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galaco (ギャラ子) is a Japanese VOCALOID originally developed by Internet Co., Ltd. and YAMAHA Corporation, under the Stardust Music, Inc. name. Her update is a collaboration between YAMAHA & Stardust Music, Inc. only. She was offered exclusively as a competition prize in the VOCALOID Shop, and was initially released in August 2012 for the VOCALOID3 engine. The voice provider was revealed to be Kou Shibasaki (柴咲 コウ; Shibasaki Kō),[1] a Japanese actress, singer, and member of the Japanese music group, galaxias!.

ConceptEdit

Her design and original concept came about with the release of the "galaxias!" musical unit, being part of the promotional material related to said project. "galaxias!" is composed by the producer DECO*27, the DJ Teddyloid, and the voice actress and singer Kou Shibasaki, being the latter the one who come with the idea for galaco.[2] Although it hasn't been stated, it's evident that galaco was designed to follow the same galactic concept used on galaxias!,[3] as it's reflected on her attire design and name.

EtymologyEdit

Her name is a combination of 'galaxy' and 'ko' (子), Japanese for child.

AppearanceEdit

Following her name and concept, galaco has a strong reference to galaxies and cosmos, which reflected on the nebulae pattern on her clothes. Her design also seems to adopt some princess-like traits, particularly for her hairstyle and crown. Other characteristic traits are her multicolored hair locks and the triangular patterns on her design.

With the release of the NEO versions, galaco's appearance was redesigned to have a more delicate appearance, while keeping her iconic traits, like her "cosmic" vibe.

HistoryEdit

MarketingEdit

Galacodoll

galaco's Doll

Prior to her announcement, she also had a doll made for her by BLYTHE and custom made by galaxxxy.[4] The doll was only for display and not for sale, but was used in promotion.

VoicebanksEdit

galaco - Red
The galaco "Red" vocal was originally given away as a prize for meeting the criteria of the VOCALOID SHOP contest. She was originally only aimed at a strictly Japanese market and the ability to gain access to her vocal was limited for overseas producers with issues occurring for a long time related to this. The vocal also had issues with an expiring code which lead to its formal release later on. In addition, due to technical difficulties, consequential commercially released versions have a noted increase in quality over the initial version. "Red" is regarded as galaco's main vocal and is aimed to be a faster tempo vocal. The vocal is intended to capture the traits of its provider Kou Shibasaki.
galaco - Blue
In contrast to "Red", "Blue" is meant to be for slower songs. In contrast to "Red", "Blue" is a more voice acted result and is intended to be a supportive voicebank.
  • galaco NEO (VOCALOID3 and VOCALOID NEO), August 5, 2012
  • galaco Blue (Mobile VOCALOID Editor)
galaco - Talk
A speech version of galaco was released alongside the "galaco NEO" release. This voicebank runs on AITalk though is not compatible with other "AITalk" powered software.

Music featuring galacoEdit

  • On this wiki, galaco is featured in 34 songs , 9 albums , 1 series .
Galacologo
ブルームーン
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Translation Blue Moon
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Warning!
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キセキノオワリ
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Translation Kiseki no Owari
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Denchu Seijin-P
Categories Original song
I'm Happy Girl
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ReputationEdit

Status

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Achievements
  • First new VOCALOID3 to receive an update to replace their old bank.

Polls

Do you like galaco?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 766 people voted.
What characteristic of galaco do you like?
 
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The poll was created at 00:14 on November 20, 2015, and so far 723 people voted.

ReferencesEdit

  1. [1]
  2. http://www.vocaloid.com/lineup/vocaloid3/galaco.html[dead link]
  3. galaxias! - biography
  4. link

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
English VOCALOID3 galaco Prize ver. product page Link
Japanese VOCALOID galaco NEO product page Link
Japanese ギャラ子NEO The official teaser website for VOCALOID galaco Link
Japanese galaco_vocaloid The official Vine channel for VOCALOID galaco Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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