Feb 142013
 


Click image to view album site.

Earlier yesterday, the countdown timer on JimmyThumbP/OneRoom’s website had completed for all timezones, revealing what was suspected from the beginning: An all new album titled “Reboot”, featuring the song Reboot that was released to nicovideo on December 13th, 2012. Featuring Miku, Luka, and even OneRoom himself, while using animation quality far above most other videos, the PV took nicovideo and the Vocaloid community by emotional storm.

The website has a link to preorder the album on Amazon, but it does not yet offer much info on the contents of the CD itself. Expect the information to be updated over time. The album is set to be released on May 15th. Enjoy the PV and the rest of the article in the full story. Lastly, Happy Valentine’s Day! Continue reading »

Dec 042012
 


Click to visit official site.

After over a month of work since the original project announcement, it seems that Domino’s Japan has finally finished the creation of not one, but three Vocaloid PVs.

Three documentary videos, or volumes, have been uploaded over the past several weeks that has detailed the plans and creation process of the Vocaloid PVs. They set up three teams of three members each, and each team was responsible for the creation of their own Vocaloid song and PV.

Vol.01
Vol.02
Vol.03 (LATEST)

Now that the project is finished, all three PVs have been uploaded to Nicovideo and YouTube for your enjoyment. Domino’s is looking for feedback from Vocaloid fans, so check them out and be sure to leave comments on YouTube to tell them what you think! Listed below are the three PVs and their descriptions.

Team “Aka-pisu,” composed of 3 staff members – Vocalo-P Ahchan (Yashio shop), Dadie MSP (Torigai shop), Illustrator okp (Ebisu shop), will present a perfect pop tune‚ô™, “Luv4Night,” a sound of guitar mixed with a bit of Japanese flavor, along with “Tsundere” lyrics!

Click here to leave a comment on YouTube![youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e66ObTeBDzs]

Team “Konamohn,” composed of 3 staff members in the Kansai area – Vocalo-P m.t. (Asuta Shin-nagata shop), Hideyuki (Toyonaka shop) and Illustrator Oriko (Tenjinbashi shop), has uploaded a Christmas song, “Wish I could deliver my love” which is about not being able to express a secret crush!

Click here to leave a comment on YouTube![youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Djsp28EdXQ]

Team “ODA-Q’s” is composed of Vocalo-P THE N.O.B. (Akazutsumi shop), batch (Sobudai shop), Illustrator Saki (Yoyogi-uehara shop). They will deliver a pop number, “Luv Luva Baby,” with a 1980’s-like animation song sound, along with lyrics about a girl’s unrequited love!!

Click here to leave a comment on YouTube![youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8CBYZPkmCQ]

Nov 092012
 


Welcome to the cute side of the Vocaloid fandom.

This week’s Producer of the Week is focused around one of my personal favorites, in light of recent events. His music is so well known, you’ve very likely heard one of his songs, even if you don’t know his name.

Daniwell is a producer who centers his style around what could best be described as “adorably cute”. While the instrumental style from track to track may change somewhat, the one thing that remains almost the same is his vocal tuning style. The way Daniwell uses Miku’s voice is very unique. He has Miku tuned far higher than most producers, but the way he does it makes it sound less strained or forced, and more natural. The result is being able to hear a random song and say “Yep, that’s Daniwell”.

Daniwell’s first notable musical success with Vocaloid can be traced back to the song “Hatsune Miku Remembers 10,000 digits of Pi“. His ability to make Miku sing nothing but numbers while still remaining entertaining was certainly interesting. Then there’s various other fun tracks such as Kotobatoraborato, Error Propagation Plus and Chaotic Universe (which used 60 different producers!).

However, Daniwell’s biggest and most notable creation is the song “Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya!“. Released in July 2010, This seemingly simplistic song sparked a meme that caused an explosion of content on nicovideo and youtube alike. Various remakes, PVs and parodies were produced. The most popular fan creation based on this song is one I’m sure everyone knows: Nyan Cat.

Nyan Cat, released 10 months after the original song release, used a remake of the song that used the UTAU named “Momo Momone” for the vocals. The massive popularity and attention of the video helped fuel Miku’s and Daniwell’s own popularity. Upon hitting the 50 million view mark, it inspired Daniwell to release his own album titled “Nyan Cat” back in February 2012.

So, where can you follow Daniwell’s music releases and updates? Right here:

Official Channel Link

http://www.youtube.com/daniwellaidn

Official Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/daniwell.aidn

Other Official Links

http://vocadb.net/Artist/Details/83

 
Daniwell’s music is something that always puts a smile on my face and keeps me coming back for more. You will also notice that a lot of his music centers around the theme of cats. His reason for this? He simply says “I love cats”. If you enjoy this producer’s work, sharing this article is greatly appreciated.

And with that, please enjoy the official PV by Daniwell for his song “Cute Cute Cat”.

Official “flash game” version found here: http://aidn.jp/cccat/
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNS0CUvXBxQ]

Oct 302012
 

The storm still isn’t finished, and it’s already caused a lot of problems and destruction for millions of people on the East coast of the United States. The hurricane was so severe, it was disrupting internet communications between certain areas of the U.S. and Europe (I was unable to access the blog for a large part of the day yesterday).

Mishaps with mother nature aren’t fun, as we’ve seen in the past with the quake and tsunami in Japan, as well as Katrina. I know many of you who live in the majorly hit areas probably can’t read this right now, but I wish for the safety and well being for everyone involved.

This PV was originally created as a tribute to the tsunami disaster last year, but I feel it is appropriate due to the somewhat similar circumstances. Hopefully the music will help ease the pain.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btze-HRNxGs]

Oct 262012
 

Sure, we’ve likely all seen our fair share of Weekender Girl covers, but this recent one by GrandMasterFlames159 and pKotetsu stands a bit above the rest for its quality.

This cover features IA for the main vocals, and Yuzuki Yukari for the chorus. pKotetsu was the operator of Yukari, and GrandMasterFlames159 handled the VSQ and mixing. The VSQ is available for free download in the description as long as proper credit is given. Enjoy!

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyN70hOInVQ]