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A Company refers those heavily affiliated with the development and promotion of a VOCALOID™-powered voicebank or character. While most companies that take on the task of developing a VOCALOID are audio based; it has become common for record companies and related subsidiaries to collaborate with a primary company to develop their own voicebank.
The marketing of a VOCALOID varies by company and some companies may provide their vocalist with a basic profile, backstory, or personality that the consumer can work with. The illustration of a vocalist has no effect on the software and is done purely for decorative purposes.
In order for a product to be classified as a "Company" on the wiki, there should be acknowledgment by the YAMAHA Corporation under their licensing terms and there is a VOCALOID™-powered vocal in development or fully released. This includes characters from games with vocals powered by the VOCALOID™ software, as well as privatized vocals.
It can be noted that fanmade Derivatives and other synthesizer characters such as UTAU are not classified as "VOCALOIDs" their presence is hosted on the wiki due to official acknowledgement by a company.
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By default, companies are sorted from newest to oldest. Asterisks mark a subdivision or subsidiary based company.
Bandai Namco Studio, Inc.Company:Website Voicebank:Mirai Komachi Description:Bandai is a Japanese manufacturer of hobby products, but are popularly know for their video game and anime brands. A branch of the company produced the VOCALOID Mirai Komachi Project.
Akatsuki Virtual ArtistsCompany:Website Voicebank:LUMi Description:Akatsuki Virtual Artists* is a subsidiary company of Akatsuki Inc. They developed their lone VOCALOID, LUMi.
aquatraxCompany:Website (defunct) Voicebank:Zing Description:aquatrax is a software company that advertised Zing, a potential VOCALOID that would be trilingual. But develop seems to have ceased.
ST Media Co., Ltd.Company:Website Voicebank:UNI Description:ST MEDiA* is a company affiliated with SBS A&T. They produced the second Korean voicebank, UNI.
MTK Inc.Company:Website Voicebank:Otomachi Una Description:MTK is a marketing company in Japan, they collaborated with SSW to produce VOCALOID Otomachi Una.
Beijing Photek S&T Development Co., Ltd.Company:Website (defunct) Voicebank:Xingchen Description:Beijing Photek* is a small group of Chinese VOCALOID fans that collaborated with Shanghai HENIAN to produce their VOCALOID, Xingchen.
Tokyo Fantasy Inc.Company:Website Voicebank:Fukase Description: TOKYO FANTASY is an entertainment company in Japan that collaborated with YAMAHA to produce VOCALOID Fukase with Satoshi Fukase.
Universal MusicCompany:Website Voicebank:ARSLOID Description:Universal Music is an entertainment company in Japan that collaborated with YAMAHA to produce VOCALOID ARSLOID with Akira Kano.
Sachiko Promotion Inc.Company:Website Voicebank:Sachiko Description: Sachiko Promotion Inc. is an entertainment company in Japan that collaborated with YAMAHA to produce VOCALOID Sachiko with Sachiko Kobayashi.
NHK SpecialCompany:Website Voicebank:VOCALOID: AI Description: NHK Special is a sub-division of the NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). Through collaborative efforts with YAMAHA using AI technology they developed a VOCALOID:AI using samples from the late Hibari Misora.
Headwax Organization Co., Ltd.Company:Website Voicebank:hide Description: Headwax Organization is an entertainment company in Japan, they collaborated with YAMAHA to develop VOCALOID hide using samples from the late musician, Hideto Matsumoto.
We've Inc.Company:Website (defunct) Voicebank:Rana Description:We've Inc.* is a subsidiary of FuRyu Corporation. It was is a television production company in Japan, they collaborated with SSW to produce VOCALOID Rana.
SSS LLC.Company:Website Voicebank:Tohoku Zunko Description: SSS LLC.* is a sub-division of AH-Software. They collaborated with AH-Software to produce VOCALOID+VOICEROID Tohoku Zunko with Satomi Satō.
NetEase, Inc.Company:Main Site; Games Site Voicebank:Zhanyin Lorra and Yao Luniang Description: NetEase, Inc. is an internet company in China that provides online services. NetEase's Gaming branch previously owned character rights to Zhanyin Lorra, while Yao Luniang acts as the company mascot for the Comics branch. Development for both VOCALOIDs has stagnated.
i-style ProjectCompany:Website (defunct) Voicebank:Aoki Lapis and Merli Description:i-style* is a sub-division of Studio DEEN. They collaborated with YAMAHA to produce VOCALOIDs with two winning contestants.
1st Place Co., Ltd.Company:Website Voicebank:IA Description:1st Place started as a marketing company for VOCALOID albums, they then developed the -ARIA ON THE PLANETES- series which produced their first voicebank, IA.
Voctro Labs, S.L.Company:Website Voicebank:Bruno, Clara, and MAIKA ( ONA ) Description:Voctro Labs is a Spanish company whose history with YAMAHA involves the Music Technology Group, the company that developed the technology leading to the first VOCALOID engine. Decades later they released the first two Spanish voicebanks, Bruno and Clara.
Vocalo Revolution executive committeeCompany:Website (defunct) Voicebank:CUL Description:VOCARevo* was a group of Japanese DTM fans that hosted the show VOCALO Revolution in 2011. This program showcased the culture around synthesizers such as its producers and music. They collaborated with SSW to develop VOCALOID CUL with Eri Kitamura.
VocaToneCompany:Website (defunct) Voicebank:OLIVER, YOHIOloid, ausgris Description:VocaTone was a small group of English-speaking VOCALOID fans that developed two VOCALOIDs, OLIVER and YOHIOloid, in collaboration with Power FX.
Dear Stage (Moe Japan, Co. Ltd.)Company:Website Voicebank:Tone Rion and Yumemi Nemu Description:Dear Stage is an entertainment company in Akihabara that collaborated with YAMAHA to produce VOCALOID Tone Rion with Nemu Yumemi.
SBS A&T Co., Ltd.Company:Website Voicebank:SeeU Description:SBS A&T is an entertainment company in South Korea. They developed the first Korean voicebank for VOCALOID3.
Yamaha Music Communications Co., Ltd.Company:Website Voicebank:Mew Description: Yamaha Music Communications is an entertainment company in Japan that produced VOCALOID Mew with Miu Sakamoto.
Lawson, Inc.Company:Website Voicebank:Akikoloid-chan Description:Lawson is a chain of convenience stores in Japan. They collaborated with YAMAHA to produce a singing voicebank for their store's mascot, Akiko-chan.
Music Airport Inc.Company:Website (defunct) Voicebank:Ueki-loid Description: Music Airport is an entertainment company in Japan, they collaborated with YAMAHA to develop VOCALOID Ueki-loid using samples from the late Hitoshi Ueki and his son.
Vocaloid NextCompany:Website (defunct) Voicebank:Ring Suzune and Hibiki Lui Description:VocaNext* was a small group that inherited the two VOCALOIDs Ring Suzune and Hibiki Lui. They planned to develop their voicebanks and promote them as characters but they have since been defunct.
Ki/oon Music Inc.Company:Website Voicebank:Utatane Piko Description:Ki/oon* is a subsidiary that collaborated with Sony Music Japan to produce VOCALOID Utatane Piko with PIKO.
Fuji TelevisionCompany:Website Voicebank:Gachapoid and Anri Rune Description: Fuji Television is a part of Fuji Media Holdings, Inc., a brand of network stations in Japan. They collaborated with SSW to produce a VOCALOID based on Gachapin dubbed Gachapoid (Ryuto) and later a private vocal named Anri Rune, a 3D mascot.
Avex Management Co., Ltd.Company:Website Voicebank:Lily and Chika Description:Avex Management* is a subsidiary of Avex Group Holdings Inc., they collaborated with SSW to produce VOCALOID Lily with Yuri Masuda and later Chika with Chiaki Ito.
Sanrio Wave Co., Ltd.Company:Website Voicebank:Nekomura Iroha Description:Sanrio is known for their Hello Kitty franchise. Their connection to VOCALOID involved the Kitty'ler project which produced Nekomura Iroha.
HeartfastCompany:Website (defunct) Voicebank:SF-A2 miki and Utatane Piko Description: Heartfast was a small entertainment company in Japan that signed indie artists. They collaborated with AH-Soft to produce VOCALOID SF-A2 miki with Miki Furukawa.
Good Smile CompanyCompany:Website Voicebank: None Description:Good Smile Company is a Japanese manufacturer of hobby products; popularly know for their original Nendoroid series. They are heavily tied to Crypton in that they've produced a number of Character Vocal Series figures, especially of Hatsune Miku.
PowerFX Systems AB.Company:Website Voicebank:Sweet ANN, BIG AL, OLIVER, YOHIOloid, and RUBY Description:PowerFX is an audio company in Sweden and the second company to release English based VOCALOID products, their first being a VOCALOID2 voicebank named Sweet ANN.
GiuseppeCompany:Website Voicebank:Lucía and LUAN Description:Giuseppe is a synthsizer developer who has a history with VOCALOID engines. He developed two prototype vocals Lucia & LUAN but they have since been defunct.
Prince SyoCompany: [Website] Voicebank:RUBY Description: Syo is an independant developer who collaborated with PowerFX to produce VOCALOID RUBY.