Dark Chocolate and Maraschino Cherry, a Kickstarter launched by a (mostly) Western staff of 9 musicians, 10 artists, and support staff to create a MEIKO collaborative compilation album. The stated goal of the project is to “reflect the variety of tastes and styles created by different kinds of people through MEIKO” acknoleging MEIKO’s Japanese origins they state that “there are people all over the world who have come together through this kind of shared creative energy, and we are making this album in the hopes of expressing that”.
The album’s digital and physical releases are scheduled for May 5, 2019 (MEIKO Day). The Kickstarter for the project is live, already funded, and running through December 1st. Kickstarter rewards tiers include discounted digital downloads, exclusive off vocal tracks, the physical CDs, a sticker sheet, an exclusive pin, art previews, and continued project updates.
The Kickstarter is fully bilingual with both an English and Japanese project lead. The first campaign update includes both English and Japanese Meiko track previews by collab artists.
Yamaha has big things planned for Vocaloid.com. Specifics have yet to be revealed but one of the few things announced was the promotional sale, and coming discontinuation of many of their Vocaloid4 products, including, but not limited to their Engloids CYBER DIVA, CYBER SONGMAN, Megpoid English, and all their respective Starter Packs.
The site will be taken down on July 12th (Japan Time), relaunch is expected to be on the 13th. For those of us in the United States we will no longer be able to purchase CYBER DIVA or CYBER SONGMAN after July 11th. If you were interested in these Vocaloid, please purchase them now.
The long-anticipated English voice bank for IA -ARIA ON THE PLANETES- is now for sale. IA ENGLISH C for CeVIO is available in Natural and Powerful varieties and can be purchased at VectorPC’s online store, direct links below.
IA is voiced by the well-known singer of game theme songs and anison songs Lia and production of this English voice bank is said to have been overseen by Native English speakers. This is the first English product of the CeVIO series.
For more about IA please check out the links below.
To celebrate The NAMM Show 2018 (National Association of Music Merchants) BigFishAudio is having a sitewide sale of 20% off most products with the coupon code “namm18”. This includes the entire lineup of Vocaloid products including Vocaloid from Crypton Future Media and Zero-G Co. Ltd.
Remember to use the coupon code “namm18” for 20% off. This promotion is good until January 29th. Get Miku English for as low as $111.96 just in time the MikuExpo USA & Mexico Song Contest which closes next week.
Who: Engloids.info, UtaForum.net, & TQF Present Where: Anime Los Angeles, LP3 (Room 200C) on 2nd Floor of Convention Center What: Hatsune Miku Retrospective: 10 Years A Virtual Diva When: Saturday 1/27 @ 11:45am-12:45pm Why: Relive a decade of Miku music videos. We will be giving away ribbons to attendees.