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This article is about the VOCALOID4 software known as a voicebank, dubbed "v". If you are looking for the VOCALOID character then click here.

HistoryEdit

On November 20, 2014, when VOCALOID4 was officially announced, there was a debate about a possible V4 update for flower.

On April 23, 2015, it was announced that v flower would receive an update for the VOCALOID4 engine.[1] Her updated design was illustrated by Miwasiba. It was also revealed that owners of her V3 voicebank would receive a discount.[2][3]

On July 1, it was announced that she would be released on July 16. There would be two different boxed versions, the regular VOCALOID4 package and one for Cubase.[4]

Early sales of v4 flower occurred at Vom@s 32 [5] and trial versions were handed out,[6] along with a golden card.[7]

v4 flower did not receive any demos prior to her release.

Product InformationEdit

VoicebanksEdit

Product Information
Optimum
  Genre: Rock, Metal  Optimum Range: F#2 ~ F#4  Optimum Tempo: 80 ~ 200 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 120 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 14, B ~ 11, Total ~ 25
Versions
  Trial/Demo Vers?: Yes  Starter Available?: Yes  App vers.?: Yes
Package details as noted:

An improved version of the V flower voice. Maintains the same characteristics from the original package and is compatible with all the features of the VOCALOID4 engine, with the exception of her having no XSY capable vocals.

In December 2017 a set of sample packages was release for her. Two packages were released with over 380 samples between them. A trial version is available for free, this contains basic sounds such as her saying her name, her released voicebank names, numbers, etc.[8][9][10]

Vocal traits as noted:
  • Warp noise and metallic-sounding samples fixed.
  • Higher range improvements with smoother transitions and less glitches when changing ranges.
  • Improved GEN parameter stability which allows her to fit in different roles through the performance.
  • According to Yamaha, the main focus in her V4 package was to increase the versatility of her voice, creating different expressions in both low, mid, and high vocal registers.
  • Being a specialised voicebank, her recordings were designed to be sharp and clear; this leads her voice to produce optimum results only with upbeat, heavier music.
  • GWL added.
  • V4 flower was highlighted as an example of a Vocal which shows superior and unique singing talent via her specialisation in rock. She was among 5 recommended vocals by the Vocaloid staff out of the 50 vocals they sold for this reason.[11]
  • Her vocal has a habit of fading at the end of long notes.[12]
  • Can be easily identified among other VOCALOID voicebanks.[12]
  • Her quality is on par with Rana and Otomachi Una and is generally considered a "good" voicebank.
Phonetic notes as noted:
  • Her consonants can be weak and need individual phonetic editing.
  • According to Gynoid's twitter, flower's diphones were repaired and more triphones were added.[13]
  • Can loose power when using "-".[12]
Software issues as noted:
  • Her voice tends to overpower the BGM and in consequence requires a more detailed edition in the final mix.
  • Flower does not share VSQX files easily with other VOCALOID voicebanks.[12]
    • This is notable as a oddity among the Japanese voicebanks as most can swap VSQX files with little issues and few adjustments.
Voicebank sample

vflower V4

V4 flower Sample



ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.gynoid.co.jp/news/view/22
  2. https://twitter.com/v_flower_jp/status/591258178488172544
  3. https://net.vocaloid.com/products/show/387
  4. Release date
  5. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/60136-vocaloid4-v4-flower/page__st__270__p__1277147&#entry1277147
  6. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/60136-vocaloid4-v4-flower/page__st__255__p__1275073&#entry1275073
  7. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/60136-vocaloid4-v4-flower/page__view__findpost__p__1275100
  8. link
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  11. link
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 http://km4osm.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-25.html
  13. http://www.vocaloidotaku.net/index.php?/topic/60136-vocaloid4-v4-flower/page__view__findpost__p__1272732

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