Tag: Yamaha

CYBER-series Product Discontinuation & Relaunch of Vocaloid.com

Yamaha has big things planned for Vocaloid.com. Specifics have yet to be revealed but one of the few things announced was the promotional sale, and coming discontinuation of many of their Vocaloid4 products, including, but not limited to their Engloids CYBER DIVA, CYBER SONGMAN, Megpoid English, and all their respective Starter Packs.

Products to be Discontinued

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Yamaha Ends V3 Editor Distribution and VOCALOID2 Library Import Support

In a continuation of Yamaha’s consolidation of power and the closure of Vocaloid Store there is no longer any legal way to acquire new, digital versions, of the Vocaloid 3 Editor software. The only way to acquire the V3 editor is limited to previously published physical editions and physical bundles.

With the end of Vocaloid 3 Editor is also the end of the VOCALOID2 Library Import tool.

In their latest Japanese-language support notice Yamaha has announced that they are planning to drop support of the importer and will no longer issue any new import serial codes. They advise customers that have previously bought the Vocaloid 3 Editor and need import serials to contact them as soon as possible.

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Vocaloid Lucía Created, MasterVocaloid Seeking Publisher

Friend of the blog, José Lastras, also known as MasterVocaloid or Giuseppe-P has recorded and sequenced a new Vocaloid prototype named “Lucía”. Describing her as “sweet” and “pretty” he released a this playlist to showcase the voicebank’s capabilities. For art end he commissioned two character design concepts from artists Aki Glancy and Riisago respectively.

In the Facebook announcement revealing the project he said he has been in contact with the various companies that are licensed to publish voicebanks (Power-FX, Zero-G, and VoctroLabs) but for the moment they didn’t seem interested in selling it at the moment with Yamaha’s licencing costs being cited as the main limiting factor.

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English Vocaloid Store Closing At End of March

In an announcement earlier this week Bplats, Inc. has announced the official closing of the English version of the Vocaloid Store. The last day to make any orders will be March 23rd, with the entire store closing March 25, 2016 @ 6 PM (Japanese Standard Time). Download all your Job Plugins and pick up your Vocaloid 3 Downloads while they are still available!

With the upcoming closure of there is no word yet for Yamaha if English support is going to be added to Vocaloid NET or where westerners are supposed to get their Job Plugins and voicebank downloads.

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Yamaha USA Stocks Vocaloid 4 Products, Cyber Diva Now Available to America

In a surprise turn of events the Yamaha USA has added physical editions of the VOCALOID 4 Editor, VOCALOID 4 Editor for Cubase, and Cyber Diva to their webstore under “Music Production Software”. This is the first instance of Yamaha incorporating Vocaloid with their famous Music Production Tool lineup which includes synthesizers, stage pianos, pixers, pocket recorders, interfaces, studio monitors, midi controllers, and plug-in boards.

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