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===Macne Series===
 
===Macne Series===
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'''Macne Series''' (Mac音シリーズ) is a series of voice banks designed for {{wp|Reason (software)|Reason}} and {{wp|GarageBand}}, music sequencer software for the Macintosh operating system, developed by [[MI7 Japan Inc.]] and distributed by Act2. The idea of releasing a voicebank for Macintosh computers was conceptualized in the Japanese voice actress {{wp|Haruna Ikezawa}}'s regular column 天声姫語 ''Vox Reginae, Vox Dei'' ("voice of princess, voice of god," a spoof of {{wp|Asahi Shimbun}}'s editorial article 天声人語 ''Vox Populi, Vox Dei'' or ''voice of the people, voice of god'') carried in the magazine ''Mac Fan'' by [http://www.mycom.co.jp/eng/ Mainichi Communications].
   
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The voicebanks in their original form are considered difficult to use or noted for being time consuming to use as there is no quick input method like with ''VOCALOID'' and ''UTAU''. Results are usually heavily robotic when used outside of UTAU and they have almost no capabilities to sound human-like.
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====History====
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At the time of release, ''VOCALOID'' and ''UTAU'' were both released for the PC, leaving Macintosh computers with no such software for music users in Japan. The Macne series would serve to fill that void. For Mac users, the Macne series is one of the best options for vocal music creation as at the time of their first release there were few alternatives. This made them popular with Japanese software users of Reason and GarageBand. The characters are used in Reason or GarageBand by selecting one of them as an instrument and altering pitches and lengths of sound files.
   
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Since then a number of vocals for the Macne series has been produced and there are currently 6 characters in the series. Each new character is created to become a part of the "Macne family" and so some have relationships with each other such as the twins "Macne Coco White" and "Macne Coco Black" and the Macnes' 'father' "Macne Papa". Some vocals have also been updated to new versions and older versions have been retired from sale. They can also work normally on ''UTAU'' by converting their samples and providing a tuned oto.ini file, although the new files will not work with Reason or GarageBand. Users interested in using them for UTAU conversions must simply purchase the original versions and they will be allowed to then transfer the samples into ''UTAU''. The reason for this allowance for the vocals to be converted is because they are sold under a {{wp|open-source license}} unlike ''VOCALOID''. So long as the user uses them as their intended purpose (as sound samples), there is no issue with what software they use it for, with ''UTAU'' being comparable with the license and terms of usage as it counts as using them as "sound samples" still.
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Since the release of the {{IW|macneseries|Whisper☆Angel Sasayaki}} vocal, the Macnes have begun to contain already converted UTAU voicebanks. However, upon the release of [[Macne Nana (VOCALOID3)|Nana as a Vocaloid]], all the past Voicebanks for Reason, Garage Band and UTAU have been retired. Some of the voice providers have moved on, with the Coco Twins's provider Kikuko Inoue voiced an entirely new Vocaloid, [[Haruno Sora]], meaning that going forward the series is currently in limbo.
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====External links====
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*{{IW|macneseries||Wikia}}
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*{{Wp|Macne Series|Wikipedia}}
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*[http://www.act2.com/products/macnenana/ Website] MacneNana
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====Examples of usage====
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*{{SongID|yt = v_o3I3LGiig|Antenna (Logic + Rewire + Reason)|moemaniadotorg|Macne Nana}}
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*{{SongID|yt = dSrKqhvD74Y|Mr. Wonderful (Garageband)|ChaoFreak1|Macne Nana}}
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*{{SongID|yt = XKMXGoSLUe8|Sousei No Aquarion|Pomicyrus|Macne Nana; UTAU voicebank}}
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