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This article is about the VOCALOID2 software known as a voicebank, dubbed Gachapoid. If you are looking for the VOCALOID character then click here.

HistoryEdit

At the Nico Nico Douga Live Event "2010 Summer: Egao no Chikara event" on August 26, 2010, YAMAHA, Fuji TV Kids and the INTERNET Co.,Ltd announced that they would release a new voice pack for the VOCALOID2 singing simulation software. They said that the pack will be based on Gachapin, a green baby dinosaur character, from Hirake! Ponkikki, a popular Fuji TV kids' program which ran from 1973 to 1993. The voice of Gachapoid was offered by Kuniko Amemiya, a voice actress, who also gave her voice to the original Gachapin.[1][2]

The "Gachapoid", Gachapin x VOCALOID voice pack CD", was released on October 8, 2010, with a special green case and a free six-month subscription based on VOCALOID-flex to Nico Nico Douga's premium paid service.[3]
Two demo songs had been given out on his official page.

Other SoftwareEdit

Gachapoid is the only VOCALOID of the VOCALOID2 vocal with additional vocal software support. Gachapoid has access to the VOCALOID-flex engine and is used in conjunction with the software "V-Talk". V-Talk allows Gachapoid to be used in new ways, opening new methods of delicate editing to alter his vocal results.[4] He is the first commercial VOCALOID to have access to this engine. Previously, only the prototype voicebank by Crypton Future Media, CV-4Cβ, was known to have used this engine. The result was that Ryuto's voice had potential that other VOCALOIDs did not.

Users can use this for 6 months, free of charge from the date of installation.

This service lasted until February 13, 2015, when it was retired.

Note: V-Talk does NOT come with Gachapoid V3, only VOCALOID2 Gachapoid.

Final RetirementEdit

At the end of 2015, it was announced that from March 31, 2016, VOCALOID2 was being retired and no new serial codes were be issued by Yamaha.[5]

Product InformationEdit

DemonstrationsEdit

Demonstrations

がちゃぽちゃガチャッポイド Niconico internet.co
ポリリズム internet.co

System RequirementsEdit

  • Computer:2000 + more than Pentium4 2 GHz/Athlon XP
    • recommended Pentium4 2.8 GHz/Athlon 64 2800 + or more
  • OS:(Recommended in the case of stand-alone 8/7/Vista) Windows 8/Windows 7/Vista/XP
    • Available only 32bit version OS
  • required hard disk space: 600MB or more
  • RAM memory:(The 1GB recommended) 512MB or more
    • VOCALOID2 VST instrument when using Real-time recommended 2GB or more
  • Other:DVD-R/RW drive / sound card / Internet connection environment (activation time)
  • interface: VST, ReWire, stand-alone

Voicebank LibrariesEdit

Gachapoid was the 3rd member of the "poid" series and the first "non-professional" vocal by Internet co., Ltd.


Product Information
Optimum
  Optimum Range: F2 ~ A3  Optimum Tempo: 90 ~ 150 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 60 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 10, B ~ 7, Total ~ 17
Versions
  Trial/Demo Vers?: No
Package details as noted:

He is the CV of voice provider Kuniko Amemiya and his voice is intended to be the "singing vocals" of "Gachapin", a popular character from a japanese TV show. Gachapoid was the 3rd member of the "poid" series and the first non-professional singing vocal produced by Internet co., Ltd.

Gachapoid is the only VOCALOID2 commercial voicebank that has access to the VOCALOID-flex engine, that is used in conjunction with the software V-Talk, which make him able to speak instead of sing, opening new methods of delicate editing to alter his vocal results. This service became unavailable on February 13, 2015.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • His vocals are different to any previous VOCALOID voicebank, giving him a "unique" quality.
  • Due to the unrealistic nature of the vocal itself, Gachapoid has a large amount of flexibility within his voice.
  • His voice has a very particular tone that gives him a certain personality while singing.
  • The vocal has the smallest optimum vocal range within the VOCALOID2 era.
  • As noted in his Gachapoid V3 release, Ryuto's vocal is not geared towards any specific genre of music.
    • It is generally considered that he works best for music geared towards younger audience or generally songs not meant to be serious in their nature.
  • This was Internet co., Ltds most successful VOCALOID2 vocal when it came to capturing vocal traits with the voice clearly sounding like the "Gachapin" vocal as produced by the provider.
  • He doesn't have too many problems with the notorious background noises, compared to all previous VOCALOID2 vocals from Internet co., Ltd. In terms of overall quality he was the best produced for the era by Internet co., Ltd for this reason. This makes him over mid-quality.
Phonetic notes as noted:
  • Issues with smoothness in vowels, this was an issue reported in the update of V3 Gachapoid.
Software issues as noted:
  • In his raw state, this vocal suffers from problems with harmonization as he does not blend well with other VOCALOID vocals and can make him harder to use with other VOCALOIDs. This means Gachapoid often is better as a solo vocalist, rather than accompanied with other VOCALOIDs since his voice will have a tendency to sound awkward against theirs. Editing can remove this issue, but his vocal traits can be lost to this process.
  • His voice is reported to be "difficult to work with and very few producers have managed to use him successfully.
  • He is limited in his authenticity to produce genuine masculine vocal tones. His lack of masculine capabilities is owed to being voiced by a female vocalist.[6]
  • The vocal has issues with realism, given how the original Gachapin vocal is produced. While it sounds like "Gachapin", this isn't necessary a good trait as it can sound strange as a singer, often producing odd sounding vocals. It is very hard to get good sounding vocal results at all and it often is best to make songs that fit his voice, rather then making his voice fit the song.
  • He is generally limited in his overall usefulness, due to mostly his strange sounding voice and limited vocal range, plus the limited number of genres he suits. This causes most producers to generally give him a miss and all other VOCALOID2 vocals are generally considered more useful.
  • Adding electronic vocal effects make his vocal sound even stranger then it is to begin with and it is not recommend unless the user is after such a thing.
Voicebank sample

Gachapoid VOCALOID2

Gachapoidv2 solfege



ReferencesEdit

  1. [1] AV Watch - Gachapin VOCALOID released in October
  2. Wikipedia - ひらけ!ポンキッキ (Hirake! Ponkikki)
  3. [2] Amazon/jp - VOCALOID2 ガチャッポイド 初回限定版
  4. [3] INTERNET Co.,Ltd - V-Talkサービス
  5. link
  6. [4] IT Media News - コードネームは「勇馬」 ヤマハ純正のイケメンボカロ「VY2」の話を聞いてきた

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