Vocaloid 5

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Vocaloid 5
VOCALOID5 Logo.png
Vocaloid 5 on macOS
Vocaloid 5 on macOS
Original author(s)Yamaha Corporation
Developer(s)Yamaha Corporation
Initial releaseJuly 12, 2018
Stable release
5.2.1 / March 27, 2019
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
macOS
Available inJapanese, English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese
TypeVoice Synthesizer Software
LicenseProprietary
Websitewww.vocaloid.com/en/

Vocaloid 5 is a singing voice synthesizer and successor to Vocaloid 4 in the Vocaloid series.

History[edit]

On July 2, 2018, Yamaha announced that both the official Vocaloid website and shop would be temporarily shut down for maintenance on July 12, 2018, with several Vocaloid products scheduled for discontinuation.[1] On the day of the maintenance, information on upcoming non-Yamaha vocal Haruno Sora was leaked through a preorder listing; the package was listed as an add-on for the then-unannounced Vocaloid 5.[2] Several hours later, once the maintenance had been completed, Yamaha relaunched the Vocaloid website, officially revealing and releasing Vocaloid 5 at the same time.[3][4][5]

Vocaloid 5 features a redesigned interface that has been described as "significantly more modern" than that of previous versions.[6] It is the first release of Vocaloid to be exclusively sold as a bundle; all purchases include four default voicebanks - Amy, Chris, Kaori, and Ken. These voicebanks share a wide variety of preset audio samples, vocal samples, and singing styles, in both English and Japanese.[7] Vocaloid 5 also offers finer control over many vocal functions; it includes several audio effects, editors, and parameters to manipulate output in ways that traditionally required the use of additional programs.[7][8][9]

Vocaloid 5 requires a 64-bit operating system. Vocaloid 2 voicebanks are no longer officially supported, though voicebanks from Vocaloid 3 and newer are able to be used. Cross-synthesis (XSY), VocaListener, and job plug-ins do not function in Vocaloid 5.[9][10][11]

The Vocaloid Editor for Cubase was updated to version 4.5 with the release of Vocaloid 5.[3]

Products[edit]

Amy[edit]

Amy is an English voicebank released as an integrated part of Vocaloid 5 on July 12, 2018. Her voice has been described as "expressive" and "versatile".[4]

Chris[edit]

Chris is an English voicebank released as an integrated part of Vocaloid 5 on July 12, 2018. His voice has been described as able to sing from "delicate, soft bass" to "powerful, sustained high tones".[4]

Cyber Diva II[edit]

This voicebank is a minor update to the Cyber Diva package.[12] It was released on July 12, 2018.

Cyber Songman II[edit]

This voicebank is a minor update to the Cyber Songman package.[12] It was released on July 12, 2018.

Kaori[edit]

Kaori is a Japanese voicebank released as an integrated part of Vocaloid 5 on July 12, 2018. Her voice has been described as "soulful".[4]

Ken[edit]

Ken is a Japanese voicebank released as an integrated part of Vocaloid 5 on July 12, 2018. His voice has been described as "sharp" and "clear" with a "light vocal quality".[4]

VY1[edit]

This voicebank is a minor update to the VY1v4 package.[12] It was released on July 12, 2018. VY1 only includes VY1v4's "Normal" vocal.

VY2[edit]

This voicebank is a minor update to the VY2v3 package;[12] it primarily adds the "growl" function. It was released on July 12, 2018. VY2 only includes VY2v3's "Standard" vocal.

Haruno Sora[edit]

Haruno Sora is a voicebank for Vocaloid 5 and Voiceroid 2 developed by AH-Software and released on July 26, 2018. Her voice provider is Kikuko Inoue. The voicebank has two voice libraries, "Natural" and "Cool".[13]

Meika Hime & Mikoto[edit]

Meika Hime & Mikoto are two Vocaloid 5 voicebanks created by Gynoid Co., Ltd and sampled from the voice actress Kotori Koiwai.[14][15] They were released for Vocaloid on March 30, 2019, along with text-to-speech software.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corporation, Yamaha. "Notice of relaunch of the VOCALOID SHOP and products no longer available due to reviewed product lineup". www.vocaloid.com. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  2. ^ "New VOCALOID5 leaked: Haruno Sora!". VNN. 2018-07-12. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  3. ^ a b "大量プリセットが感性を素早くカタチに。バーチャルボーカルの総合ソリューションへ ヤマハ ソフトウェア『VOCALOID™5』 UIと制作フローを刷新、新機能も多数搭載。本日販売開始 - ニュースリリース - ヤマハ株式会社". www.yamaha.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  4. ^ a b c d e ""VOCALOID5" Released Today ~ Drag and drop to create a singing voice, set any lyrics and singing style you like ~". VOCALOID - the modern singing synthesizer -. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  5. ^ "VOCALOID 5 Confirmed! 4 New Banks and 4 Upgrades From YAMAHA!". VNN. 2018-07-12. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  6. ^ Inc., mediagene (2018-07-12). "新しい「VOCALOID5」はどこが進化したの?" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  7. ^ a b "Yamaha releases Vocaloid 5 - Drag and drop to create a singing voice, set any lyrics and singing style you like". KVR Audio. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  8. ^ "Yamaha Releases Vocaloid 5, Vocal Synthesis Software". ask.audio. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  9. ^ a b "VOCALOID5 LINEUP | VOCALOID - the modern singing synthesizer -". VOCALOID - the modern singing synthesizer -. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  10. ^ Corporation, Yamaha. "I opened the VSQX file, but the "Cross Synthesis" is not reflected. | faq details | support | VOCALOID". www.vocaloid.com. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  11. ^ Corporation, Yamaha. "Can I use VocaListener? | faq details | support | VOCALOID". www.vocaloid.com. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  12. ^ a b c d Corporation, Yamaha. "I have VY1V4, VY2V3, CYBER DIVA/SONGMAN . Should I get VY1, VY2, CYBER DIVA/SONGMAN II too?". www.vocaloid.com. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  13. ^ "井上喜久子のVOCALOID、VOICEROIDがついに登場! 新VOCALOID5に対応!『VOCALOID 桜乃そら』『VOICEROID2 桜乃そら』 2018年7月26日発売|AHS(AH-Software)". www.ah-soft.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  14. ^ "VOCALOID 鳴花ヒメ・ミコト(VOCALOID5対応ボイスバンク) | gynoid|ガイノイド オフィシャルサイト". www.gynoid.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  15. ^ "Leaked Two New VOCALOID5: Meika Hime and Mikoto!". VNN. 2019-03-07. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  16. ^ "テキスト読み上げソフト「ガイノイドTALK 鳴花ヒメ・ミコト」 | gynoid|ガイノイド オフィシャルサイト". www.gynoid.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-03-29.

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