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Optimum
  Genre: House, Techno, Crossover  Optimum Range: B2 ~ B3  Optimum Tempo: 100 ~ 130 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 30 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 8, B ~ 5, Total ~ 13
Versions
  Trial/Demo Vers?: Yes  Starter Available?: No
Package details as noted:

This is the English version of the Hatsune Miku software. The vocal sings with a Japanese accent and as Miku is a member of the CV series, her vocals focus on sounding cute – although she was adjusted to sound more mature than her original bank.

This vocal package comes with Piapro Studio included.

The software comes with a Piapro Studio version of Cryptons DAW "Studio One ARTIST", which includes various vocal effects and other tools. This includes also a resource pack with 200 virtual instruments. The complete package of Piapro Studio and Studio One ARTIST means that anyone buying this release can get started in music straight away with no need to purpose any further software, and all will work together with each other without any problems. This bundle is included in both the normal and English bundled versions of the software.

Prior to August 2018, this vocal was available to be bought as a standalone product [1], currently it can only be purchased bundled with the Hatsune Miku V3 release.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • Improvements since Megurine Luka English have resulted in Miku having a higher level of language capabilities, bringing her to a "Standard" level of English.
    • The template for this voicebank was based on Sweet Ann, who has the basic VOCALOID2 English Dev Kit build Vocaloid build.
  • Has good pitching abilities.
  • The vocal itself is overall weaker sounding than the original Japanese vocal and loses strength on sounds where strength needs to be maintained.
  • The tone of the voice was made more tense than the original because "cute" was felt inappropriate for United States and European countries due to the "pedophile" fear from those countries. This put the new vocal between Miku Appends "Soft" and "Dark" in terms of properties.[2]
  • Has some singing style inconsistency between short and long notes with longer notes being more "singing" style while shorter notes can sound more "talking". This means Miku is often not smooth.
Phonetic notes as noted:
  • Her [aU] samples warp oddly when followed by [-].
  • Miku will pronounce her [@r] as [Q@]
  • Like other Japanese -> English vocals before this one, she has trouble separating "R" and "L" sounds in general. In this case she is overall hard on "R" related sounds due to the Japanese accent, though she has improved definition on "L" sounds compared to KAITO V3 English.
Software issues as noted:
  • The English vocal and its closest Japanese equivalent from the Hatsune Miku V3 package have different vocal ranges and tempos listed. There may be some inconsistency matching the two vocals with each other as a result.
  • At 10GB this is the largest of the English vocals for VOCALOID3. Do note, however, this large size is because of the inclusion of Piapro Studio within the package and the actual vocal itself does not consume the full 10GB.
  • One of the biggest issues of the vocal is its tempo range.
    • Overall, its small tempo and vocal range put it as one of the least capable VOCALOID3 vocals and ties with MEIKO V3 English on its overall capabilities and both cover a range of just 30 BPM. This seriously limits the vocals capabilities with the types of music genres.
    • At 100 BPM, this is the fastest minimum tempo range of any Vocaloid, a title it jointly holds with Meiko English.
Voicebank sample

Hatsune Miku V3 English

Miku V3 - English
Cross-Synthesis as noted:

Once imported into VOCALOID4, this vocal becomes available for XSY, however, this is a single release voicebank and there are no additional vocals included for her to utilize this function. Users must purchase another voicebank from the XSY group "Hatsune Miku V4 English" to use XSY.

This vocal is able to use XSY. Note this is a standalone vocal with no additional voicebanks released to accomply it. Users wishing to use Miku for XSY in her English version must acquire another voicebank from the "Hatsune Miku V4 English" XSY group.

  • From Ver.4.3.0 of the Vocaloid engine, a XSY group "Miku V4 English" was added to VOCALOID. All vocals within the "Miku V4 English" group can XSY with each other. This vocal release is part of this group. If the User owns another vocal from the "Miku V4 English" group, XSY between the vocals can occur.
  • In total the package offers the equivalent of 2 additional voicebanks achievable via XSY. The total tone variation offered by the package comes to a theoretical 4 voicebanks in total.
  • Note that also "GWL" does not become viable for use with a V3 vocal used as the primarily vocal. Users need to take this in mind when using the Hatsune Miku V3 English vocal for this role.
  • XSY is only possible with the full VOCALOID4 software.
  • Compared to the Megurine Luka V4x English XSY group, this has more contrast between the vocals held within the group. Therefore there is a better impact on XSY within this English group then the Megurine Luka English group.


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