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November, 2015

  • 3 November

    YouTube Red and VOCALOID

    Late last month, the popular video site YouTube unleashed its new subscriptions-based service to the United States: YouTube Red. For $9.99 a month, U.S. users of the site can watch videos without any advertisements and even download the videos to watch on the go. However, as many U.S. VOCALOID fans have noticed, the transition isn't

October, 2015

  • 22 October

    Halloween Themed MMD Contest by Yoistyle Announced

    Yoistyle has been teasing his Sweet Ann Taiwan version MikuMikuDance model for some time now. Recently, he announced a Halloween themed MMD contest to allow fans to get the model a month before its public release. All you have to do is create a Halloween themed image or video with Yoistyle's regular Sweet Ann model

  • 15 October

    VOCALOID News Network Is Now Multilingual!

    VOCALOID News Network is Multilingual

    On July 14th, 2015, VOCALOID News Network launched with the anticipation of being an English-only site. Originally, we planned to partner with sites that would translate our articles into other languages if they had the time. Now, a little less than three months later, our plans have drastically changed. We will be providing our news

September, 2015

  • 26 September

    Art Book Contest and Release Date Announced for the Upcoming Chinese VOCALOID Stardust!

    A few months ago a Chinese VOCALOID was announced and was given the name Stardust (Xingchen, 星尘). This was a collaboration between Shanghai HENIAN and Quadimension. Stardust was originally a mascot for Quadimension's album series. Her Quadimensionko design was announced in February of 2015. Quadimensionko   When her VOCALOID design was revealed in May

  • 5 September

    Creative Minds: An Interview with Cosplayer Tawii Szöllösy

    Recently, the Vocaloid Facebook fan page shared a beautiful image of cosplayer Tawii Szöllösy wearing her SONiKA costume. She messaged the page very happy to be shared and I offered to interview her to bring more attention not only to her incredible work but also to cosplayers in general as well as her country's fandom.

August, 2015

  • 23 August

    VOCALOID Is Multisingual: The Languages of VOCALOID

    VOCALOID has been capable of giving people the chance to make their own songs and use voice banks represented by virtual idols to sing those songs. One of the things that’s very impressive is that these voice banks can sing in a number of languages. For the most part, we’re aware that VOCALOIDs can sing

  • 19 August

    The Road to Producers: An Interview with Mimi

    Chances are if you are not in China or do not follow the Chinese VOCALOIDs much, you most likely won't be very familiar with songs or producers from there. VNN, however, is and is here to bring you into the world of Chinese producers. VOCALOID CHINA (now Vsinger) Promotional Art Who Is Mimi? Mimi is

  • 7 August

    The Road to Producers: An Interview with EmpathP

    Ever wonder how producers got their start? Or what VOCALOID to choose from if you are just getting started? Aki Glancy happens to own many VOCALOID voice banks. Therefore, I approached Aki to see if she would be interested in giving us some tips on getting started as a VOCALOID producer, as well as how

  • 3 August

    Is There a VOCALOID Anime?

    If there's one question guaranteed to set forth a fury of flames from angry fans, it's someone asking what anime a VOCALOID is from or if there's even a VOCALOID anime in existence. The short answer is, of course, that there isn't a VOCALOID anime. An anime would give characters a canon personality and history

July, 2015

  • 29 July

    The Road to Producers: An Interview with AdyS

    Those familiar with the VOCALOID SONiKA are aware that she is not the easiest VOCALOID to use. From noise that affects her raw vocals to pronunciation issues, she has issues that make her much more difficult to use than many other English VOCALOIDs. Yet some producers can get her to sound absolutely incredible. So I