It seems Bplats, Inc., under the direction of Yamaha, finally finished the updates to the international version of VocaloidStore.com (English).
Among the products they list is the full version of the VOCALOID3 Editor for digital download. So for those of you with Vocaloid 2 voicebanks and are interested in using the V3 Editor and seeing how it handles your existing Engloids it is available now for $129 USD @ VocaloidStore.com (English).
Beyond just the Vocaloid3 Editor VocaloidStore also lists all of Yamaha’s plugins for the software and a Vocaloid3 Plugin Development Kit for those of you interested in creating your own.
Judging from all the Yamaha badging and the presence of the Yamaha plugin directory it seems Bplat’s VocaloidStore.com will be their official storefront of Yamaha and in the future and Vocaloid.com will be regulated to a purely informational role.
Speaking of Vocaloid.com we are STILL missing the English Version of that site.
Update: Do note that that while VocaloidStore.com does have an English International Webstore, is affiliated with Yamaha, and is their official retailer, it is not the ‘official’ distributor for North America.
Yamaha USA has ceded those rights to East West’s SoundsOnline.com. We have reached out to East West Communications but there is no word as of yet when and if they will excercise those rights and begin selling the Vocaloid 3 Editor software.
If reports on VO are to be believed even they themselves are unsure on this that matter. As of now VocaloidStore.com seems like the best (and only) place for anyone to get the Vocaloid 3 Editor.
Update 2: The followup article Vocaloid 3 Editor, Yamaha, & SoundsOnline Followup has been posted.
Hinted at for a while the first teasing look at PowerFX’s VOCALOID3 nicknamed “Oliver” has been released on VocaloidOtaku.
Details are scarce and there is no demo yet but they did tell us that he was created in conjunction with PowerFX and a new English Vocaloid company called “VocaTone” run by Anders, who you may recognize as the independent Engloid developer/programmer behind some of both PowerFX & Zero-G’s past Vocaloids.
You can get your first look/listen to Oliver at Utah’s AnimeBanzai Convention (Saturday, October 22nd @ 11:00pm) at their Vocaloid panel. Do note they are asking for no video or audio recording during the event but official demos should be online soon afterwards.
More details to come as we wait for the proper channels and their public relation officers confirm what they are authorized to tell us or not.
Update 10/16: The voicebank and art are all aready completed and it is expected to be a young, smooth, and male voice. You can expect more complete details mid-late November when the press information blackout is lifted.
As for the bird/hat featured in the teaser art it is an American Goldfinch and was chose because “It compliments Oliver’s design very nicely” and “to add a little nod to the fact that a lot of Americans worked on this project”. The bird doesn’t have a official name but the VocaTone staff seem receptive for the fans to give him/her one.
Expect a full battery of demos, art, and possibly even an official MMD model as we approach his release. We will keep this site/post updated with more news as it is released.
Yes, it is legit and the thread has been confirmed by Anders himself.
Update 10/26: AnimeBanzai has come and gone. Read our continuing coverage on the events of AnimeBanzai and all the new information on Oliver @ AnimeBanzai Recap & VOCALOID3 Oliver.
PowerFX has recently updated the expected release date for their upcoming unnamed, nondescript, male VOCALOID3 voicebank.
In an article at Vocaloidism, they have confirmed via Project Manager Andreas Tyson that the release date, whether by miscommunciation or an unexpected hold placed by time constraints or YAMAHA themselves, will be reset to early November.
All of us here at Engloids.Info have been highly anticipating this release, and will continue to wait as long as it takes. Let’s not forget that in the past, PowerFX has been known to restart projects that weren’t up to their standards of quality. We can all at least be reassured by that fact that what they will be delivering come early November is something worth waiting for!
The Engloid Dounin Anthology “いんぐろいど” is now available online with overseas shipping to North America, Oceania, UK, France and Germany through Alice-Books.com! Click the “English” button on the top right of the page to enable the site’s (mostly) English navigation/interface.
Be sure to read their Overseas Shipping Infopage carefully as it contains all the details on the order process, shipping charges, and general time frame before receiving your order.
You will need Paypal to make your payment and your international phone number handy.
For those of you in the US it should be in the following format: 010-1-[areacode]-[number]
We are not quite sure about how the entire process works as international orders are processed manually via AliceBooks but Staff Editor Myst    has already begun her order process and we will post more details as they develop.
Myst’s order was processed and price after shipping was 1788 yen or approximately $24 after taxes and fees. That means each book weighs about 300g so you can use that and the handy dandy shipping chart as a base to find your best shipping option for your quantity and location.
[Alice-Books Listing] [Circle Mail Order Page]
E-Capsule, the corporation responsible for the distribution for the English Vocaloid in Taiwan, redesigned all English Vocaloid2 today. The boxarts of the upcoming release were showed to us together with a profile for each English Vocaloid. Now each Vocaloid has an ‘official’ profile along with Sonika. For more info on their redesign check out our previous E-Capsule Overview.
Here are the new box arts. Feel free to click them for the full profile.
Or read the translated versions after the jump.
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