Tuesday, September 18, 2007
You type it, Atsune will sing it
GamersWeb reports: [edited]
Vocaloid is software developed by Yamaha that enables users to synthesize authentic-sounding [Japanese] singing by typing in the melody and the lyrics of a song.
Vocaloid 2 has just been released, featuring the voice of Atsune Miku, a 16-year-old virtual singer (according to her official bio she is 158 cm tall, weighs 42 Kg and loves pop and dance music).
During the last two weeks Atsune Miku has stormed the Japanese otaku [obsessive anime/manga geeks] and video-gamers underground, with users posting videos with music created on Vocaloid 2 on Nico Nico (japanese equivalent of YouTube). It is currently the top-selling piece of software on Amazon Japan.
The site has links to MP3s and YouTube videos featuring songs created with Vocaloid 2.