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“Mirai no Neiro” and “IA ROCKS” Concerts @ HyperJapan (London, England)

VocaEuro reports that HyperJapan, a convention in London England, is going to be hosting not one, but two different Vocaloid events totaling 5 concerts across 3 days. They are “free” to anyone attending the convention but space will be limited so do arrive early. The full schedule for events can be found here.

Mirai no Neiro Sessions:
Friday
Saturday (Morning)
Sunday

IA ROCKS Sessions:
Saturday (Afternoon)
Sunday

Mirai no Neiro
Mirai no Neiro (Sound of the Future) is a grass-roots volunteer group who aim to introduce Japan’s Vocaloid culture to countries around the world. So far they’re doing a pretty amazing job – having pulled off highly successful unofficial Vocaloid concerts in the US, Germany, Taiwan, Denmark, Switzerland, Mexico and Chile!

IA Rocks
While Mirai no Neiro is an unofficial concert IA ROCKS’ world tour is anything but. Sponsored by 1STPLACE the Vocaloid publisher has been showcasing IA across the world selling out live events in France, Taiwan and America. If you are looking for a virtual pop idol I can assure you that IA does indeed “ROCKS”.

For more about HyperJapan check out their Official Website.

For additional event coverage follow our friends at VocaEuro.

Yamaha USA Stocks Vocaloid 4 Products, Cyber Diva Now Available to America

In a surprise turn of events the Yamaha USA has added physical editions of the VOCALOID 4 Editor, VOCALOID 4 Editor for Cubase, and Cyber Diva to their webstore under “Music Production Software”. This is the first instance of Yamaha incorporating Vocaloid with their famous Music Production Tool lineup which includes synthesizers, stage pianos, pixers, pocket recorders, interfaces, studio monitors, midi controllers, and plug-in boards.

Beyond the historic note of mainstream Yamaha finally featuring Vocaloid as a major product line this is also the first instance of Cyber Diva being available to residents of (North) America. While previously marketed as an “American” Vocaloid she was previously unavailable through Vocaloid Store’s digital downloads to residents of North America and there was a specific notice for Americans not to purchase her through that outlet.

Right now the Yamaha USA store is purely physical products, no word on how this will affect digital downloads, plugin distrobution, or our current limbo after the planned retirement of Vocaloid Store and its lack of English replacement.

V4 Ruby Delayed, To Be Released “Soon”. Physical Edition Confirmed to Follow.

Vocaloid Ruby, previously confirmed for release today[1] has been delayed. Release date is still unconfirmed but she is expected to release “any day within the next 10 days” according to the most recent tweet by Ruby’s Developer Syo. Beyond disclosing the most recent release info Syo also confirmed that a physical release is planned, but there would be some trailing time for physical production to ramp up.

The cause for Ruby’s delays are unknown, but knowing the history of botched Engloid launches I wouldn’t be suprised if Yamaha was somehow involved. Best guess is it is somehow related to Shūbun no Hi[2], the Autumnal Equinox Day, a public holiday in Japan. Its a bit unfortunate that the release dates aligned as such, but the delay doesn’t seem to be related to the voicebank itself so it shouldn’t be a cause for too much worry.

This article will be updated as additional details come in. A new post will be with Ruby release and how to buy her.

Sources:
[1] – 18 Sep 2015 Tweet by @Price_Syo
[2] – Autumnal Equinox Day via Wikipedia

Vocaloid 4 Editor Currently Unsupported on Windows 10

In a statement released earlier in the month during the Windows 10 Technical Preview Yamaha recommended against upgrading to Windows 10 until compatibility could be confirmed after users reported problems with the Vocaloid 4 Editor on Microsoft’s new OS. For the moment Yamaha is regarding Windows 10 as an unsupported OS until compatibility can be confirmed.

While Windows 10 is exciting, new, and upgrade free for Windows 7 & 8 users it is recommended you hold off upgrading for at least a couple months as both Microsoft and software vendors sort out the release issues. This post will be updated as the situation changes. For now, it is recommended against upgrading.

For those of you whom jumped the gun and have already upgraded to Windows 10 fear not. As long as you did not delete the 15GB Windows.Old folder you can still revert back to your Windows 7/8.1 install by following this guide.

Source: Yamaha Windows 10 Statement (Japanese)

Behind the Scenes: PowerFX & Vocaloid 4 Ruby

There has been a bit of a media blackout concerning Vocaloid Ruby here at Engloids.Info, part of it was because most of the ongoing reports and ‘leaks’ in Ruby’s production were of questionable vivacity. It wasn’t until AnimeExpo and the 4th of July reveal event that we were able to get the first official word on the finalized details besides the name “Ruby”, an event that surprised many and lead to much confusion within the Vocaloid community.

There was a lot of fragmented information and conjecture involved in piecing it together; ultimately this article is the result of our findings.

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Note: information in this article is sourced from a variety of sources including, but not limited to, official VocaloidOtaku posts, official social media, and interviews & emails with those involved. 

Special thanks to @agatechlo who provided the featured image photo.

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