Check this out if you like vintage video game music, or if you just like insanely prolific artists. Team Shanghai Alice is one of those. You see, the “team” is just one guy named ZUN. He writes all the code for the games, writes all the music, makes all the graphics, all of the illustrations and has been doing it since the 90s. In addition to the plethora of games he’s released, he’s also released a plethora of CDs (now selling for a pretty hefty price on Amazon) and has a huge legion of fans creating derivative works and tributes to his art world-wide! Also, the music is quite amazing.
I consider myself a pretty prolific guy. But in all honesty, I look like a lazy-ass slob when I compare myself to ZUN. In fact, I don’t even see how what he does is humanly possible, but I’m sure glad he does it!
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!