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  • 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.
    Thanks to Sam Jackson, I wonder who will be the next famous person to give a voice to a talking or singing program
    Turns out that GLAM didn't end up souring Big Hit on the idea of forming new girl groups
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    xuu
    xuu
    The girl group is almost 99% going to be managed by Source Music, who are now a BigHit subsidiary. They originally formed GLAM with BH as partners but were recently bought by BH. Seems that SouMu will handle all girlgroup-related stuff while BH handles boygroups. GLAM definitely did turn BH off handling girlgroups and that's why they're getting SouMu to handle it.
    If CFM is going to release their own engine, CV04 is most likely going to happen. Between 6 different characters they started with all way back in v1/2, there are some obvious gaps of voice types that aren't in their roster. Kinda curious if they would allow third party banks on it.
    DefiantKitsune
    DefiantKitsune
    i feel like at this point CVO4 wouldn't have any interest.
    Especially considering the track records for dudes.

    (although tbh, I doubt they'll make their own engine personally.)
    When I said last year real time controlled avatars for voca concerts would be the next step, you ignored me. Then Bandai Namco & CFM announced plans to use that technique. When I said a few months ago in a journal that projection mapping could be used for voca performances, a few folks here scoffed at the notion. Now Bandai Namco is using projection mapping on a robotic head...
    EmVoice folks: "What is market research?"
    Blue Of Mind
    Blue Of Mind
    What's their problem with typical Vocaloid/anime fans? The singing synth market is still dominated by Vocaloid, and most people get into singing synths through Vocaloid, so it shouldn't be a surprise that Vocaloid users are the most likely to pick up EmVoice. Aiming for non-Vocaloid/anime fans constantly won't help EmVoice in the long run, because professional and non-anime fan amateur musicians aren't likely to buy a singing synth for all sorts of reasons. (The usual "technology is taking over" reaction, they can already sing or they already know a singer and they don't need a synth, etc.)
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    DefiantKitsune
    DefiantKitsune
    Also most non-anime fans are STILL most likely to buy vocaloid, as the one with the professional support and the widest variety of voices (excluding UTAU, which is old and hard to use at this point....and lacks the professional support).
    It just dawned on me that Oliver was released so long ago, that his voicer is now old enough to buy beer in the US (he was 13 in 2011).
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