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VOCAMERICA Updates: 2nd Concert in Europe and Details on Stage 2

VOCAMERICA saw a successful year in 2017, with concert performances across America and the first concert in Europe at Aki no Matsuri in Switzerland. We have more good news for European fans, as the next VOCAMERICA concert will be returning to Europe for it’s first show of 2018 at Japan Weekend in Madrid, Spain!

We present to you our 4th guest at Japan Weekend Madrid, VOCAMERICA, coming to Spain for the first time! Don’t miss the first ever VOCALOID-certified fan concert featuring Western vocal synthesizers.
INFO: http://japanweekend.com/madrid/vocamerica/

The manager of VOCAMERICA, EmpathP, has said that the two VOCAMERICA concerts held at Japan Weekend will be slightly different, so each performance will be unique.

Stage 2 Details

For 2018, EmpathP has stated that VOCAMERICA will be entering ‘Stage 2’ of production, which means that the concert will be getting various upgrades to improve the experience for concert goers. These upgrades include a higher frame rate, concert shaders and lighting, maps and sound mixing updates.

Check out the render and mixing previews below to get a flavour for what’s to come!

First off, here is a direct comparison between the 2017 render and the 2018 render of DEX and DAINA performing FADE by CircusP.

Here are some more previews of the VOCAMERICA performers, DAINA and Maika.

Next, if you want to see what the performers look like in motion, check out the GIF and video below!

This first preview features Ruby and the UTAU, Viki Hopper performing together.

EmpathP has also done a mini projection test for Stage 2, featuring Ruby performing the song Story Rider by BIGHEAD.

To get a taste of the mixing updates, you can listen to the following preview featuring FADE by CircusP, and mixed by Marvin Valentin.

There will also be more performers added to VOCAMERICA this year, including YOHIOloid. Check out this preview of YOHIOloid’s model, created by the project’s artists, YoiStyle and Akuo.

Last but not least, Akuo has also shared a preview of some new VOCAMERICA merchandise. Check out these adorable chibi drawings of the VOCAMERICA performers, which will be available to purchase as keychains at future concerts. Akuo has also promised that he will make keychains for the other performers, such as Oliver, Sonika, Tonio, Prima, in the future.

 

Upcoming Conventions

In addition to the concert in Spain, there are 3 more VOCAMERICA appearances announced so far in 2018.

Check out the list below for the upcoming appearances of VOCAMERICA, though please note that not all of these appearances will include a concert.

  1. Japan Weekend in Madrid, Spain on February 10th-11th (Concert and selling merch in vendor’s hall)
  2. Katsucon in National Harbor, Maryland on February 16th-18th (No concert, selling merch in artist alley and giving a panel on Saturday)
  3. Kigacon in Newport News, Virginia on March 16th-18th (Concert, selling merch in vendor’s hall)
  4. Tora-con in Rochester, New York on April 14th-15th (No concert, selling merch and giving panels)

This list will be updated regularly, so be sure to check out VOCAMERICA’s official website, Facebook and EmpathP’s Twitter account for further announcements.

About Jade Kaiba

Jade is an artist, writer and musician based in the UK, who has a particular fondness for Vocaloids. Her favourite loids are Fukase, Oliver, Gumi and IA.

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