Interlink Co., Ltd., the registry operator for the “.moe” gTLD generic top-level domain is hosting an “Idoloid” contest for UTAU & Vocaloid voicebanks. With a grand prize of 200,000 JPY (approx $1,850 USD) and five runner up prizes of 10,000 JPY (approx $90 USD) the contest challenges users to create music for Moe-tan the domain registry’s mascot.
Interlink has provided three sets of pre-written lyrics for entrants to write their music around with Lyric A being titled “0.2mm no kyoukaisen”, Lyric B as “dot moe”, and the shortest Lyric C being “rairuto nijito moerusekai”. The full lyrics can be found in rōmaji here and in the original Japanese here.
The bottom of the lyric page also includes a prompt asking for “music to make the entire world dance to moe“. It also notes that the contest is “open to anyone regardless of age, sex, country of residence, professionals, amateurs”. The contest is set to run from October 1st to November 30th with the results being announced on December 5, 2014.
An important thing of note is that all entries must be made with either a Vocaloid, UTAU, or other similar synthesizer vocal.
For the full details, including contest terms & conditions and instructions on how to enter please visit the full contest page. You can find out more about Project Idoloid @ Idoloid.moe.
Reminder to all of you who planned on entering, the VocaTone sponsored ‘Olivideo’ MMD competition closes tomorrow. Currently there are only a handful of entries so if you entered, or have one prepared and have yet to finish you probably stand a good chance at winning.
You can find our previous coverage of this contest at VocaTone Announces “Olivideo” Competition + MMD Downloads. Additional information can be found on the links below.
[VocaTone Competitions Page]
[Olivideo Competition Tag Search]
[Competition Announcement Thread]
In an amazing turn of events Voctro Labs has revealed they are collaborating with producer house TheFACT™ in Plan-B by Ballantine.
Under Plan-B the group La Oreja de Van Gogh have composed a song, complete with music and melody, and are inviting their fans to submit lyrics for it. After submitting lyrics, fans will be able to listen to it rendered by what could possibly be the upcoming Voctroloid, and hear what their lyrics might sound like sung.
The website is online and is accepting submissions now, with the final winners to be chosen by La Oreja de Van Gogh by the end of the year. This collaboration and contest is an unprecedented example of the power of VOCALOID-like vocal synthesizers, and their practical applications in the field of songwriting.
For those interested Yue’s English translation of the full press release is included after the break, with the link to the original listed below. VocaloidOtaku has a thread dedicated to the contest and it includes many fan submissions so you can have a chance to hear what VoctroLabs upcoming Vocaloid might sound like.
[Official Press Release]
[Plan-B Project Page]
[Discussion & Samples]
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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]