By Hentai on May 2, 2013 | 1 Comment
In response to our previous article Yohio Vocaloid’s Art & Voice Samples Leak Bil Bryant, CEO of PowerFX Systems AB has released this statement concerning the Yohioloid.
In the statement he apologizes on how VocaTone has handled the contest, confirms that the vocal sample was indeed Yohioloid, albeit in an unfinished work-in-progress form, goes over how the winning art was selected, and talks about YOHIO’s latest happenings including how he recently placed second in the Melodifestivalen Eurovision song contest.
You can find Bil Bryan’t full statement here, as a response to the article we published, and quoted in full below:
Hi, Bil from PowerFX here – It´s great to see such passion amongst Vocaloid users. I would just like to set the record straight on a few things and apologize for the way the contest was run.
The demo that was leaked is from a beta version and is not finished. I have no idea who leaked it and we did pass it around to a few people to get feedback. Remember it is a BETA version! Also, Yamaha did not pick the cover YOHIO did. YOHIO in March took part in the Melodifestivalen in Sweden a nationally televised event where the winner represents Sweden in the Eurovision song contest.
Yohio won the Swedish vote but became second because they had other counties voting. YOHIO in his gracious runner up concession endeared himself to many and this brought on an immediate tour of concerts and performances all over Sweden on top of planned Japanese, Swedish and English album releases this spring So having him review over 200 submissions was not easy.
Finally when he was in Stockholm for a TV appearance he came by our office and we once again reviewed every submission and selected one but YOHIO asked for the artist to change something before he would accept it, it took a couple days but it was done and then we announced. Then we could announce the runners up but then we wanted them reviewed again to make sure.
It was our mistake just not to communicate the delay better – apologies from PowerFX.
With the above statement we finally have some insight into how the contest was conducted, how the winners were selected, and what the root cause of the delays were. As stated in our original article Bil emphasized that all details are subject to change as Yohioloid is a Vocaloid still under active development.
By Hentai on Apr 27, 2013 | 27 Comments
Before we begin let this be clear. Everything in the following news post are ‘leaked’ and come from un-official sources. After further investigation the Engloids.Info staff felt that the news was to groundbreaking as not to make public. So thus we share it with you under the caveat that everything you see and hear below are subject to change, as a public debut of Yohioloid has not yet been made.
For the uninformed “Yohioloid” is the upcoming Vocaloid from VocaTone/PowerFX said to be voiced by the Swedish born Kevin Johio Lucas Rehn Eires, but performing under the stage name ‘YOHIO’. The upcoming voice-bank is expected to be a bi-lingual with support for both English and Japanese. You can view our previous coverage on Yohioloid’s announcement at VocaTone/PowerFX’s Upcoming Bilingual Vocaloid Announed.
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By Mini on Feb 18, 2013 | No Comments
On an exchange of e-mails with Bil Bryant, the CEO of PowerFx confirmed the productions of two vocaloids: One made in collaboration with VocaTone and another made by PowerFx only.
The upcoming bilingual vocaloid will cover both English and Japanese language and is going to be voiced by YOHIO. As himself confirmed this information today via twitter.
Yohio is a swedish singer-songwriter who´s lately becoming known on Japanese Visual Key scene.
As for the vocaloid PowerFX is working on will be voiced by an American voice provider, other details around this vocaloid is still unknown.
By Hentai on Feb 28, 2012 | 3 Comments
In an unprecedented move PowerFX has negotiated an official distribution deal for the physical release of the Full VOCALOID 3 Editor to the west as well as a discounted Oliver DVD Bundle that includes both the Oliver V3 voicebank and the full VOCALOID 3 editor.
Pricing for their physical products are as follows:
So for those interested in Oliver + Full Editor you can look forward to almost $70 in savings with a combo purchase. All prices should include shipping.
We are unsure if this “special offer” pricing for combo purchase is a limited time affair.
Source: Bill Bryant, CEO of PowerFX, via Twitter –
By Hentai on Feb 15, 2012 | 1 Comment
All Zero-G Vocaloid 1s & 2s are on Sale this Month
For those that missed it Zero-G kicked off February with massive month-long sale on a lot of their download products, this includes the downloadable versions of all their Vocaloid 1 & 2s. Pricing for their Vocaloid 1s is $49.99 and their Vocaloid 2s are $89.99.
Sonika, Prima, and Tonio are available for at their respective websites:
And LOLA, LEON, & MIRIAM can be found at the new Zero-G Download Shop.
There is still no new news about their upcoming Vocaloid 3 but last I spoke to Zero-G they were hard at work making sure that they are releasing the best product possible.
For those of you concerned about the lack of news, don’t be, you can find out more about why on my sideblog article VocaRant: In Defence of Zero-G.
DVD Oliver is priced at $149.00 and comes with with free shipping.
Also for those that missed it Oliver did indeed get his physical release.
This DVD version of Oliver will set you back $149 and will include free shipping to the US & Europe. You can find him at PowerFX.com or by clicking the image above.