During the VOCALOID3 announcements, Zero-G were revealed to be working on a male and female Celtic-themed pair to add to the VOCALOID series. AVANNA was expected in the summer of 2012, however, she was delayed originally because of a quality-related issue. She was confirmed in the month of August 2012, during which her status was "almost complete."
EmpathP had been asked on August 13 if she was prepared to do the artwork. The art was done during August and September, and adjustments were made throughout. The eventual design, however, was rejected by Yamaha themselves for not being an "anime"-based style. The decision was made to start from scratch and redo the design in a style Yamaha preferred. One of the theories put forward by the artist, EmpathP, was that the reason why YAMAHA rejected the non-anime like style of artwork they initially put forward, was due to the reaction towards Bruno and Clara's original designs.
In November 2012, at the VocaNoIro panel at Nekocon 15, it was revealed that AVANNA's voicebank was finished, and that EmpathP would be the artist of AVANNA's boxart. A demo of her voice was also revealed at the panel and uploaded onto YouTube.
On November 8, 2012, EmpathP revealed her design on her DeviantArt account.
Zero-G has since confirmed that her counterpart male vocal was on hiatus as they had not found a voice that was suitable enough for the role.
|VocaNoIro panel (ft Early beta ver) @47 secs||Niconico YouTube|
|Only Time (Song only)
Lower audio quality
|VocaNoIro panel (ft early beta ver.) @46:33 min||YouTube|
|Only Time (Song only)
Higher audio quality
|Wishing on a Star||YouTube Zero-G|
|Greensleeves||Niconico YouTube Zero-G|
|Dreams Betray You||YouTube|
|The Greatest Adventure||Zero-G|
During AVANNA's development stage
|Every Breath You Take / I Don't How To Love Him / Mr. Tambourine Man||YouTube|
|More Than Words / Moonlight Shadow / That Man||YouTube|
|Last Christmas / Blow / Only Time||YouTube|
- OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
- CPU: Celeron Dual Core 2.1 GHz or more
- RAM: 1GB or more
- HDD: 2GB free space or more
| Optimum Range: D2 ~ G4 Optimum Tempo: 45 ~ 150 BPM |
Total Tempo (min-max): 105 BPM No. of Keys: W ~ 18, B ~ 12, Total ~ 30
|Trial/Demo Vers?: No Starter Available?: No|
|Package details as noted:|
AVANNA continues as a part of Zero-G's releases, focusing on a specific genre of music. She was announced as a more "pop and dance" focused vocal and has a "Celtic twist." Her accent is quite Irish.
|Vocal traits as noted:|
|Phonetic notes as noted:|
|Software issues as noted:|
AVANNA singing in her raw state