Here’s something that is yet to hit the mainstream and you can get them for under $70 on Amazon! This is a tiny pocket-sized hardware synthesizer which uses the official Yamaha Vocaloid sound processing technology along with the Hatsune Miku voicebank to allow you to play in real time as a ribbon-controlled synthesizer! Um….. how fraking cool is this? For those of you that are not wanting to shell out the nearly $200 on Vocaloid and the Miku soundbank, you now have a much cheaper alternative.
This is also really great for live performances and experimental musicians. Play it in real-time through fx pedals, great complementary item to the line of Korg micro-synths on the market today!
Here’s a collection of 65 of the best Vocaloid / UTAU tracks on Youtube. I know there are many many more out there, but this is a great place to start if you are just getting into the music and want a good mix of some of the best tracks!
This is a really amazing song originally composed by Bosukete P (Bosukete-P) Originally sung by KAITO & MEIKO http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/nm4342917 Teto cover by naruko http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm14023676.
The vocal on this song was made using the software UTAU, which is a Japanese singing synthesizer, similar to the Vocoloid one by Yamaha, but UTAU is freeware. The voicebank used here is Kasane Teto, one of the more popular UTAO voices. I’ve become obsessed with this technology as of late and am desperately trying to learn how to use it so I can post a good tutorial of it in the future. In the meantime, you can enjoy this amazing song and entertaining video!