Fukase

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Fukase
Fukase starter pack
Fukase starter pack
Developer(s)Yamaha Corporation
Initial releaseJanuary 28th, 2016
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
macOS
Available inJapanese, English
TypeVoice Synthesizer Software
Websitehttp://vocaloidfukase.jp/mob/index.php?site=VF&ima=1241

Fukase (ふかせ), is a Vocaloid voicebank developed and distributed by Yamaha Corporation for Vocaloid 4. He is voiced by Satoshi Fukase (深瀬慧), the lead singer of the Japanese band, SEKAI NO OWARI.

Development[edit]

On August 4, 2015, it was announced that the lead singer of SEKAI NO OWARI, Fukase, would be receiving a vocal.[1] A design contest was held for him from August 4 to August 31.[2]

Production of the vocal began three years prior when Satoshi Fukase's office contacted the voice provider via letter. The voice was always intended to be bilingual, due to SEKAI NO OWARI's tendency to use English in their songs. However, there was only one native English speaker among the staff with experience recording English voicebanks. They continued to create vocal recordings even while Satoshi Fukase was abroad.[3]

The English took 3 times longer to record and was done in 6 or 7 sections. At the time, English vocal Cyber Diva was under way in development and knowledge gained from this vocal impacted the balance of English vocals. "Soft" as chosen for Japanese to give a more whisper-like quality to the vocal. The Japanese "normal" draft was powerful in pitch especially with #G3, a decision was made to not focus on power. The plug-in "Electronica-Tune" was designed to be a snap-in pitch plug-in and mimicks Autotune, adding vocal effects within Vocaloid itself rather than via the DAW.[4]

On September 18, the winner of the design contest was revealed to be mikuma.

On January 8, 2016, four demos for Fukase were released. It was announced that he would receive two Japanese voicebanks: Normal and Soft. In addition, he received an English voicebank, which made him a Japanese and English bilingual VOCALOID. His digital download, physical copy and starter packs were marked for release on January 28.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ ヤマハ株式会社. "SEKAI NO OWARI Fukaseのボーカロイド『VOCALOID4 Library Fukase』発売中!". Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  2. ^ "[pixiv] お知らせ - 「VOCALOID4 Library Fukase」キャラクターデザインコンテスト開催". pixiv. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Electronica-Tuneが秀逸!新ボカロ、セカオワのFukaseがスゴイ!". 藤本健の“DTMステーション”. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  4. ^ "「Fukaseなら俺の隣で歌ってるよ」 セカオワボカロを使ってわかったこと (1/3)". ITmedia ニュース. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  5. ^ ヤマハ株式会社. "SEKAI NO OWARI Fukaseのボーカロイド『VOCALOID4 Library Fukase』発売中!". Retrieved 27 April 2016.

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