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  • To the absolute surprise to no one... Anime Matsuri is a complete hot mess again. Brown M&Ms as far as the eye can see.
    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    I think in order to have hard proof of what happened, someone from either side would have to provide evidence of emails or something. (Doubt they'd do that, though.) Personally, I think it sounds like both sides dropped the ball communication-wise and neither fixed it before it was too late. What a mess.
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    There's going to be a ton of Vocaloid 4 banks turning 5 late next year. I wonder how Yamaha will attempt to keep all of those voices from jumping ship from their platform
    DefiantKitsune
    DefiantKitsune
    >PFX is gone and a mess
    >Voctro is gone to Voiceful and Spanish vocaloid is dead AF anyway
    >Internet seems to have next to no interest in vocal synths atm
    >Yohioloid is a maybe
    >Native Eng banks are unlikely considering ZG hasn't done updates before
    >Yohsida-kun was never a vocaloid, but Sora, Akari, Yukari, Nana, and IA all have appeared on other engines.

    Quite frankly, I don't think turning 5 changes much for the companies; while they technically are free to make changes at that point, the Vocaloid life cycle seems much, much longer (considering VBs that are almost 10 are still fully supported and widely used).

    To be honest, most other synths are still lacking the marketability vocaloid has; the only exceptions are CeVIO (which to be frank sounds pretty bad atm and is even deader than vocaloid) and SynthV (which is basically an unknown outside of China at this point, making it very risky.)
    Yes i know we all know about it but people who aren't hardcore fans likely aren't aware it even exists.
    It also doesn't help that, in general, people will be more likely to buy a vb for a synth they already own than a new one, and if you try to go up against Miku and Tianyi you WILL lose.

    exhales
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    @DefiantKitsune Wait, CeVIO's gone dead? I know there haven't been any new VB releases for CeVIO since IA English dropped, but weren't they planning to update CeVIO's engine so it would sound much nicer and closer to Vocaloid's quality? SynthV is still new, so I can understand that engine being risky, especially for a non-Chinese VB.
    DefiantKitsune
    DefiantKitsune
    The update plans are in line....supposedly, but CeVIO really hasn't been able to attract any devs other than 1st Place, and at least vocaloid has plans for new voicebanks: excluding IA English, no one's even touching CeVIO..

    Frankly i wonder if most users' PCs will even be able to support the deep learning update, but that's another matter.
    I wonder what it would it take for vtubers to be as popular in the west as they are in Japan & China.
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    Exemplar
    Exemplar
    And no i'm not talking about the stuffed animal looking ones that play games with that little kid who got rich off of playing with toys on youtube hahaha
    DefiantKitsune
    DefiantKitsune
    Honestly?
    A wholesale shift in western tastes in media consumption
    sangv
    sangv
    for people overseas to stop being so uncomfortable with the idea of humans being replaced in any way
    I know VTubers still count as people since there's people behind them, but I'm pretty sure a lot of people would still be bothered by VTubers for that reason
    Man, the person/people who made the english subtitles for HimeHina videos must go through a lot. Alot of their videos go heavy on the wordplay and puns
    Mitchie M not being subtle on youtube: "I expressed Miku and Luka's intimate friendship in this song."
    Honest question for you guys. Would you be less likely to go to a vocaloid concert if they didn't use Pepper's Ghost and used very well done cosplay instead?
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    hamano
    hamano
    I'd never go to a concert where Miku would have been replaced by a person. Like mobius said, projections are the truest appearance of the characters' in the minds of many, me included. Since they aren't physical beings to begin with, cosplay would be just pretending. They'd be just a person in a costume, not the Vocaloid.
    Also, most Vocaloids' official art is "anime style" (and that's what fans consider their appearance is), that's simply impossible for a real person to replicate.
    I also believe a Miku cosplayer wouldn't be able to perform as well as Miku projection can in terms of flawlessness and "purity" of movement.
    RogerDelmar
    RogerDelmar
    Maybe. I was thinking maybe if there was a Vocaloid Concert in VR, it would be more interactive. I had plans with VRArt1 to produce a Vocaloid Concert in real life but I'm waiting until Megaplex has an Anime Theme.
    I did have permission years ago (2012 if I'm correct, it was in my High School) but I asked CFM again for Non-Profit permission a year ago and they haven't replied.
    DefiantKitsune
    DefiantKitsune
    Honestly I feel like cosplay would be
    a) hard to see
    and
    b) just come off as very lame and low budget.
    Looks like we're getting a english voicebank for Stardust on SynthV
    Mika
    Mika
    @Exemplar that would be so cool. Just today I thought about how sad I am that they chose to make Stardust part of a group which automatically makes it harder to giver her a reason to have more languages. Back when she was released I was excited for maybe english and japanese voicebanks and now thought we never get them. Well, guess I'm wrong!
    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    The chart says "Stardust/ZERO 中 (Chinese)" but it also says "Stardust/ZERO 英 (English)". I wonder if they will also be putting her Chinese voice into Synth V? What if it was like a separate voice bank or something (like Vivid or Sweet type of deal). My Chinese isn't good, so it's hard for me to get through the Weibo page. Maybe if I go back to it and gradually try to read stuff. OTL
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    Wait, so they're planning to move Stardust from Vocaloid to SynthV at some point?
    So Maximum The Hormone composed a song for Kaguya Luna's noodle commercial? Sounds pretty on the mark for her and i'm not surprised one bit
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