IA duo package starter pack
|Developer(s)||1st Place Co., Ltd.|
|Initial release||January 27, 2012|
IA ROCKS / June 27, 2014
|Written in||Japanese English|
|Available in||Japanese and English|
|Type||Vocal Synthesizer Application|
|Website||1st Place Co., Ltd.|
This article needs to be updated.March 2019)(
IA (Japanese: イア) is a humanoid persona voiced by a singing synthesizer application developed by 1st Place Co., Ltd., headquartered in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan . They use Yamaha Corporation's Vocaloid 3 singing synthesizer technology. Her voice is created using samples of Lia. She has performed at live concerts onstage as either an animated projection or a Pepper's ghost. Many songs have been made with her.
IA's name was taken from her voice provider's name, "Lia".
When Lia got married and was due to have a baby she was forced to put her career as a singer on hiatus. Because of this, production began on IA as a way to "stand in" as a substitute during the singer's absence.
IA was developed by 1st Place Co., Ltd. using Yamaha's Vocaloid 3. Her voice was created by taking voice samples from singer Lia at a controlled pitch and tone. She was the first release for the "ARIA ON THE PLANETES" project, of which the CeVIO Creative Studio vocal also made by 1st Place, named "ONE", is also a part of.
The design philosophy 1st Place worked toward was to make the voice simple and straightforward but easy to adjust and customize, letting creators create their own version of IA.
In October 2013, IA's software was announced to have an update for the Mac during the promotional period for the IA x SUPER GT CIRCUT BEATS album.
In 2014 a prototype vocal called "IA-ARIA ON THE PLANETES - α Type C" was released as a free trial version via a one-month long feedback campaign.
Information on IA was released much slower than the average VOCALOID. Her promotions have taken the approach to make her seem otherworldly and mysterious.
The licensing for IA is slightly different than past VOCALOIDs. Unlike some past VOCALOIDs, users can use her image on CDs, flyers and posters without requesting permission, although some consent from the company is needed for greater use of her image. This is a departure from past VOCALOIDs such as Crypton Future Media, who require you to ask permission for use of their VOCALOIDs' images on things such as CDs, flyers and posters.
|Suggested Genre||Pop, jazz|
|Suggested Tempo||63-228bpm, 95-228bpm (ROCKS)|
|Suggested Vocal Range||B2-A4|
- Official Website (in Japanese)