- This is an informative article about the LEON software for the first VOCALOID engine.
Leon was released along with fellow VOCALOID, Lola, by Zero-G Limited. They were one of the exhibits at the Zero-G Limited booth during Wired Nextfest, and the VOCALOIDs won the 2005 Electronic Musician Editor’s Choice Award. At the time of their release, Lola and Leon had no rival software to contend with and were the first vocal synthesizers to be released of their nature. However, Leon and Lola failed to impact the American market due to their accents.
In 2008, Leon, Lola and Miriam were put back on sale for the first time in several years, this was thanks to the interest in Vocaloid.
In mid December 2013, Zero-G's regular newsletter reported that on the 31st of December 2013 Leon, Lola and Miriam would receive permanent retirement and would be removed from sale.
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- Windows XP or Windows 2000 (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VOCALOID VERSION 1 PRODUCTS LEON, LOLA AND MIRIAM ARE NOT FULLY COMPATIBLE* WITH WINDOWS 7 OR LATER)
- Pentium III, 1 GHz or faster
- 512MB of RAM or more
- 32 bit required (does not work on 64 bit systems)
- Approx 700 Mb Hard disk space or more
- SVGA Display (1024x768)
- Sound Card with Microsoft DirectSound Compatible driver
- LAN/network card must be installed, or a USB network card must be connected to the USB port.
- Windows XP (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VOCALOID VERSION 1 PRODUCTS LEON, LOLA AND MIRIAM ARE NOT FULLY COMPATIBLE* WITH WINDOWS 7 OR LATER)
- Pentium 4, 1.7 GHz or faster
- 32 bit
- 1 GB of RAM or more