January 28, 2012

Introducing Vocaloid

Ohayou~! Good morning!

Today, I would like to introduce to you my other interest besides Androids and that is: Vocaloid!!

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For those who don't know what Vocaloid is...well...in a nutshell Vocaloid is basically a singing synthesizer software designed to help create singing music with the use of pre-recorded voice sounds combined together to form words. As of now there are two Vocaloid versions, Vocaloid 1 and Vocaloid 2. I am into Vocaloid 2. There is a Vocaloid 3 in the mix that will add more languages! (Right now there is only English and Japanese!)

Back to Vocaloid 2, my favourite software/character is definitely Hatsune Miku. You guys may have heard about her somewhere before. 

She is definitely the best Vocaloid so far in my opinion. Other favourites are Kagamine Rin and Len as well as Megurine Luka. Although I don't listen much to the latter's music, I tend to be more focussed on the music of Hatsune Miku.

What makes Vocaloid so great? Well, I thought it was unique in a way to produce music. Using software synthesizer to create human voice sounds and words as accurately as possible. It is genius for such software to exist! I must admit though, one cannot get into Vocaloids straight away from listening only once. It may tend to take some time to get used to the electronic-like voice of all Vocaloids. But in the end, the music is still good, the voices are clearly heard and wide range of genres is quite a collection. I would recommend anyone to start with Hatsune Miku's Melt or Love is War, then slowly progressing through the other Vocaloid songs.

So, tell me what do you think? Is Vocaloid music for you? Which Vocaloid is your favourite and why? Comments below please! =D

Link: Wikipedia