Meiko is a Vocaloid DTM (Desktop Music) software created by Crypton Future Media.She utilizes the older Vocaloid engine, the predecessor for Vocaloid2, and her voice is completely computer synthesized thus is less smooth sounding. Her voice is based on Japanese female singer Meiko Haigo's voice, which is steady, straightforward, and suitable for any musical genre. Although rougher sounding, Meiko and Kaito are able to incorporate much broader voice range than Miku and Rin/Len. She is fit to sing anything from pop, rock, jazz, and R & B to children's songs.
As a mascot character, being the counterpart of Kaito, she is also the older sister figure for the Vocaloid group. She wears red, and carries around a microphone stand. She also is frequently seen drinking from One Cup Ozeki, a sake widely available through vending machines, which serves as her character item.
Notable Meiko songs
Music and lyrics by shu-tP
Cradle Of Destiny
Music and lyrics by Kaya.
Music and lyrics by Nanameue-P.
- Honey was created on Meiko's birthday with the intention of promoting the 'underappreciated Vocaloid'.
Forest of Moral
Music and lyrics by Shibashiyon
Appearance in Paprika
Japanese electropop-artist Susumu Hirasawa used Vocaloid Meiko in the theme song of the Paprika anime by Kon Satoshi. She can also be heard in most songs of the original soundtrack of the movie.