Jun 062020
 

Hatsune Miku NT’s prototype/beta version is finally here and available for download by those that have preordered the full version! If you missed the previous announcement regarding the changes and planned features, you can catch up on our previous article. → https://www.mikufan.com/?p=28803

Preorder Hatsune Miku NT → https://sonicwire.com/product/virtualsinger/special/mikunt

What new things have been discovered since the prototype launch? A few quality of life tweaks. These include being able to deactivate/de-register the software from online via your Sonicwire account (versus on the computer the software was installed on), and being able to import VSQ/VSQX files (no VPR file support). This is a big relief for those who’ve had a computer fail while older software versions were still registered, as well as those who were hoping for backwards compatibility with older exported files.

There’s some issues, of course. There’s users reporting issues such as choppy shifting between vowels and consonants, crashing when adding vibrato, and issues opening complete .ppsf files (thanks to what to do for one year dating anniversary for these reports). There’s other bugs reported as well, but there’s already a patch on the way later this month.

Sonicwire tweeted they’ve listened to feedback from users, and will implement fixes and tweaks for Vibrato functions, sound quality and fluctuation improvements, and other bug fixes in the next update.

Hatsune Miku NT’s full software is scheduled to release for 19,800 JPY ($180) in August 2020.

May 282020
 

Hatsune Miku has been announced as one of the featured artists/performers at the upcoming Digital Mirage 2 Online Music Festival. The event is scheduled to take place from June 5th~7th, and headlines various DJs and music artists.

Hatsune Miku’s appearance will involve streaming of the Magical Mirai 2019 concert footage, according to a tweet by the official Hatsune Miku English twitter. The exact details, including the time-slot Miku is set to appear in, have not yet been announced, but should be updated at a later date.

You can now RSVP for the event at https://digitalmirage.io/. 100% of the proceeds are set to be donated to the Plus1 Covid-19 relief fund, as well as the performing artists.

May 282020
 

The grand prize winners of the Magical Mirai 2020 song contest have been announced! There’s one grand prize winner, and 5 runner ups. Listen to the song previews in the video above, and then feel free to check out the full songs linked below!

The grand prize winner, who will also have their song performed at the Magical Mirai 2020 live concert events, is ごーぶす/GoBS with their song “Marui Unabara“!

And below are the 5 semi-finalists, which will have their songs played at the concert venue before the start of the live concert event!

Semi-Finalist #1 – スパイラル・デイズ by 芳田/yoshida

Semi-Finalist #2 – プリオシンのたびびと by Saiph

Semi-Finalist #3 – icicles by 磨瀬/Mase

Semi-Finalist #4 – My Story by オゾン/OZON

Semi-Finalist #5 – Sepia by なご/Nago

Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2020 Official Site
https://magicalmirai.com/2020/

May 282020
 

It’s looking like Hatsune Miku Expo 2020 might become “Miku Expo 2021” at the rate things are progressing. The Los Angeles show, which had already been rescheduled to October 18th at the Shrine Auditorium, appears to have been rescheduled once again to April 13th, 2021. While not yet announced on any official Hatsune Miku social media outlets, the new date is now confirmed on the AXS ticketing site, as well as in emails sent to ticket buyers.

It is unknown at this time if the other event locations will follow with similar delays, or if they will remain unchanged. We’ll be sure to post about it if anything else changes.

If you already purchased tickets for Los Angeles, you should have received an email about the rescheduled event date. If you haven’t purchased yet, tickets are still available.

Get Tickets → https://www.axs.com/events/391024/hatsune-miku-tickets

Miku Expo 2020 USA & Canada Official Site:
https://mikuexpo.com/usaca2020/

May 232020
 

Goodsmile Racing has revealed the Haregi version of the 2020 Racing Miku to cheer on the team for the 2020 10 Hours of Suzuka in August. Illustrated by LEN[A-7], Racing Miku is sporting the usual pink Haregi with the cherry blossoms in the background.

Unfortunately, the 10 Hours of Suzuka will be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As most of the teams that take part in it are from outside of Japan, it was inevitable that the race would get cancelled. Hopefully we’ll go back to racing soon with Super GT later in the year.

 

Until then, Stay home and Fight, GSR!