AH-Software

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AHS Co., Ltd.
株式会社 AHS
Type Public KK (unlisted)
Industry Software, hardware, digital content, IT solutions
Founded August 22, 2005 [1]
Headquarters Waseda Bldg. 6F, 7-7-7 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0005 Japan [1]
Area served Japan
Key people Tomohide Ogata, President & CEO [1]
Products List
Services Online shopping
Employees 13 (as of March 2010) [1]
Website Official website

AH-Software is the software brand of AHS Co., Ltd., an importer of digital audio workstations and encoders in Tokyo, Japan. It is also known as the developer of Voiceroid and a number of Vocaloid voicebanks.

Products and services[edit]

Music composition[edit]

AHS released their first Vocaloids on December 4, 2009, named SF-A2 Miki, Kaai Yuki, and Hiyama Kiyoteru. Kaai Yuki became the first Vocaloid to use a child's voice. AHS also published a Hello Kitty-based Vocaloid, "Nekomura Iroha", based on the Kittyler featured in the game Hello Kitty to Issho! Block Crash 123!! in cooperation with Sanrio. AHS are also heading the first project led by producers working with the software.[2]

Vocaloid products[edit]

Product Language Sex Voice sampled Release date
SF-A2 Miki[3] Japanese Female Furukawa, MikiMiki Furukawa 2009-12-04December 4, 2009
Kaai Yuki[4] Japanese Female Unknown 2009-12-04December 4, 2009
Hiyama Kiyoteru[5] Japanese Male Kiyoshi Hiyama[6] 2009-12-04December 4, 2009
Nekomura Iroha[7][8][9] Japanese Female Unknown 2010-10-22October 22, 2010
Yuzuki Yukari[2] Japanese Female Chihiro Ishiguro December 22, 2011

Speech synthesis[edit]

  • Voiceroid
    • Tsukuyomi Shouta; based on a seven year old male.
    • Tsukuyomi Ai; based on a five year old female.
    • Yoshida-Kun; based on the character from Eagle Talon.[10]
    • Maki; a teenage female. Release date: November 12, 2010.[11][12]
    • Tohoku Zunko; a teenage female created to promote the recovery of the Tohoku region. She will be released as a Vocaloid in 2014.[13]

Sound editing and recording[edit]

  • Crazy Talk SE.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Corporate Profile". AHS Co., Ltd. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 
  2. ^ a b "出た!「ボカロPによるボカロPのためのボカロ制作」プロジェクトが始動!" [It's Appeared! The Start of the "Vocaloid Work for Vocaloid P Due to Vocaloid P" Project] (in Japanese). Hatsune Miku Miku. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ "SF-A2 開発コード miki" [SF-A2 Development Code miki]. AH-Software. Archived from the original on 16 June 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ "ボカロ小学生 歌愛ユキ" [Vocaloid Elementary School Student Kaai Yuki]. AH-Software. Archived from the original on 8 July 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ "ボカロ先生 氷山キヨテル" [Vocaloid Teacher Hiyama Kiyoteru]. AH-Software. Archived from the original on 15 July 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ "He is the inside person". Vocaloid Creativity Community. August 13, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Yamaha's Twitter page" (in Japanese). Twitter. August 12, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  8. ^ "AH Software's Twitter page" (in Japanese). Twitter. August 13, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  9. ^ "VOCALOID2 猫村いろは" [Vocaloid 2 Nekomura Iroha] (in Japanese). AH Software. Archived from the original on 20 September 2010. Retrieved September 16, 2010. 
  10. ^ Product page
  11. ^ link to Maki
  12. ^ links
  13. ^ . Vocaloidism. August 30, 2012 http://www.vocaloidism.com/tohoku-zunko-voiceroid-software-gets-release-date/. Retrieved September 7, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ Gigazine

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