February 9th, 2013
Recently, I’ve noticed more than a few people mentioning the VOCALOID3 Editor, or more specifically, people who are against using it in favor of V2. I hope I can assuage any of those fears here by discussing the changes to the user interface, the improvements in clarity, and the reasonable price.
August 22nd, 2012
Recently, Zero-G Limited’s original VOCALOID1 singers went on sale at an all-time low price of $39.99 (no tax). If this still isn’t the kind of price you’d expect to pay for something like VOCALOID, then I’m afraid you’re just too unrealistic. I for one feel I owe Zero-G the decency of at least buying LOLA, LEON, and MIRIAM before they become too outmoded to generate revenue. One reason some people might be hesitant to take advantage of this opportunity is because of original VOCALOID’s incompatibility with machines running Windows 7. Even Zero-G’s own website declares that you will not be able to use the product without Windows 2000/XP/Vista.
Well, fear not ladies and gentlemen! For even as I type, I am running the award-winning LOLA with my Windows 7 laptop. All you need is a genuine copy of Windows 7, and some time to download, install, and configure a free Microsoft program called “Windows Virtual PC”
. This awesome app is all you need to run a virtual copy of Windows XP in a window with all it’s own programs and settings, like a real XP machine but inside your Windows 7 computer. Best of all, you don’t even need to boot the virtual XP machine up when you want to run VOCALOID. You can access single programs stored on the XP machine with shortcuts on the Windows 7 machine desktop if you like. Take it from me, once it’s set up you won’t know the difference.
Don’t let the older, more experienced singers fade away into obscurity! Take advantage of Zero-G’s fantastic offer before it’s too late!
Running VOCALOID, VOCALOID2, and Tiny VOCALOID3 Editors all at once.
August 5th, 2012
Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m proud to announce that as of earlier today, I was graciously allowed to download and install Internet Co.’s new VOCALOID3 voicebank, Galaco. Thanks to all the people out there from all over the world that took the time to watch my SeeU original song on Nico Nico Douga, “I’ll See U”, which recieved over 1000 views in the three or so weeks it was out, earning me this privilege of a lifetime.
My first impressions are good. Her vocal quality seems soft, but not weak; ideal for ballads or dark songs, my specialty. At times I noticed a stark Kagamine Rin-ish quality to her voice, not that I’m complaining. All in all, I think with a good little bit of practice, she will make an invaluable addition to my small family of Vocaloid voices. Now I wonder how she sounds with Engrish lyrics…
Galaco Example 01