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This article is about the VOCALOID2 software known as a voicebank. If you are looking for the VOCALOID concept then click here.


On August 6, 2010, with no advance notice, Yamaha announced the release of the new VOCALOID named VY1 "MIZKI" and started to accept orders for it on Bplats, inc's online store from August 13, 2010. Three sample songs were also posted on YouTube. Producer Matsuo-P borrowed VY1's prototype version from YAMAHA and made two more demo songs and uploaded those to Nicovideo. He also used Hatsune Miku Append, Megpoid and Lily's trial versions to compare with VY1.

Final Retirement[]

At the end of 2015, it was announced that from March 31, 2016, VOCALOID2 was being retired and no new serial codes were be issued by Yamaha.[1]

Product Information[]



Polyrhythm YouTube
星屑ユートピア (Hoshikuzu Utopia / Stardust Utopia) YouTube
サイハテ (Saihate / The Farthest End) YouTube
Flower and Water NicoNico
684のうた/Song of 684 NicoNico

System Requirements[]

  • Computer: (recommended ※ Pentium4 2.8 GHz/Athlon 64 2800 + or higher) 2000 + more than Pentium4 2 GHz/Athlon XP
  • OS: Available only in; * 32bit version OS (recommended in the case of stand-alone 7/Vista) Windows 7/Vista/XP
  • free hard disk space required: 600MB or more
  • RAM memory: (VOCALOID2 VST instrument when using the recommended · ※ Real-time more than the 1GB 2GB recommended) 512MB or more
  • You will need an internet activation


Product Information
  Optimum Range: F2 ~ E4  Optimum Tempo: 60 ~ 175 BPM
  Total Tempo (min-max): 115 BPM  No. of Keys: W ~ 14, B ~ 10, Total ~ 24
  Trial/Demo Vers?: No
Package details as noted:

The voice itself is "feminine"; however its vocals can be modified how the user wishes it to be shaped, with none of the normal restrictions that other VOCALOIDs have due to being tied down to an avatar. VY1 is intended for professional musicians and according to Yamaha is intended to be a high quality voicebank. Its counterpart is the VY2 vocal.

Vocal traits as noted:
  • It bears a slight accent that separates the voicebank from other VOCALOIDs. This accent along with the high quality recording gives VY1 a smooth but sharp voice.
  • VY1 was also reported to use a new method of handling the VOCALOID database to improve performance while still using only the VOCALOID2 engine.[2]
  • The vocal was created with the intention of maintaining a fluid vocal and be user-friendly. VY1 was also rated as one of the easiest VOCALOID2 vocals to repair the faults of tone with, along with Crypton Future Media's Append vocals and Nekomura Iroha[3]
  • It is known for its versatility and focus on higher ranges, mimicking to a degree many aspects of the Hatsune Miku vocal.

Voicebank sample



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  2. [1] IT Media News - キャラクターなしのVOCALOID「VY1」初のヤマハ製、9月発売 (First vocaloid released by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. VOCALOID "VY1", its without an avatar, on sale in September)
  3. Taken from Nico Nico Pedia