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Product Information
Versions
  Trial/Demo Vers?: Yes  Starter Available?: "VOCALOID5 Plus" promotion only[1]  App vers.?: Yes
Package details as noted:

The updated version of Hatsune Miku, in which the individual voicebanks are improved versions of the corresponding V3 voicebanks of the same names. It has slight improvements over the Kagamine Rin & Len V4x package and expands further adjustments made to E.V.E.C. It can be bought by itself or bundled with Hatsune Miku V4 English. However, the Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese voicebank is not included in any existing bundles with this release.

This package comes with Piapro Studio plug-in version. It was announced in August 2017 with the release of Hatsune Miku V4 Chinese that this vocal would have its own version of the Standalone Piapro Studio software. However, as of 1st Jan 2019 this version of Piapro Studio has failed to be released.[2]

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.

Amazon also offered the following bundles:

  • "Sakura Musical Instruments" starter set: Came with the Hatsune Miku V4 English vocal as well. Included in the package was a mic and stand, as well as the UAS-366-SC unit. Also included was the KORG MIDI Keyboard "microKEY-25 Air", Stereo headphones, a music stand plus two microphone cables and popguard.[3]

This bundle was not intended for normal PC set up and were designed for a special set up. These offers were done as a promotion from DTM magazine.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • The vocals parameters are more effective overall and cleaner sounding.
  • It enjoys being mixed between 4K-9K equalization, meaning it can handle a variety of genres.[4]
  • Due to the popularity of the Miku voice and the previous incarnations, the Hatsune Miku V4x can feel a little "standard" for VOCALOID because Miku has become "The Vocaloid" of the software.[5]
  • The vocal is suitable for beginners still.[5]
  • The voice becomes a little less "Miku-like" as the voice becomes more solid.[5]
Software issues as noted:
  • The release feels "messy" at times.[5]
  • Her release did not heavily get impacted by the update as Megurine Luka V4X was when VOCALOID5 was released as she can be used within VOCALOID5 without issues. Her V4x release did not rely as heavily on E.V.E.C. or additional Piapro Studio functions like Megurine Luka V4x did. Users should still be aware of the current situation with Piapro Studio in regards to VOCALOID5.
Voicebank sample

MIKU V4Xβ

MIKU V4Xβ
Cross-Synthesis as noted:

It is XSY capable.

  • In total, the package offers the equivalent of 20 additional voicebanks achievable via XSY. The total tone variation offered by the package comes to a theoretical 25 voicebanks in total.

  • From Ver.4.3.0 of the Vocaloid engine, a XSY group "Miku V4x" was added to Vocaloid. All vocals within the "Miku V4x" group can XSY with each other. This vocal release is part of this group. If the User owns another vocal from the "Miku V4x" group, XSY between the vocals can occur.
    • The XSY group "Miku V4x" is the 3rd largest XSY group overall having a total of 12 voicebanks. If old versions that have since been re-released are removed, there are currently 7 unique voicebanks. These voicebanks are; "Original", "Soft", "Solid", "Dark", "Sweet", "Vivi" and "Light".
    • In total, the combined packages offer the equivalent of 132 additional voicebanks achievable via XSY. The total tone variation offered by the package comes to a theoretical 144 voicebanks in total.
    • This is not taking into mind the impact of E.V.E.C. on vocal XSY combinations within VOCALOID4 itself.
  • Note that "GWL" does not become viable for use with any V3 vocals used as the primarily vocal. This should be considered when using any vocal for XSY within the "Miku V4x" group from V3.
  • XSY is only possible with the full VOCALOID4 software.
  • Note that unlike many other voicebank updates such as Megpoid V4, the voicebanks have undergone slight changes compared to their past versions. Thus, XSY between "Hatsune Miku V3 Original" and "Hatsune Miku V4x Original" produces a slight change in comparison to "V3 Megpoid - Native" and "Megpoid V4 Native" which has very little change in comparison.

E.V.E.C. as noted:

In regards to E.V.E.C

  • The only Voice colours are "Power" and "Soft". Like with the Kagamine Rin & Len V4X package it focuses on colouring tones with expression, instead of expression with tones like Megurine Luka V4X did.
  • The "Pronunciation Extension Function" has been expanded allowing for softer consonant impact in addition to the strong consonant impact. This allows for greater expression than the Kagamine Rin & Len V4x package offered. Miku's voice saw many new recordings for this function as a result.


Individual DB

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Idol pop, Dance-pop  Optimum Range: A2 ~ E4  Optimum Tempo: 60 ~ 160 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 100 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 12, B ~ 8, Total ~ 20
Package details as noted:

ORIGINAL is an update of the Hatsune Miku V3 Original voicebank and it is meant to faithfully recreate the tone of her VOCALOID2 vocal. The Vocal is precise and cute sounding.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • GWL added.
  • Compared to the previous VOCALOID3 version, "Original" has a larger minimum and maximum tempo range allowing it to do more genres of slower and faster music.
  • In this version it acts as the mid-pronunciation sitting between "Soft" and "Solid".
Software issues as noted:
  • Though not particularly loud, her samples contain a slight noise loop. Though this is no where near as big of an issue as past Vocaloids such as SONiKA and is barely notable.
Voicebank sample

Hatsune Miku V4X Original EVEC

Mikuv4ori
E.V.E.C. as noted:
  • E.V.E.C capabilities "Power" and "Soft" allow improved expression.

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Soft rock, Ballad, Folk, Ambient  Optimum Range: A2 ~ E4  Optimum Tempo: 60 ~ 160 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 100 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 12, B ~ 8, Total ~ 20
Package details as noted:

Update of Hatsune Miku V3 Soft. It is a cute lady-like vocal.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • GWL added.
  • Compared to the previous VOCALOID3 version, "Soft" has a larger minimum and maximum tempo range allowing it to do more genres of slower and faster music.
  • This is the softest of the 3 pronunciation voicebanks in the package, being softer then "Original" and much softer then "Solid".


Voicebank sample

Hatsune Miku V4X Soft EVEC

Mikuv4xsoft
E.V.E.C. as noted:
  • E.V.E.C capabilities "Power" and "Soft" allow improved expression.
  • If this vocal is used with "Soft" EVEC colour and the EVEC Pronunciation Extension "Soft Pronunciation", she should be able to fully whisper. However, this is not always a HQ result.

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Pop, Rock, Dance, Electro  Optimum Range: D2 ~ C4  Optimum Tempo: 65 ~ 160 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 95 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 14, B ~ 9, Total ~ 23
Package details as noted:

Update of Hatsune Miku V3 Solid. The vocal is based on tension.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • GWL added.
  • This is the hardest sounding of the 3 pronunciation vocals, with more solid sounds then "Original" and much harder sound still over "Soft".


Voicebank sample

Hatsune Miku V4X Solid EVEC

Mikuv4xsolid
E.V.E.C. as noted:
  • E.V.E.C capabilities "Power" and "Soft" colours allow improved expression.
  • If this vocal is used with "Power" EVEC colour and the EVEC Pronunciation Extension "Strong Pronunciation", she should be able to shout. However, this is not always a HQ result.

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Ballad, Jazz, Folk, Ambient  Optimum Range: D2 ~ B3  Optimum Tempo: 60 ~ 160 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 100 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 13, B ~ 9, Total ~ 22
Package details as noted:

Update of Hatsune Miku V3 Dark. It is designed to be have a good melancholy and breathy tone.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • GWL added.
  • Compared to the VOCALOID3 version, the vocals maximum tempo range has been increased allowing it to cover more faster genres of music.
  • Wat noted that this version of the vocal had beautiful vowels.[6]
  • This is intended as a tone controller for "Soft", "Original" and "Solid".


Voicebank sample

Hatsune Miku V4X Dark

Mikuv4dark


Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: French pop, Ballad, Electronica  Optimum Range: F2 ~ D4  Optimum Tempo: 55 ~ 155 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 100 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 13, B ~ 9, Total ~ 22
Package details as noted:

Update of Hatsune Miku V3 Sweet. This vocal has a lot of breath to it.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • GWL added.
  • This is intended as a tone controller for "Soft", "Original" and "Solid".


Voicebank sample

Hatsune Miku V4X Sweet

Mikuv4sweet



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