Yamaha announced today on Vocaloid Net, Yamaha’s public facing (Japanese) Vocaloid portal, that they will be closing Vocaloid Store and that a replacement creatively named “Vocaloid Shop” will be launching some time late May.
The announcement is short on details on the exactly what the difference will be beyond that Yamaha will be continuing their existing relationship with Bplats Ltd. and as with the now defunct Vocaloid Store, the new Vocaloid Shop will be managed and operated under licence to Bplats Ltd.
At the time of press VocaloidStore.com leads to a null DNS and Shop.VocaloidStore.com is still operating. No word yet on how this operating change will affect the English VocaloidStore which remains up for the time being.
[Official Press Release] (Japanese Language)
With VOCALOID 4 being available in Japan since mid December and with stable release V4 v4.1.0 rolling out earlier last week Bplats, Inc. and Yamaha have finally added VOCALOID4 to the English VocaloidStore. Along with adding the full VOCALOID4 editor they also included half price discount downloads for anyone that bought the full version of VOCALOID3.
Other products added to the store include the English capable Cyber Diva and normal/upgrade versions of VY1V4. As usual the USD pricing of the English VocaloidStore hasn’t been ajusted for the weak JPY and it may be cheaper to buy from the JP store, even with associated currency coversion fees… assuming you can navigate the moonrunes of course.
All products are available as download only. Full press release & price list available after the jump.
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Yamaha opens 2015 by launching this spash page where they introduce United States based female Vocaloid 4. Named “Cyber Diva” Yamaha claims she will will have an American English accent, powerful long tones, smooth vocalization, compatible with many genres, and to be powered by the latest in VOCALOID technologies.
Yamaha introduced Cyber Diva with an assortment of 5 demos featuring the producers CrusherP, CircusP & utataP. Hit the jump to see the demo embeds as well as details on Yamaha’s Vocaloid 4 Editor.
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In a press release posted to various Vocaloid related discussion boards French company VoxWave detailed a tentative agreement between them, the Americasn at VocaTone, and the Swedish company PowerFX Systems AB to make a French-language Vocaloid. Negotiations with Yamaha Corporation are still pending but VoxWave has asked Vocaloid fans to take a market survey to help them gauge interest in the possibility of such a product.
The survey is bi-lingual including questions and responses in both English and French. The questions range from demographic information, to general product inquiries on survey taker’s experience in Vocaloid and what they look for in future Vocaloid related products. The final page of the survey includes questions as to viability of a French-language Vocaloid and raises the possibility of a bi-lingual VB in the future and crowdfunding as a possible source of seed money.
The English language version of Bplats/Yamaha’s VocaloidStore has finally added the disk and physical versions of the various Vocaloids to their site. When we last covered VocaloidStore in ‘Vocaloid 3 Full Editor Sale @ English VocaloidStore.com‘ the English Vocaloid Store was a strictly download-only affair with selection limited to the few Vocaloid 3s that had downloadable versions available.
Since they are now listing physical products that also means they are also shipping to select English speaking countries with the US and UK being confirmed, but details hazy on what other countries they are supporting. Keep in mind that all of the prices on the site are based off the (JPY) Japanese Yen and with exchange rates in mind prices for things like the Vocaloid 3 Editor would be more expensive than if you had bought it from PowerFX.
The New Disk Category
PowerFX’s Vocaloid Category