Aoki Lapis debuted at Comiket 80 on August 18, 2011. She is part of a joint collaborative project between Japanese search engine Surfer’s Paradise, anime studio Studio DEEN, and Nico Nico Douga, called “i-style Project.”
A voice recording competition was held to find the voice provider, by uploading a song they think best suits her. This ended on September 9, with Eguchi Nako emerging as the winner.
Aoki Lapis's voice was revealed during the Vonama event celebrating the release of VOCALOID3. Her full demo was released on November 11.
Aoki Lapis is sold in 3 different ways: voicebank alone, voicebank and V3 editor, and a deluxe edition. She has been designed to work with everyday users of VOCALOID, not just professional musicians, and designed for a new type of music, termed “lifestyle".
Aoki Lapis "Second Edition"
Aoki Lapis was one of several products which was re-released in 2013 under "SE" edition. The updated version will host 3 new job plug-ins for the VOCALOID3 engine as well as the latest version of "VOCALOID3' and VOCALOID3 Lite. For users who already own the original vocal, there is no need for a second purchase as aside from a software package update, all the new added bonus content in the SE addition is downloadable from the VOCALOID website.
The original version of Lapis was discontinued from sale on May 20th 2013.
In 2013, a Mac version of Aoki Lapis called "Aoki Lapis NEO" was released. This used the new VOCALOID NEO engine to work on Mac computers.
On August 10, 2013, Lapis was shown in a demonstration using another synthesizer called "ToSpeak". Her voice was also shown at the "Comic Market 84", an event held at Osaki West Station shopping centre. Her voice was used in Japanese, English, and Chinese.
|Daydream Flight (demo)||NicoNico YouTube|
|Daydream Flight (Full)||NicoNico YouTube|
|Little Wish||NicoNico YouTube|
|Think the Future||YouTube|
|Think the Future (Final voicebank)||NicoNico YouTube|
|花とゆめ (Hana to Yume)||NicoNico YouTube|
|Twilight Scape||NicoNico YouTube|
|アステリズム (Asterism)||NicoNico YouTube|
|AO～いつだってすぐ側に～ (AO～Itsu Datte Sugu Soba ni～)||NicoNico YouTube|
- Support OS: Windows 8 (32/64bit) / 7 (32/64bit) / Vista (32bit) / XP (32bit)
- work in 32bit compatibility mode (WOW64) in Windows7 and 64bit version Windows8.
- CPU: Celeron Dual Core 2.1 GHz or more, memory: 1GB or more, HDD: free space of more than 2G +200 MB
- Others: DVD-ROM drive / sound device
- It is necessary that the computer is connected to the Internet environment in order to perform the activation process.
| Genre: Lifestyle, Pop, Ballad Optimum Range: A2 ~ F4 Optimum Tempo: 70 ~ 200 BPM |
Total Tempo (min-max): 130 BPM No. of Keys: W ~ 13, B ~ 8, Total ~ 21
|Trial/Demo Vers?: Yes Starter Available?: Yes App vers.?: Yes - MVE, iV, VW|
|Package details as noted:|
Aoki Lapis is supposed to be a more relaxed tone of voice which fits the 'lifestyle' type of music. She was made to be able to be easy to use for beginners and new producers of the VOCALOID3 software. This is a Character Voice of Eguchi Nako.
the package includes VSQX files for original songs ラムネビーダマ and 幼馴染はπスラッシャー.
|Vocal traits as noted:|
Aoki Lapis VOCALOID3