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!