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AHS Co., Ltd.
株式会社 AHS
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
Number of 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]

Vocaloid products[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]

Vocaloid2 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 Japanese Male Kiyoshi Hiyama 2009-12-04December 4, 2009
Nekomura Iroha[5][6][7] Japanese Female Unknown 2010-10-22October 22, 2010

Vocaloid3 products[edit]

Product Language Sex Voice sampled Release date
Yuzuki Yukari[2] Japanese Female Chihiro Ishiguro December 22, 2011
Tohoko Zunko[8][9] Japanese Female Satomi Satō 2010-10-22June 5, 2014

Vocaloid4 products[edit]

Product Language Sex Voice sampled Release date
Yuzuki Yukari V4 Japanese Female Chihiro Ishiguro March 18, 2015
Nekomura Iroha V4 Japanese Female Kyounosuke Yoshitate June 18, 2015
SF-A2 miki V4 Japanese Female Miki Furukawa June 18, 2015
Kaai Yuki V4 Japanese Female Unknown October 29, 2015
Hiyama Kiyoteru V4 Japanese Male Kiyoshi Hiyama October 29, 2015

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]
    • Tsurumaki Maki; a teenage female musician voiced by Tomoe Tamiyasu.[11][12]
    • Tohoku Zunko; a teenage female created to promote the recovery of the Tohoku region. She was released as a Vocaloid on June 5, 2014.[13]
    • Kotonoha Akane・Aoi; two females that are a pair of sisters.

Sound editing and recording[edit]

  • Crazy Talk SE.[14]
  • Jam Band

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. ^ "Yamaha's Twitter page" (in Japanese). Twitter. August 12, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  6. ^ "AH Software's Twitter page" (in Japanese). Twitter. August 13, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "Yamaha's Twitter page" (in Japanese). Twitter. June 5, 2014. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ "VOCALOID™3 東北ずん子" [Vocaloid 3 Tohoko Zunko] (in Japanese). 
  10. ^ Product page
  11. ^ link to Maki
  12. ^ links
  13. ^ "Tohoku Zunko VOICEROID+ Software Gets Release Date". Vocaloidism. August 30, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  14. ^ Gigazine

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