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This article is about the VOCALOID3 software known as a voicebank. If you are looking for the VOCALOID characters then click here.

HistoryEdit

On February 18, 2014, two new VOCALOIDs, anon and kanon, were announced. A demo was released along with information on the characters.[1][2]

The release date was announced to be March 3, less than a month after their announcement. They would be available for both Windows and Mac.

On March 3, a downloadable software version was released, while the packaged version was released later that month.[3]

Product InformationEdit

DemonstrationsEdit

Demonstrations

Heart Chrome Niconico YouTube
かたつむり (Katatsumuri) / どんぐりころこ (Donguri Korokoro) / 浜辺の歌 (Hamabe no Uta) Niconico YouTube
淋しい熱帯魚 (Samishii Nettaigyo) Niconico YouTube
モスラの歌 (Mothra no Uta) Niconico YouTube
マジカルシンメトリ (Magical Symmetry) YouTube

System RequirementsEdit

  • Supported OS: Windows 8(32/64bit)/Windows 7(32/64bit)/Vista(32bit)/XP(32bit)
    • On 64bit Windows 8,Window 7 systems the software runs in 32bit compatibility mode (WOW64).
  • Processor: Celeron Dual Core 2.1 GHz or better
  • Memory: At least 1GB of RAM
  • Hard disk: At least 2.0GB of available disk space
  • Double layer DVD-ROM drive

Voicebank LibrariesEdit

GENERAL USAGEEdit

Product Information
Versions
  Trial/Demo Vers?: Yes  Starter Available?: No
Package details as noted:

The package presents two similar, but not identical, sounding vocals. In the announcement on the official VOCALOID Facebook page, it was stated that anon represents "dere" (sweet) and kanon represents "tsun" (prim).[4] The two traits spell out "Tsundere" when put together.

The packaged version of these voicebanks include over 200 uncompressed .wav files with phrases such as "Clap your hands", "Yo!", and "Hoooooo!!".

Vocal traits as noted:
  • Their ranges overlap each other and have similar tones, resulting in the vocals being relatively good for harmonization.
  • Though they have a 20BPM difference between each other, both share a 80 BPM tempo range, meaning that they can both can handle the majority of the same genres. However, the slight difference means a few genres can be handled better by one girl than the other.
  • Their vocals fit in a wide range of genres but excel at Rock and Pop in particular.
  • They are only the 3rd example of a "multiple character" and the second example of a "duo" or "twin" release. They are considered the first true "twins" within the Vocaloid software in addition. This is a rarity among Vocaloid as most multi-voicebank releases contain voicebanks intended for 1 character only.
Software issues as noted:
  • The tone of the two vocals are the same, so the versatility of the product is less than other duo Vocaloids.
  • Since they are separate characters and not the same one, they were not given the ability to XSY with each other in VOCALOID4, so importing them will not open this function for them. They share this issue with ZOLA PROJECT who also cannot XSY their 3 vocals.
  • There was a issue with the vocal types of the two girls because they sounded similar to past voicebanks.
    • This was not a fault of the developers, singers or voicebanks but rather the existing recording situation. At the time, the method of recording samples until VOCALOID3 made vocals Japanese vocals easier to use, but resulted in the vocals being indistinct at times. As a result by the end of VOCALOID3 vocals were struggling to stand out from each other. The result was many common vocal types began to emerge which the two girls fell into.



Individual VocalsEdit

Product Information
Optimum
  Optimum Range: G2 ~ E4  Optimum Tempo: 60 ~ 160 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 100 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 13, B ~ 9, Total ~ 22
Package details as noted:

The vocal of anon.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • anon has a slight advantage over kanon in slower songs, though there is not much difference overall between the two vocals.
  • anon also has a slightly bigger optimum range than kanon.
  • anon's voice is slightly softer than kanon's and makes her lean towards being a "Sweet" vocal type vocal.


Voicebank sample

anon VOCALOID3

Anon - Solfege


Product Information
Optimum
  Optimum Range: A2 ~ E4  Optimum Tempo: 80 ~ 180 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 100 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 12, B ~ 8, Total ~ 20
Package details as noted:

The vocal of kanon.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • kanon has slightly better capabilities for handling faster songs than anon, though the range is still similar to anon's tempo range.
  • kanon's range is slightly smaller than anon's.
  • kanon's voice is slightly stronger than anon's and makes her lean towards being more of a "Power" type vocal.


Voicebank sample

kanon VOCALOID3

Kanon - Solfege



ReferencesEdit

  1. http://jp.yamaha.com/news_release/2014/14021802.html
  2. http://anokano.com/teaser.html
  3. An update announcing anon & kanon on the official VOCALOID Facebook account
  4. link

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