So you’re interested in writing your own original Engloid song (or maybe even just a cover), but you don’t know where to start. No problem. Provided you already know a little about music, then the next step is to buy one of the great and powerful English-language VOCALOID voicebanks.
The two main providers of Engloid voices to date are Zero-G Ltd., operating from England, and PowerFX Systems AB, from Sweden. Aside from those two major players, Crypton’s CV03 Megurine Luka software includes an English voicebank (albeit with a Japanese accent).
What this all boils down to is that, provided you are not interested in using Luka’s English voice, you will have to decide between Zero-G and PowerFX sooner or later. Before you go deciding, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
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Sonika & Tonio's Taiwanese Redesign
Thats right its been a year already, or two in the case of Sonika (No, you are not getting old. No, you do not look fat in that dress.)
Originally released July 14, 2009 Sonika is the fifth Vocaloid created by Zero-G and the third English speaking Vocaloid to use the Vocaloid 2 software. She later became the first Vocaloid to enter Greater China.
Tonio released in 2010 originally supposed to have been released in June ended up being delayed till July 14th when according to Sonika “he had a sore throat”. The first male Vocaloid 2 to be released by Zero-G he sometimes doesn’t get quite enough love due to his specialized usage as a partner to Prima.
There seems to have a serious lack of coverage of Ecapsule Co., Ltd., our friends in Taiwan. While other blogs might not care about these Engloid ports and redesigns, ‘Engloid’ is not only our middle name but our first and last name too!
First will take a look at Ecapsule the company, what they did with Sonika, the finally the latest of the Engloid imports with eCapsule Corp’s take on Zero-G’s Prima & Tonio as well as PowerFX’s Big Al & Sweet Ann.
Speaking of Capsule Corp that name makes me think of DBZ…
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