There comes a time where some of our own achievements are always shadowed by others, and no matter how hard we try, we will always not be as well known as them. So, don’t you feel sad for such people? Even in Vocaloid, the same thing applies.
Notice Yowane Haku being emo, which, sadly, I am unable to find the english vocaloids acting emo since their fanart are hard to find. Now get some beer and have a drink with her, while making friends with the english vocaloid.
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The current picture shows Sweet Ann, Prima, Lola, Leon, Kasane, Miriam, Big-Al, FL-chan and Acme Iku in order. But we won’t talk about Kasane, FL or Iku at all today. One is a fan art vocaloid, the other…Not even a vocaloid and the last being used for things which I have no intention of introducing and whatnots.
So, let’s get started, shall we?
Vocaloid Series launched by Zero-G Limited
Leon – He was launched at the NAMM show in Los Angelos on January 15, 2004, and released in Japan on March 3, 2004, at the price of 39,800 yen. He is a ‘virtual male soul vocalist modelled on a real professional singer’ that targets the English language.
Lola – She was launched at the NAMM show in Los Angelos on January 15, 2004, and released in Japan on March 3, 2004, at the price of 39,800 yen. She is a ‘virtual female soul vocalist modelled on a real professional singer’ that targets the English language.
Both Lola and Leon won a 2005 Electronic Musician Editor’s Choice Award in the category ‘Most Innovative Product’. And it is interesting to note that there was no real official art on Lola and Leon, which means they can have black hair or blonde hair. I stand with the blonde hair.
Miriam – Miriam was officially released on July 1st, 2004. Her voice is based off Miriam Stockley, a British singer who is the lead vocalist of Adiemus. Her software engine is up to three times faster than those of her predecessors with additional vocal backing add-ons.
Prima – Originally named Vocaloid Soprano, just to show what she is good at. It must have given quite a shock to some users that purchase her and out of nowhere, she was renamed Prima. Which is good, since all Vocaloid should have a name. Intended for “thee horrifying sounding opera”, she was actually able to sing pop too, which most of us agree sounds better.
Vocaloid Series launched by Powerfx
Big-Al – He was first announced near the end of January 2007, and there are no official release date of Big-Al as far as I know. His voice was supposed to sound like some swedish guy, but I have no idea since I have never heard him before.
Sweet Ann – Released on June 21, 2007. Her character art was modelled to look like some 80’s english singer and to sound like one too. Sad to say, other than singing classical, she is not well suited for anything else.
And that’s all known English Vocaloid as of now. I doubt they are going to release any more, but who knows? Also, it’s hard to find art on them since they are shadowed by Crypton’s Vocaloid Series along with japanese fan art Vocaloids. I found a few good ones, so let’s share them.
Firstly, we have Miriam.
Best fan art of English Vocaloid I have ever seen. Somehow, she reminds me of Aya from Parasite Eve…
Next, we have Prima.
Isn’t too bad, but why does she look so much like a ballet dancer instead? Does soap opera like music involves ballet?
Lastly, we have Sweet Ann
This is actually quite good. Look at how happy Ann is~! She must love singing. Seems like Miku doesn’t know who she is…
Bleh, as usual, I was nag by you-know-who to post. I guess I am damn lazy for my own good…Lets see what I can dig out for my next post, and hopefully, write stuff with so much enthusiasm that will kill heretics readers like you.
Oh well, that’s it for now. See you all next time round!