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  • Random question. If ST Media started a crowdfunding campaign to buy SeeU from SBS to release her as a SynthV or CeVIO, do you think it would be widely supported? (with or without the original vp involved)
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    I think SeeU is a dead investment because of her VP, and it pisses me off because I think that incident put off other companies from releasing Korean VBs. (Similar thing with the Spanish VBs, come to think of it, plus neither the Korean or the Spanish VBs probably sold all that well.)
    Exemplar
    Exemplar
    @Blue Of Mind Yeah it annoyed me too. At least we still got Uni,
    xuu
    xuu
    As far as I'm aware they're basically the same company? I don't think with Dahee's image that it's possible for SeeU to see another release regardless of if she's voicing her or not. Better to wait for UNI's contract terms to expire and then make her for SynthV or create a new character.
    For the upcoming Black Friday post i'm considering adding an additional section for sales on digital drawing tools/tablets, DAWs & maybe even sewing materials/stuff for cosplayers. I know things can be tight moneywise for vocaloid fans. I dunno.
    Not even November & i'm already researching the annual Black Friday post. If there was any place I skipped last year were you can get vocaloid merch on sale on BF, let me know in the the replies.
    Project Sekai seems to be an interesting one. If i'm understanding it correctly, the games before used to mostly focus on the Piapro characters & songs but now it's also focused on the creators/creatives behind behind vocaloid content (even though the creatives are fictional characters in the game).

    I could be a tiny bit off, but that would be an interesting concept even if it wasn't in that game.
    The 5th anniversary of Miku's performance on David Letterman's show is coming up next week
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    cafenurse
    cafenurse
    Oh gosh I remember being really excited to watch it and then at the end going to the thread on VO and seeing a bunch of people hated it
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    I remember the salt over that performance as well. :ROFL:
    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    (Somehow didn't see this post til today.)
    Wow, thanks for reminding me. I was one of the people who recorded it, went to watch it, and hated every cringey minute of it.
    Gackt has lived an interesting life 🍆


    mobius017
    mobius017
    Wow, there are so many directions going on here; I'm not even sure what the most notable point IS among all of this.... Is it the fact that Gackt has a child no one knew about? That he has a secret lover in Canada? His motivation for preserving his life?

    The video must be true, I assume, since it's a video of him saying it. But what about the rest...?

    I kinda feel like I'm drowning, too....
    Exemplar
    Exemplar
    It was the only video I could find of him telling that story. If it wasn't for that, I wouldn't have used that insta that might be spreading gossip like that
    mobius017
    mobius017
    Ah, I see. :) Makes sense.
    I was thinking about this morning how CFM could potentially give away their new synth & voices for free because they saw how piracy of vocaloid in China did very little overall harm to VSinger's success.

    Although companies like CFM & VSinger (although it's technically part of Bilibili now) would have the resources to release a free synth & easily make up the cost in other ways, I can't help but think how it could mess up their competitors who could not make a similar move.
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    uncreepy
    uncreepy
    I would be extremely surprised if they gave us anything additional for free (we got Nektar so far). An official Crypton blog post said that there would be "an exclusive sale" for owners of Crypton Vocaloids next year ( Cryptonloid voicebank updates, collabs, & concert news (crypton_wat Twitter translations) ), so that implies it's not the 5 finger discount. I do think it's possible the updated Crypton voice banks could be cheaper than before if Yamaha's not involved. But when I think of the prices by competitors, it seems like the industry standard (for Vocaloid, CeVIO, Synth V) is around $80 for one voice bank.
    peaches2217
    peaches2217
    Yeah, when you think about it, Crypton's voicebanks are already pretty cheap: Miku's $200, but that comes with 5 voicebanks (6 if you got the English bundle), which makes her ultimately about $40 per voiecbank ($34 with the English voicebank). Rin and Len's Japanese and English voicebanks are $200 all together, which makes their individual voicebanks $25 a piece. Like @uncreepy said, individual voicebanks from other companies still tend to be pricier, so when crunching the numbers Crypton's already ahead.

    Heck, even if they took that approach of selling voicebanks individually, they wouldn't even have to change their pricing and they would still be considered crazy cheap.
    DefiantKitsune
    DefiantKitsune
    Also, most of the pirating producers ended up buying Tianyi later, and it was even something to be ashamed about.

    Crypton's vocaloids are still fairly expensive, even if they only offer one bank though; Miku Vivid is almost $90.
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