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
Reminder to all of you who planned on entering, the VocaTone sponsored ‘Olivideo’ MMD competition closes tomorrow. Currently there are only a handful of entries so if you entered, or have one prepared and have yet to finish you probably stand a good chance at winning.
VocaTone has announced their Oliver “Olivideo” Video Competition, inviting fans to create a video for the song “Birds” by Daniel Castro the contest is to be held over the next two months and is slated to end on December 4th, 2012. Though not required for the video VocaTone has also released their long awaited Official Oliver MMD Models, both versions 1 & 2, available for download off the competitions page.
Usage of the MMD models are not required, videos can be made in any way, program or manner with the only restriction being that you must use the official competition song in an unaltered state. Winners will be chosen by the VocaTone staff and select outside judges. Grand prize for this even is a copy of the VocaTone’s very own Oliver Vocaloid. To submit a video simply upload it to YouTube with the tag ‘OlivideoComp’ for your chance to win.
Full rules, as well as downloads, and aditional details can be found here.
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.
In less pleasant news it seems Yamaha is continuing the distressing trend of discrimination by relegating the Engloids (and the Esploids, respectively) to a special “Overseas” corner of their website, further propagating the hateful “Us vs Them” attitude that has been dividing Vocaloid fans the world over.
Despite all this it is nice to see finally PowerFX getting proper credit. Preciously, on Vocaloid 2’s 3rd Party Products Page, though the Engloids were listed along their Japanese counterparts, Yamaha had only linked to PowerFX @ Crypton Marketplace and Crypton’s (more expensive) Japanese market product listings.