Oliver will be released tomorrow. VO members can claim a special discount!
In a surprise thread on VocaloidOtaku.net, VocaTone CEO Anders has officially announced that Oliver will be released on December 21st, 2011. That’s tomorrow, people! In addition, the administration of VocaloidOtaku will be sending offer codes to all members which can be redeemed for a 25% discount off the retail price. For those people who wish to take advantage of this offer, please check your Private Message inbox or register on VocaloidOtaku.net.
The retail price for Oliver download is: $129, €99, £95. And for the “boxed version”: $149, €125, £109.
Keep in mind that this price tag is before the 25% VocaloidOtaku member discount (which amounts to approximately $96.75). Details for where the purchace can be made are not given, but it can be assumed that tomorrow will hold that news.
As can be expected, Oliver will come with a stripped down version of the VOCALOID3 editor, with a full version available from Yamaha directly, and hopefully from PowerFX/VocaTone as well.
Update: Coupon codes should be in your PM page. The offer is valid until January 31, 2012.
For those who missed it here is a hint: [This RGB Color]
Hey all, Myst reporting for once in lieu of Hentai!
After a short lull, VocaTone has surprised us with some new demos posted to their official Youtube channel in the last couple of days, along with the teasing promise that “Oliver is coming soon!” added to the description of each one. How soon? We’re not yet quite sure — but based on VocaTone’s reaction, it’s safe to say that those who have him on their Christmas lists won’t be disappointed!
The first demo, an arrangement of Dvořák’s “Going Home,” was intended to show Oliver’s performance in the ranges and style of a traditional boy choir singer.
The second, a cover of Western Vocaloid producer Puffihn’s “Lonely Flight,” was created to demonstrate Oliver’s lower ranges in contrast to “Going Home.”
The main inspirations for his outfit were the uniforms worn by the Vienna Boys Choir, and the kinds of clothes upper-class boys and men would wear in the late 18th-early 19th century. When I was first put up to the task of designing for Oliver, I was told he was a “classical” type VOCALOID, so naturally I went for a classical design.
The bandages are there for the sake of keeping the whole “monster” theme that PowerFX is known for. Stitches didn’t look quite right, so I went for bandages instead.
Only surprisingly late in development did we realize that our Oliver bore similarities to Oliver Twist. So that was just pure coincidence. 8P
James was referenced from other pictures of goldfinches. There was no reference used for Oliver.
For some reason Halloween seems to be the favorite holiday of the Vocaloid fandom. As a little gift to their fans PowerFX & VocaTone have collaborated and released this “gift” (I wouldn’t exactly call it a demo) to their fans featuring Sweet Ann, Big Al, and our first real listen to Oliver.
Beyond that we here at Engloids.Info would like to wish you a happy and safe holiday. Our own Koda-P continues his tradition and with yet another Halloween timed/themed release with [VOCALOID Original] Succubus feat. Sweet Ann. Special thanks to Mooncrafter for that simply sexy Sweet Ann art.