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This article is about the VOCALOID3 software known as a voicebank, dubbed Append. If you are looking for the VOCALOID character then click here.

HistoryEdit

On April 4, 2012, V3 Miku Append was confirmed for the VOCALOID3 engine. The move over to the new engine meant that all of the Append data had to be readjusted from scratch for optimum results from VOCALOID2 to VOCALOID3.[1]

On July 24, 2013, it was confirmed VOCALOID2 Hatsune Miku and Append vocals would be included in a new update Hatsune Miku V3 version.[2] Crypton's website was updated in July to include MEIKO V3 and Hatsune Miku V3.[3]

Users who registered with Hatsune Miku vocals later were e-mailed special deals on the new Hatsune Miku V3, and a special Hatsune Miku V3 bundle which included her new English version.

Product InformationEdit

DemonstrationsEdit

Demonstrations

Six Greetings (short ver)(All append & English) YouTube
Six Greetings (long ver) (All Append & English) YouTube
ペイメント (Payment) (Soft feat Sweet append) YouTube
Happy Rainy Day (Solid & Soft) YouTube

VoicebanksEdit

GENERAL USAGEEdit

Product Information
Versions
  Trial/Demo Vers?: Yes  Starter Available?: No
Package details as noted:

The updated version of Hatsune Miku. It includes both the new version of the original Hatsune Miku, plus the Append vocals "Dark", "Soft", "Sweet" and "Solid".[4]

This vocal package comes with Piapro Studio included.

The software comes with a Piapro Studio version of Cryptons DAW "Studio One ARTIST", which includes various vocal effects and other tools. This includes also a resource pack with 200 virtual instruments. The complete package of Piapro Studio and Studio One ARTIST means that anyone buying this release can get started in music straight away with no need to purpose any further software, and all will work together with each other without any problems. This bundle is included in both the normal and English bundled versions of the software.

It can be purchased with the Hatsune Miku V3 English included.

Upon release Miku was offered on Amazon with several bundles all designed to get users started, these offers were only available on Amazon:

  • "Debut" set: this contained Japanese Miku only, this also contains a Korg microKEY-25 MIDI keyboard, a TASCAM US-322 unit and headset.[5]
  • "Recording Starter set": contains the same contents as "Debut" set with extras. These include Cubase LE6, pop guard, wind guard, a boom arm microphone stand, a dynamic microphone and microphone cable.[6]
  • US-122MKII "Debut" set: contains the Hatsune Miku V3 complete software. this also contains a Korg microKEY-25 MIDI keyboard, a TASCAM US-122MKII unit and headset.[7]
  • "Invinicble" set: This contains the complete Miku V3 bundle. It contains pop guard, wind guard, a boom arm microphone stand, Korg microKEY-25 MIDI keyboard, music stand, microphone cable and Peavey PVi2 Dynamic Microphone. Cubase LE6 is included and the TASCAM unit is a TASCAM US-366 unit.[8]

These bundles are not intended for normal PC set up and were designed for a special set up. These offers were done as a promotion from DTM magazine.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • Triphones added
  • At a lowest optimum range of #D2 kokone, V3 Lily, Hatsune Miku V3 vocals Dark and solid as well as Yuzuki Yukari all jointly hold the title of "lowest Japanese female" optimum range between them. They are beaten as overall lowest female by Clara at #C2.
Software issues as noted:
  • "Vivid" and "Light" were initially missing from the original Hatsune Miku V3 release, resulting in some consequences:
    • The missing two vocals meant that the V3 package compared to the VOCALOID2 era releases lacked any focus on faster genres of music.
    • This also meant "Dark" and "Sweet" were missing their polar opposing vocals.
    • "Solid" is now the only Append remaining that focuses on powerful vocals and therefore this particular package has a tendency to favor softer tones overall. As a consequence, the original Hatsune Miku vocal is the vocal left most adapt to act as a bridge between "Solid" and the other Append vocals.
  • All vocals now are listed as an octave lower than the original VOCALOID2 optimum ranges gave the equivalent vocals as.
Cross-Synthesis as noted:

When imported into VOCALOID4, the cross-synthesis (XSY) function can be used on all 5 Japanese Hatsune Miku voicebanks.

  • In total the complete package offers the equivalent of 20 additional voicebanks achievable via XSY. The total tone variation offered by the package comes to a theoretical 25 voicebanks in total.


It is XSY capable.

  • In total, the package offers the equivalent of 20 additional voicebanks achievable via XSY. The total tone variation offered by the package comes to a theoretical 25 voicebanks in total.

  • From Ver.4.3.0 of the Vocaloid engine, a XSY group "Miku V4x" was added to Vocaloid. All vocals within the "Miku V4x" group can XSY with each other. This vocal release is part of this group. If the User owns another vocal from the "Miku V4x" group, XSY between the vocals can occur.
    • The XSY group "Miku V4x" is the 3rd largest XSY group overall having a total of 12 voicebanks. If old versions that have since been re-released are removed, there are currently 7 unique voicebanks. These voicebanks are; "Original", "Soft", "Solid", "Dark", "Sweet", "Vivi" and "Light".
    • In total, the combined packages offer the equivalent of 132 additional voicebanks achievable via XSY. The total tone variation offered by the package comes to a theoretical 144 voicebanks in total.
    • This is not taking into mind the impact of E.V.E.C. on vocal XSY combinations within VOCALOID4 itself.
  • Note that "GWL" does not become viable for use with any V3 vocals used as the primarily vocal. This should be considered when using any vocal for XSY within the "Miku V4x" group from V3.
  • XSY is only possible with the full VOCALOID4 software.
  • Note that unlike many other voicebank updates such as Megpoid V4, the voicebanks have undergone slight changes compared to their past versions. Thus, XSY between "Hatsune Miku V3 Original" and "Hatsune Miku V4x Original" produces a slight change in comparison to "V3 Megpoid - Native" and "Megpoid V4 Native" which has very little change in comparison.

Individual VoicesEdit

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Pop, Dance  Optimum Range: A2 ~ E4  Optimum Tempo: 70 ~ 150 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 80 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 12, B ~ 8, Total ~ 20
Package details as noted:

DB 1 ORIGINAL Append is intended to be a cute-sounding vocal and was designed to maintain characteristic quality within her voice. This is an upgraded version of her VOCALOID2 version with improved results for VOCALOID3.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • Miku's transition from note to note is smoother than her V2 voicebank.
Phonetic notes as noted:
  • Miku's issues with the transition "e" to "i" or "i" to "e" have been fixed.
Software issues as noted:
  • May not always sound like the VOCALOID2 vocal, despite being an update of it.
Voicebank sample

Hatsune Miku V3 Original

Miku V3 Original - Solfege


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Optimum
  Genre: French Pop, Ballad, Electronica  Optimum Range: F2 ~ D4  Optimum Tempo: 55 ~ 155 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 100 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 13, B ~ 9, Total ~ 22
Package details as noted:

DB 2 SWEET Append is meant to be a sweet-sounding version of Miku's voice. This vocal is a cute, high-pitched whisper voice. This is an upgraded version of her VOCALOID2 version with improved results for VOCALOID3.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • Maintains the largest tempo range of the Hatsune Miku Appends.
  • Sweet is the higher pitched "whisper-like" and the opposing vocal to "Dark" out of the 3 whisper-like vocals.
  • Miku's V3 Sweet has more clearer pronunciation than her old VB, V2 Sweet.


Voicebank sample

Hatsune Miku V3 Sweet

Miku V3 Sweet - Solfege


Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Ballad, Jazz, Folk, Ambient  Optimum Range: D2 ~ B3  Optimum Tempo: 60 ~ 145 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 85 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 13, B ~ 9, Total ~ 22
Package details as noted:

DB 3 DARK Append sounds more mature and broken-hearted. Wat described Miku's "sexy" vocal as being broken up between this voice and "Soft". This is an upgraded version of her VOCALOID2 version with improved results for VOCALOID3.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • "Dark" is the lower pitched "whisper-like" vocal and the opposite to the "sweet" whisper vocal.
  • Her V3 Dark VB sounds more whispery and mature than her V2 VB


Voicebank sample

Hatsune Miku V3 Dark

Miku V3 Dark - Solfege


Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Soft Rock, Ballad, Folk, Ambient  Optimum Range: A2 ~ E4  Optimum Tempo: 70 ~ 150 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 80 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 12, B ~ 8, Total ~ 20
Package details as noted:

DB 4 SOFT Append is optimal for backing vocals and long notes. Wat described Miku's "sexy" vocal as being broken up between this voice and "Dark". This is an upgraded version of her VOCALOID2 version with improved results for VOCALOID3.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • "Soft" is the medium ranged soft vocal.
  • It is the opposing vocal to "solid" and the only pair of vocals that have been carried over from the VOCALOID2 version.
  • Her V3 update has more power sound than her V2 voicebank.


Voicebank sample

Hatsune Miku V3 Soft

Miku V3 Soft - Solfege


Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Pop, Rock, Dance, Electro  Optimum Range: D2 ~ C4  Optimum Tempo: 65 ~ 160BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 95BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 14, B ~ 9, Total ~ 23
Package details as noted:

DB 5 SOLID Append sounds strong and powerful. This is an upgraded version of her VOCALOID2 version with improved results for VOCALOID3.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • Due to "Vivid" and "Light" not being included in the V3 update package, Solid is now the vocal with the fastest tempo.
  • It is the opposing vocal to "soft" and the only pair of vocals that have been carried over from the VOCALOID2 version.
  • Her V3 solid update has more power in it than her old V2 voicebank.


Voicebank sample

Hatsune Miku V3 Solid

Miku V3 Solid - Solfege


Hatsune Miku V3 also includes Piapro Studio.

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