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Luo Tianyi Japanese was originally intended for the VOCALOID3 engine and was to be developed by Bplats, Inc. in collaboration with Shanghai HENIAN Information Technology Co. Ltd..


On April 2, 2012, Shan Xin confirmed that she had just finished her second day of recording the voicebank and mentioned that she did an interview with Japanese reporters.[1] According to her report, she recorded in the "Japanese way" which led to a fan asking if it would be a Japanese or Chinese voicebank. Shan Xin responded by stating to wait for the announcement.[2]

On July 11, VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released a special video that showed all of Luo Tianyi's Chinese demos. Later, it was revealed that she would also have a Japanese voicebank expected to release in October. This had since been pushed back.

On July 16, Shan Xin mentioned that the Japanese voicebank would be released that Autumn.[3]


Tianyi's Japanese voicebank was not yet finished at the time of YANHE's development; however, Shanghai HENIAN hoped to have her released soon. Later in November 2013, it was confirmed that the vocal was cancelled.[4][5]

In addition to this, jarryestel, a former member of SHN, stated that one of the reasons for the cancellation of Tianyi's Japanese voicebank was due to an issue between Japan and China during 2012, particularly over the ownership of Diaoyu Island/Senkaku Islands. This led to Shanghai HENIAN cancelling the Japanese voicebank since the relationship of the countries was conflicting and could negatively affect the sales of the voicebank. To add on, many Japanese companies were pulling their employees back to Japan for their safety, and therefore projects were never finished, possibly including Tianyi Japanese. Due to this occurring too quickly, the reason for the cancellation was never revealed properly.[6][7]


On June 17, 2017, Tianyi's V4 voicebanks were used at the Vsinger Live concert and reintroduced the existence of a Japanese voicebank for her. The Japanese voicebank was used to perform a cover of "Gokuraku Joudo". In addition, she performed with Aya Uchida and they sang "Floating Heart" and "Sweet Dreamer", both songs originally featuring Aya. On June 19, SHN confirmed that the Japanese voicebank was back in production for VOCALOID4 and the boxarts for both languages were revealed. Each boxart featured Tianyi in different designs drawn by TID.[8]

On October 1, Luo Tianyi V4 was made available for pre-order, but there was no confirmation as to when the Japanese voicebank would be released. Rosary later tweeted that Tianyi Japanese was taking more time to develop.[9]

On November 13, Rosary reported that a Japanese demo was stable.[10]


On April 16, 2018, an official website, Twitter account, YouTube channel, Facebook account, and SoundCloud account were launched for Tianyi Japanese. According to the Weibo account's announcement post, her Japanese package would include 2 voicebanks: Normal and Sweet. Tianyi Japanese was confirmed to be sampled from two voice providers: Shan Xin and Kano, a Japanese Utaite.[11] It was also announced that the Japanese package would be available for preorder on April 23.[12] On Tianyi Japanese's official website, it was confirmed that the package was scheduled to release on May 21 as digital and physical copies. The physical copies from Shanghai HENIAN's Mu-Mo shop also offered an original A3-sized poster as a bonus.[13] The physical copy from Shanghai HENIAN's taobao shop would not ship until May 28.[14]

Users reported that Luo Tianyi V4 Japanese was released early on May 18.[15][16]

Product Information[]

Demonstration songs[]


Mysterious (VOCALOID3 Japanese version) YouTube (Reprint)
Floating Heart ft. Aya Uchida
Sweet Dreamer ft. Aya Uchida
极乐净土 (Gokuraku Joudo) YouTube bilibili
嘘つきは恋のはじまり (Usotsuki wa Koi no Hajimari) NicoNico YouTube bilibili SoundCloud

System Requirements[]

  • OS::
    • Windows: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 10 (please apply the latest Windows update)
    • Mac: OS X 10.10 (excluding those who use Cubase 7, Cubase Artist 7), OS X 10.9, OS X 10.8 (except those using Cubase 8) (All 32/64bit compatible)
  • CPU: Intel Dual Core CPU
  • RAM: 8GB (at least 4GB)
  • Hard Disk Capacity: 3GB or more
  • Internet connection.



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

Tianyi is a young sounding female vocal. For her VOCALOID4 Japanese package, she has two voicebanks designed for XSY: Normal and Sweet.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • GWL added.
  • The release has an "ordinary cute schoolgirl" vibe to it.[17]
  • Broad ranged package with a lot of uses
Software issues as noted:
  • Due to being sampled from two different voice providers, Tianyi's Japanese voicebanks may have distinct tones compared to the Mandarin counterparts. There may be points where the voice of Tianyi doesn't faithfully match between the two languages when Chinese and either Japanese voicebanks are used together.
Cross-Synthesis as noted:

In total the package offers the equivalent of 2 additional voicebanks achievable via XSY. The total tone variation offered by the package comes to a theoretical 4 voicebanks in total.

Individual Vocals[]

Product Information
  Optimum Range: A2 ~ D4  Optimum Tempo: 80 ~ 170 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 90 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 11, B ~ 7, Total ~ 18
Package details as noted:

"Normal" is meant to retain the cute tone of Tianyi's original VOCALOID3 voicebank and the "Meng" vocal of her VOCALOID4 update.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • It retains the same recommended tempo and range of the V3 and V4 Chinese voicebanks, allowing it to perform the same genres of songs as its Mandarin counterparts. It sounds fairly close to the original Chinese vocal overall.[17]
  • Easy to use. Good for those who are just starting out, best for those with a fair amount of tuning experience.
  • Has a breathy, sweet, and warm vocal tone fit for a wide array of song genres, best for soft and cute songs.
  • Not too clear on the default parameter settings, may require adjustment to taste.
  • A bit flexible outside of her suggested vocal range.
  • The voicebank is overall the more interesting voicebank then the "Sweet" vocal.[17]
Phonetic notes as noted:
  • Some notes with an -o vowel will have a bit of an -u sound at the end of the note, causing the vowel to sound more like a blended -ou.
Voicebank sample

Luo Tianyi V4 Japanese Normal

Product Information
  Optimum Range: A2 ~ D4  Optimum Tempo: 80 ~ 170 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 90 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 11, B ~ 7, Total ~ 18
Vocal traits as noted:
  • It retains the same recommended tempo and range of the V3 voicebank, V4 Chinese voicebanks, and V4 Japanese Normal voicebank. This allows it to perform the same genres of songs as as these voicebanks.
  • Very congested sounding. Not very clear. Softer than the normal vocals, but sounds as though she is sick.
  • Very noticeable breathy-ness to her voice which adds a bit of brightness to it.
  • The volume of the Sweet vocals is also noticeably louder than that of the normal vocals which can make them seem less as soft.
  • Sweet is easy to use.[17]
Software issues as noted:
  • The vocals will have a bit of a blending problem but mostly on short notes. This can take away the space between the vowel and the upcoming consonant, can limit the function of the Velocity (VEL) Parameter, and make it a bit harder to tune this specific voicebank.
    • This can also affect the use of XSY:
      • Too much XSY from Normal to Sweet can cause over-dramatic consonant sounds, leaving the vowels to sound less powerful as if their volume dropped out.
      • Too much XSY from Sweet to Normal can cause the vowel-consonant blending to become even more of an issue.
Voicebank sample

Luo Tianyi V4 Japanese Sweet