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Viewster to Re-issue Omakase Miku Hatsune Vocaloid Box on Amazon

Viewster to Re-issue Omakase Miku Hatsune Vocaloid Box on Amazon

For those that missed it Omakase (Japanese for dish of chef’s choice) is Viewster’s defunct mystery box subscription service. After spending a lot on advertising, sponsoring various conventions the service was eventually canceled after experiencing slower than expected growth. Before it closed however it shipped out its final “Omakase” a Hatsune Miku themed Vocaloid Myster Box. With news of its impending closure however many people didn’t want to subscribe to a failing service and missed out on possibly the best box in Omakase’s short lifetime.

Omakase Vocaloid Box Contents

Omakase Vocaloid Box Contents

Following the response from fans Viewster decided for one final farewell and are giving fans who missed it another chance at all previous Omakase boxes including the Vocaloid one. Contents of the Vocaloid box include:

  • Miku & Friends Comic Anthology
  • Rin/Len Belt & Strap
  • Hatsune Miku Micro Squishable
  • HappyMappy Miku T-Shirt (Blue Edition)
  • Punimelt Miku & Friends Sticker Sheet
  • Alex Ahad MEIKO Poster

The Rin & Len Belt & Strap look great and are officially licences. Likewise the Blue shirt is also officially licenced, is made by WeLoveFine, and is of WeLoveFine’s always excellent quality.

Check out Omakase-Viewster’s Amazon Store for a look at their Vocaloid and other Omakase boxes.

Full Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post, I just liked my Omakase boxes while they lasted. The Amazon link does however contain an affiliate tag.
MikuExpo 2016 Adds Option for a Concert in Your Town

MikuExpo 2016 Adds Option for a Concert in Your Town

In a merch campaign promoting the MikuExpo 2016 Tour along with the official Hatsune Miku Expo 2016 E.P. special edition compilation album the organisers have setup a PledgeMusic campaign to help raise additional funds for the tour as well as give fans the chance to bring Miku to their own town.

For those unfamiliar PledgeMusic operates similar to Kickstarter in that it is an all-or-nothing style crowdfunding platform that specifically targets musicians and music fans. The campaign offers a variety of rewards including the MikuExpo 2016 EP, tour t-shirts, multicolor glowsticks, concert credits and more.

The holy grail of prizes however has to be the $1,000,000 tier however, where for the low price of one million dollars one enterprising Vocaloid fans can put his/her money where their mouth is and bring Hatsune Miku to your own town for a concert (unspecified restrictions apply).

The PledgeMusic campaign quickly reached its goal when the unique concert experiences sold out quickly and now the campaign is mostly acting as a hub for merch pre-orders and AccessPass digital download sales.

  • Click Here if you would like to pledge $1,000,000.
  • Click Here if you just want to see the merchandise.

MikuExpo 2016 is a global concert tour featuring Hatsune Miku which includes a North American tour stopping by seven cities and three countries in North America. For more information visit the tour page here. Tickets are available now.
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Vocaloid 4 Dex and Daina Release, Special Launch Discount

Vocaloid 4 Dex and Daina Release, Special Launch Discount

We are proud to announce that Zero-G have released their much anticipated Vocaloid 4 voicebanks “Dex” and “Daina” male and female virtual singers. Though released as a pair and not available as a bundle Zero-G are offering them at a special introductory price for their first week of sale.

For a limited time both Dex and Daina will be on sale for $49.99, $20 off their MSRP of $69.99. Buy the pair together for an additional 10% off totalling $89.99 for both Vocaloid 4, discount applied at checkout. Get them while you can both as Vocaloid and as a deal, it doesn’t get much better than this!

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PowerFX Pulls the Curtain, Presents Vocaloid 4 Ruby

PowerFX Pulls the Curtain, Presents Vocaloid 4 Ruby

Without much fanfare, not even a tweet on their official twitter, PowerFX has released Vocaloid 4. In a surprise turn of events on the official product listing and latest demo by VocaloidMaster (embedded below) there is no official character artwork. Instead, they feature a set of stage curtains being drawn and the text “Presenting Ruby”.

This strange release decision is likely related to the controversy previously covered in Behind the Scenes: PowerFX & Vocaloid 4 Ruby. With so much furor and pushback over the AnimeExpo reveal event’s character art PowerFX may have chosen to sidestep the controversy by not including anything whatsoever. Its unclear whether the software splash is similarly art-less as none of the Engloids.Info staff have purchased the product yet.

On Twitter Ruby’s Lead Developer Syo released a custom dictionary using Ruby’s new phonemes. As always it is probably better to avoid the dictionary pronunciations when possible but without much documentation on the new phonemes added in Vocaloid 4 this should help new and veteran users alike.

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