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Vocaloid is a computer music program that synthesizes singing in Japanese. Developed by Crypton Future Media, it utilizes Yamaha’s Vocaloid2 technology with specially recorded vocals of voice actors. To create a song, the user must input the melody and lyrics. A piano roll type interface is used to input the melody and the lyrics can be entered on each note. The software can change the stress of the pronunciations, add effects such as vibrato, or change the dynamics and tone of the voice.

The series is intended for professional musicians as well as light computer music users. The programmed vocals are designed to sound like an idol singer from the future. According to Crypton, because professional singers refused to provide singing data, in fear that the software might create their singing voice’s clones, Crypton changed their focus from imitating certain singers to creating characteristic vocals. This change of focus led to sampling vocals of voice actors.[9]
Each Japanese Vocaloid is given an anime-type character with specifications on age, height, weight, and musical strengths (genre, pitch range and ideal tempos). The characters of the first three installments of the series are created by illustrator Kei.
Any rights or obligations arising from the vocals created by the software belong to the software user. Just like any music synthesizer, the software is treated as a musical instrument and the vocals as sound. Under the term of license, the Character Vocal Series software can be used to create vocals for commercial or non-commercial use as long as the vocals do not offend public policy.

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  • lewwatt

    Scrobbling shit with this tag is like scrobbling Radiohead as "Guitar". [5]

    21 Nov 5:18pm Reply
  • pinolillo860

    アニメの最高の歌 私はアニメが大好きです

    10 Nov 7:53pm Reply
  • Meilyng5

    alice human sacrifice O.o

    25 Jul 8:26pm Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Lol

    21 Jul 1:17pm Reply
  • Yukinotenshiii

    nao vivo sem >.<

    20 Jun 9:15am Reply
  • AfezeriaMiku

    The vocaloid is no such thing even as an insult!

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Tyou_uta

    炉心融解 NICE!

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • Mellozea

    Yuyoyuppe - лучший альбом :3

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • tteonajima

    alice of human sacrifice ♥

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ashiyal

    I don't know what else to tag the "134 Vocaloid Song Piano Medley" as. Can't find the person who made it.

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Q-Rocket

    Scrobbling shit with this tag is like scrobbling Radiohead as "Guitar". [4]

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • kleberBWTorres

    VOCALOID <3

    8 Jan 2013 Reply
  • lululusanji

    Scrobbling shit with this tag is like scrobbling Radiohead as "Guitar". [3]

    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • prettybarf

    Scrobbling shit with this tag is like scrobbling Radiohead as "Guitar".[2]

    3 Nov 2012 Reply
  • lucas_87

    insult to music my a$$... hater's if you don't like it keep your sad little comments to yourselves and listen to lady gaga or one direction or whatever you call "Music" Vocaloid is a hell of a lot better than the mainstream and MILLIONS of people know it!

    27 Sep 2012 Reply
  • lululusanji

    This tag is a mess. Only use this for VOCALOID CHORUS, not for overall, like solo songs of miku, gumi, luka, etc. In this case, use the japanese name of the vocaloid (sometimes VOCALOID "the name of the vocaloid") or the name of the composer.

    20 Sep 2012 Reply
  • jessieness01

    Ren and Len <333

    18 Sep 2012 Reply
  • lululusanji

    I should use this tag to vocaloid chorus insteat of "vocaloid chorus" ._. btw, who say this is an insult of music, go listen to justin bieber ^^

    5 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Many_the_Maniac

    Insult to music? Bitch, please. There are "musicians" nowadays that are the REAL insult. These are way better than them. They'll never replace real people, still, they do some good music ^^

    25 Aug 2012 Reply
  • savior1654

    Sorry, but this is an insult to the music...[2]

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
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