Mew (ミウ) is a Japanese VOCALOID developed by Yamaha Music Communications Co., Ltd. and distributed by the YAMAHA Corporation, and was released in October 2011 for the VOCALOID3 engine. Her voice is provided by Japanese female singer Miu Sakamoto (坂本美雨; Sakamoto Miu)
Concept[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Her name is based on her voice provider's name, Japanese singer, Miu Sakamoto, and an onomatopoeia for the sound a kitten makes.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Mew is depicted in an aesthetic monochrome style. As her name suggests, her design is cat-themed.
She has a tattoo that shows her name written phonetically. The way in which it's written (with an [uː] and that it features the supra-segmental for long vowel) suggests it used an English phonetic notation. This is something unusual, as Mew is a Japanese voicebank.
The cat on the boxart was modeled after Miu Sakamoto's own cat Savami.
Relations[edit | edit source]
For more on VOCALOID relationships, see the FAQ.
- Savami - Mew's pet cat.
History[edit | edit source]
Marketing[edit | edit source]
Voicebanks[edit | edit source]
- Mew was intended to be a faithful recreation of the voice of Miu Sakamoto. It is a professional singing vocal for a professional VOCALOID producer.
- Mew (VOCALOID3), October 21, 2011
- Mew SE (VOCALOID3), March 20, 2013
- Mew NEO (VOCALOID NEO), August 5, 2013
- Mew (Mobile VOCALOID Editor)
Music featuring Mew[edit | edit source]
|Translation||ユメノチカラ (Yume no Chikara)|
MineK's first work with Mew.
A song about "Girl", who's lost something important and can't forget her past.
|Translation||サヨナラスイングバイ (Sayonara Swing Bye)|
Camellia's first song with Mew. A remix of the song with Miku is featured on the album Michno-sequence.
Reputation[edit | edit source]
In Japan, for the most part, her vocals have been positively received, though few producers are currently using her. She is the second least popular VOCALOID3 release for 2011, the first being Tone Rion.
References[edit | edit source]
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|Japanese||VOCALOID SHOP product page for VOCALOID Mew||Link|
|English||VOCALOID SHOP product page for VOCALOID Mew||Link|
|English||deviantArt , art and media community||Link|
|Japanese||Pixiv , art and media community||Link|
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