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The English Test (aka the “Kit Kat Challenge”)

With all the existing English-Language Vocal-Synthesis Voicebanks, and new ones on the horizon, it’s sometimes hard draw a line between which are “Engloids” and which are “Engroids”.

Luckily for us, some people got together and decided to create an English Test for Voicebanks and figure out whcih ones can ‘passably’ sing English.

We like to call it the “Kit Kat Challenge”.

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Physical VOCALOID3 Editor & Oliver Combo Bundle DVDs Released

In an unprecedented move PowerFX has negotiated an official distribution deal for the physical release of the Full VOCALOID 3 Editor to the west as well as a discounted Oliver DVD Bundle that includes both the Oliver V3 voicebank and the full VOCALOID 3 editor.

Pricing for their physical products are as follows:

So for those interested in Oliver + Full Editor you can look forward to almost $70 in savings with a combo purchase. All prices should include shipping.

We are unsure if this “special offer” pricing for combo purchase is a limited time affair.

Source: Bill Bryant, CEO of PowerFX, via Twitter –   

Spotlight: Ice Sculptures

Time for a new Engloids.Info Video Spotlight!

Yesterday, Baggagelizard uploaded the song that showed me how poorly I’ve been using Oliver in my own works. From its subtle ambiance, to its determined drive, this song delivers more than it promises. I’ve heard quite a few VOCALOID originals that try to achieve this feel, but aren’t able to nail down that difficult combination of melancholy and drive.

In the end, the best way to describe it would be to just say, “watch the video above!”.

Zero-G Febuary Vocaloid Sale + Oliver DVD Release

Zero-G Vocaloids

All Zero-G Vocaloid 1s & 2s are on Sale this Month

For those that missed it Zero-G kicked off February with massive month-long sale on a lot of their download products, this includes the downloadable versions of all their Vocaloid 1 & 2s. Pricing for their Vocaloid 1s is $49.99 and their Vocaloid 2s are $89.99.

Sonika, Prima, and Tonio are available for at their respective websites:

And LOLA, LEON, & MIRIAM can be found at the new Zero-G Download Shop.

There is still no new news about their upcoming Vocaloid 3 but last I spoke to Zero-G they were hard at work making sure that they are releasing the best product possible.

For those of you concerned about the lack of news, don’t be, you can find out more about why on my sideblog article VocaRant: In Defence of Zero-G.

Oliver's DVD Release

DVD Oliver is priced at $149.00 and comes with with free shipping.

Also for those that missed it Oliver did indeed get his physical release.

This DVD version of Oliver will set you back $149 and will include free shipping to the US & Europe. You can find him at PowerFX.com or by clicking the image above.

Vocaloid3 Oliver Released! Rise and Shine Oliver

Rise and Shine, Oliver, Your Public Awaits!

After months of waiting the most anticipated Engloid ever to be released is finally out. As a thank you for all their avid fans PowerFX & VocaTone have coupon codes for VocaloidOtaku members. If you have an account, you can find it in your private message inbox!

Oliver is available from PowerFX at these locations:
Digital Download – $129 | €99 | £95
Retail Boxed* – $149 | €125 | £109
* – will be available mid-January

Note that these prices are for the Oliver voicebank and “Lite” editor only. If you want the fully featured V3 editor you must purchase it separately from Yamaha. For those of you who already have the full V3 editor be sure to grab the update to v3.0.3.0 that was released yesterday.

The main difference between the “Lite” and “Full” editor is that the Lite version is limited to 1 track of 17 bars for MIDI import, and reverb as the only vocal effect.

Beyond that I don’t think there is much more I can add. It seems Koda has flown away with someone but when he gets back expect a Koda’s Kolumn entry concerning him and VocaRant coverage from me as songs are released for him.

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