Yohio Vocaloid’s Art & Voice Samples Leak

Yohoiloid Leaks

Before we begin let this be clear. Everything in the following news post are ‘leaked’ and come from un-official sources. After further investigation the Engloids.Info staff felt that the news was to groundbreaking as not to make public. So thus we share it with you under the caveat that everything you see and hear below are subject to change, as a public debut of Yohioloid has not yet been made.

For the uninformed “Yohioloid” is the upcoming Vocaloid from VocaTone/PowerFX said to be voiced by the Swedish born Kevin Johio Lucas Rehn Eires, but performing under the stage name ‘YOHIO’. The upcoming voice-bank is expected to be a bi-lingual with support for both English and Japanese. You can view our previous coverage on Yohioloid’s announcement at VocaTone/PowerFX’s Upcoming Bilingual Vocaloid Announed.

The Artwork

The Leaked Yohioloid Art

The Leaked Yohioloid Art

The above artwork is something that has been floating around the internet last couple of days after PowerFX released Sartika Nurhasanah as the winner as the winner of the Yohioloid design/art competition they were hosting. Officially VocaTone & PowerFX have declined to comment on its veracity but the leaked artwork does resemble Sartika’s known style in many ways.

The art is still unconfirmed, likely for good reason. If we look back to Avanna and VocaRant: Avanna’s Release Date? and AkiGancy’s Dev Diary we know that it is Yamaha, not PowerFX, that has the final say on all design decisions. So Yohio himself may, or may not have chosen the art above, but at the end of the day it is Yamaha that decides what Yohioloid will look like, and has final veto power on all aspects of the design.

The Vocal Sample

The above Vocal sample’s source is a bit more ambiguous. The above sample was sent to Engloids.Info anonymously as a sendfile link to a ‘yohioloid.mp3’ via our Contact Us page’s web form with no other information, and non-functioning response address.

Due to the nature of how we received the sample we cannot provide any extra details, and can’t be certain of its authenticity and official sources are declining to comment. That being said the sample does not resemble any existing Vocaloids, does not seem to be powered by an UTAU resampler, nor something that has been auto-tuned.

If this is well and truly a sample of Yohioloid… or maybe an elaborate hoax listen and draw your own conclusions. Feel free to comment and share your thoughts below.

Subject to Change

Even if all of the leaked assets above are legit, we here at Engloids.Info believe them to be, otherwise we would never have blogged about them it is important to remember that EVERYTHING is subject to change. Early samples non-demo of previous voice-banks have shown that a Vocaloid can undergo significant vocal and art changes before it is released.

Likewise as we covered in the art section Yamaha has final approval on all matters concerning the Vocaloid 3s. Yamaha has elected to take a hands-on approach to Engloid development and has been known to order significant changes to otherwise completed voicebanks and artwork, causing delays in their public releases.

These very well may be the official art and demos, or they may not be, but either way they will remain unofficial until Yamaha gives them their final stamp of approval. Today the public gets a look at something I am not sure we were supposed to see or hear.

  • BlankFaceCat

    I am 99% sure that vocal sample is a genderbent Lily. It also sounds nothing like YOHIO so haha

    • Can someone with Lily confirm this?

      • dudley

        I have lily does not sound like her even her gerderband I think the voice is good tho

    • MiniVB

      no, it´s not lily, It´s not even close to her pronunciation….

      • BFC

        I dunno man, I have a song here by V2 Lily (I think it’s called HYBRID) and the pronounciation is the very similar, and it also has the same kind of slurring sound. so.

  • Wow. It’s good voice!!
    Does this will be sold in Japan?

    • Xeyuzio

      It’d be odd if they didn’t sell him in Japan, I’m sure he’ll make it over there though!

    • anonymous

      You’re gobouP?? Hi… I love your talkloid series… (*´▽`*)

      • Yes. I am gobouP. Are you not Japanese people?
        However, I am glad you that you watching my talkloid.
        Thank you 🙂

    • probably. Seeing that this is Japanese…

  • Byakuren

    the art is confirmed to be Sartika’s

  • Hes beautiful ;A;

  • he looks like KAITO !

    • HanaKotoba14

      are you blind?? how does he look like KAITO??

  • Tekky

    You can tell It’s YOHIOloid. If you listen to him and Yohio they both sound pretty similar. His voice is very natural and has a slightly higher vocal tone than Yohio himself but they overall have the same vocals. Unlike Lily who actually doesn’t sound like her voicer.

    • Unf.

      Well you obviously never listened to her V3 then.

      • Emmy K

        I can confirm it’s not LilyV3, since I own her

  • Manic

    I like this demo.

  • woop

    I can confirm its Yohioloid.

    (you don’t have to believe me but, it is Yohioloid…the final product >_<)

  • Emmy K

    The audio is a BETA-version of YOHIOloid, since it sounds like YOHIO but more cleaner

    Since I have LilyV3, I can say it’s not her voice genderbent (tried it out with Kerovee)

  • Dei

    I’m the only who thinks this sounds like Yukari :I ?

    • Shaney


  • CULrevo

    Well, if this is the final product… him and galaco’s dull voices will be perfect for each other O-O I CALL SHIP! NO ONE ELSE!

  • claudio

    saben esa voz es muy similar en tono a la de utatane piko facilmente se pueden hacer modificaciones y replicar algunas palabras en ingles

  • A person

    YOHIOloid and Lily. I’d ship that. Their outfits even have similarities.

  • bil

    Hi, Bil from PowerFX here – It´s great to see such passion amongst Vocaloid users. I would just like to set the record straight on a few things and apologize for the way the contest was run. The demo that was leaked is from a beta version and is not finished. I have no idea who leaked it and we did pass it around to a few people to get feedback.Remember it is a BETA version! Also, Yamaha did not pick the cover YOHIO did. YOHIO in March took part in the Melodifestivalen in Sweden a nationally televised event where the winner represents Sweden in the Eurovision song contest. Yohio won the Swedish vote but became second because they had other counties voting. YOHIO in his gracious runner up concession endeared himself to many and this brought on an immediate tour of concerts and performances all over Sweden on top of planned Japanese, Swedish and English album releases this spring So having him review over 200 submissions was not easy. Finally when he was inStockholm for a TV appearence he came by our office and we once again reveiwed every submission and selected one but YOHIO asked for the artist to change something before he would accept it, it took a couple days but it was done and then we announced. Then we could announce the runners up but then we wanted them reveiwed again to make sure. It was our mistake just not to communicate the delay better – apologies from PowerFX.