As a followup to our previous article VOCALOID3 Available for Purchase I got in contact with both SoundsOnline.com and Zero-G to clear up some of the confusion.
Here is the response I got from EastWest SoundsOnline.com:
Here is the real deal. Yamaha developed (or bought) the technology.
Zero-G in England did a deal with Yamaha and made product using this technology. http://www.zero-g.co.uk/
We sell the Zero-G products here in the US. If you want to review this software then you should contact Dom at Zero-G through their website.
Either the people at Yamaha are really bad at English or they are simply that disconnected, but it seems that there was a serious chain of miss-communication that led to much of the fandom being confused and the Vocaloid Wikia to report some wrong information.
When BenHo emailed Yamaha asking whether or not planned to make an English language version of their now JP-only Vocaloid.com site they somehow confused it with a question relating to an EN version of their Vocaloid 3 Editor.
In making their response to BenHo it seems Yamaha’s left hand didn’t know what the right hand was typing about and they mistakenly confused EastWest’s SoundsOnline as an Official Vocaloid distributor, when in fact they were a Zero-G re-distributor.
Said misinformation was posted on some forums, people replied, commented, and tweeted about it, the wiki reported it as ‘news’, followup emails ended up conflicting with initial reports, and overall much confusion was to be had.
While I did end up contacting Zero-G as EastWest suggested, the contents of said email probably warrant an article its own as it contained some juicy details concerning their upcoming Vocaloid 3. Check back soon when that article is posted later today. Tis 6:44 AM and I have yet to sleep.