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{{Vocaloid Character
 
{{Vocaloid Character
 
|theme = prima
 
|theme = prima
|image =
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|image = Prima2.jpg
<gallery>
 
Prima splash.png|V2 Standard
 
Illu ecapsule Vocaloid Prima-img3.PNG|Taiwanese
 
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|caption =
 
|caption =
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|sex = Female
 
|sex = Female
|age = 18 :: <small>Taiwanese</small>
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|age = 18 (E-Cap)
|height = 156cm :: <small>Taiwanese</small>
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|height = 156cm (E-Cap)
|weight = 42kg :: <small>Taiwanese</small>
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|weight = 42kg (E-Cap)
 
|voice = {{Unrevealed}}
 
|voice = {{Unrevealed}}
|illustrator = *Ivan Grlic :: V2 Standard
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|illustrator = *Ivan Grlic (ZG/2008)
*Loiza :: Taiwanese
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*Loiza (E-Cap/2011)
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|company = Zero-G Limited
 
|company = Zero-G Limited
 
|release = January 14, 2008
 
|release = January 14, 2008
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*[[E-Capsule Co. Ltd]]
 
*[[E-Capsule Co. Ltd]]
 
|website =
 
|website =
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|img gallery = yes
 
|img gallery = yes
 
|cat gallery = yes
 
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{{relationship link}}
 
{{relationship link}}
 
*[[Tonio]] - A complementary voice bank with masculine vocals.
 
*[[Tonio]] - A complementary voice bank with masculine vocals.
 
==History==
 
===Marketing===
 
Prima was one of Zero-G's professionally aimed voicebanks, and as such, her boxart and voice are not aimed at the general VOCALOID fandom. Her boxart is from a stock image. The photographer was bg_knight (Ivan Grlic) who has submitted his work to various stock photo websites. An example of the original is here titled [http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-1709473-beauty-profile.php?st=c363927 "beauty profile" File#: 1709473], there are other images [http://www.istockphoto.com/search/portfolio/784962/?facets={%2225%22%3A%226%22}#1f038ab4 based on the model] , which is currently on the second page, that includes an eyebrow piercing.
 
 
After increased interest began to occur in VOCALOIDs and demand rose, Zero-G began reselling LOLA, LEON, and MIRIAM, from their own website via their virtual shop. Prima was also included in the sale, but according to Zero-G, although the three older VOCALOIDs may get a redesign in the future, they feel Prima is fine the way she is, and neither she nor Tonio will receive a revamp.<ref>[http://engloids.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/zero-g-interview-dom-keefe-vocaloid-production/#more-383 Engloid Blog] - Zero-G Interview: Dom Keefe (Vocaloid Production)</ref>
 
 
===Voicebanks===
 
;Prima
 
:Prima was a professional singer vocal intended to be a realistic recreation of her provider who was an opera singer. As such Prima was made for opera and singers in the soprano range.Her counter-partner vocal is [[Tonio]].
 
 
* [[Prima (VOCALOID2)|Prima]] (''[[VOCALOID2]]''), January 14, 2008
 
   
 
{{Clr}}
 
{{Clr}}
   
 
==Music featuring Prima==
 
==Music featuring Prima==
{{Music featuring|sers=no|evts=no}}
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{{Music featuring}}
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<h2>Examples of usage</h2>
 
{{/Examples of usage}}
 
{{/Examples of usage}}
 
{{external search box |color=prima|search for=
 
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==Reputation==
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==Additional information==
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===Marketing===
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Prima was one of Zero-G's professionally aimed voicebanks, and as such, her boxart and voice are not aimed at the general VOCALOID fandom. Her boxart is from a stock image. The photographer was bg_knight (Ivan Grlic) who has submitted his work to various stock photo websites. An example of the original is here titled [http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-1709473-beauty-profile.php?st=c363927 "beauty profile" File#: 1709473], there are other images [http://www.istockphoto.com/search/portfolio/784962/?facets={%2225%22%3A%226%22}#1f038ab4 based on the model] , which is currently on the second page, that includes an eyebrow piercing.
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After increased interest began to occur in VOCALOIDs and demand rose, Zero-G began reselling LOLA, LEON, and MIRIAM, from their own website via their virtual shop. Prima was also included in the sale, but according to Zero-G, although the three older VOCALOIDs may get a redesign in the future, they feel Prima is fine the way she is, and neither she nor Tonio will receive a revamp.<ref>[http://engloids.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/zero-g-interview-dom-keefe-vocaloid-production/#more-383 Engloid Blog] - Zero-G Interview: Dom Keefe (Vocaloid Production)</ref>
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===Trivia===
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*Prima, LEON, and LOLA's release dates were celebrated in the "[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm13410233 Zero-G Garnet Festival]" (also referred to as "ZGF") on Nico Nico Douga. This event celebrates the release of these VOCALOIDs. Various songs were uploaded during this 3 day event.<ref>[http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/ZGF Nico Nico Douga] - ZGF</ref>
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*While others from Zero-G are regarded as siblings by SONiKA, the VOCALOID refers to Prima as "Auntie Prima." Despite also referring to Tonio as "Uncle Tonio," SONiKA confirmed that the two are not married, as this was just used as an affectionate term.<ref>[http://twitter.com/SonikaVocaloid/status/3142627931 tweet] 2:28 AM - 5 Aug 09</ref><ref>[http://twitter.com/SonikaVocaloid/status/3142651446 tweet] 2:30 AM - 5 Aug 09</ref>
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*Prima was the most expensive ''VOCALOID2'' voicebank to be purchased upon her release.
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*Had Prima been released in Spring 2007, she would have been the first ''VOCALOID2'' voice bank released, there is no information on why she was delayed until the following year.
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*In 2016's Clockenflap, the interactive Robot Sophia sings using Prima's voice bank and then again in 2017's RISE Conference.
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===Reputation===
   
 
{{Reputation
 
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In 2015, she was the only VOCALOID2 vocal to appear on the top products, holding the no.39 spot.<ref>http://zero-glimited.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/y/E82EF059D5D86F9E/A10CC7377B4C425B1C65CA3F48968C2E</ref>
 
In 2015, she was the only VOCALOID2 vocal to appear on the top products, holding the no.39 spot.<ref>http://zero-glimited.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/y/E82EF059D5D86F9E/A10CC7377B4C425B1C65CA3F48968C2E</ref>
   
In 2016 Prima was the 10th most sold VOCALOID on the Sonicwire website; she was the only Vocaloid2 vocal to appear and the first to be present on the rankings since 2014.<ref>http://blog.sonicwire.com/2016/12/sonicwire-2016-2.html</ref>
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In 2016 Prima was the 10th most sold VOCALOID on the Sonicwire website; she was the only Vocaloid2 vocal to appear and the first to be present on the rankings since 2014.<ref>http://blog.sonicwire.com/2016/12/sonicwire-2016-2.html</ref>
 
All 3 Zero-G VOCALOID2 vocals have not appeared in the rankings since 2016. Overall, Prima was Zero-G's most successful VOCALOID2 vocal on a long term scale, staying high up in their rankings for a much longer time and thus out competed [[SONiKA]].
 
 
 
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Prima has been held as one of the more popular English-only built VOCALOID2s overall, and acquired a higher level of recognition than the past have achieved.
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Prima has been held as one of the more popular English-only built VOCALOID2s overall, and acquired a higher level of recognition than the past have achieved.
 
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|Impact =
 
|Impact =
She was spotlighted in Japan during the height of the start VOCALOID craze, making her the first overseas VOCALOID to grab attention. Because of this, she is the English VOCALOID that is credited for grabbing the attention of Japanese VOCALOID fans and introducing them to the overseas VOCALOIDs, as many were surprised to hear demo songs of a VOCALOID with such a "beautiful" voice.
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She was spotlighted in Japan during the height of the start VOCALOID craze, making her the first overseas VOCALOID to grab attention. Because of this, she is the English VOCALOID that is credited for grabbing the attention of Japanese Vocaloid fans and introducing them to the overseas VOCALOIDs, as many were surprised to hear demo songs of a VOCALOID with such a "beautiful" voice.
 
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|Misc =
 
|Misc =
 
An independent VOCALOID search on [[Nico Nico Douga]] revealed that most voicebanks had less than 1,000 videos uploaded to site between July 1st and December 15th. Prima fell into this category.<ref>http://www.vocaloidism.com/2012/01/04/the-harsh-realities-of-vocaloid-on-nico/</ref>
 
An independent VOCALOID search on [[Nico Nico Douga]] revealed that most voicebanks had less than 1,000 videos uploaded to site between July 1st and December 15th. Prima fell into this category.<ref>http://www.vocaloidism.com/2012/01/04/the-harsh-realities-of-vocaloid-on-nico/</ref>
 
In 2012, she was in 20th place.<ref>flyer sent to Zero-G costumers.</ref>
 
In 2012, she was in 20th place.<ref>flyer sent to Zero-G costumers.</ref>
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|Trivia =
 
*Prima, LEON, and LOLA's release dates were celebrated in the "[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm13410233 Zero-G Garnet Festival]" (also referred to as "ZGF") on Nico Nico Douga. This event celebrates the release of these VOCALOIDs. Various songs were uploaded during this 3 day event.<ref>[http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/ZGF Nico Nico Douga] - ZGF</ref>
 
*While others from Zero-G are regarded as siblings by SONiKA, the VOCALOID refers to Prima as "Auntie Prima." Despite also referring to Tonio as "Uncle Tonio," SONiKA confirmed that the two are not married, as this was just used as an affectionate term.<ref>[http://twitter.com/SonikaVocaloid/status/3142627931 tweet] 2:28 AM - 5 Aug 09</ref><ref>[http://twitter.com/SonikaVocaloid/status/3142651446 tweet] 2:30 AM - 5 Aug 09</ref>
 
*Prima was the most expensive ''VOCALOID2'' voicebank to be purchased upon her release.
 
*Had Prima been released in Spring 2007, she would have been the first ''VOCALOID2'' voicebank released, there is no information on why she was delayed until the following year.
 
*In 2016's Clockenflap, the interactive Robot Sophia sings using Prima's voice bank and then again in 2017's RISE Conference.
 
 
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[[Category:VOCALOID]]
 
[[Category:VOCALOID]]
 
[[Category:VOCALOID2]]
 
[[Category:VOCALOID2]]
[[Category:Feminine vocals]]
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[[Category:Feminine vocalists]]
 
[[Category:English vocals]]
 
[[Category:English vocals]]
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