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Yuezheng Ling (Simplified Chinese: 乐正绫; Traditional Chinese: 樂正綾) is a Chinese VOCALOID that was developed and distributed by Shanghai HENIAN Co. Ltd and was released in July 2015 for the VOCALOID3 engine.[3]

Ling was a runner up entry to the first "VOCALOID™ CHINA" contest in 2012 which was held for choosing the design of the first Chinese VOCALOID and was a VOCANESE supporting character for two years before she was confirmed to become a VOCALOID.[4][5][6]

Ling was later updated to the VOCALOID5 engine in February 2023. On December 25, 2022, Ling was announced to be receiving an AI voicebank for ACE Virtual Singer.[7]

She was voiced by QI Inory (祈Inory; Qí Inory), a Chinese bilibili singer. She was the winning participant for Ling's voice provider contest.

Concept[]

Etymology[]

Her original name was Ling Caiyin (绫 彩音), however, this was dropped because it was written in a Japanese naming style rather than Chinese.

The surname Yuèzhèng (乐正) comes from the governor of music during the Zhou Dynasty. The existence of this surname was proven when two historical books (《元和姓纂》&《尚友录》) state that: the "Zhou Dynasty's 'Yuèzhèng' Position was used as a surname", therefore hinting that the name existed as early in Zhou Dynasty, which was more than 2,600 years ago.

After the Zhou took over the Chinese empire, the positions of the governing system were used as surnames. During this time, there was a head position called "Yuèzhèng", which was responsible for music and melodies at the palace. Any descendants of this governor will bear the same surname.

During the Zhou Dynasty, people took great measures with politeness and rituals. The Yuezhengs were heavily looked upon by the emperor and the standard of music can directly affect a country's impression to the outside world.[8]

"Líng" (绫) is a type of very light and high quality silk that was produced in the Han dynasty. However, the material did not flourish until the Tang and Song dynasties and it was used to make canvases, frames, shirts, pajamas, books, gift boxes and more.[9] The character for Ling (绫) is also known in Japanese as "Aya". This part of her name was kept from the original "Ling Caiyin" name which was influenced by Japanese naming styles.

"Ā Líng" (阿绫; also romanized as Ah Ling) is an official nickname for her and is often used by fans as well. Ling's name is generally stylized as "Yuezheng Ling" but "Yue Zheng Ling" is also another official stylization.[10]

Ling's official signature was written as "Ling乐正绫" in cursive. A heart was drawn at the end of her name.

Appearance[]

Rikuhao's Ling Caiyin design was submitted to the first VOCALOID CHINA contest and was announced as a runner up entry. The character was later refined and redrawn by the Chinese illustrator ideolo as Yuezheng Ling. Unlike the winner and other runner-up entries, Yuezheng Ling's design was the least heavily edited and retained most of Ling Caiyin's aspects.

In all of Ling's voice synthesizer designs, there was a Devanagari letter "त" (ta) present, which represents the "Fire" element, the "South" position, the color "Red", and the "Summer" season. Its Chinese equivalent is "徵" (Zhǐ), one of the 5 Traditional Chinese melody characters and corresponds to G (so).[11]

Ling continued use of her debut VOCALOID CHINA design for VOCALOID3.

Located on Ling's wrist, there is a charm with a red Devanagari letter "त" (ta) on it. This letter was also present on her logo which looked like a flame.

In June 2021, a design for Ling's V5 update was revealed but became subject to change after receiving negative feedback from fans.[12]

For the final version, Ling wears a red minidress with a black collar neckline and black spaghetti straps. A red choker-like collar around her neck attaches to the straps and hemline by white fabric. Tied around this is a clear tie with the Devanagari letter "त" (ta) written on it in red. Her detached sleeves are black with a white layer over them and a red trim. The top layer of the dress is cut at a harsh angle and separated from the bottom layer by a white trim. That layer is decorated with two diamond-shaped silver pins. The skirt of her dress is pleated. Around her waist is a loose black belt with a thin red line in the center. Two small circular disks that resemble speakers rest on her belt. They are black with gold rims and gray interiors. She wears white gloves with feathered hems that almost reach her elbow. On her left wrist is a red cord bracelet. Her heeled boots are of two unequal lengths: the left being cut below the knee and the right being cut mid-thigh. They are white with black edges with two red x's below the trim, and red soles, toes, and speckles. Atop her head is a scarlet headset with red and black cups bearing a white diamond print, and a red tassel earring on the left cup.

Official profile[]

According to the short animation series promoting VOCALOID CHINA, Ling is a lively high school student. Her family runs the huge Yuezheng company, a business that makes instruments and music. Her personality is very straight forward and can sometimes be seen as blunt as she does not care for details. She is extremely generous and energetic, for she spends 3/4 of the day running all over the place and sometimes, her high spirit causes boys to become jealous. She loves music, experiencing new things, and huge, fluffy dolls. However, Ling has many annoying issues in her life, mostly related to her older brother, Yuezheng Longya.[13][14]

At Firefly Con 2015, additional traits and biographical information were added for Ling:

  • Official birthday: April 12
  • Zodiac signs: Aries (astrological), tiger (lunar calendar)
  • Bloodtype: O
  • Birthplace: Shanghai
  • Favorite food: Sichuan cuisine
  • Favorite drink: Coffee and tea
  • Favorite brands: dior, Gucci, GIVENCHY, Vivian
  • She lives on an island and rides a helicopter.
  • Favorite transportation: Biking and racecars
  • Favorite book: The Three-Body Problem
  • Least favorite food: Fish
  • Left-handed
  • Favorite idols: Mozart, Guns N' Roses, Avril Lavigne
  • Signature color: #EE0000.[15]

It was also added that she is a fashionable rich girl and it was noted that the Vsinger cast were given official birthdays to allow them to have their own unique dates rather than having them all in July. It would also easily allow fans to be able to celebrate each of them.

It was explained that the additional information was catered to roleplayers.[16] The day after, SHN responded that they added the extra biography in an attempt to make her more realistic, but since the fans reacted poorly to it, they were willing to adjust it according to the fans' opinions.[17]

Relations[]

For more on VOCALOID relationships, see the FAQ.

History[]

Marketing[]

Yuezheng Ling was a fan-designed VOCALOID that was entered in the first "VOCALOID CHINA" contest like Luo Tianyi. She was created with VOCALOID fans in mind.

VOCALOID CHINA PROJECT released a five-part promotional animation series for the cast. On May 15, 2012, at CFO3, the full first PV was made available and mainly featured Tianyi with Ling making a brief cameo at the end. Ling's official introduction takes place in the second episode.

In the summer of 2014, Ling had a contest where fans could enter and compete into becoming her voice provider. In October, the winner for Ling was announced to be QI Inory. Her VOCALOID release took place at Firefly Con 2015 on July 17, 2015. Additional biographical information was revealed for her.

Voicebanks[]

Yuezheng Ling - Chi
Ling is a youthful and energetic female vocalist for Mandarin Chinese.
Yuezheng Ling - You
"You" is a newly introduced timbre for Ling. It's considered to be more expressive than her original V3 voicebank.
  • Yuezheng Ling V5 (VOCALOID5), February 12, 2023

Music featuring Yuezheng Ling[]

  • On this wiki, Yuezheng Ling is featured in 375 songs , 39 albums , 2 series , 5 events.
Yuezheng ling logo
键盘侠的斗争哲学
bilibili logo
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Translation Jiànpán Xiá de Dòuzhēng Zhéxué
Featuring
Yuezheng Ling
Producers
Categories Original song
荆轲
bilibili logo
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Translation Jīng Kē
Featuring
Yuezheng Ling
Producers
Xiaohua (music, lyrics, mixing), Bingshan (tuning)
Categories Original song
儒风诉骨
bilibili logo
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Translation Rú Fēng Sù Gǔ
Featuring
Yuezheng Ling
Producers
Wurenyaoying (music), An Ling Ying Qin (lyrics), Liuxu (tuning)
Categories Original song
上城名媛
YouTube logo
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Translation Shàngchéng Míngyuàn
Featuring
Yuezheng Ling
Producers
T-L-S (music), Xie Jiao Jiaozhu (lyrics), yoyo Bunii (tuning)
Categories Original song
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Reputation[]

Status

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Reaction

Yuezheng Ling was the most popular out of the other three supporting characters for Vsinger. In many pieces of artwork and PVs, she was featured alongside Luo Tianyi and/or YANHE. Certain songs have been dedicated to her or even use Tianyi or YANHE’s voicebanks to portray her point of view. Her fanbase is extremely large and when events appear to threaten her popularity or chances to become a VOCALOID, her fans tended to defend her in response. However, these responses varied from positive to negative, where some fans were civil, some were not.

In June 2015, the first sample using Ling's voicebank was revealed to the public. The Eastern fandom greatly praised Ling's voice and happily accepted her. After the full version of the song was uploaded, the fans rejoiced in celebration. Most of the Western fandom also responded very well in reaction to her voicebank, while some claimed she sounded similar or too close to Tianyi. When the boxart was revealed, the Chinese fans took a liking to the style, but some were conflicted or disappointed because Ling lacked the background elements that Tianyi, YANHE, and even Xin Hua had. They felt as though her boxart broke the consistency of these styles, however, little to no Chinese fans expressed a dislike for her boxart.

When she was released at Firefly Con, a panel was held to showcase many new upcoming products and revealed the new design for Xingchen. Ling was also given an additional biography to add on to her existing one. This biography lead to problems within the Chinese fandom as Weibo quickly filled with posts about it. The fans felt that it was too much detail for a VOCALOID, especially since she had a large background beforehand. It was then explained that the additional background was catered to roleplayers who created accounts for the Chinese VOCALOID characters, however, the roleplayers felt that they should be creative when it came to acting a character. Due to the fans' reaction, SHN decided to adjust the biography according to their needs.

In June 2021, Ling's VOCALOID5 design was revealed and fans expressed a strong dislike for it, even to the extent of insulting TID's taste in fashion and his design skills. This prompted Vsinger to confirm that considerations for design alterations are in place.[18] TID commented that the design hardly had any input from him, noting the comments against his "lack of design skills" were unwarranted.[19]

Trivia
  • She is the first VOCALOID to have a brother, Longya. They are also the first brother and sister combination and are the first Chinese siblings. However, they are third set of siblings in the VOCALOID franchise as whole, with the previous two pairs being Japanese VOCALOIDs.
  • She is one of the first Chinese VOCALOIDs to have their voice picked from a contest.
  • Every Chinese VOCALOID before Ling had a boxart with their artwork aligned to the middle and background decoration behind them. Her boxart is the first to not use this format as her character fills most of the space, breaking the consistency.
  • The first song featuring Yuezheng Ling to reach one million views was "Jiǔjiǔbāshíyī", an original by Wugui Sui, Xie Jiao Jiaozhu, and Nalanxunfeng on March 7, 2016.
Achievements
  • First VOCALOID to be based on a runner up design
  • First supporting character to be made into a VOCALOID
  • First Vsinger supporting character to be made into a VOCALOID
  • First VOCALOID to have both their design and voice originate from a contest
  • First VOCALOID fully developed by Shanghai HENIAN
  • Last VOCALOID3 to be released
  • First of the Vsinger cast to have an online virtual concert
  • First Chinese voicebank to be available as a trial
  • First Shanghai HENIAN VOCALOID to be made available as a trial
  • One of the first Shanghai HENIAN VOCALOID5 releases
  • One of the first Shanghai HENIAN VOCALOIDs to update to VOCALOID5
  • One of the first Chinese VOCALOID5s
  • One of the first Chinese VOCALOIDs to be updated to VOCALOID5
  • One of the last VOCALOID5s to release

References[]

External links[]

Language Description Site
Chinese 乐正绫_官博 official Weibo Link
Chinese 乐正绫 official bilibili Link
Chinese Shanghai HENIAN official homepage Link
Chinese “战音Lorra”&“乐正绫” The official webpage for VOCALOID Ling and Lorra Link
English deviantArt , art and media community Link
Japanese Pixiv , art and media community Link

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