Dark Chocolate and Maraschino Cherry, a Kickstarter launched by a (mostly) Western staff of 9 musicians, 10 artists, and support staff to create a MEIKO collaborative compilation album. The stated goal of the project is to “reflect the variety of tastes and styles created by different kinds of people through MEIKO” acknoleging MEIKO’s Japanese origins they state that “there are people all over the world who have come together through this kind of shared creative energy, and we are making this album in the hopes of expressing that”.
The album’s digital and physical releases are scheduled for May 5, 2019 (MEIKO Day). The Kickstarter for the project is live, already funded, and running through December 1st. Kickstarter rewards tiers include discounted digital downloads, exclusive off vocal tracks, the physical CDs, a sticker sheet, an exclusive pin, art previews, and continued project updates.
The Kickstarter is fully bilingual with both an English and Japanese project lead. The first campaign update includes both English and Japanese Meiko track previews by collab artists.
From the staff here at Engloids.Info season greetings! We are proud to spread the good tidings with news of a new holiday themed Vocaloid & UTAU album titled “Synthetic Yuletide” featuring (but is not limited to) Prima, Tonio, Oliver, and Avanna. All in all the album features some 20+ vocal singthesizers from the likes of Hatsune Miku & Gumi to UTAU like Ritsu Namine & VIBE.
This is the collab group’s first release with ☆ASDR☆, AssembleSynthesizeDirectRelay, with many of its members being familiar to anyone following the Western singthesizer scene. The album includes the following songs and producers:
GuitarHeroPianoZero – Christmas Spirit 04:28
~mw~ – Coventry Carol (Arrangement) 01:55
aval!a – Song of the Winter Snow 02:58
9etH – It’s That Time 04:03
Fko – Ma’oz Tzur (Arrangement) 01:52
VocaPeach – Electro Santa 05:34
~mw~ – Il est né le divin enfant (Arrangement) 03:22
LukeCat – The Twelve Days of Synthmas (Parody Cover) 03:44
In an amazing turn of events Voctro Labs has revealed they are collaborating with producer house TheFACT™ in Plan-B by Ballantine.
Under Plan-B the group La Oreja de Van Gogh have composed a song, complete with music and melody, and are inviting their fans to submit lyrics for it. After submitting lyrics, fans will be able to listen to it rendered by what could possibly be the upcoming Voctroloid, and hear what their lyrics might sound like sung.
The website is online and is accepting submissions now, with the final winners to be chosen by La Oreja de Van Gogh by the end of the year. This collaboration and contest is an unprecedented example of the power of VOCALOID-like vocal synthesizers, and their practical applications in the field of songwriting.
For those interested Yue’s English translation of the full press release is included after the break, with the link to the original listed below. VocaloidOtaku has a thread dedicated to the contest and it includes many fan submissions so you can have a chance to hear what VoctroLabs upcoming Vocaloid might sound like.
Stellar Factory finally uploaded their first PV and this one is a doosey. Their first finished PV is “You and I’ll Fly Away” by our very own Kodakami! This is a stellar start for Stellar Factory and hopefully we will see more collabs like this soon!
Not only is this a completely animated PV, but it also features a completely remastered version of the song. It features a revised and re-EQed version of the vocal track made for the PV. If you missed the original version of this song, and the great art by Myst check out it out here.
A large-scale collaboration project is now underway and its team includes many veteran Vocaloid contributors that you may already be familiar with. The project is headed by Sappokei of #vocaloid-fanclub, and includes others like Myst, Peachbite, myself and more.
The goal of project “Stellar Factory” is to create a series of PVs (promotional videos) to promote Vocaloid originals in the West, as well as provide a support group to inspire, encourage, and support others to create their own fully animated PVs to Vocaloid music.
“Stellar Factory’s mission is to promote the creation of promotional videos to the western Vocaloid scene.”
~ Stellar Factory Mission Statement
Since the project is PV centric they don’t have any plans to produce music, but instead hope to work with established and upcoming producers who already make original music, and collaborate to make PVs to promote their work, and showcase some of the best works the west has to offer.