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Engloids in Crypton Marketplace

Crypton made ‘new’ boxart based off the original Engloid designs for their Japanese retail release.

Crypton made ‘new’ boxart based off the original Engloid designs for their Japanese physical release.

Previously we had a feature on Ecapsule & Their Redesigns and the old Engloids blog took a look at Sonika’s Mandarin release. So other companies reselling Engloids in their respective regions is hardly anything new.

That being said the fact that Crypton is reselling the Engloids as “Virtual Instruments” in the Crypton Marketplace along with providing a fancy physical DVDs and boxes is news to me. I know I only recently found out when browsing Vocaloid.com’s 3rd Party Vocaloid 2 Listing and found them linking to Crypton Market pages.

They are priced at 19,950¥ or roughly $260. A bit expensive compared to the digital downloads available direct from PowerFX/Zero-G but about on par with many retail box releases of other Vocaloid 2s. I am unsure if like Sonika in Mandarin they come with additional native language usage materials but they are stamped onto physical DVDs.

The designs are the same as the PowerFX & Zero-G but the 3d renditions of the retail boxes are something new. Check them out for yourself at Crypton’s website following the links below.

[Vocaloid 2 Engine Listing] [PowerFX Company Page] [Zero-G Company Page]

Engloid Doujinshi Anthology at THE VOC@LOID M@STER 17

Doujin Circle “いんぐろいど” is set to release an Engloid themed anthology at The Voc@loid M@ster aka Vom@s, a quarterly Vocaloid convention held in Tokyo & Kanagawa Prefecture.

The Circle is being lead by Tama and 9 other contributors. Full details can be found on this infopage and samples can be viewed in this pixiv album.

If by some miracle one of you is attending the event, look for them at booth F64 and expect it to set you back 800 Yen (roughly $10) for 104 pages of Engloid goodness.

Special thanks to Karlita & sleepysheep for contributing to this report.

[Circle Homepage] [Pixiv Preview] [Event Website]

Update: The doujin has since been released and is now available overseas through AliceBooks. Click here read our continuing coverage.

Zero-G’s Lowest Prices EVER!

Zero-G’s Vocaloid sale continues into August with an additional 10% off their July discounted prices. With the additional 10% off these are now the lowest prices that their Vocaloids have ever been!

Sonika, Prima, and Tonio are available for $79.99/£56 at their respective websites:

Leon, Lola, and Miriam are available here and are still $55.99 but now come with a $25 discount coupon for your next Zero-G purchase.

You can always keep saving for Vocaloid 3, likely the reason for this sale, but the editor should be backward compatible with all Vocaloid 2s. This sale should be good for the rest of August.

Spotlight: Centrifugal Cindi

Originally created for a song competition our next spotlight is brought to us by ChaoFreak. Uploaded recently to celebrate Sonika’s recent birthday this song shows that Vocaloid can span generations and is a collaboration between ChaosFreak, his dad, and his dad’s old band UHF.

Video Description:

So this was what I entered in the SONiKA song competition all the back to last year. It’s SONiKA’s birthday, so I thought that was a good excuse to actually put this up.

This was a collaboration between me and my dad’s old band, UHF.
The song was written by taxwielder
The instrumental and vocals were (programmed?) by me
Supervision and editing by my father, who does not have a youtube. :U

Pictures are sort of halfassed yet again. Realized it was her B-day late last night… Yup.

So happy birthday VOCALOID2 ZG-V5: SONiKA! I think next year, your parents should get you an ACT.2~

[Video Link] [YouTube Channel] [VO Profile]

Interview: MasterVocaloid/Giuseppe

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Hello to you, I´m a new contributor, I actually subscribed here as a columnist, but I believe this worths the post. Yesterday I’ve spoken to someone I believe you all already know.

Giuseppe interview

José Lastras, also known as MasterVocaloid or Giuseppe, is an amateur musician and, I dare say, the best producer western VOCALOID fans have seen so far. Three months ago Giuseppe apparently left the fandom without further announcement. Many questions were left unanswered and lots of fans were sad about his sudden leave.

In this brief interview, José spoke about his work with VOCALOID, his relationship with the fandom, the reason why he erased his blog and he also reveals to us one more Spanish voicebank that remained unknown until this interview.

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