I wrote this last year but its never been published as a main wiki article. I dunno how useful it is.
Erm... There is no Vocaloid called SeeWu...
Yamaha's made it difficult for 3rd parties in V5 as well and are asking for more money for licensing, and now we're basically down to a few studios.
The Chinese one, Zero-G (as far as we know), Internet (who have yet to release anything in V5), Gynoid and Ah Software.
The entire "Yamaha" group has basically seemingly collapsed as there are none being produced. This was the 3rd party group that Yamaha helped get voicebanks released. Yamaha has reined in Vocaloid back to being a professional software in V5.
Depends, if your referring to Japanese Vocaloids that have English vocaloids, its not so bad.
If you meant to write Japanese Voicebanks... ITs because of the fact they weren't built for the langauge, so have a lot of missing sounds. Those that aren't missing, can be incorrectly spoken.
This poll is bias... You literally said "disgusting" under Piko.
I'm not even a Piko fan... But you literally are trying to steer people not to vote for him by doing that.
Sorry for taking so long to answer, discussions tend to not be the focus.
V5 is kinda the current version thats on the market and most V4 versions are retired. To be honest job plug-ins and XSY are all thats really big missing from V5 and your in a good position since you won't miss those things. But it generally boils down to V4 or V5 as a choice.
I myself wouldn't chase V1, V2 and V3 at all, their pricey and unless your really after a vocal thats not worth it. You can still use V3 vocals in V5. You just can't use V2 vocals. But you still have over 70+ vocaloids to choose from V3-V5 anyway so there is plenty of choice.
If you want V2 vocals though, your choice is V3 or V4 as both engines were a vast improvement over V2. But if you are buying a V2, you get the engine with every purchase anyway so you'll end up with it. Unless your after the V2 Engloids and Piko, there really is no reason to chase V2 anymore.
You spent Kaito and Luka right at least... O.o
What about the other Vocaloids, what are they chopped liver?
"Cute" cuts out most of the Vocaloid cast if you actually use the true defination of it.
Thus your left with basically the younger Vocaloids in general... Ryutu if you consider him cute, Una, Oliver, Yuki. At a pinch Rin and Len.
Some people push "cute" to mean "attractive" and sexualise things, but I disagree with lolicon so I'm honestly going to choose between those that actually fit the true definition of cute.
Of the "cute" Vocaloids, the cutest to me is Una.
I do note, the response could be considered a bit rude given the circumstances.
He was just as far as anyone knows a early tech demo, and likely a step in the path to Vocaloid:AI
Gumi's vocal has 10 voicebanks in Japanese and 1 in English giving a total of 11 voicbanks.
In addition, a Talk version.
Luka has 3 voicebanks in Japanese, one of which is no longer supported and 1 voicebank in English... Which was doubled to create two in a cheating method. Luka has EVEC... But its not as good as an actual voicebank.
While the Luka vocal has been more adaptable, still with 11 voicebanks Gumi wins on a technical level and there is no competition.
If you want to go further, you can in 4 XSY Gumi with Cul, Gackpo, Ryuto, Una, Lily, Kokone and Chika to make a lot more variations on the Gumi vocal. Luka does not XSY with anyone but herself.
There is LITERALLY no comparison here, Gumi is a better Vocaloid.
Luka V2 and V4x are still considered Vocaloid voicebanks, so when we refer to the "Vocaloid Luka" we do not address her as her current status, we only refer to her past now.
Erm... In Arbaic countries... They don't like their women dressed like... Luka and Miku. Your talking about a culture that pushes Burkas and in some countries forces women into full body outfits entirely.
Because she is a pointless character who has nothing to do with Vocaloid except being a variation on Miku's design. Aka, she is a fanloid.
Whereas Miku and Teto have voicebanks, sure Teto's a UTAU but the existence of voicebanks makes a difference.
Also, a lot of the time, Neru just uses Miku's voice for "her voice". So... If you like the Neru vocal.... You actually like the Miku vocal.
Except for the times Rin's vocal gets used instead.
You could just look at the view count of each page. O.o
@Meerkat, they've never been anything but Vocalodi so they are Vocaloid!
IA Japanese is only Vocaloid, hence why IA is both CeVIO and Vocaloid.
Miku has switched engines,
These are not the same things.
ITs the same character and Zatsune's creator abandoned her in 2009...
But she has left Vocaloid... And now isn't a Vocaloid.
So your basis is now only V2 Luka and V4x Luka.
But Luka isn't a Vocaloid right now.
You treat Miku and co as any other vocaloid voicebank.
Miku's no longer Vocaloid.
So is neither Vocaloid nor UTAU.