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VocaTone Announces “Olivideo” Competition + MMD Downloads

VocaTone has announced their Oliver “Olivideo” Video Competition, inviting fans to create a video for the song “Birds” by Daniel Castro the contest is to be held over the next two months and is slated to end on December 4th, 2012. Though not required for the video VocaTone has also released their long awaited Official Oliver MMD Models, both versions 1 & 2, available for download off the competitions page.

Usage of the MMD models are not required, videos can be made in any way, program or manner with the only restriction being that you must use the official competition song in an unaltered state. Winners will be chosen by the VocaTone staff and select outside judges. Grand prize for this even is a copy of the VocaTone’s very own Oliver Vocaloid. To submit a video simply upload it to YouTube with the tag ‘OlivideoComp’ for your chance to win.

Full rules, as well as downloads, and aditional details can be found here.

[VocaTone Competitions Page]

VocaNoIro: Vocaloid Concert @ NekoCon (Hampton, Virginia)

For you lucky Vocaloid fans near Hampton, Virginia Re:VB & AniMiku are going to be holding a series of events next month from November 2-4th called “VocaNolro”, short for “Vocaloid no Iro” or “The Colors of Vocaloid”. Events include the AniMiku ‘live’ concert, as well as two panels featuring Western producers like Tempo-P of VocalektVisions and Empath-P (Aki Glancy).

The concert itself just might be the most impressive AniMiku one to date and is said to feature a real stage, opening up options for lighting, rigging, and getting the best hologram effects possible. The setlist also has many new additions, along with new Vocaloids, one never before seen, and another that has only been on stage on one other occasion.

Seating capacity for the main event has also been increased to but space is limited so it is probably best to arrive early as a full house is expected. Free commemorative glow-sticks will be given out to the first 1,000 people in the door. VocaNolro will also have a booth in the dealer’s hall selling the latest Vocalekt Visions album, as well as answering any questions you may have concerning the technology powering this event.

For those of you who want to go and have no already registered PayPal Pre-Registration closes tomorrow Friday, October 5th at 11:59 EDT.

[Official AniMiku Press Release]
[NekoCon Convention Website]

Spotlight: Breaking Point

Aiko’s first original! ;n;

Thank you sososososososo much Cien for writing the song, music and lyrics and letting me make Aiko sing it ;n; Aaron and I just added some extra higher vocal parts here and there.

It was a huge incentive to finish her English beta (which is still more alpha right now… I still have shittons of otoing to finish)

I’m so proud ;A; My baby is 2 years old and has a song of her own now~

Hopefully with many more to come as Cien and I improve ;n;

This is a song I have wanted to share ever since I first heard it. It wasn’t until the recent expansion in scope that this became possible. I had briefly considered sharing Big Al’s -Shatter Mix- but Koda has already been featured twice and I didn’t want there it to seem like we are giving him preferential treatment. For the uninitiated Breaking Point is Cein’s breakout English UTAU hit that inspired no less than 5 different remixes and a dozen covers between them.

It is one of the rare cases where the Vocaloid covers outnumber their UTAU counterparts. The number disparity likely has a lot to do with the limited number of Kit-Kat Capable UTAU, but the song is a landmark example of how English UTAU can rival, if not surpass their English counterparts. At almost 32k views this UTAU Original has more views than any 3 of Koda-P’s Originals combined. In fact, Koda-P’s -Shatter Mix-‘s views is only surpassed by Halloween Requiem, his one of his oldest Originals.

If you would like to find out more about Aiko, feel free to check out the UTAUxyz Blog and their Official YouTube Channel. If you would like to find out more about English UTAU, or UTAU in general, I invite you to join us at UTAforum.

An Expansion of Scope: Community, UTAU & Vocal Synthesizers

In the first Editorial post in over a year we would like to officially expand the scope of Engloids.Info.

When we started this blog we wanted to be the best “Engloid” blog on the West. Now, more than a year later, I would like to think we achieved that goal… if only because we never really had any competition.

We started with a simple mission statement and the humble goal of “Spreading the Engloid Love”. Traditionally I have always translated “Engloid” to “English Vocaloid” but this always seemed a bit narrow of a definition. We don’t just love English-language Vocaloid but all English supporting Vocal Synthesizers.

So with this love in mind we are formally expanding our scope to include English-language UTAU and other Vocal Synthesizing technology. We haven’t changed our original mission statement, we are simply spreading the love around, because we love many things, but we love vocal synths most of all.

Beyond this we would also like to not only spread the love ourselves but cover other people in the act of spending it. Expect more Convention, Concert, and Event coverage in the future as we look forward to covering the many evens the English speaking community has to offer.

If you would like to join us in spreading the love. Staff Recruitment is Open once again.
We are looking for news bloggers, regular columnists on related topics, and at least one more editor to keep us all in check.

VocaTone Launches Site, Hints At Upcoming Vocaloids

In a surprise bit of news VocaNode quietly launched their new site VocaTone.net. Key features includes ‘Oliver Watch’, a VocaNode Crawler, which lists all VocaNode videos featuring Oliver.

Content wise it is a bit sparse on content but provides some interesting hints at what is to come including a “Competitions” tab with nothing but the text ‘Coming soon!’ on the page.

Clearly VocaTone has something planned, but as to what it is specifically only time can tell. Beyond these cryptic messages on VocaTone Official the following was left by company representative Anders Sodergren on the VO announcement thread:

The VocaloidOtaku post hinting at what is to come

It doesn’t really tell us much but it does give a hint at the Vocaloid production process with VocaTone having at least 2 Vocaloids in the pipeline. It may be two separate Vocaloids or it may be a male/female pair, but the latter is just pure speculation on my part. Specific details are still pending with the only details being the 9 words above.

Don’t expect any details soon, but do know that they have more in the pipeline. Expect more detailed coverage as it breaks, for now we will have to be content that more are on their way.