Below are some recent highlights in the world of Vocaloid, that I’ve collated together for you!
Dex and Daina released on 20th November
At long last, Zero-G’s pair of English Vocaloids ‘Dex’ and ‘Daina’ are out! They appeared on the store last Friday as digital downloads, and it’s safe to say the initial price tempted many fans.
Available alone for $49.99, or a pair for $89.99, many fans purchased them and have begun uploading original compositions and covers. Whilst the reception has been mixed, they’ve certainly gained attention within the fanbase. The boxart, as noted by Empath in a stream some time before the release, has been altered slightly, swapping out the ears and tails for a pair of headphones. On these headphones are small emblems reflecting the original concept of the characters. You can purchase Dex here, and Daina here!
Some of their demo songs are now available in full! Below is one of the most well-known demos by EmpathP, called ‘A Wicked Girl and a Tin Boy’.
EmpathP 50% off Holiday Sale
Popular Western-producer EmpathP is holding a sale on selected CDs! This extends to both digital and physical copies. Empath is known for her soft, piano-based music, often featuring English Vocaloids. She has also collaborated with others, including MJQ, and is known for illustrating the boxart for Zero-G’s Avanna. As a big fan of Empath and proud owner of a few physical CDs, this is certainly an opportunity not to be missed! You can visit her bandcamp here.
Snow Miku 2016 Figma and Nendoroid revealed
The figma and nendoroid for Snow Miku 2016 (Snow Owl ver.) were revealed a few days ago! No word yet on a release date, but Good Smile confirmed that preorders will open ‘right after WonFes in early Feb’. Photos below are from @gsc_hama, @akane_mxf, and Good Smile. The Snow Owl design by Kotatsu Odoki won the contest back in May, winning both the Miku and Yukine designs.
Snow Miku 2016 Theme Song Teaser
The official Hatsune Miku channel uploaded a short teaser for the Snow Miku 2016 theme. It is titled ‘Before The Snow Melts’ and is produced by popular artist Doriko, famous for songs such as ‘Uta ni Katachi wa Nai Keredo‘ and ‘Romeo And Cinderella‘.
We’re nearly at 500 likes on our Facebook page! To say thanks, once we hit that we will be holding a giveaway! At Hyper Japan in London this weekend, I will purchase two prizes from 1STPLACE’s Hachimaki stall, ready to give away once we hit the 500 milestone. IA merchandise can be quite hard to find, so this contest is not to be missed if you’re a fan! Details will be announced at a later date, so if you’re interested, please stay tuned!
Rin and Len V4X designs revealed, plus new demo
Slightly old news now, but worth mentioning! The designs for Rin and Len V4X were revealed on the 19th November, along with a brand new demo for Rin Sweet! The song ‘Merry Christmas, My Hero’ by LiveP was initially released last year, but was covered with Rin V4X Sweet for the demo, which you can check out below! You can also visit the new page for Rin and Len here! The scheduled release date for the pair is 24th December.
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