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Interview: neutrinoP

Following our coverage on Fan Group Seeks to Crowdfund Convention Concert we reached out to neutrinoP for an interview both for a bit of insight on English Gumi, the SRP Kickstarter, and more on Vocaloid music production.


Thanks for taking the time to talk with us here at Engloids.Info. For the those that don’t already know you from our EN Gumi coverage (link) would you mind introducing yourself?

Of course! I’m a former professional stage pianist. I am Romanian. Due to my paralysis, I had to quit that life more than 17 years ago. VOCALOID is my new life, a new way of expressing my feelings, a new way of sharing my own experiences with the whole world. And like a well known VOCALOID artist said too (which is pure coincidence that we are thinking the same!): “VOCALOID saved my life!” , and not just once!

Wow, that is a really empowering story. First, I have to ask, since it seems to be tradition here at Engloids.Info. Is there a story behind your name?

Yes, it is. As stage pianist, you are not always on stage, mostly below the stage. Only the singers are up there (except few representation where the entire orchestra is on stage too). So the audience hears the orchestra, but is not visible, and that means the piano too. And knowing about the newly discovered particle at that time, and comparing this to the particle itself, it sounds similar: you can’t see it, but you know is there! So… here is why my artist name! But the producer title came later, after I debuted with many covers I made for practice and also with my first original VOCALOID song. That’s how the “P” got attached to my artist name.

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Interview: Lyle Music

Mr. Malcolm Brown, also known as LyleMusic, is a Vocaloid composer like many others here. His works have a celtic touch and he mixes them with technology by using primarily VOCALOID Miriam. What is truly amazing is that, he´s not only that talented, he makes Jazz, Classic and Celtic music and he´s also 61 years old, which makes him the eldest Vocaloid composer we have ever seen or known.

Interview: LyleMusic

In this brief time I spoke to him, Malcolm seems to be a very gentle and helpful man. His interest in music has capture the heart of many people over vocaloid community, here is a bit more about him:

Would you mind telling us a little about yourself?
After a long and enjoyable career at Sea and in business, I retired to a small island off the South Coast of England, called the Isle of Wight. This island is very beautiful, with a slow pace of life that suits me perfectly!

Continue reading to know more about this interesting musician!

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Interview: MasterVocaloid/Giuseppe

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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Zero-G or PowerFX: Choosing an Engloid Company to Buy From

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.

ZeroG or PowerFX

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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