2012 | No Comments
VocaTone has announced their Oliver “Olivideo” Video Competition, inviting fans to create a video for the song “Birds” by Daniel Castro the contest is to be held over the next two months and is slated to end on December 4th, 2012. Though not required for the video VocaTone has also released their long awaited Official Oliver MMD Models, both versions 1 & 2, available for download off the competitions page.
Usage of the MMD models are not required, videos can be made in any way, program or manner with the only restriction being that you must use the official competition song in an unaltered state. Winners will be chosen by the VocaTone staff and select outside judges. Grand prize for this even is a copy of the VocaTone’s very own Oliver Vocaloid. To submit a video simply upload it to YouTube with the tag ‘OlivideoComp’ for your chance to win.
Full rules, as well as downloads, and aditional details can be found here.
[VocaTone Competitions Page]
For you lucky Vocaloid fans near Hampton, Virginia Re:VB & AniMiku are going to be holding a series of events next month from November 2-4th called “VocaNolro”, short for “Vocaloid no Iro” or “The Colors of Vocaloid”. Events include the AniMiku ‘live’ concert, as well as two panels featuring Western producers like Tempo-P of VocalektVisions and Empath-P (Aki Glancy).
The concert itself just might be the most impressive AniMiku one to date and is said to feature a real stage, opening up options for lighting, rigging, and getting the best hologram effects possible. The setlist also has many new additions, along with new Vocaloids, one never before seen, and another that has only been on stage on one other occasion.
Seating capacity for the main event has also been increased to but space is limited so it is probably best to arrive early as a full house is expected. Free commemorative glow-sticks will be given out to the first 1,000 people in the door. VocaNolro will also have a booth in the dealer’s hall selling the latest Vocalekt Visions album, as well as answering any questions you may have concerning the technology powering this event.
For those of you who want to go and have no already registered PayPal Pre-Registration closes tomorrow Friday, October 5th at 11:59 EDT.
[Official AniMiku Press Release]
[NekoCon Convention Website]
By Hentai on Sep 18, 2012 | No Comments
In a surprise bit of news VocaNode quietly launched their new site VocaTone.net. Key features includes ‘Oliver Watch’, a VocaNode Crawler, which lists all VocaNode videos featuring Oliver.
Content wise it is a bit sparse on content but provides some interesting hints at what is to come including a “Competitions” tab with nothing but the text ‘Coming soon!’ on the page.
Clearly VocaTone has something planned, but as to what it is specifically only time can tell. Beyond these cryptic messages on VocaTone Official the following was left by company representative Anders Sodergren on the VO announcement thread:
The VocaloidOtaku post hinting at what is to come
It doesn’t really tell us much but it does give a hint at the Vocaloid production process with VocaTone having at least 2 Vocaloids in the pipeline. It may be two separate Vocaloids or it may be a male/female pair, but the latter is just pure speculation on my part. Specific details are still pending with the only details being the 9 words above.
Don’t expect any details soon, but do know that they have more in the pipeline. Expect more detailed coverage as it breaks, for now we will have to be content that more are on their way.
By Hentai on Aug 17, 2012 | 3 Comments
In an email response to Vocaloid-Creativity user Xeyuzio, Dom Keeffe of Zero-G revealed additional details on their upcoming Vocaloid 3 ‘Avanna’.
They re-affirmed their commitment to releasing her soon saying she is “almost finished” along with additional details about the kind of voice they are hoping for saying she would be “more pop and dance than our other Vocaloids but with a Celtic twist”
You can find the full email quoted after the break.
[Full Email @ Vocaloid-Creativity]
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The people of Vocaloid-Creativity, a Vocaloid (and UTAU) producer community, have launched a new video and media sharing hub for Vocaloid and UTAU related videos, music, vlogs, and more.
The site doesn’t actually host the videos themselves, but instead is a database of YouTube and other media embeds, allowing its users to comment, link, favorite, and add videos to their playlists, and in many ways operates like a much more fully featured MikuBook.
That is about where the similarities end however. Instead featuring the Crypton-loids almost exclusively1 VocaNode is open to all Vocaloid and UTAU. Likewise rather than simply being a 3rd party posting videos, VocaNode requires that all videos added to the site to have been created by that user, and provides a unique channel of interacting with and discovering new producers.
Note 1 – MikuBook is owned and operated by Crpyon Future Media, Inc.
Additional features of this new site include:
- A Live Ranking of all the videos on the site, compiled every 30 minutes.
- Specific, easily searchable categories for originals, covers, art, and more.
- A live chat where you can talk with other producers and fellow fans.
- The VCC support network that are helping populate the video-help section.
For those interested you can visit the site at Vocano.de and can find the YouTube trailer embedded after the break.
[VocaNode Official Website]
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