For those Oliver early adopters, people who have bought V3s other separately, or people interested in upgrading their compatible Vocaloid 2s using the new editor’s engine the Download-Only version is now on sale at Bplat’s English VocaloidStore.com.
VOCALOID3 Sale Now On!
We are going to have a special sale of VOCALOID3 for a limited period only.
■ Period for Special sale:
May 18, 2012 ～ June 29, 2012
■ Sale Price:
・VOCALOID3 Editor (Download) ／9,800 JPY → 8,000JPY （1,800JPY OFF）
Sale price is just over $100 USD after currency conversion and is 18% (about $25) off its normal price of 9,800 Yen. For those that don’t already know the full version of the Vocaloid 3 Editor must be purchased separately, and allows for the unlimited use of Vocaloid 3 voicebanks without the caps of the “Lite” version. Other advantages include multi-track editing, effects support, plugin jobs, and the ability to import Vocaloid 2 voicebanks into the new rendering engine.
For those of you who prefer physical editions PowerFX has the DVD version of the Vocaloid 3 Editor for $120 with shipping included. You can find Vocaloid 3 Editor (DVD) at the PFX Store and read our previous coverage on the physical edition under “Physical VOCALOID3 Editor & Oliver Combo Bundle DVDs Released“.
[Full VocaloidStore Press Release] (English)
[Vocaloid 3 Editor Product Page] (English)
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.