The development of Bruno and Clara (a Spanish female) started around 2009. For that was made a casting which included ESMUC's students, professional and amateur singers. From that casting two candidates were chosen, a male and a female. The creation of the voicebanks wasn't continued immediately, as first it was required to adapt VOCALOID's engine to the Spanish and found the company for its creation.
An early version of Bruno was shown during a Yamaha Conference in 2010.
His demos were revealed October 21, 2011. Bruno and Clara were released on the 23rd of December. Their production was aided by Giuseppe.
Upon their first release they were only able to be bought via download and buyers had to use a non-free e-mail account to purchase them. This was to prevent credit card fraud, the problem was not Voctro Labs, but rather the retail seller Share-it's rules for sale. They came without the full editor, but could be bought together or separately. Their joint package made them the cheapest of the VOCALOID3 voicebanks, despite the user having to purchase the full VOCALOID3 editor separately.
Finally in January 26, a month after their release, they were available to buy using PayPal, allowing the customers use a free e-mail account.
Originally Bruno and Clara were released only as separate vocals only. A later dual package was released in early 2014, while the vocals were still sold separately as well, the price of the pair as individuals had been reduced going from €80 to €49. The price of €49 which had previously been the price only when they were on sale. The new dual packaging came with new boxart for both of the vocalists. Bruno's vocal can now only be bought as a physical version via the dual package with Clara as his separate vocal is a digital download only.
|El Trenecito (duet w/ Clara)||YouTube|
|El manisero (solo)||YouTube|
|Juntos tú y yo (duet w/ Clara)||Niconico YouTube|
|La Flaca (solo)||YouTube|
|El Makoki (solo)||YouTube|
|Amor, amor, amor (solo)||YouTube|
|Melody... (duet w/ Clara)||Niconico YouTube|
- Supported OS: Windows 7(32/64bit*)/Vista(32bit)/XP(32bit)
- *On 64bit Windows 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 (Bruno): At least 1.5GB of available disk space
- Hard disk (Bruno & Clara): At least 2.8GB of available disk space
| Optimum Range: E1 ~ C3 Optimum Tempo: 60 ~ 140 BPM |
Total Tempo (min-max): 80 BPM No. of Keys: W ~ 12, B ~ 8, Total ~ 20
|Trial/Demo Vers?: Yes Starter Available?: No|
|Package details as noted:|
Bruno is the male counterpart to Clara. He is a deep and mature male vocal. He was initially sold separately from Clara, however, a bundled version consisting of Clara and himself was released.
Example VSQx files "Juntos Tú y Yo" and "El Trenecito" can also be downloaded from their website.
|Vocal traits as noted:|
|Phonetic notes as noted:|
|Software issues as noted:|