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RUBY is an English VOCALOID that was developed by Prince Syo/Anders and distributed by PowerFX Systems AB. She was released in October 2015 for the VOCALOID4 engine.

She is voiced by an active American VOCALOID fan, Misha.[1]

ConceptEdit

RUBY is based on a female singer with a standard American accent.[2]

AppearanceEdit

Her developer hinted that the voice provider was not white which may have influenced the design.[3][4]

PowerFX revealed an unexpected design at Anime Expo due to a miscommunication between the developers and the company. The misunderstanding was resolved after negotiations with the voice provider. More information can be found on the Controversy Concerns page.

The final art by Natasha Allegri was worked upon for free though she insisted on not being paid. The concept itself was designed by Misha with some input from her friends.[5][6] Misha stated that she wanted this concept to be like an 'opposite Miku'.[7] This concept's skintone was based on Misha's mother, as she wanted RUBY to represent not only her but also her family.[8] Temi, who collaborated with Misha in creating the concept, said the design was supposed to portray an upbeat and sporty personality.[9] Misha wanted the outfit to reflect the Bronx, her hometown. Uniqueness and simplicity were major aims during the design process. From the beginning, sneakers were a must for the outfit, but a skirt was ruled out.[10] The belt, shorts, and hairstyle came from the producers' desire to add a few anime aspects in order to fit more into the 'ideal' VOCALOID style. Early concepts of RUBY included a younger age and a side ponytail.[11]

In RUBY's initial designs, she had braids, a hat, and different styles of clothing.[12] However, the braids were removed because Rana was revealed to have pink braids as well.[13]

RelationsEdit

For more on VOCALOID relationships, see the VOCALOID Answers Wiki.

Music featuring RUBYEdit

  • RUBY is featured in 26 songs and 5 albums on this wiki.
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  • There are listings for notable and original songs.

Examples of usage

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RUBY
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Categories Original song
- IT IS -
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Translation - IT IS -
Featuring
RUBY; CYBER DIVA, IA ROCKS (chorus)
Producers
Tenshi~Akari (music composition, lyrics, video, sax solo)
Categories Original song (self-cover)
The Value Of ME
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Featuring
RUBY
Producers
SyvisEntertainment
Categories Original song
Can You Dance
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Featuring
RUBY
Producers
XJM
Categories Original song
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Additional informationEdit

MarketingEdit

PowerFX had originally hoped to aim RUBY at EDM producers.

Syo presented alternative ideas and thought it was better to expand upon the existing demographic, arguing that people who aren't fans of the VOCALOID software won't buy it.[14][15]

ReputationEdit

Mascot status
Google Trends

VOCALOID+RUBY

Reaction

Her demo, "Problem", eventually reached 100,000 views, putting it on par with other past English VOCALOIDs, but making the slow attempt compared to CYBER DIVA took much longer, being a year and a half to do so.

Community polls

Do you like RUBY?
 
621
 
99
 
58
 

The poll was created at 11:48 on February 27, 2016, and so far 778 people voted.
What characteristic of RUBY do you like?
 
58
 
76
 
43
 
471
 

The poll was created at 11:48 on February 27, 2016, and so far 648 people voted.

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://twitter.com/KagamoneyLen/status/617412178581172224
  2. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/55772-ruby-new-female-english-vocaloid/page__st__285__p__1202614&#entry1202614
  3. https://twitter.com/Prince_Syo/status/577810172019486720
  4. https://twitter.com/Prince_Syo/status/617457851649253376
  5. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/55772-ruby-new-female-english-vocaloid/page__st__900__p__1274216&#entry1274216
  6. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/55772-ruby-new-female-english-vocaloid/page__st__960
  7. https://twitter.com/Mishakeet/status/618120689762107392
  8. http://mishas-dunkinronpas.tumblr.com/post/123431378324/hey-there-i-know-youre-behind-ruby-there-was-a
  9. https://twitter.com/D_Artemi/status/618290237488406528
  10. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/55772-ruby-new-female-english-vocaloid/page__st__1965
  11. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/55772-ruby-new-female-english-vocaloid/page__view__findpost__p__1276689
  12. https://twitter.com/Mishakeet/status/621158503860846592
  13. https://twitter.com/Mishakeet/status/621158626904928256
  14. https://twitter.com/Prince_Syo/status/621194165485899778
  15. https://twitter.com/Prince_Syo/status/621194326261895168

External linksEdit

LanguageDescriptionSite
English PowerFX Systems AB. official homepage Link
English Vocaloid Ruby product page for VOCALOID RUBY Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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