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RUBY VOCALOID4


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

Music featuring RUBYEdit

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

Examples of usage

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Romaji/English UNBREAKABLE
Featuring RUBY
Producers KIRA
Category Original song
- IT IS -
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Romaji/English - IT IS -
Featuring RUBY; CYBER DIVA, IA ROCKS (chorus)
Producers Tenshi~Akari (music composition, lyrics, video, sax solo)
Category Original song (self-cover)

Description

A cover of Ruby singing - IT IS -. This cover was made by Tenshi~Akari herself.
The Value Of ME
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Featuring RUBY
Producers SyvisEntertainment
Category Original song
Can You Dance
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Featuring RUBY
Producers XJM
Category Original song


More Examples of usage 

 

Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
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Romaji/English Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
Featuring RUBY
Producers MangoSiRyan12
Category Cover song
-ERROR (English ver.)
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Romaji/English -ERROR
Featuring RUBY
Producers Kalfina-P
Category Cover song

Description

Example of GWL feature.
Blossom
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Romaji/English Blossom
Featuring RUBY
Producers Myriad: Lystrialle, Xue, DoNotCrossP
Category Original song
Mimicry
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Romaji/English Mimicry
Featuring RUBY
Producers Project OverDoze
Category Original song
Search for music featuring RUBY [show/hide]

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]


See also: RUBY/Marketing and VOCALOID in other media

ReputationEdit

RUBY's character status
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?
 
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The poll was created at 11:48 on February 27, 2016, and so far 770 people voted.
What characteristic of RUBY do you like?
 
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The poll was created at 11:48 on February 27, 2016, and so far 641 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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