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*Ange Wayne - a fake VOCALOID who was spammed over many websites (mainly English speaking ones) for over a month including (but not restricted to) Yahoo Answers, YouTube, the VOCALOID Wikia and VOCALOID Otaku forums. A website was also produced for Ange Wayne.<ref>[http://www.aussiefinder.com.au/ange-wayne/ link]</ref>
 
*Ange Wayne - a fake VOCALOID who was spammed over many websites (mainly English speaking ones) for over a month including (but not restricted to) Yahoo Answers, YouTube, the VOCALOID Wikia and VOCALOID Otaku forums. A website was also produced for Ange Wayne.<ref>[http://www.aussiefinder.com.au/ange-wayne/ link]</ref>
 
*Rune - a VOCALOID who was introduced in much the same manner as Ange Wayne, it has been deemed fake until proven otherwise for its manner it was introduced in. A fake "VOCALOID3" logo is found on the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Oj2ahHlMiE video]; Twitter and Facebook accounts were also made, showing poor quality art work. The company behind it, "AudX", does not appear to exist.
 
*Rune - a VOCALOID who was introduced in much the same manner as Ange Wayne, it has been deemed fake until proven otherwise for its manner it was introduced in. A fake "VOCALOID3" logo is found on the [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Oj2ahHlMiE video]; Twitter and Facebook accounts were also made, showing poor quality art work. The company behind it, "AudX", does not appear to exist.
*Ion-Nation - appeared in Late 2012, boasting a boy-band of young male VOCALOIDs. They made several videos and claimed to be part of "VocaTone and PowerFX".
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*Ion-Nation - appeared in Late 2012, boasting a boy-band of young male VOCALOIDs. They made several videos and claimed to be part of "VocaTonF and PowerFK".
 
*Taku - On October 31, 2013, a group called "VocaloMaker" claimed to be making a Spanish-Japanese VOCALOID that would need further approval from YAMAHA to continue. The video "demonstrating" Taku has been removed. <!--This is Taku, our Bilingual Vocaloid project.<br><br>We are a small group of producers and approach YAMAHA with a new way to record and process Vocaloids.<br>But, YAMAHA is worried about whether the result will like you, because it sounds different from others Vocaloid.<br>So we suggested to them that if the demos got a good reception, we could continue with the project. Luckily, this was accepted.<br><br>This is a bilingual voice bank, but for budgetary reasons, for now we can only show the Japanese voice bank.<br>Please understand that is still in its development phase.<br>If the demo does well, later continue to the next step which is a competition to design to Taku.<br><br>The voice provider has a strong accent, we apologize for that.<br><br>What are the differences with the other Vocaloid? The recordings are longer, less processed, and trying to put more emotion to record it, to simulate most natural singing.<br><br>Music &amp; Lyrics: 妄想税 by Deco*27<br>Vocaloid3 operated by ►VocaloMaker-->
 
*Taku - On October 31, 2013, a group called "VocaloMaker" claimed to be making a Spanish-Japanese VOCALOID that would need further approval from YAMAHA to continue. The video "demonstrating" Taku has been removed. <!--This is Taku, our Bilingual Vocaloid project.<br><br>We are a small group of producers and approach YAMAHA with a new way to record and process Vocaloids.<br>But, YAMAHA is worried about whether the result will like you, because it sounds different from others Vocaloid.<br>So we suggested to them that if the demos got a good reception, we could continue with the project. Luckily, this was accepted.<br><br>This is a bilingual voice bank, but for budgetary reasons, for now we can only show the Japanese voice bank.<br>Please understand that is still in its development phase.<br>If the demo does well, later continue to the next step which is a competition to design to Taku.<br><br>The voice provider has a strong accent, we apologize for that.<br><br>What are the differences with the other Vocaloid? The recordings are longer, less processed, and trying to put more emotion to record it, to simulate most natural singing.<br><br>Music &amp; Lyrics: 妄想税 by Deco*27<br>Vocaloid3 operated by ►VocaloMaker-->
   

Revision as of 10:28, December 17, 2013

The following is a list of known and upcoming projects by the studios related to VOCALOID. Please be aware this is subject to change as details given to the fans may be subject to mistranslations, rumors and misunderstandings.

Commercial License Releases

The most common seen VOCALOIDs are the commercially sold units produced by 3rd party studios. These VOCALOIDs are produced under license by Yamaha and are able to be bought by any bidding Producers through various commercial outlets. Their quality and capabilities vary, as do the licensing agreements for use issued by the respected studios involved.

VOCALOID

A total of 5 voicebanks were released for VOCALOID in English and Japanese

VOCALOID Company Year Month Date Gender Language
LEON Zero-G 2004 January
March (JP)
15
3 (JP)
Male English
LOLA Zero-G 2004 January
March (JP)
15
3 (JP)
Female English
MIRIAM Zero-G 2004 July 1
26 (JP)
Female English
MEIKO Crypton Future Media 2004 November 5 Female Japanese
KAITO Crypton Future Media 2006 February 17[1] Male Japanese

VOCALOID2

A total of 35 voicebanks were released for VOCALOID2 in English and Japanese

VOCALOID Company Year Month Date Gender Language
Sweet ANN PowerFX 2007 June
September (JP)
29
21 (JP)
Female English
Hatsune Miku Crypton Future Media 2007 August 31 Female Japanese
Kagamine Rin/Len Crypton Future Media 2007 December 27 Male and Female Japanese
Prima Zero-G 2008 January
February (JP)
14
22 (JP)
Female English
Kagamine Rin/Len ACT2 Crypton Future Media 2008 July 18 Male and Female Japanese
Camui Gackpo Internet Co., Ltd 2008 July 31 Male Japanese
Megurine Luka Crypton Future Media 2009 January 30 Female Japanese and English
GUMI Internet Co., Ltd 2009 June 26 Female Japanese
SONiKA Zero-G 2009 July
August (JP)
14
7 (JP)
Female English
SF-A2 miki AH Software 2009 December 4 Female Japanese
Kaai Yuki AH Software 2009 December 4 Female Japanese
Hiyama Kiyoteru AH Software 2009 December 4 Male Japanese
BIG AL PowerFX 2009
2010 (JP)
December
March (JP)
22
5 (JP)
Male English
Hatsune Miku Append Crypton Future Media 2010 April 30 Female Japanese
Tonio Zero-G 2010 July 14 Male English
Lily Internet Co., Ltd & Avex Management Co., Ltd 2010 August 25 Female Japanese
VY1 Yamaha/Bplats 2010 September 1 Unisex (Feminine) Japanese
Ryuto Internet Co., Ltd 2010 October 8 Male Japanese
Nekomura Iroha AH Software 2010 October 22 Female Japanese
Utatane Piko Sony Music Entertainment & Ki/oon Records 2010 December 8 Male Japanese
Kagamine Rin/Len Append Crypton Future Media 2010 December 27 Female and Male Japanese
VY2 Yamaha/Bplats 2011 April 25 Unisex (Masculine) Japanese

VOCALOID3

A total of 45 voicebanks have been released for VOCALOID3 in English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Chinese.

VOCALOID Company Year Month Date Gender Language
VY1v3 Yamaha/Bplats 2011 October 21 Unisex (Feminine) Japanese
Mew Yamaha 2011 October 21 Female Japanese
V3 Megpoid Internet Co 2011 October 21 Female Japanese
SeeU SBS Artech 2011 October
December (JP)
21
16 (JP)
Female Korean and Japanese
Tone Rion MoeJapan 2011 December 16 Female Japanese
OLIVER PowerFX 2011 December 21 Male English
CUL Internet co 2011 December 22 Female Japanese
Yuzuki Yukari AH software 2011 December 22 Female Japanese
Bruno Voctro Labs 2011 December 23 Male Spanish
Clara Voctro Labs 2011 December 23 Female Spanish
IA 1st PLACE 2012 January 27 Female Japanese
V3 Megpoid - Native Internet Co 2012 March 16 Female Japanese
Aoki Lapis i-style Project 2012 April 6 Female Japanese
V3 Lily Internet co 2012 April 19 Female Japanese
Luo Tianyi Shanghai He Nian/Bplats 2012 July 12 Female Chinese
V3 Gackpoid Internet Co 2012 July 13 Male Japanese
galaco; Prize ver. Internet Co 2012 August 5 Female Japanese
VY2v3 Yamaha/Bplats 2012 October 19 Unisex (Masculine) Japanese
MAYU Exit Tunes 2012 December 5 Female Japanese
AVANNA Zero-G 2012
2013 (JP)
December
April (JP)
22
24 (JP)
Female English
KAITO V3 Crypton Future Media 2013 February 15 Male Japanese and English
Megpoid English Internet Co 2013 February 28 Female English
ZOLA PROJECT Yamaha 2013 June 20 Male Japanese
Yan He Shanghai He Nian/Bplats 2013 July 11 Female Chinese
Hatsune Miku V3 English Crypton Future Media 2013 August (Download)
September (Retail)
31 (Download)
26 (Retail)
Female

English

YOHIOloid PowerFX 2013 September 10 (Download)
17 (Retail)
Male English and Japanese
Hatsune Miku V3 Crypton Future Media 2013 September 26 Female Japanese

Second Editions

VOCALOID vocals that have been renewed since original release.

VOCALOID Company Year Month Date Gender Language
VY1v3 SE Yamaha 2013 March 20 Unisex (Feminine) Japanese
Mew SE Yamaha 2013 Female Japanese
VY2v3 SE Yamaha 2013 March 20 Unisex (Masculine) Japanese
Tone Rion SE MoeJapan 2013 Female Japanese
Aoki Lapis SE i-style Project 2013 April 27 Female Japanese

VOCALOID NEO

VOCALOID releases for the Mac OS X version of VOCALOID.

VOCALOID Company Year Month Date Gender Language
VY1v3 NEO Yamaha 2013 August 5 Unisex (Feminine) Japanese
Mew NEO Yamaha 2013 August 5 Female Japanese
VY2v3 NEO Yamaha 2013 October Unisex (Masculine) Japanese
Aoki Lapis NEO i-style Project 2013 September 19 Female Japanese
ZOLA PROJECT NEO Yamaha 2013 September Male Japanese

iVOCALOID

This is the iPad version of VOCALOID known as iVOCALOID. A total of 3 vocals have been added for this so far.

VOCALOID Company Year Month Date Gender Language
VY1 Yamaha 2010 December Unisex (Feminine) Japanese
VY2 Yamaha 2011 December Unisex (Masculine) Japanese
Aoki Lapis Yamaha 2012 December Female Japanese

VocaloWitter

This is the iPhone version of VOCALOID known as VocaloWitter. A total of 2 vocals have been added for this so far.

VOCALOID Company Year Month Date Gender Language
VY1t Yamaha 2010 December Unisex (Feminine) Japanese
Aoki Lapis Yamaha 2012 December Female Japanese

Announced Vocals

VOCALOID voicebanks known to be in production. Their status and licensing is unknown, but most are presumed to be commercial licenses.

It takes approximately 4 hours in total for a Japanese VOCALOID to be recorded. An English VOCALOID can take from a week to over a month to record all its samples. Pieced together with more than 4 months of tuning and assembling the software together, as well as the possibility of a second set of recordings being made for better sample selection, a VOCALOID may take anything from 6 months to over 2 years to complete.

Furthermore, until word is given, VOCALOIDs cannot be talked about by staff or their vocal providers.[2] This is due to legal grounds and therefore, fans will have to be aware of this and respect the process involved in making just one of any of the VOCALOIDs.

Company Details
Zero-G Ltd. In development
  • ???; had announced a male and female Celtic vocal pair before the release of VOCALOID3. While Avanna, the female, has been released, development of the male will not begin until at least 2014.
  • ???; had announced they're looking for an American male voice.
i-style Project In development
  • Merli; A competition was held to find a voice provider for her and ended on November 30, 2012. On September 19, 2013, at the Tokyo Game Show, the contest winner was revealed to be Misaki Kamata. Merli will be set for download some time in December 2013, while her boxed version will be released around January 2014.
Yamaha/Bplats, Inc. In development
  • ???;have confirmed a masculine VY voicebank in English. The comfirmation was revealed in an interview after VY2's release. Status is currently unknown (note; this is not confirmed to be an English version of VY2).[3][4]
  • ???;have confirmed a feminine VY voicebank in English.  The confirmation was revealed in an interview after VY2's release. Status is currently unknown (note; this is not confirmed to be an English version of VY1).[5]
PowerFX/VocaTone In development

[6] VocaTone confirmed that they are working on another vocal right now and that it is expected for next year (2014).[7]

  • ???; PowerFX has also confirmed their following VOCALOID will be American. This vocal was actually supposed to be produced next after OLIVER, however YOHIO's capabilities in English and Japanese presented a big opportunity and the voice has been delayed. Production of this VOCALOID will resume soon.[8]
Voctro Labs In development
  • MAIKA; Spanish Female VOCALOID. The voicebank was used in PlanB, in collaboration with La Oreja de Van Gogh.[9] This voice was also shown in an interview in the TV program, Generació Digital.[10] On January 31st, Voctro Labs announced on their Facebook page that they would release the VOCALOID to the public, but cannot yet announce the date.[11] There was a search for an illustrator to design the VOCALOID.[12][13] The winner was revealed to be Noriko Hayashi and a silhouette of the design was posted on Bruno & Clara's Facebook page.[14] Runner-ups include: Isabel Terol, Akuo-P, Rumple, Mikela Monroe, Kazumi Mai, Robin Gissler, and Carmen Luque.[15] MAIKA's release date is confirmed to be December 18th, 2013.
Crypton Future Media In development
  • MEIKO V3; Confirmed to contain "Straight","English", "Dark", "Power" and "Whisper" voices. She is expected for release in February 2014.
  • Kagamine Rin/Len V3; Update on ACT2 and Append version.  Announced to be released in late 2014.
    • Kagamine Rin/Len English; An English version has been confirmed and is in development.  It is unknown if it will be released on its own or with the V3 package.
  • Megurine Luka V3; Update on VOCALOID2 version. Announced to be released in mid 2014.
    • Megurine Luka Append V3; update on (unreleased) VOCALOID2 version
  • ??? (CV04); confirmed a male VOCALOID a while ago, but no references had been made on him for some time. As of Feb 2012, updates have confirmed that he is still expected to be released. At NYCCon 2012, it was confirmed that the focus is updating and creating English versions of current Vocals, leaving CV04 with no further news.
MI7 In development
  • Macne Nana is confirmed to be in production for VOCALOID Neo.[16] A Japanese and English vocal, as well as both a PC and Mac version are confirmed.[17] She is slated to release in January 2014.
Fuji TV Anri Rune made her debut as a VOCALOID at Voca Nico Night. It is unknown if or when she will be released publicly.
AH Software

Tohoku Zunko is confirmed to get a VOCALOID voicebank if she met the required amount of donations (5,000,000.00 yen/50,000+ USD) by July 19, 2013.[18] She is now slated for a late 2013 or an early 2014 release.

Internet Co., Ltd. In development
  • galaco is confirmed to be get a new voicebank for public release.  On August 5th, she was announced and 60% complete with a demo.[19]  Two new vocals have since been confirmed - "Red" and "Blue"; where "Red" is similar to the original vocal and "Blue" is a different tone of voice intended to sound closer to Shibasaki Kou's actual voice.  She is slated for a Spring 2014 release.[20]
VoxWave

In development

  •  An unnamed female French Vocaloid was officially announced on December 5th, 2013. Little other information is known about this Vocaloid as of yet.  According to VoxWave's Twitter, there may be a chance for this Vocaloid to become bilingual as well. 

Restricted Access

This section contains Vocals that producers have or now have limited access to.

Trial Versions

Trial versions of voicebanks are often released to act as a method of users testing to see if they like the vocal. Trial versions tend to have restrictions such as limited day usage or limited functions. Often they have other issues with them, such as they are made from beta versions of the software. Producers making demos might also be issues Beta versions of pre-released VOCALOIDs or even the full version of the software.

This section contains those that were made able to be accessed by the general public, in many cases, the demo is only given out for a limited amount of time or issued on a limited number with a magazine or other means. All other pre-released versions or unreleased versions are listed elsewhere in the "Restricted Access" section. On occasion, a VOCALOID may also come with demo versions of other VOCALOIDs made by the same studio which may or may not be declared prior to purchase, in this case they may be absent from this page because of the difficulty in confirming them.

Name Details Type Engine
MIRIAM A demo is able to be downloaded from Zero-G's website. This version gives users a chance to experience usage of the phonetic system for English. The demo lasts for 30 days. Greater manipulation of her voice is absent and users are limited to having her sound robotic. Online download VOCALOID
MEIKO A demo is able to be downloaded from her Product page on Crypton Future Media's website. This version has limited phonetics, and features are limited similarly to Miriam's trial. Access to this trial was made via the vocals product page on Crypton Future Media's own website. Online download VOCALOID

Hatsune Miku

A trial version of this software was featured in VOCALOIDをたのしもう in several volumes, a 14 day trial was also released in the Hatsune Miku guidebook はじめての初音ミク ボーカロイド2 オフィシャルガイドブック. Magazine VOCALOID2
Prima A trial version was planned to be released on Zero-G's website, but was cancelled and never released. Online download VOCALOID2
Megurine Luka A demo version was offered in the July 2009 issue of DTM Magazine.
A trial was released in vol.3 of VOCALOIDをたのしもう
Magazine VOCALOID2
SF-A2 miki a 14 day trial version of the VOCALOID2 engine for this VOCALOID was made able to be downloaded in March 2012 from AH Software's website. This does not allow .VSQ saving but .WAV files can be saved Online Download VOCALOID2
Kaai Yuki a 14 day trial version of the VOCALOID 2 engine for this VOCALOID was made able to be downloaded in March 2012 from AH Software's website. This does not allow .VSQ saving but .WAV files can be saved Online Download VOCALOID2
Hiyama Kiyoteru a 14 day trial version of the VOCALOID2 engine for this VOCALOID was made able to be downloaded in March 2012 from AH Software's website. This does not allow .VSQ saving but .WAV files can be saved Online Download VOCALOID2
Hatsune Miku APPEND Soft; In December 2009, demo software version was released. It did not allow VSQ saving, but did allow .WAV rendering, which led to a stream of videos released on Niconico
Dark;In December 2009, demo software version was released. It did not allow VSQ saving, but did allow .WAV rendering, which led to a stream of videos released on Nico Nico Douga.
Sweet; released in VOCALOIDをたのしもう.
Solid;released in VOCALOIDをたのしもう.
Soft; ???
Dark; ???
Sweet; Magazine
Solid; Magazine
VOCALOID2
Lily The Demo gave users the ability to test Lily's upcoming software for 30 days for free. This allowed users to test to see if they liked her voicebank enough to buy it. It was released in several media forms Magazine
On-line download
CD-album
VOCALOID2
Nekomura Iroha Prior to her release a trial version was able to be downloaded. The demo version allowed 30 days usage for free so users could test out to see if they liked her vocals.
A 14 day trial version of the VOCALOID 2 engine for this VOCALOID was made able to be downloaded in March 2012 from AH Software's website. This does not allow .VSQ saving but .WAV files can be saved
Online download VOCALOID2
Utatane Piko The trial version was released, but unlike past trial versions was released to be usable only for 5 days. The VSQ files cannot be saved and the only savable format is .wav. Sony also prohibits the uploading of the trial version, thus one cannot use him in the same way as his full version. Online download VOCALOID2
VY2 VY2 - A trial version of this software was featured in VOCALOIDをたのしもう Vol.7. Magazine VOCALOID2
VY1v3 A trial version of this software was featured in VOCALOIDをたのしもう Vol.7 Magazine VOCALOID3
V3 Megpoid Native - trial version was issued with the June 2012 DTM magazine issue.[21] Magazine VOCALOID3
Tone Rion A trial version of this software was featured in VOCALOIDをたのしもう Vol.8 Magazine VOCALOID3
Ring Suzune A beta version of Ring Suzune's voicebank was offered to the participants of "VOCALOID Network", a small-scale fan event scheduled on March 11, 2012. As the number of fan groups which participated the event was only 18, it is considered that only a small number of people received the beta copy, though it was sent to all those interested. Trial use of the beta version was limited to a month. Event Exclusive VOCALOID3
V3 Gackpoid

Power - A trial version of V3 Gackpoid; Power has been released electronically. The demo will be able to be downloaded until September 6, 2012

Whisper - A trial version of V3 Gackpoid; Whisper has been released electronically. The demo will be able to be downloaded until September 6, 2012.

Online download VOCALOID3
galaco A trial version is going to be available with her album "galaco NEW SUPER BEST".[22] Album Exclusive VOCALOID3
MAYU A trial was added in July 2013 to her main website page. Online download VOCALOID3
Megpoid English At NAMM information was given out on a trial version. The trial was downloadable from Jan 28th- Feb 14th 2013.[23] It was again made available on the Megpoid English website, starting on March 3, 2013, and is currently still available. Online Download VOCALOID3
Mew A trial version of Mew can be downloaded in VOCALOID's official website among VOCALOID3 Editor (full version) and VOCALOID Editor for Cubase. All these trials are usable for 14 days and are available for Windows and Mac. Online Download VOCALOID3

Retired Voicebanks

VOCALOID voicebanks that were once able to be bought commercially that have now been removed from sale or will be removed in the near future. Vocals who have seen retirement may continue to be sold for some time after their initial retirement, however, they are on limited supply and will sell only while the stocks last. Their usage is limited only to those who have been able access to these vocals before or since their retirement and no new stock has been released containing their vocals.

Please note the VOCALOID and VOCALOID2 engines are unsupported entirely. VOCALOID will retire "in the near future", when Yamaha signals to the studios involved to retire them from sale. VOCALOID2 vocals will remain on sale, as their vocals can be used in VOCALOID3

Company Details
Zero-G VOCALOID
  • LEON was retired in 2006 but resumed in 2008. Second permanent retirement is due "In the near future". Crypton Future Media ceased distribution of LEON to Japan in late 2013, however Zero-G continues distribution to most world markets for the time being.
  • LOLA was retired in 2006 but resumed in 2008. Second permanent retirement is due "In the near future". Crypton Future Media ceased distribution of LOLA to Japan in late 2013, however Zero-G continues distribution to most world markets for the time being.
  • MIRIAM was retired in 2006 but resumed in 2008. Second permanent retirement is due "In the near future". Crypton Future Media ceased distribution of MIRIAM to Japan in late 2013, however Zero-G continues distribution to most world markets for the time being.
Crypton Future Media VOCALOID
  • MEIKO is yet to be replaced with VOCALOID3 version.
  • KAITO Replaced with VOCALOID3 version.

VOCALOID2

  • Hatsune Miku and Hatsune Miku Append VOCALOID2 vocals were retired. VOCALOID3 voicebank replaced these voicebanks.
  • Kagamine Rin/Len were retired from sale. Kagamine Rin/Len "ACT2" voicebank replaced this voicebank.
    • "Kagamine Rin/Len ACT2" will be replaced in the future with a VOCALOID3 version.
    • Kagamine Rin/Len Append VOCALOID2 vocal due retirement. VOCALOID3 voicebank will replace these voicebanks.
  • Megurine Luka VOCALOID2 vocal due retirement. VOCALOID3 voicebank will replace these voicebanks.
Yamaha/Bplats VOCALOID2
  • VY1 was retired upon the release of VY1v3.
  • VY2 was retired upon the release of VY2v3.[24]
  • VY1v3 was replaced with a "SE" version.
  • VY2v3 was replaced with a "SE" version.
Internet Co., Ltd VOCALOID2
  • Megpoid of VOCALOID2 has been semi-retired prior to March 15, 2012 and has been replaced with V3 Megpoid - Native for VOCALOID3.
  • Lily is now retired and has been replaced with VOCALOID3 V3 Lily voicebank.
  • Gackpoid is now retired and has been replaced with VOCALOID3 V3 Gackpoid voicebank.
  • Gachapoid is yet to be replaced with VOCALOID3 version
  • galaco is yet to be replaced with a New version

In March 2013, several VOCALOID3 products were announced as being retired from the VOCALOID on-line shop. These included the VOCALOID3 engine itself, VY1v3, VY2v3, Tone Rion, Aoki Lapis and Mew. They were replaced with a "SE" version (Second Edition) will the most up to date version of the VOCALOID3 engine available, plus 3 new plug-ins there were also able to be downloaded from the VOCALOID shop. Aside from this, there were no additional differences between the products and users with the older version did not need to purchase the new "SE" product.[25]

Private Licenses

Private voicebanks are created under license for non-commercial use. Private vocals are much harder to confirm then commercially released vocals and their progress impossible to determine, however, they are becoming more and more common. The voicebanks in the section are listed as to which era of development for the VOCALOID engine they appeared in. Unlike commercially released vocals, private vocals are only allowed to be used by producers who have given permission to create songs for use by the license holders, and are hired by the license holders.

There were no known private licenses released during VOCALOID. However, the original intention of the engine was to be released only as a private licensed product, this did not happen because Crypton Future Media were able to convince Yamaha it was more beneficial to release it as a commercial product. Therefore, this kind of licensing was considered for the software right from the start.

During the VOCALOID2 era of development, it became known that Yamaha began to test the waters to see if it was profitable to create VOCALOIDs for private use and began to develop Vocaloid-flex as a mean to allow for VOCALOID to extend its capabilities away from just singing. A number of vocals were used in the VOCALOID2 era, take note this does not mean they were using the VOCALOID2 software. Since VOCALOID3, Yamaha sought to make the licensing of such vocals more widely used. A number of vocals were used in the VOCALOID3 era, take note this does not mean they were using the VOCALOID3 software.

VOCALOID Details
N/A A Vocaloid-flex voicebank was used in the game Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.[26][27] This was the first private license of VOCALOID known to have been announced commercially. Due to popular misconceptions, its name was believed to be ""ZEKE"", however it actually remains nameless.
Akikoloid-chan LAWSON convenience store chain's mascot, "Akiko-chan" received a makeover and synthesized voice on the VOCALOIOD3 engine to become "Akikoloid-chan," who acts a navigator for LAWSON's Niconico channel. Commissioned albums using her voice have been granted.
Ueki-loid Older Male VOCALOID, Ueki-Loid is the first attempt to resurrect a dead singer and has the voice of the late singer Hitoshi Ueki. It has been stated that this vocal will never be released commercially. Ueki-loid was made to demonstrate the capabilities of the VOCALOID software. He is now VOCALOID3. Also, his creation marks the start of a new series of Vocals called "Legend of Vocaloid".
SEGA
In development
  • Kobayashi Matcha and Masaoka Azuki; characters in the upcoming game project 575 are confirmed to have voices using the VOCALOID2 software.[28]
Voctro Labs In development
  • ONA was revealed to be a Catalan VOCALOID. She was later confirmed a concert only vocaloid.

Exclusives/Limited

Since VOCALOID3, a new type of release has also appeared, this being exclusive/Limited vocals. These are given out in limited numbers or in exclusive events as prizes and are not for sale. Therefore they have a limited number of ways to obtain them.

VOCALOID Details
galaco She was offered as a prize in the VOCALOID music contest held by the VOCALOID shop. Anyone who gets 1,000+ views on Niconico with an entry in the contest will be able to get this VOCALOID for free.[29][30][31] However, usage of galaco was not intended to be permanent and users wanting to keep her up were forced to keep extended her expiratory date. Users were unable to gain her voice after the December 31, 2012, her code expired on the January 31, 2013. Any code obtained for an extension expires on April 31, 2013. She was bound to the account of each individual and therefore re-sale is not possible. An updated version of her voicebank was later confirmed.

Misc. Unreleased/Cancelled Voicebanks

The following is a list of known, but unreleased VOCALOID voicebanks that were once intended for commercial release. These vocals managed to reach a status where they could be released commercially and their use commercially has been witnessed, however, for one reason or another were never released. Some producers may have access to these vocals as they were given the voicebanks by the VOCALOID studio to use with permission. This list does not include beta stage voicebanks (such as CV-4Cβ) or unnamed known delayed projects (such as Project If...).

Company Details
PowerFX VOCALOID2
  • BIG AL - Big AL's original voicebank was not released and was replaced. The original voicebank had a quality related issue, but the provider was unable to complete a recording session to improve results and therefore a new provider was found.
Crypton Future Media VOCALOID2
  • MEIKO Append VOCALOID2 - Featured in Project mirai, but did not meet the VOCALOID2 era deadline. It will be released for VOCALOID3
  • KAITO Append VOCALOID2 - Also featured in the same game, like MEIKO's VOCALOID2, it failed to meet the deadline for the VOCALOID2 retirement. It was released for VOCALOID3
    • Also, it was reported that voicebanks "Mellow", "Serious", "Solid" and "Sweet" were recorded, as well as a couple of others bringing the total of voicebanks for KAITO up to 6, however it is known two of the vocals were dropped from the package all together. "Vivid", "Power" and "Solid" are also named as other recorded vocals done with a new digital mic; nothing has been said on these vocals either. Much has changed in the production process in regards to KAITO's product and Crypton does not mention everything in regards to this issue.
  • Megurine Luka Append - Generally believed this was delayed because of VOCALOID2's retirement from sale. A few witnesses to a VOCALOID2 version of the package in commercial use have been noted.
  • Male vocal - Originally known as CV04, this VOCALOID was originally destined for VOCALOID2, but after Crypton Future Media got caught up in Hatsune Miku's plans, he ended up delaying the release of new vocals. His vocal will likely be released in VOCALOID3. There is little known about the status of the VOCALOID2 vocal and how far it was in production.
  • Hatsune Miku (English) VOCALOID2 - Miku's English voicebank had not yet begun production. Upon the VOCALOID3 release, Wat mentioned that a VOCALOID2 version was developed. This vocal was never released as it did not produce satisfactory results. It was eventually released as "Hatsune Miku V3 English".
    • Miku also has a "falsetto" voice which has never been released (engine unknown). This was recorded as a sort of 7th Append, its existence was made known in December 2010. The reason for its lack of release is that it was felt releasing it as a independent vocal would be useless.
Internet Co., Ltd VOCALOID2
  • Megpoid Extend - never made the VOCALOID2 deadline, but was released as part of the V3 Megpoid product instead. It is generally unknown how far into the project Internet Co., Ltd got before the transfer from V2 to V3 began or if the VOCALOID2 voicebank was ever completed.
  • V3 Gachapoid; during the Megpoid Extend news in 2011, Lily, Gackpoid and Gachapoid were noted to being considered for Extends and if the projects were practical. Later in 2013, it was confirmed out of the 3, Gachapoid was not going to get a V3 update.[32] How far into production this project got, if production had started at all, is unknown.
YAMAHA VOCALOID3; for ZOLA PROJECT, a number of temporary vocals had been recorded to find the 3 most suitable candidates for ZOLA out of 40 singers in their teen-twenties years.[33]
Shanghai He Nian VOCALOID3; Luo Tianyi was confirmed to get a Japanese voicebank that was originally planned for a Mid-October release in 2012, but was delayed for some time. The voicebank was not yet finished at the time of Yan He's development, however, they hoped to have her released soon. Later in November 2013, it was confirmed that the vocal was cancelled, since the original project had been taken over by a Chinese company
VocaNext
SBS Artech Co,. Ltd.
  • SeeU - English; was expected to be released in Summer 2012. Recording for her English voicebank was confirmed to be finished in August 2012 and SBS reported that the voicebank will go through a tuning process.[34] However, on February 4, 2013, in response to a Korean fan's question about the progress of the English voicebank, SBS posted a reply that the development of the English voicebank is currently on hold. Reasons for this are unknown.[35]

Beta/Prototype Voicebanks

These vocals exist but are only prototypes and usually, but not always, listed with a "β" ("beta") on their name. There is no indication they were ever meant to be commercial products.

VOCALOID Details
CV-4Cβ was another voicebank from Crypton Future Media that used Vocaloid-flex.
???? A prototype male Catalan voicebank done by the MTG was featured in a technology demonstration. It is believed to be an early prototype of Bruno.
Project if… was a experimental voicebank project by Crypton Future Media with several voicebanks known and was a experimental project aimed at a elementary school setting. The series mostly comprised of child vocals but at least 1 adult was known. This project was to follow the Character Vocal series but has not been mentioned since late 2010. Only prototype vocals have been seen so far. At NYCCon 2012, it was confirmed the focus is updating and creating English versions of current Vocals leaving this project with no further news. Junger März PROTOTYPE β, a child vocal is the most notable of these voicebanks.

Rumour Mill

Vocals that are rumoured or hinted to be released but their status has not been made official.

Possible Future Voicebanks

This section contains hints, confirmations and suggestions put out by VOCALOID studios.

Company Details
Zero-G Anders confirmed that if English VOCALOIDs become more popular, Zero-G will consider making Appends/Updates for their VOCALOIDs. Also, Anders confirmed if there is demand updates for all past Zero-G VOCALOIDs to newer engines, it is a possibility. The major factor in this though is the workload needed and involvement in the process against the demand.
PowerFX PowerFX confirmed in early 2012 they want to do a V3 Sweet ANN, but due to focus on their soundation product, and pulling together money for update, they currently cannot produce this voicebank.
Crypton Future Media Crypton Future Media is trying to find effective methods of adding English voicebanks to Megurine Luka Append. They have also hinted that while they have no plans currently, they may produce a Hatsune Miku English Append if circumstances allow it to occur.

Crypton have expressed desire to create more Append vocals for existing VOCALOIDs at some point in the future. These vocals will be even more expressive then current released Appends. For example; "Dark-Sweet, Warm-Sweet, Weak-Sweet".[36]

  • There are at least two known Hatsune Miku extra vocals that Crypton have planned, one of which was recorded (Falsetto) and several for KAITO. Whether or not these will ever be released is unknown.
Internet Co., Ltd Although English Megpoid has been released, yet so far there is no news from Internet Co. Ltd about releasing English Gackpoid and English Lily. The pair were brought up in a tweet during the Megpoid English development..[37]
Voctro Labs In an interview with a Brazilian news site, Voctro said that in the future they would definitely be interested in making a Brazilian Vocaloid.[38]

Awaiting Further Confirmation

The following are possible upcoming voicebanks that are not yet clarified or vocal developements which are announced but no update is made in over 6 months;

Project Details Status
Meaw Previously introduced as "Virtual Divas" with no other information confirming a connection between them and VOCALOID beyond the tags on various websites. Those working with them claim they are VOCALOIDs, so it is likely at this point they are private licenses. However, more complex details have yet to be confirmed and their VOCALOID status is still up for debate. Meaw have not made an appearance since the start of VOCALOID3 leaving elements of details unanswered at the moment. No news on this pair have been mentioned since their intial release and they have been moved into this section until further announcements confirm they are still in progress.
Vocaloidol MOEJAPAN has introduced the concept of a “VOCALOID you can meet”, the “fusion of a 2D VOCALOID and a 3D idol”:. “Real” idols from two agencies, MOGRA and Dear Stage, will provide their voices to several VOCALOIDs, and there will be events where fans will have the opportunity to meet these "real VOCALOIDs".[39] No news on this group have been mentioned since their initial release and they have been moved into this section until further announcements confirm they are still in progress.
Kitano Kamui Originally presented as a "idol in training", Kamui was promoted via a Facebook campaign. If she reached 30,000+ followers within 6 months she would become a "real idol". Regardless, she failed to reach her deadline of 30,000+ supporters by the end of the 6 month campaign and her project was abandoned.[40] Since the abandonment, a revival campaign has been started and once again Kamui is being campaigned into becoming a idol, this time with a different approach. Note; When the first English translations came out, "idol" was translated to mean "Vocaloid". As to date there has never been any confirmation of any intention of her becoming a vocaloid.

Fakes/Jokes

  • Kasane Teto - She was an April Fool's Day joke on April 1, 2008 made out by the perpetrators to be a new Crypton Future Media VOCALOID. The legacy of this prank continued on for years after its original run and even today some less-informed fans believe she is a VOCALOID. Some time after the joke, an UTAU voicebank for her was created.
    • The group behind Teto, the "VIPPERS", have also passed off other characters ("VIPPERLOIDS") as being by Crypton Future Media (actually a variation, like CRVIPTON or CRVYPTON), such as Namine Ritsu, "CV03" Yokune Ruko, and "CV04" Kotone Tsuru.
  • On April 1, 2012, VocaTone announced that "James" would be made into a VOCALOID known as Bird-loid, however, this was an April Fools day joke.[41]
  • Another April Fools' day joke in 2012 was "Animaloid", which turned out to be also a hint about the upcoming MAYU VOCALOID.
  • Ange Wayne - a fake VOCALOID who was spammed over many websites (mainly English speaking ones) for over a month including (but not restricted to) Yahoo Answers, YouTube, the VOCALOID Wikia and VOCALOID Otaku forums. A website was also produced for Ange Wayne.[42]
  • Rune - a VOCALOID who was introduced in much the same manner as Ange Wayne, it has been deemed fake until proven otherwise for its manner it was introduced in. A fake "VOCALOID3" logo is found on the video; Twitter and Facebook accounts were also made, showing poor quality art work. The company behind it, "AudX", does not appear to exist.
  • Ion-Nation - appeared in Late 2012, boasting a boy-band of young male VOCALOIDs. They made several videos and claimed to be part of "VocaTonF and PowerFK".
  • Taku - On October 31, 2013, a group called "VocaloMaker" claimed to be making a Spanish-Japanese VOCALOID that would need further approval from YAMAHA to continue. The video "demonstrating" Taku has been removed.

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