ONA (or Ona) is an alternate mascot for the VOCALOID MAIKA, licensed to Voctro Labs, S.L., and is created to be used in concerts and events. Her Catalan singing was more heavily marketed than the same voicebank represented by MAIKA.
Concept[edit | edit source]
Development[edit | edit source]
Like MAIKA, the voice provider has never been revealed. For a period of time, it was unclear whether MAIKA and ONA were separate VOCALOIDs. It was first stated by Voctro Labs that they share the same voice provider. In 2014, Giuseppe revealed that both MAIKA and ONA are the same VOCALOID3 library. While MAIKA represents the Spanish usage of the vocals, ONA represents the Catalan one. On May 5, 2014, Voctro Labs explicitly confirmed ONA and MAIKA's status as two designs for the same voicebank.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
ONA means 'wave' in Catalan.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
ONA was illustrated by Inés Campos. She has a more occidental aesthetic and her colorful outfit was inspired by the mosaic works of Antoni Gaudi. On her back, she has a waveform-like pattern, in reference to her name.
Relations[edit | edit source]
For more on VOCALOID relationships, see the FAQ.
- MAIKA - A shared voicebank vocal.
History[edit | edit source]
Usage[edit | edit source]
ONA made her first appearance at Mercè Festival at Ciutadella Park on September 20, 2013. The project was a collaboration between The Lab Barcelona, La Merced (ICUB) and Voctro Labs. This concert featured a model of her singing on stage, while people backstage could control a model of Bruno or Clara while dancing. People at the concert were able to propose the lyrics she sang via Twitter.
ONA is not the first known case of a Catalan vocal for VOCALOID™ existing, but rather the second. A prototype male vocal was shown during a TEDx conference. However, she is the first known female Catalan vocal.
Demos[edit | edit source]
Beta usage[edit | edit source]
- "#OnaEstiu" by Voctro Labs ft. ONA
- "#OnaFesta" by Voctro Labs ft. ONA
- "#OnaCiutat" by Voctro Labs ft. ONA
- "#OnaFutur" by Voctro Labs ft. ONA
- "Viu-la" by Voctro Labs ft. ONA
Concert usage[edit | edit source]
These songs were introduced at a virtual concert event in Mercè of Barcelona in 2013.
- "Corren (Run)" by Voctro Labs ft. ONA
- "Amagada primavera (Hidden spring)" by Voctro Labs ft. ONA
- "Una altra galàxia (Another galaxy)" by Voctro Labs ft. ONA
Reputation[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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|Spanish||Voctro Labs official homepage||Link|
|Spanish||ONA, la cantant virtual The official webpage for ONA||Link|
|Spanish||Ona Virtual The official Facebook page for VOCALOID ONA||Link|
|Spanish||Ona Virtual @VirtualOna The official Twitter account for VOCALOID ONA||Link|
|Spanish||VoctroLabs The official YouTube channel for VOCALOID VoctroLabs||Link|
|English||deviantArt , art and media community||Link|
|Japanese||Pixiv , art and media community||Link|
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