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She's a vocaloid!

Noted computer program and pop singer Hatsune Miku performs on The Late Show with David Letterman. What's a Miku!? you ask, and Buzzfeed answers in list form. Previously on Metafilter.
posted by codacorolla on Oct 9, 2014 - 100 comments

I wouldn't let your life fall like the short-lived autumn leaves

Seasonal Feathers by Hitoshizuku x Yama△ (previously on meta) is a beautiful song/video very loosely based on The Grateful Crane, a Japanese fairy tale about a wife with an unusual secret. [more inside]
posted by anthy on Jan 21, 2014 - 0 comments

I suppose my voice will always fall short

Yukkedoluce is a producer for vocaloid, a singing voice synthesizer program (previously on mefi). Some examples of his works are below. [more inside]
posted by anthy on Jan 3, 2014 - 15 comments

メインヒロインのおばあちゃんだよ! (It's Grandma main heroine!)

Cookie Clicker + video sharing site NicoNico Douga (Wikipedia article) (English user guides for the pre-English site) + Vocaloid = Grandma's GIFT 3D Model of cursor appears courtesy of Bowlroll.net. Music taken from the video GIFT, recorded using GUMI. Vocaloids previously.
posted by Going To Maine on Dec 13, 2013 - 18 comments

I come to steal the "Diamond of Happiness."

Vocaloid producers Hitoshizuku x Yama△ (previously on meta) have just released a new song/video: Phantom Thief F's Scenario ~Mystery of the Missing Diamond~. Can you figure out who the culprit is? [more inside]
posted by anthy on Nov 6, 2013 - 1 comment

A barrage of zeroes and ones

1imb0 (SLYT) - At the end of the production line, into God's realm, we fall. Warnings for: singing robots, high-pitched Japanese voices, English subtitles, and copious amounts of animated ascii art. [more inside]
posted by anthy on Nov 4, 2013 - 5 comments

A magic lie

Hocus Pocus (SLYT) - the story of a woman who grew up without happiness and a girl who didn't know it. Written by Shikemoku, sung by Gumi and Hatsune Miku. Warnings for: singing robots, high-pitched Japanese voices, English subtitles, and references to child abuse and abduction. [more inside]
posted by anthy on Sep 25, 2013 - 1 comment

The buzzer sounds, and the curtains rise; one, two, three, let us begin!

Hitoshizuku x Yama (or Yamashizuku) are producers for vocaloid, a singing voice synthesizer program (previously on mefi). Their most recent compilation album, EndlessroLL, is available on Amazon and iTunes. They seem most fond of Kagamine Rin/Len, but have also released songs featuring other vocaloids. Suzunosuke often does the artwork for their videos. Examples of their works below. Warnings for: singing robots, high-pitched Japanese voices, catchy tunes, English subtitles, occasional violence, death, melancholy, some mildly NSFW content, and more than a dollop of drama. Click through the cut for more. [more inside]
posted by anthy on Aug 16, 2013 - 9 comments

Don't turn your missiles at me, please

sasakure.UK is a Japanese songwriter/artist who often produces songs using Vocaloid, a singing voice synthesizer program (previously on Mefi). Some examples of his works are below. WARNING: videos may contain high-fructose levels of cuteness, high pitched voices, english subtitles, retro video games, and rather depressing - even triggering - content (such death, suicide). Watch at your own risk. [more inside]
posted by anthy on May 5, 2013 - 7 comments

Hatsune Miku sings to sold-out arena

Japanese pop star Hatsune Miku is the voice behind the globally famous Nyan Cat. Miku's first breakout hit was a cover of Ievan Polkka, aka the Leekspin song. Nowadays Miku is playing to sold-out arenas. But Miku isn't real. She's just a computer animation with a voice synthesized through Yamaha's Vocaloid software. But the audiences at her live performances are real. Here's a video of several hundred humans with glowsticks cheering the appearance of her holographic image on stage. [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Jun 8, 2011 - 52 comments

Is there any meaning to this song? / There's no meaning to this song.

Paradichlorobenzene. Antichlorobenzene. Paradichlorobenzene x Antichlorobenzene.* [more inside]
posted by anthy on Jan 29, 2011 - 23 comments

Vocaloid Storytime

The Vocaloids,1 anime-like characters created for the singing synthasizer program by the Yamaha Corporation, have been capturing the imaginations of Japanese fans for more than a year. They've inspired and starred in a large body of fan-produced songs and animated videos,2 ranging from macabre to sorrowful to dramatic to humorous. [Massive MLYTP] [more inside]
posted by anthy on Jan 28, 2009 - 7 comments

Customizable Robotic Idol Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku is the latest singing sensation to sweep Japan. No, she's not a new idol singer, she's Yamaha's Vocaloid2 software simulating the voice of vocalist Saki Fujita. Currently a #2 seller on Amazon, even at the cost of 15750 yen (about $137). But you don't need to buy the software to appreciate it. Check out Ievan Polka, Fly Me to the Moon, the theme from Princess Mononoke, and more!
posted by CrunchyFrog on Sep 18, 2007 - 40 comments

Ego sold seperately

Computer generated singer, $200. Vocaloid software, which is due to be released to consumers in January, allows users to cast their own (or anyone else's) songs in a disembodied but exceedingly life-like concert-quality voice. Vocaloid will be able to "sing" whatever combination of notes and words a user feeds it. The first generation of the software will be available for $200. [NYTimes link]
posted by Outlawyr on Nov 24, 2003 - 23 comments

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