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*Lily is now retired and has been replaced with ''VOCALOID3'' V3 Lily voicebank.
*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.
*Gackpoid is now retired and has been replaced with ''VOCALOID3'' V3 Gackpoid voicebank.
* is yet to be replaced with version
*galaco is yet to be replaced with a New version
Revision as of 21:22, 17 December 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.
- 1 Commercial License Releases
- 2 Announced Vocals
- 3 Restricted Access
- 4 Rumour Mill
- 5 References
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.
- For a list of all "VOCALOIDs" and their concepts see Vocaloid (mascot)
A total of 5 voicebanks were released for VOCALOID in English and Japanese
|MEIKO||Crypton Future Media||2004||November||5||Female||Japanese|
|KAITO||Crypton Future Media||2006||February||17||Male||Japanese|
A total of 35 voicebanks were released for VOCALOID2 in English and Japanese
|Hatsune Miku||Crypton Future Media||2007||August||31||Female||Japanese|
|Kagamine Rin/Len||Crypton Future Media||2007||December||27||Male and Female||Japanese|
|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|
|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|
|Hatsune Miku Append||Crypton Future Media||2010||April||30||Female||Japanese|
|Lily||Internet Co., Ltd & Avex Management Co., Ltd||2010||August||25||Female||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|
A total of 45 voicebanks have been released for VOCALOID3 in English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Chinese.
|V3 Megpoid||Internet Co||2011||October||21||Female||Japanese|
|Female||Korean and Japanese|
|Yuzuki Yukari||AH software||2011||December||22||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|
|KAITO V3||Crypton Future Media||2013||February||15||Male||Japanese and English|
|Megpoid English||Internet Co||2013||February||28||Female||English|
|Yan He||Shanghai He Nian/Bplats||2013||July||11||Female||Chinese|
|Hatsune Miku V3 English||Crypton Future Media||2013||August (Download)
|Male||English and Japanese|
|Hatsune Miku V3||Crypton Future Media||2013||September||26||Female||Japanese|
VOCALOID vocals that have been renewed since original release.
|VY1v3 SE||Yamaha||2013||March||20||Unisex (Feminine)||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 releases for the Mac OS X version of VOCALOID.
|VY1v3 NEO||Yamaha||2013||August||5||Unisex (Feminine)||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|
This is the iPad version of VOCALOID known as iVOCALOID. A total of 3 vocals have been added for this so far.
This is the iPhone version of VOCALOID known as VocaloWitter. A total of 2 vocals have been added for this so far.
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. 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.
|Zero-G Ltd.||In development
|i-style Project||In development
|Yamaha/Bplats, Inc.||In development
|Voctro Labs||In development
|Crypton Future Media||In development
|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.|
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. She is now slated for a late 2013 or an early 2014 release.
|Internet Co., Ltd.||In development
This section contains Vocals that producers have or now have limited access to.
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.
|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|
|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
|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.
|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
|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
|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.||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|
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.
|galaco||A trial version is going to be available with her album "galaco NEW SUPER BEST".||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. 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|
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
|Crypton Future Media||VOCALOID
|Internet Co., Ltd||VOCALOID2
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.
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.
|N/A||A Vocaloid-flex voicebank was used in the game Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. 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".|
|Voctro Labs||In development
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.
|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. 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...).
|Crypton Future Media||VOCALOID2
|Internet Co., Ltd||VOCALOID2
|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.|
|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|
|SBS Artech Co,. Ltd.||
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.
|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.|
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.
|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".
|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..|
|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.|
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;
|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".||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. 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.|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.