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.
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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Robert Hedin producer of annaROBIK feat. LOLA
Time+Space a site affiliated with Zero-G that distributes samples, sound libraries, and virtual instruments interviews Robert Hedin the creator of “Anarobik“, an alias for Vocaloid Lola that acts as the lead singer and ‘stage name’ of Robert’s electronic music projects.
How did Vocaloid Lola first come to your attention? What was it about the product that prompted you to buy it?
I’m sure I discovered Lola by browsing the internet. I had the concept of anaROBIK several years before I had the idea of using a Vocaloid. Once I started listening to the demos of Vocaloids, it became obvious rather quickly that Vocaloid was the technology of choice, and Lola was the one I wanted to work with. I think she has the most versatile voice that can be placed in a very wide range of musical settings, and it just seems to work. I really wanted a voice that allows me a lot of creative freedom, I didn’t want to be stylistically trapped by a voice, and I don’t feel that I am with Lola.
aniROBIK is a great example of “Vocaloid as a Software” rather than “Vocaloid as a Character” where the Vocaloid is transformed by the artist into something unique and can go beyond the limitations of their boxart using the artist’s creativity as a medium.
Check out the full interview: @The Time+Space Blog!
Listen to Rebert’s electronica music: anaROBIK@YouTube