Bplats

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Bplats, Inc.
ビープラッツ株式会社
Public KK (unlisted)
Industry
Founded November 2006[1]
Founder Kenji Fujita[1]
Headquarters 4F COI Uchikanda Bldg., 3-2-8 Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
101-0047 Japan[1]
Area served
Japan and China
Key people
Kenji Fujita, President and CEO[1]
Products List
Services List
Website Official website

Bplats, Inc. is an application service provider (ASP) based in Tokyo, Japan. The company offers software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) solutions. It runs web portals on ASP, SaaS and cloud computing and an online store to sell software and hardware, such as the VY Vocaloid series.

Services[edit]

The SaaS and PaaS services of the company include:[2]

Products[edit]

Bplats sells the Vocaloid series VY planned and developed by Yamaha Corporation, along with related software and hardware. The VY series of Vocaloids are different from other Vocaloids as their considered as having no form of avatar and were designed to be a high quality professional voicebank as well as to act as the intended standard for the Vocaloids products themselves. Though each voicebank has a gender type voice (feminine, masculine) the Vocaloid series itself is void of such restrictions and are designed with the intention of allowing those using them to be able to manipulate the voice as they please. The avatarless look was intended to encourage creativity with the series. VY1, the first of the series, was released with a demo album containing songs by various producers from Nico Nico Douga and their interpretation of the Vocaloid along with the settings used for the song.[3][4] Bplats focused on their high quality Vocaloids, even delaying VY2 for quality related issue; VY2 was created with the intention of being realistic and stable.[5][6] Bplats is looking to produce male and female English Vocaloid products, with improvements to the standard of English used by the software, another Vocaloid is already under production.[7]

Vocaloid 2 products[edit]

Released products[edit]

Product Language Sex Release date
VY1[8][9] Japanese Unisex ("feminine" sounding vocal) 2010-09-01September 1, 2010
VY2[10][11] Japanese Unisex ("young masculine" sounding vocal) 2011 April 25, 2011

Vocaloid 3 products[edit]

Released products[edit]

Product Language Sex Release date
VY1v3 Japanese Unisex ("feminine" sounding voice) October 21, 2011
VY2v3 Japanese Unisex ("masculine" sounding voice) October 9, 2012

Vocaloid 4 products[edit]

Released products[edit]

Product Language Sex Release date
VY1v4 Japanese Unisex ("feminine" sounding voice) December 17, 2014

Upcoming products[edit]

Product Language Sex Release date
VY? English Unisex ("feminine" sounding voice) TBA
VY? English Unisex ("masculine" sounding voice) TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "About us". Bplats, Inc. Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Solutions". Bplats. Retrieved March 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ link
  4. ^ link
  5. ^ "VYシリーズ, お知らせ" [VY Series, News] (in Japanese). Bplats. December 24, 2010. Retrieved April 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ "VY2 Release date!" (in Japanese). Vocaloidism. April 10, 2011. Retrieved April 11, 2011. 
  7. ^ Matsuo, Kōya (April 15, 2011). "コードネームは「勇馬」 ヤマハ純正のイケメンボカロ「VY2」の話を聞いてきた" [Codename Is "Yūma". I Heard the Story of the Yamaha Pure Cool Vocalo "VY2"] (in Japanese). IT Media. Retrieved April 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ "新型ボーカロイド「VY1」公開です!" [New Model Vocaloid "VY1" Presentation!] (in Japanese). Bplats. August 13, 2010. Retrieved August 13, 2010. 
  9. ^ "VY1" (in Japanese). Yamaha Corporation. Archived from the original on August 16, 2010. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  10. ^ Okada, Yuka (August 13, 2010). "キャラクターなしのVOCALOID「VY1」 初のヤマハ製、9月発売" ["VY1", a Vocaloid With No Character, First Yamaha-Made, Sold in September] (in Japanese). IT Media. Retrieved September 5, 2010. 
  11. ^ ボーカロイドストアブログ [Vocaloid Store Blog] (in Japanese). Bplats. December 24, 2010. Retrieved January 18, 2011. 

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