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Oliver Release Tomorrow (Discounts Apply)

By Kodakami on Dec 20, 2011 | No Comments

Oliver Discounts Available

Oliver will be released tomorrow. VO members can claim a special discount!

In a surprise thread on VocaloidOtaku.net, VocaTone CEO Anders has officially announced that Oliver will be released on December 21st, 2011. That’s tomorrow, people! In addition, the administration of VocaloidOtaku will be sending offer codes to all members which can be redeemed for a 25% discount off the retail price. For those people who wish to take advantage of this offer, please check your Private Message inbox or register on VocaloidOtaku.net.

The retail price for Oliver download is: $129, €99, £95.
And for the “boxed version”: $149, €125, £109.

~Anders

Keep in mind that this price tag is before the 25% VocaloidOtaku member discount (which amounts to approximately $96.75). Details for where the purchace can be made are not given, but it can be assumed that tomorrow will hold that news.

As can be expected, Oliver will come with a stripped down version of the VOCALOID3 editor, with a full version available from Yamaha directly, and hopefully from PowerFX/VocaTone as well.

Update: Coupon codes should be in your PM page. The offer is valid until January 31, 2012.

For those who missed it here is a hint: [This RGB Color]

Vocaloid3 Oliver “Coming Very Soon!” & New Demos

By Myst on Dec 7, 2011 | No Comments

Coming Very Soon

Hey all, Myst reporting for once in lieu of Hentai!

After a short lull, VocaTone has surprised us with some new demos posted to their official Youtube channel in the last couple of days, along with the teasing promise that “Oliver is coming soon!” added to the description of each one. How soon? We’re not yet quite sure — but based on VocaTone’s reaction, it’s safe to say that those who have him on their Christmas lists won’t be disappointed!

The first demo, an arrangement of Dvořák’s “Going Home,” was intended to show Oliver’s performance in the ranges and style of a traditional boy choir singer.

The second, a cover of Western Vocaloid producer Puffihn’s “Lonely Flight,” was created to demonstrate Oliver’s lower ranges in contrast to “Going Home.”

 

More information is surely soon to come!

And as always, to follow the Executive Editor’s opinion on Oliver’s developments, be sure to check out VocaRant!

Oliver Demo ‘Dinky Dink’ PV & Reference Sheet

By Hentai on Nov 19, 2011 | 1 Comment

Oliver’s next demo song is a cover of ‘Dinky Dink No Time To Think’ originally sung by Sonika.

A more cheerful and silly Oliver demo~! It even comes with a PV!

Song Title: Dinky Dink No Time To Think
Song/VSQ: Sopop (originally sung by Sonika)
Art/PV: Lawlietlk

Its a bit faster and a bit more upbeat than his previous demos so it should provide a closer look as to the possible pop applications of Oliver as he covers a Sonika song.

Oliver Reference Sheet by lawlietlk

Along with the PV Lawlietlk has been buisy. She has provided potential fan artists with this reference sheet on his design.

In other news the reception to Oliver’s the Scarborough Fair demo was so great Anders went ahead and made a full version.

For those interested be sure to read up on VocaRant’s continuing coverage on Oliver.

VOCALOID3 Oliver Art & Demos Released

By Hentai on Nov 12, 2011 | 3 Comments

VocaTone has released the the official art for PowerFX’s upcoming VOCALOID3 Oliver. The art is accompanied by the two audio demo songs “Circus Monster” and “Scarborough Fair”.

The art is by Lawlietlk and the VSQs were put together by Anders Sodergren himself. You can find the second demo ”Circus Monster” at VocatoneOfficial or embedded after the break.

Oliver's Official Art. Click for High Res.

Below are some notes from Lawlietlk’s deviantArt post

The main inspirations for his outfit were the uniforms worn by the Vienna Boys Choir, and the kinds of clothes upper-class boys and men would wear in the late 18th-early 19th century. When I was first put up to the task of designing for Oliver, I was told he was a “classical” type VOCALOID, so naturally I went for a classical design.

The bandages are there for the sake of keeping the whole “monster” theme that PowerFX is known for. Stitches didn’t look quite right, so I went for bandages instead.

Only surprisingly late in development did we realize that our Oliver bore similarities to Oliver Twist. So that was just pure coincidence. 8P

James was referenced from other pictures of goldfinches. There was no reference used for Oliver.

For those interested I have written an opinion piece concerning Oliver on VocaRant.
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Happy Halloween from PowerFX, VocaTone, & Engloids.Info

By Hentai on Oct 31, 2011 | No Comments

For some reason Halloween seems to be the favorite holiday of the Vocaloid fandom. As a little gift to their fans PowerFX & VocaTone have collaborated and released this “gift” (I wouldn’t exactly call it a demo) to their fans featuring Sweet Ann, Big Al, and our first real listen to Oliver.

Beyond that we here at Engloids.Info would like to wish you a happy and safe holiday. Our own Koda-P continues his tradition and with yet another Halloween timed/themed release with [VOCALOID Original] Succubus feat. Sweet Ann. Special thanks to Mooncrafter for that simply sexy Sweet Ann art.