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Spotlight: Headline Love

Our next spotlight is by none other than our own Koda-P.

After the recent Miku concert at AnimeExpo Koda worked a month straight complete this original featuring both Big Al and Sweet Ann.

It is quite different than your typical Vocaloid song and seems to carry a high-energy rush of paparazzi & breaking news with a pinch of that Hollywood magic thanks to Myst’s excellent art.

For a song with so much energy, the lyrics are quite grim. It tells the story of a woman who marries a man for his money but in the end it isn’t enough and she ends up robbing a bank and crashing to her death in a grim scene that is laced with irony.

Hello again, world! This is my newest original VOCALOID release, finally finished on the inspiration derrived from AX2011. Turn on Closed Captions for subs, and as always, thank you very much for listening! If you’d like to dub/cover/translate/reupload to Niconico, feel free to do so, just let me know with a YouTube message.

If you like what you hear, subscribe to me or anyone else who helped with this video. Credits below.

Song: Headline Love
Singers: Sweet Ann and Big Al
Music and Lyrics by: Koda-P/Kodakami (me)
Eight-bar guitar solo by: MaserBeam
Song Art by: Myst Saphyr

Song MP3: http://www.mediafire.com/?63w4fj3vszxpv6u
Off-vocal MP3: http://www.mediafire.com/?728mw42z7zq90sk

If you recognize that live guitar, that is because it is none other than MaserBeam who also made an appearance in ResoNation Collab’s Speechless.

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Interview: MasterVocaloid/Giuseppe

Hello to you, I´m a new contributor, I actually subscribed here as a columnist, but I believe this worths the post. Yesterday I’ve spoken to someone I believe you all already know.

Giuseppe interview

José Lastras, also known as MasterVocaloid or Giuseppe, is an amateur musician and, I dare say, the best producer western VOCALOID fans have seen so far. Three months ago Giuseppe apparently left the fandom without further announcement. Many questions were left unanswered and lots of fans were sad about his sudden leave.

In this brief interview, José spoke about his work with VOCALOID, his relationship with the fandom, the reason why he erased his blog and he also reveals to us one more Spanish voicebank that remained unknown until this interview.

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Zero-G or PowerFX: Choosing an Engloid Company to Buy From

So you’re interested in writing your own original Engloid song (or maybe even just a cover), but you don’t know where to start. No problem. Provided you already know a little about music, then the next step is to buy one of the great and powerful English-language VOCALOID voicebanks.

ZeroG or PowerFX

The two main providers of Engloid voices to date are Zero-G Ltd., operating from England, and PowerFX Systems AB, from Sweden. Aside from those two major players, Crypton’s CV03 Megurine Luka software includes an English voicebank (albeit with a Japanese accent).

What this all boils down to is that, provided you are not interested in using Luka’s English voice, you will have to decide between Zero-G and PowerFX sooner or later. Before you go deciding, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

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Feature: Ecapsule Overview – Engloid Redesigns

There seems to have a serious lack of coverage of Ecapsule Co., Ltd., our friends in Taiwan. While other blogs might not care about these Engloid ports and redesigns, ‘Engloid’ is not only our middle name but our first and last name too!

First will take a look at Ecapsule the company, what they did with Sonika, the finally the latest of the Engloid imports with eCapsule Corp’s take on Zero-G’s Prima & Tonio as well as PowerFX’s Big Al & Sweet Ann.

Speaking of Capsule Corp that name makes me think of DBZ

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